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moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

Mike,
I downloaded your files, and I'll save them in my open drive account, in case either of us needs them in the future.
Looks like I may not need them though.
I know I haven't had to resort to this in the past, but my install from yesterday did work, but I had to open a file in Open bBook to make it work.
I know that in the past, I just opened open book, and went into edit mode, and pasted the contents of a file into it, but that doesn't work.
Anyway, I appreciate you sending the installers.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Okay, here you go, the Dropbox direct download link for the OB9 installers:
 
 
Please let me know when you get it downloaded so I can delete the file from my account.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

Glenn,
 
Is it possible you're missing a small step somewheres?!  At which step do you get the job can't be completed message?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:31 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Wshew!
That was a big file, 2.51 GB, but I got it.
I didn't want to go through this though, that is uninstalling,
then reinstalling.
So first I ran my installer again, and did a repair, and restarted, and it still does not work.
I'm fearing that I will now have to go through the dreaded uninstall and reinstall, and I'll probably find that it still does not work.
Glenn
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Okay, here you go, the Dropbox direct download link for the OB9 installers:
 
 
Please let me know when you get it downloaded so I can delete the file from my account.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

Wshew!
That was a big file, 2.51 GB, but I got it.
I didn't want to go through this though, that is uninstalling,
then reinstalling.
So first I ran my installer again, and did a repair, and restarted, and it still does not work.
I'm fearing that I will now have to go through the dreaded uninstall and reinstall, and I'll probably find that it still does not work.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Okay, here you go, the Dropbox direct download link for the OB9 installers:
 
 
Please let me know when you get it downloaded so I can delete the file from my account.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

leonard morris
 

My iPhone dictation put that message in twice sorry about that

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On Dec 3, 2021, at 8:06 AM, Glenn / Lenny <glenn@...> wrote:


I'll bet you can reassign that key map to another action in keyboard manager.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Mark
 

I do have my caps lock key as my jaws key.  I'm in laptop mode. caps + a is say all for me.  I'll try reassigning the key map with the keyboard manager like Glenn said.


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Van Lant, Robin
 

My laptop is like that. Turn on laptop mode so you can use the Caps lock as insert. 

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, December 2, 2021 4:56 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

 

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I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?



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moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Glenn / Lenny
 

Yes, if using laptop layout, which I do with a desktop keyboard too.
It's actually easier than using the insert key, since the A is right next to the caps lock.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

You can use the caps lock key for your jaws insert You can use the caps lock key for your jaws insert keykey

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


On Dec 3, 2021, at 7:55 AM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Glenn / Lenny
 

I'll bet you can reassign that key map to another action in keyboard manager.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mark
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

leonard morris
 

You can use the caps lock key for your jaws insert You can use the caps lock key for your jaws insert keykey

Every country has an identity, history, custom, and culture. It’s a unique landscape in determining how its people Live, work, and play.


On Dec 3, 2021, at 7:55 AM, Mark <mweiler@...> wrote:

I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Mark
 

I didn't know about Insert + A. but my laptop has an awkward insert key that requires a difficult hand movement.  To get the insert functionality, I have to press function with one hand and the print screen key with another. thoughts on that?


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

How many are in there, that might be a pretty big file.
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Okay, here you go, the Dropbox direct download link for the OB9 installers:
 
 
Please let me know when you get it downloaded so I can delete the file from my account.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

Okay, here you go, the Dropbox direct download link for the OB9 installers:
 
 
Please let me know when you get it downloaded so I can delete the file from my account.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

Okay I converted a text file audio running Windows 7 with OB9.0.1768 without any problems.  I'll send you a Dropbox download link shortly.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

Glenn,
 
I'm running the latest OB9.0.1768 and that's the version I was able to convert the .DOCX file to audio with, but that was with Windows 10.  Let me give it a try with Windows 7 and in the meantime I'll upload the folder with all the OB9 installers so if one doesn't work you can try a different one.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:08 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

You could send me the newest one that you know does the save as audio.
I wonder if FS took that feature away, although I don't then know why it would still be in the file menu, but only unavailable.
Thanks

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 4:05 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

I've got some older versions of Openbook 9 saved, do you want any or all of them?  I don't think FS offers older versions of OB9 on their website.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


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meow meow
 

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From: Milton Ota
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2021 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: braille writer

You really have only one choice and that is the Perkins Braille Writer. I don’t think you are looking for the electric one.

