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    Speech text (XP and ?)

    I have tested this only in Office XP
    If ever there was a reason for using Paragraph Styles,
    This is it!
    Three styles are provided with this template:
    Voice1
    Voice2
    Voice3
    We have assigned different colours for ease of recognition.
    Run the macro HelloWorld, and hear the actors speak their parts.
    You won

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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    It's fun! Did you post this as a demo, or did you have a question?

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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    Well, I'm glad that YOU enjoyed it!

    Apart from "How am I going to explain my abscence from all the Christmas festivities this year, now that I have this?", I didn't really have a question, until you asked.

    I'm wondering, but it is Ultra-Low priority, where I'd find other voices, or whether there's a phoneme-harvesting application that will let me build my own "vocabulary" of phonemes. If there is, I'll have to help Santa buy me a microphone for Christmas.

    Answer on my desk by 9am please; give diagrams wherever possible. (grin! - but this time it DOESN'T go without saying)

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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    More stuff ....

    <pre> obj.Volume = 50
    If lng > 0 Then
    obj.Speak Left$(strText, lng - 1)
    obj.Volume = 100
    obj.Rate = obj.Rate - 10
    obj.Speak "*"
    obj.Volume = 50
    obj.Rate = obj.Rate + 10
    strText = Right$(strText, Len(strText) - lng - 4)
    Else
    </pre>


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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    A Google search for microsoft speech free voices should yield at least some free downloads.

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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    I have since found references to SpeechLib:

    http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vo...TalkingHangMan/
    http://weblogs.ilg.com/jshirey/ has a d/l (68MB)
    http://www.microsoft.com/speech/default.asp
    http://www.alldeaf.com/printthread.php?t=6906

    here's where you can run samples of text against a variety of voices:
    http://www.neospeech.com/demo/demo_text.php. I guess that the alternate files cost a bundle because they cost a bundle to develop. So far I've not located any downloadable replaements for my three friends Michael, Michelle and Sam(?)

    Here's another demo: http://www.rhetorical.com/cgi-bin/rvoicedemo.cgi Check out the bonzer Aussie Shiela! I tried to get the "d/l WAV" file option to work, but failed. That would let me paste text and convert short phrases to WAV files for personal use.

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    Re: Speech text (XP and ?)

    Thanks Hans! I always forget to include the word 'FREE" in the serach strings .....

    <pre>10:41:48 Six voices are now provided:
    Voice1 is LHMICHAEL
    Voice2 is LHMICHELLE
    Voice3 is MSSam
    Voice4 is MSMary
    Voice5 is MSMike
    Voice6 is SampleTTSVoice
    </pre>


    I'm getting very close to Hans-free technology here ......

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