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    Can this computer talk?

    I just installed Encarta Delux (7 CDs) on my Compaq Armada notebook. This is a great source of info! And it has a speech engine installed in Windows. Can I coax this unit to read my text files to me now? What do I have to do for that? Russ

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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    It should do as the Armadas I've had at this site all had speakers and sound cards.

    What model Armada?

    Does it have in-built Speakers?
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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    Yes, it has speakers and a sound card. The sound is great with the Encarta program, and with MusicMatch (mp3). What I'm wondering about is making this speech software read aloud my text files, like the Bible text files I have in another program. I suspect it wouldn

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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    Sorry, misread your post! Had a whole day of that yesterday.

    I only have second-hand experience, but I understand there are a number of products which will read back Excel and Word files. Not sure about straight text.

    Have you tried some of the sites that do comparisons, Buyers Guide come to mind?
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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    Just saw in a product <A target="_blank" HREF=http://members.aol.com/nextupaloud/TxtAl130.exe>TextAloud MP3v1.3 W9x/NT/2k that looks like it is just what you're looking for and at a resonable price ($19.95 US). <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21>
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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    Thanks for the answer, that

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    Re: Can this computer talk?

    Thanks for the help! Russ

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