 

You can find brand new ones at Perkins Store. Price is around $900.00

 

Here is the web URL to the Perkins Store for Braille Writers:

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You can find people selling secondhand Perkins Braillers ranging in price from around $250.00 and I have seen some going for as high as $400.00. Ads are usually found on blindads a listserv found on groups.io, and you can find ads in the Braille Forum from the American Council of the Blind and the Braille Monitor from the National Federation of the Blind.

 

HTH

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of meow meow
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2021 1:37 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: braille writer

 

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moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

Sorry Mike,
I wondered about that, I should have written:
This is the problem version, which is the latest that I just downloaded last night.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Mike B.
 

Cool, let me know how it goes.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

I just downloaded the lates from FS:
OB9.0.1768.403-enu
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Glenn,
 
Okay I just converted a .DOCX file to audio using the default Eloquence voice, so I wonder if you're running the latest version, but even an older version should work.  I'm running Openbook 9, what version are you running?
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi Mike,
I've done this at least 50 times over the past 15 years or so, so it isn't that I don't know how.
I just cannot figure out why the option is unavailable.
Hoping someone here might know.
I wonder if it is because I'm using the Eloquence voice that comes with Open Book, instead of the windows TTS.
Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Morning Glenn,
 
Here are the steps I follow to convert text to audio:
 
1. While in Openbook navigate to the text file you want to open & save as an audio / MP3 or, WAV file.  Open the file, & wait for Openbook to process the
whole file.  It won't convert the file to audio until the file is finished processing.
2. After the file has finished processing press, Alt + F, to open the File menu, then press the letter, D, to open the save as audio menu.  Or press, Alt
+ F, & arrow up / down to, Save as audio, & press enter.
3. You'll now be in where you need to choose the page range, & the 2 options are radio buttons, Save Page Range or, Current Page.  If you choose the, Save
Page Range radio button, tab 1 time & it will give you the page range of the whole file, i.e, 1-115.  If the, Current Page, radio button is selected, &
you tab 1 time you'll get an, Okay, button, & if you press that Okay button only the current page will be saved as an audio file.
 
If you choose the, Save Page Range, radio button tab 1 time, & you have a, Save page range as a single file, checkbox.  If you leave this box checked the
file will be saved to audio in individual pages.  So, if the file is 115 pages long that's how many individual MP3 files you'll have.
If you uncheck this box the file will be saved as just 1 complete audio MP3 file consisting of all the pages.
 
4. Whether you choose Save Page Range or, Current Page, tab 1 more time to an, Okay, button, press the spacebar.  You'll now be in a File name edit field
/ dialogue box where you type in a name for the file.  After filling in the file name, tab 1 time to the, Files of type combobox, & you'll have 2 choices,
MP3 or, WAV, arrow up / down to make your choice.  Now tab 1 time to the Save, button, & press enter or spacebar, & wait for your file to finish converting. 
Your audio file / files will be saved to your chosen default location.  For example, my Openbook saved files go to My Documents folder, & Openbook creates
an, Audio folder that the files are saved to in the My Documents folder when saving as audio.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2021 8:53 PM
Subject: Open Book Save As Audio

Hi,
I hadn't reinstalled Open Book for a while, but I did tonight because I need to convert some text to audio.
I'm using the Eloquence voice that it comes with, and I put some text in the new document and try to save as audio in the file menu, and it keeps saying not available.
Does anyone know why this is?
Thanks.
 
Glenn


moderated Re: fastest way to get host name of browser URL

Ben Moxey
 

Hey everyone

 

If you hold Insert and tap A twice quickly, it will display the URL in a Virtual Viewer. You can then copy it etc and simply press Escape to return to where you were on the page.

 

Cheers

 

Ben

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt
Sent: Friday, 3 December 2021 5:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser url

 

Clever. Worth noting.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Christiansen
Sent: Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:46 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser url

 

 

I know this is a bit of a work-around but I do the following.

Somewhere on the page I find myself & do not want to move focus from that point but want to know the current address.

I use, Insert+A, to have the address read aloud.

I use, Insert+Spacebar and then H, to open speech history.

I select and copy the address.

I close the speech history window and continue reading where I left and activate links but having the URL on the clipboard until I am ready to use it.

 

HTH

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Van Lant, Robin via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: fastest way to get host name of browser url

 

Mark,

In cases like this, I will often insert a temporary placemarker where I was on the webpage before moving to a different program or going to the address bar.  Hit Control Windows K to put that temporary placemarker.  When you come back from the address bar or another document, just hit the letter k to quickly move to where you left off.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: fastest way to get host name of browser url

 

WARNING: This email originated externally. Exercise caution. Think before clicking links or opening attachments.

 

anyone know fast ways to get the hostname from the url field of the browser?  if I move the focus to the url field and read word by word, i lose my spot in the document



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