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I'm looking to find a text to speech reader that will read pdf books. I need it for my daughter's college course in nursing. I downloaded Natural Reader, but if you want it to read pdf's you have to pay for it.

HELP PLEASE!

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Hi moondog830,

Are you sure that you downloaded the free version? There are 4 versions: Free Version, Personal Version, Professional Version, Ultimate Version. Each costing a bit more than the free version.

The free version is supposed to offer the following from my understanding:

Main Features

Text to speech

It can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words with Microsoft voices.


Found here--> NaturalReader 10 Free Version

Other members who are more experienced with text to speech readers may have something to offer as well if I am wrong, so please stay tuned.

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Hi moondog830,

Are you sure that you downloaded the free version? There are 4 versions: Free Version, Personal Version, Professional Version, Ultimate Version. Each costing a bit more than the free version.

The free version is supposed to offer the following from my understanding:

Main Features

Text to speech

It can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words with Microsoft voices.


Found here--> NaturalReader 10 Free Version

Other members who are more experienced with text to speech readers may have something to offer as well if I am wrong, so please stay tuned.

:)


DonnaB,
I just figured out how it actually works. I THOUGHT you just have the program open the pdf and then click read and away we go. NOPE ... you have to copy the text and paste it into the open window in NaturalReader and click play and it will start reading it ...


Thanks for your help!

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Wonderful! Thanks for posting back to let us know. I also installed that program just to see how it works. I'm quite sure this will help others in the future! :)

Donna :unsure:
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was hoping that you could just open the pdf and have the program read it ... this takes a bit more effort than my daughter might want to do :)( ... but if this helps ANYONE else ... good news!
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You'd think they would have some type of program that could do that. Especially for the visually impaired that could be installed for their listening pleasure. They do have Braille keyboards so I'm sure there has to be a program out there somewhere that can read text files by just clicking a button for those who are visually impaired so they can hear the ebook of choice. But I'm sure it's not free!

this takes a bit more effort than my daughter might want to do :yes:


:) sounds like my daughter. I refuse to buy a dish washer!!! :unsure:

Edited by DonnaB, 26 July 2011 - 08:42 PM.

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