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FILE: speech

From: Jonathan Duddington 
Subject: Speech
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 00:00
Source: docs

Speaking Text

The "Lips" button appears in the Article Viewer, Write News,
and Write Mail windows.  Click on it to start speaking from the
cursor position.  The cursor will follow the words as they are
spoken.  Click on the Lips button again to stop speaking.

Once speaking has started, the ESCAPE key can also be used to
toggle the speech on and off. 

If you click with the mouse anywhere in the text window, the
cursor no longer follows the words as they are spoken.  This allows
you to edit the text and make corrections while speech is in progress.

You can make the cursor resume following the speech by shift-clicking
the Lips button.

When reading an article, the signature is not spoken.

An attempt is made to avoid speaking the "In article " at
the beginning of an article.

Speech Options

Click with Adjust on the Lips button to open the Speech Options

   When this option is set, words are spoken as you type them.  This can
   be useful for hearing your mistakes as you make them.

Main Voice.
Quotes Voice.
Quotes (2nd).
   These options allow you to choose from the various voices which are
   available.  These three voices are used to speak the various levels
   of quoting, which are shown on the screen as black, blue, and green,
   text respectively.

Speak Title.
   When set, this causes the Title and Author's name (not email address)
   to be spoken first, if speaking is from the start of the article.

Continue to Next.
   If set, then when the article has finished speaking, the next article
   is loaded, and that then starts speaking, starting with its Title.

Continue to Next Unread.
   As above, but the next Unread article is loaded and spoken.

Speech Speed

To adjust the speed of the speech, use the voice editor !VoiceEdit to
either change the speed of an existing voice, or to create a new voice
with the required speed.  (Not supplied with the demo version).

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