Each toolbar buttons has an intuitive icon and label for quick identification. Many of these buttons have pop-up menus that provide fast access to the most important and frequently used settings. Related buttons are grouped together and the group is labeled with a clickable link that opens their associated dialog box. Features associated with this toolbar are described in pages 34 through 54. 36 ZoomText 9.1 Quick Reference Guide Icon Group label Icon label Group
Turning Speech On and Of You can turn speech output on and of without disabling the magnification features. To enable and disable speech On the Reader toolbar, select Speech Enab le (or Disab le ), or , press the Speech On/Of hotkey: ALT + SHIFT + S Note: AppReader, DocReader and the SpeakIt tool can be used when speech is disabled. There may be times when you want to terminate speech output while it is occurring. For example, when ZoomText is reading a message box that you are already familiar with. You can force ZoomText to stop speaking this text without turning speech of altogether. To terminate speech output as it occurs Press and release the CTRL key. The information that is currently being spoken is terminated.
Adjusting the Speech Rate Speech rate allows you to control how fast ZoomText speaks in words per minute (SAPI 4 synthesizers) or in percentage of the synthesizer's range (SAPI 5 synthesizers). To adjust the speech rate On the Reader toolbar, adjust the level in the Rate spinbox, or, use the Speech Rate hotkeys: A separate speech rate is available for AppReader and DocReader. This setting is located in the Reading Options dialog box. In the Reader menu, choose Reader O ptions … 38 ZoomText 9.1 Quick Reference Guide To… Press… Increase speech rate CTRL + NUMPAD PLUS Decrease speech rate CTRL + NUMPAD MINUS
Synthesizer Settings Synthesizer settings let you customize the screen reading voice. You can select from a variety of male and female voices, and adjust their speaking rate, pitch and volume. Note: ZoomText comes with four speech synthesizers: NeoSpeech (English only), TruVoice, ViaVoice and Microsoft Speech. The ZoomText Setup program allows you to install any combination of these synthesizers. ZoomText also supports other SAPI 4 and 5 based synthesizers that have been installed on your system. To adjust the speech synthesizer settings In the R eader menu, choose S ynthesizer… Make sure the E nable speech output box is checked. Choose a Synthesizer and Voice , and then adjust the rate, pitch and volume as desired. To preview the synthesizer settings, type some text in the Sample Text edit box, and then click Speak Sample . Click the OK button.
Typing Echo Typing echo allows you to hear the keys and words that you type. You can choose to have individual keys, words, or both keys and words spoken.
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