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Microsoft Text-to-Speech Package

Updated: October 07, 2002
5.88 MB File
29 min @ 28.8 kbps

Enhance eReading with New Accessibility Options

Microsoft Reader for Tablet PC and Microsoft Reader for Windows-based PCs and laptops boast accessibility features that are bringing eBooks to more communities and providing a richer on-screen reading experience with additional TTS and Verbosity functionality. To enable Microsoft Reader to take advantage of existing speech technologies, you must install the new Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech (TTS) Package 1.0.

Note: You must have Microsoft Reader 2.0 installed on your machine before Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package 1.0 can be installed. This download does not change the behavior in Microsoft Excel version 2002.

Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package is localized in three languages. All versions maintain the same system requirements, but the download size varies slightly.

  • Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package 1.0 (English) - 5.877 MB
  • Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package 1.0 (French) - 5.517 MB
  • Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package 1.0 (German) - 5.733 MB
System requirements
Processor Pentium 75 or higher microprocessor
Memory 16 MB RAM
Hard disk Approximately 13 MB free hard disk space (Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech Package is 5.83 MB, but additional hard disk space is required for installation)
Operating system Operating System — Windows 98 & ME, Windows NT 4.0 & 2000, Windows XP
Display VGA or higher resolution monitor, and video card capable of displaying more than 256 colors
Other devices
  • Microsoft Reader 2.0 for Windows-based PCs and laptops or Microsoft Reader 2.0 for Tablet PCs
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

    1. Click the download link.
    2. In the File Download box, select Save this program to disk.
    3. Save the file named "TTSSetup_English.exe" to your hard drive.
    4. When the download is completed, locate setup.exe on your hard drive and double-click the file to begin installation.
      Note: If you are running Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, a dialog box will appear when the download is completed, and you will be prompted to begin installation.
    5. When installing Microsoft Reader Text-to-Speech, you may be prompted to restart your PC. After the restart, the installation will continue.

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