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Re: SpeakTextPacket in 5.2

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  • Subject: [mg65460] Re: [mg65450] SpeakTextPacket in 5.2
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 06:59:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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The two lines beginning with FrontEndExecute work OK with version 5.2 on 
my PC running Windows XP.

Dana DeLouis wrote:
> Hello.  I use to have this function in my startup file.  It would speak the
> text, and I remember that it worked well.
> 
> say[s_String]:= FrontEndExecute[SpeakTextPacket[s]]
> 
> However, I have not gotten this to work in awhile.
> Has anyone gotten this to work with version 5.2?
> 
> The Mathematica Journal (9-3, pg. 300) recommends the following line
> first...
> 
> FrontEndExecute[SetSpeechParametersPacket[1]]
> 
> Then...
> 
> FrontEndExecute[SpeakTextPacket["Hello there."]]
> 
> However, the above no longer works.
> 
> Speech works well on my computer using Microsoft Office 2003.
> 
> I know this is an "undocumented feature," so I cannot complain.  :>0
> 
> Just wondering.  Maybe it is a version 5 thing.
> 
> Thanks.
> dana.del at gmail.com
> 
> 
> 
> 

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