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listening to my book

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Sometimes I read from my mind (things I think I wrote) instead of reading from my eyes (things I actually wrote). I use the TTS in Word to listen you my book and I have found a number of small errors. TTS is Text To Speech, but the voice is choppy. It still is a good tool for me to hear my book. I hope MS upgrades it soon.

I am using 365 and have been looking for an app or program that will sound better, preferable it would work in Word. 

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I know this sounds ridiculous, but I have the animated voice on the dictionary website I use read my work out loud to me. I just copy and paste it into a translation thing and she reads it.   Her voice is so flat and boring, and on the best parts of the story, she sounds like, "Big deal. So we get your point." It's so annoying! Still, it's better than nothing. 

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Convert your document to a PDF file and use the read-out-loud in Adobe Reader. The default voice is a bit robotic, but not too bad. You can find numerous free voices to download. I downloaded voice called "BBC Reporter." However, after a short time I had to stop using it because it was just too good. I was missing mistakes because I was too caught up in the voice. :eek:  

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Robotic readers sound like just the ticket for me. I have a theology professor trying to argue with an artificial intelligence.

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