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|[http://www.rfbd.org/readhear/ RFB&D ReadHear by gh] is used to listen to your books on Audio on CD.
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|[http://www.texthelp.com/page.asp?pg_id=10184 PDF Aloud by Texthelp] a plug-in for Adobe Reader, embeds player controls (play, pause, next) to allow you to read and listen to PDF documents.
 
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==Activation Instructions==
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==Installation Instructions==
 
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#Unzip PDFaloud_PC.zip
After you have installed ReadHear on your computer, you will see this screen the first time you open the software:<br>
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#Double-click ''3rd'' Setup file
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#Follow on-screen instructions
[[File:Screen_shot_2011-03-28_at_2.40.52_PM.png |Authentication screen]]
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After installation, open Adobe Reader and click on either '''Tools''' or '''Extended''' to show the play controls
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#For '''Login Name''' type ''amac''
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#For '''Password''' type ''activate''
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#Then press '''Authorize'''
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==Training & Resources==
 
==Training & Resources==
  
'''Quick Start Guide'''
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*Video Tour of PDF Aloud [http://www.texthelp.com/videotours/play.asp?region=USrw10&movie=22-PDF-Aloud-US PC] or [http://www.texthelp.com/rwmac/videotours/default.asp?tour=PDFaloud&region=us&play=true Mac]
*''Mac'' [http://www.rfbd.org/SiteData/docs/Readhear%20q/a98fd2c8a140c068/Readhear%20quick%20start%20guide%20Mac.docx Word DOC] or [http://www.rfbd.org/SiteData/docs/Readhear%20q/7639cb37a82c58cd/Readhear%20quick%20start%20guide%20Mac.pdf PDF]
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*[http://www.texthelp.com/page.asp?pg_id=10016&baton=31 Product FAQ's]
*''PC'' [http://www.rfbd.org/SiteData/docs/Readhear%20Q/bcfebaa27d27c1d4/Readhear%20Quick%20Start%20Guide%20PC.doc Word DOC] or [http://www.rfbd.org/SiteData/docs/Readhear%20Q/f4ee2740271270ca/Readhear%20Quick%20Start%20Guide%20PC.pdf PDF]
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'''Video Demo''' on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=085ILACNLok&feature=player_embedded YouTube] <br><br>
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'''Frequently Asked Questions''' [http://www.rfbd.org/RFB-D-ReadHear-by-gh/ReadHear-Frequently-Asked-Questions-FAQs/595/ (link)]
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==System Requirements==
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'''PC'''
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*Pentium II Processor
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*128 MB RAM
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*Windows 2000 or later
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'''Mac'''
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==Troubleshooting==
*Mac OSX 10.5 (10.6 recommended)
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*If you have Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader installed on your computer, PDF Aloud will automatically default to installing in Acrobat.  If you would like them to be installed in both follow these steps: 
*32 MB disk storage
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*#Navigate on your computer to C: > Program Files > Adobe > Acrobat 9.0 > Acrobat > plug_ins
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*#Copy the folder called ''Texthelp'' (do not delete it)
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*#Then move to C: > Program Files > Adobe > Reader 9.0 > Reader > plug_ins and paste the Texthelp folder in here
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*#Restart your computer, and you will see the plug-in installed
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*When installing on Mac, the installer oftentimes 'pauses' at ''Items remaining to be installed: 1189.''  Please be patient and wait a couple of minutes, and the installation will eventually complete.
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*Changing the voice on Mac
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*#Quit Adobe Reader
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*#Open Mac System Preferences
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*#Click in Speech (in the System section)
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*#Click on Text to Speech tab - then select the voice you would like
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'''Note:''' ''Speech rate cannot be changed''
  
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Latest revision as of 13:11, 9 August 2012

PDF Aloud by TextHelp
TextHelp Logo PDF Aloud by Texthelp a plug-in for Adobe Reader, embeds player controls (play, pause, next) to allow you to read and listen to PDF documents.
 

Installation Instructions

  1. Unzip PDFaloud_PC.zip
  2. Double-click 3rd Setup file
  3. Follow on-screen instructions

After installation, open Adobe Reader and click on either Tools or Extended to show the play controls

Training & Resources

Troubleshooting

  • If you have Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader installed on your computer, PDF Aloud will automatically default to installing in Acrobat. If you would like them to be installed in both follow these steps: 
    1. Navigate on your computer to C: > Program Files > Adobe > Acrobat 9.0 > Acrobat > plug_ins
    2. Copy the folder called Texthelp (do not delete it)
    3. Then move to C: > Program Files > Adobe > Reader 9.0 > Reader > plug_ins and paste the Texthelp folder in here
    4. Restart your computer, and you will see the plug-in installed
  • When installing on Mac, the installer oftentimes 'pauses' at Items remaining to be installed: 1189. Please be patient and wait a couple of minutes, and the installation will eventually complete.
  • Changing the voice on Mac
    1. Quit Adobe Reader
    2. Open Mac System Preferences
    3. Click in Speech (in the System section)
    4. Click on Text to Speech tab - then select the voice you would like

Note: Speech rate cannot be changed