Word Talk Tutorial

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WordTalk is a free add-on for MS Word. This slide-show introduces WordTalk and shows how to install and use it.

WordTalk is a free add-on for MS Word. This slide-show introduces WordTalk and shows how to install and use it.

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  • 1. FREE Add-on that turns MS Word into a TALKING WORD PROCESSOR
  • 2.
    • This Slide-Show:
      • Describes WordTalk
      • Shows How to Use WordTalk
      • Shows How to Install WordTalk
  • 3. The WordTalk Toolbar that installs into MS Word
  • 4. Speak from Cursor Speak Paragraph Speak Sentence Speak Word Speak Selection Stop Speaking Configure Talking Spell Checker
  • 5. Alt/1 Alt/2 Alt/3 Alt/4 Alt/5 Alt/6 Alt/7 Alt/8 Keyboard Shortcuts Available for all Toolbar Commands
  • 6.  
  • 7. Speech Configuration
    • WordTalk installs with
    • SAPI 5 voices
    • WordTalk works with other
    • Voices installed on your
    • computer
    • Adjusts for reading rate and
    • volume
  • 8. Colour Configuration
    • WordTalk highlights each
    • word as it is read aloud.
    • You may set the colour of
    • the selected reading unit
    • (word, sentence, paragraph)
  • 9. Keyboard Commands
    • To activate keyboard
    • commands, check
    • “ Keyboard Shortcuts”.
  • 10. Talking Spell Checker
    • Select miss-spelled word
    • Hit spell-check button on
    • the toolbar
  • 11. Talking Spell Checker
    • WordTalk will read each
    • listed word aloud
    • Use down arrow to hear
    • the next word
  • 12. Talking Spell Checker
    • WordTalk will read each
    • synonym aloud
    • Use down arrow to hear
    • the next word
  • 13. Downloading
    • Download from:
    • http:// www.wordtalk.org.uk/html/download.html
    • (There is no cost, but registration is required.)
    • Two files to download:
    • WordTalk.msi if SAPI 5 voices not already installed, or
    • WordTalk.exe if SAPI 5 voices already installed
    • WTConfigure.exe
    • ***It is a good idea to save the files to your desktop .
    [REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98 or later with MS Word 97 or later.]
  • 14. Installing 1. Double-click on the icon for WordTalk.msi or WordTalk.exe. 2. Follow onscreen instructions. 3. If you see a security warning, indicate that you wish to proceed. [Detailed instructions here: http:// www.wordtalk.org.uk/html/faq.html ]
  • 15. Opening WordTalk Toolbar
    • Open MS Word
    • Open Tools Menu and select Templates and Add-ins
  • 16. Opening WordTalk Toolbar
    • Click Add.
    • Go to My Computer, and open it.
  • 17. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 5. To continue, open the hard drive of your computer. 6. Open the folder entitled “Program Files”
  • 18. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 7. Open the folder entitled “WordTalk. 8. Open the file entitled “WordTalk” or “WordTalk.dot”
  • 19. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 9. With WordTalk.dot checked, click OK.
  • 20. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 10. If a security warning appears, click “Enable Macros .
  • 21. Opening WordTalk Toolbar When you first try to use WordTalk, you may get a security warning that says: “The macro cannot be found or has been disabled because of your Macro security settings. If so: In Word, go to Tools > Macro > Security and set your security level to Medium.
  • 22. Network Installation The WordTalk toolbar should now be installed and ready to use. Detailed instructions are available for installing WordTalk on a network at : http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/html/faq.html This document may be viewed online or downloaded in pdf format. The same document contains a guide for using WordTalk.
  • 23. Network Installation Many thanks to the Call Centre in Scotland for distributing WordTalk! Visit them at: http:// callcentre.education.ed.ac.uk / This guide has been prepared by Paul Hamilton http:// paulhami.edublogs.org