2010-12-10

Thinner TTS...



I hop around so many apps -- I thought I'd better come up with a better way to do TTS(at least for me):

If you'd like to try download and try these:

1) Download TTSAnyAppTray_SE.exe to Desktop or Documents folder:
    http://►.ttsanyapp.operaunite.com/Downloads/

2) Run TTSAnyAppTray_SE.exe to extract the software
    (must be done as Administrator).   This creates a folder
    called MyItzyBits under same folder as downloaded to in step 1.

3) Double click ..\MyItzyBits\TTSAnyAppTray.exe

4) Highlight some text in most any application

5) Click the '►' icon in your system tray and 'Play' from that
    context menu.

Note: If you want to download additional~updated phonetics files -- download to same directory as to which you downloaded software and extracted (step 2)

TTSAnyAppTray.exe has additional options:
ReadBrackets ~ check to read numeric footnote, e.g., [1] - default behavior is to not read these type items.
ReadParens ~ check to read numerics found inside parens, e.g., Robert Louis Stevenson(1850-1898) default behavior is to not read these type items.
Phonetics ~ click to open a window which stores ~ saves a list of phonetics "swaps", for example "WAR I=WAR ONE, etc.


Contains:
ProcessQuit.exe, TTSAnyAppTray.exe, TTSAnyApp.exe

Creative Commons License
TTSAnyAppTray by Michael T. Bee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://michael-t-bee-esi.blogspot.com.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at mailto:michael.t.bee@gmail.com.

Of course, a truly thinner TTS would be a Kindle.  But, on our budget that may be a while.  Meanwhile...

Enhancements:
The phonetics are now "saveable".  Try changing "(default)"  to a specific name and then pressing OK.  If you then click the '...' -- you bring that file up and edit your own set of phonetics.  If you want to have multiple copies -- save as a different name.

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