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Using Read and Write Gold 11 for Text-to-Speech (Windows)

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Using Read and Write Gold 11 for Text-to-Speech on Windows
The Read and Write Gold 11 application for Windows can be used with CourseSmart to provide text-to-speech capabilities. There are multiple ways that Read and Write Gold 11 can be used with CourseSmart. The preferred method is to use the Screenshot Reader.

  • Using the Read Write Gold application does not require the Accessible Reader used by print-challenged users.
  • Start the Read Write Gold application and place the toolbar at the top of your screen:

 

Screenshot Reader Method
The Screenshot reader will work with any CourseSmart book. To use the Screenshot reader:

  • Select the Screenshot Reader Settings in the toolbar and select Capture by Drawing Rectangle:

  • Select the Screenshot Reader button and draw a rectangle around the area to be read:

  • Read and Write Gold will highlight the area to be read and start reading the text and will highlight the text as it reads:

Imported Text Method – Flash Based Books
Each CourseSmart book is available in one of two available formats: Flash-based and Print-Fidelity. Each format requires a slightly different technique for using imported text. You will know if your book is Flash-based if the Reading Option of “Continuous” is available for selection as shown below:

          

 The following instructions describe the procedure for using imported text with your book.

  • Start the Read Write Gold application and place the toolbar at the top of your screen:
  • Open the eTextbook you wish to read and navigate to the page that you wish to read.
  • When you are on the page you want read, use your mouse to select the area of text you want read out loud and select “Copy” from the pop-up menu:

  • Click on the Play drop-down in the Read Write Gold Toolbar

     

  • Select “Open Text in Reader,” then select “From Clipboard”

  • The selected text will appear in the Read and Write Gold popup and can be read outloud by selecting “Play”:

Imported Text Method – Print Fidelity Based Books
If you only see Single Page and Thumbnails as display options in the reader, your book is in Print Fidelity format. The page display options will appear as below:

          

The following instructions describe the procedure for using imported text with your book.

  • Open the eTextbook you wish to read and navigate to the page that you wish to read.
  • When you are on the page you want read, use your mouse to select the area of text you want read out loud and select “Copy” from the pop-up menu:

  • A pop-up box will appear with the selected text displayed:

  • Click your cursor within the text and press Command-A, this will select all the text you have copied:

  • Press Command-C to copy, select the Play drop down, select Open Text in Reader From Clipboard:

  • The Text Reader will open and start reading text:
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