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Make your computer Talk


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#1 Guest_Funnel Web_*

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:39 PM

Don't know if its been posted before but here is a trick to make your computer say what you want it to say!!!

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first of all type this into notepad exactly as it is here

dim msg, sapi
msg=inputbox("enter your text","talk it")
set sapi=createobject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.speak msg


and save it as a .vbs file

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:49 PM

Just awesome, thanks for that. Not only helps with reading emails so I can do other things, definitely a useful and amusing tool.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:58 AM

Nice one, if you don't have Word installed.

Edited by petewills , 24 February 2010 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2010 - 07:27 PM

Pete, what does it do if you have Word installed?

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 10:37 AM

Not a trick, just a feature of Word.

Open a document in Word, (or copy and paste text in);
Open the Language Bar, (if it does not already appear in Word);
Highlight the text;
Select 'Speak' from the Language Bar.

I have Office 2003; I'm not sure if it works the same if you only have a 'Word' module.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:18 PM

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I must learn to recognise rhetorical questions! :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:52 PM

i did ..but nothing changed :thumbsup:
maybe i did it in the wrong way..
nice topic thank you

Edited by new_girl, 07 March 2010 - 11:53 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:49 AM

Did what - the vbs script or the Word feature.

Copy and paste the following into notepad: (as per Funnel Web)

dim msg, sapi
msg=inputbox("enter your text","talk it")
set sapi=createobject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.speak msg

save file as: anything.vbs

double click on the .vbs file and you will get a dialogue box
headed 'talk it' and a blinking cursor where you enter text;
enter your text, click on OK and your computer will talk to you.

Edited by petewills , 08 March 2010 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:03 PM

The last time i tried to make a vbs it just opened in notepad. Was saved as all files and that. I read somewhere that the script was developed to alow dynamic web sites, do i have to open it with internet explorer or something?
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:51 PM

Give Read Please a try. They have a free version.

http://www.readplease.com/
:-)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:39 AM

Did what - the vbs script or the Word feature.

Copy and paste the following into notepad: (as per Funnel Web)

dim msg, sapi
msg=inputbox("enter your text","talk it")
set sapi=createobject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.speak msg

save file as: anything.vbs

double click on the .vbs file and you will get a dialogue box
headed 'talk it' and a blinking cursor where you enter text;
enter your text, click on OK and your computer will talk to you.

i will do it again
and i will see if it's work or not
then i'll tell you
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:10 AM

Surma

If you follow the instructions in Post #8 exactly and save your file with a .vbs extension,
double clicking on the file, where you have it saved, will run the script and put up the dialogue box headed 'talk it'.

You don't have to open it with any program.

Copy and paste, to avoid typing errors.

If your file has been saved with a .txt extension, or anything else, rename it to yourname.vbs
and it should then work - does for me, anyway.

It wasn't even my suggestion originally, but Funnel Web seems to have disappeared.

That's my last post on this subject - there is a limit to the amount of text which you can enter,
anyway, so if I wanted to have my documents read to me, I would just use my Word program, which
handles any size of document.

New Girl

No pressure - it's just an interesting trick, courtesy of Funnel Web. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:07 PM

Stang777

I must learn to recognise rhetorical questions!


Pete, thank you for answering my question, it was not a rhetorical question at all, I am sorry if my not responding made it seem like it was. When I asked the question, I had no idea if you meant that it did not work if Word was installed, did something different, or what, and wanted to know. Since I do not have Word on my system (Wordperfect is sooo much better for me) I had to ask to find out. Unfortunately, before I could thank you for answering, I forgot all about it. What can I say, the older I get, the more that happens. I am sorry though and thank you for your answer.

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:11 AM

Hi Stang

The older I get, the more tetchy I get, sorry.
It's a little presumptuous of me, to expect a reply to every post, anyway.

My original reply to Funnel Web (banned?), could have been clearer, just
wanted to quickly say that I found the script 'neat', as the expression goes.

[ I was given the Office Suite, otherwise I would be using Works 7, or even OpenOffice.
But I remember how good Wordperfect is, even from the days, when the whole program
was contained in about 4 megabytes; bit different from the Office setup, which is near on
a gigabyte; but then my computer at the time had a hard disk of 120MB; happy days.]

Thanks for your reply, I shall post with due consideration, henceforth. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 02:39 AM

That's ok Pete and I don't think expecting a reply when you answer a question is presumptuous and you are welcome.

I have been with WordPerfect since the beginning of it and the version I have now takes up 136 mb of space. It is a little old, version 9, but I don't see a need for a newer version. I have used Word but find WP to be way easier and quicker to do things in.




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