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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.

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Word Talk Tutorial

  1. 1. FREE Add-on that turns MS Word into a TALKING WORD PROCESSOR
  2. 2. <ul><li>This Slide-Show: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes WordTalk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows How to Use WordTalk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shows How to Install WordTalk </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The WordTalk Toolbar that installs into MS Word
  4. 4. Speak from Cursor Speak Paragraph Speak Sentence Speak Word Speak Selection Stop Speaking Configure Talking Spell Checker
  5. 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 <ul><li>WordTalk installs with </li></ul><ul><li>SAPI 5 voices </li></ul><ul><li>WordTalk works with other </li></ul><ul><li>Voices installed on your </li></ul><ul><li>computer </li></ul><ul><li>Adjusts for reading rate and </li></ul><ul><li>volume </li></ul>
  7. 8. Colour Configuration <ul><li>WordTalk highlights each </li></ul><ul><li>word as it is read aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>You may set the colour of </li></ul><ul><li>the selected reading unit </li></ul><ul><li>(word, sentence, paragraph) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Keyboard Commands <ul><li>To activate keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>commands, check </li></ul><ul><li>“ Keyboard Shortcuts”. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Talking Spell Checker <ul><li>Select miss-spelled word </li></ul><ul><li>Hit spell-check button on </li></ul><ul><li>the toolbar </li></ul>
  10. 11. Talking Spell Checker <ul><li>WordTalk will read each </li></ul><ul><li>listed word aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Use down arrow to hear </li></ul><ul><li>the next word </li></ul>
  11. 12. Talking Spell Checker <ul><li>WordTalk will read each </li></ul><ul><li>synonym aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Use down arrow to hear </li></ul><ul><li>the next word </li></ul>
  12. 13. Downloading <ul><li>Download from: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>(There is no cost, but registration is required.) </li></ul><ul><li>Two files to download: </li></ul><ul><li>WordTalk.msi if SAPI 5 voices not already installed, or </li></ul><ul><li>WordTalk.exe if SAPI 5 voices already installed </li></ul><ul><li>WTConfigure.exe </li></ul><ul><li>***It is a good idea to save the files to your desktop . </li></ul>[REQUIREMENTS: Windows 98 or later with MS Word 97 or later.]
  13. 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:// ]
  14. 15. Opening WordTalk Toolbar <ul><li>Open MS Word </li></ul><ul><li>Open Tools Menu and select Templates and Add-ins </li></ul>
  15. 16. Opening WordTalk Toolbar <ul><li>Click Add. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to My Computer, and open it. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 5. To continue, open the hard drive of your computer. 6. Open the folder entitled “Program Files”
  17. 18. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 7. Open the folder entitled “WordTalk. 8. Open the file entitled “WordTalk” or “”
  18. 19. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 9. With checked, click OK.
  19. 20. Opening WordTalk Toolbar 10. If a security warning appears, click “Enable Macros .
  20. 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.
  21. 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 : This document may be viewed online or downloaded in pdf format. The same document contains a guide for using WordTalk.
  22. 23. Network Installation Many thanks to the Call Centre in Scotland for distributing WordTalk! Visit them at: http:// / This guide has been prepared by Paul Hamilton http://