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Natural Reader Free 11.0 for Windows for Text-to-Speech (Windows)

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Using Natural Reader Free 11.0 for Windows for Text-to-Speech

Natural Reader 11 (free) on Windows can be used to provide text-to-speech with the CourseSmart reader.

  • Using the Natural Reader application does not require the Accessible Reader. There is no need to contact CourseSmart Support for this option.

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 Natural Reader. Instructions for using Natural Reader with each format follow.

Flash-Based Books

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 Natural Reader application



  • Click on the Floating Bar button
  • The Floating Bar will become visible on the screen



  • Go to your CourseSmart browser and go to the page you would like to read
  • The Floating Bar will be visible above the page



  • Select the text you would like to read
  • Click on “Copy” in the pop-up menu



  • Press the Play button to read the text aloud



  • Your text will read out loud with a highlighter:



  • After completion of this text, repeat the process to read the next section of text.
  • For review, see: http://youtu.be/XWmdUuGW4g8

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.

  • Start the Natural Reader application



  • Click on the Floating Bar button
  • The Floating Bar will become visible on the screen



  • Go to your CourseSmart browser and go to the page you would like to read
  • The Floating Bar will be visible above the page



  • Select the text you would like to read
  • Click on “Copy” in the pop-up menu



  • When the Copy Text popup appears, press CTRL-A to select all text





  • Press Play in the Floating Bar



  • Your text will be placed into the floating bar and will begin to read with highlighting



  • To move to the next area to read out loud, close the copy popup with the “X” in the upper right and repeat the process



  • To review, see http://youtu.be/IoryKgAmQ28
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