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moderated Re: Hi All Jaws2021

Milton Ota
 

Do the following:

 

Using your Insert or JAWS key which is the zero key on the numpad, press the letter J, followed by the letter P, and if prompted accept the UAC notification.

 

If it finds an update, just follow the usual steps to complete the download and installation.

 

 

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Ph: (701) 731-0511

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moderated Hi All Jaws2021

O.Addison Gethers
 

Hi All

I have laptop windows10  ,Can someone tell me where to get the jaws update ? I thought I Press alt key + o  then down or up arrow to hear jaws update  ?

Addison


moderated Re: moving files from a folder

Bill White
 

Hi, Kevin. I never copy, move or delete files or folders using the Windows File Explorer tree view. Instead, I actually open the folder from either the OS drive or whatever drive the files or folders are on. This makes it simple, because I don't need to deal with the "closed" folders. If I go into a folder, I know which folder has focus, and the folder, and only that folder, has focus. Then, when I move or copy the files or folders, I know exactly where they will go. If you would like help with this, I can call you tomorrow, and walk you through the process I use.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder

 

Hi Bill, I will try that method. When I did do a copy through windows10 the file would then be in the two folders. I would then delete it from the folder I copied it from. It then deleted the file in both folders. I would go to the recycle bin and recover it. I just wonder where some of these files that I did a cut and paste went as they don’t exist in the folder I cut from or the folder I pasted it in. Thanks, Kevin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 8:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder

 

Hi, Kevin. It's best to use CONTROL plus C to copy the file, then go to the folder, enter it, and use CONTROL plus V to paste the file. These options are available in the context menu. There's no need to use the JAWS Cursor, only the Applications key or SHIFT plus F10.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving files from a folder

 

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: moving files from a folder

Adrian Spratt
 

I agree with Bill. Make it simple. One more thought. Make sure no file in the target folder is selected. If one is, press control-spacebar to unselect it. Pasting a file into a folder where a file is selected might explain its disappearance.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 9:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder

 

Hi, Kevin. It's best to use CONTROL plus C to copy the file, then go to the folder, enter it, and use CONTROL plus V to paste the file. These options are available in the context menu. There's no need to use the JAWS Cursor, only the Applications key or SHIFT plus F10.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving files from a folder

 

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: moving files from a folder

kevin meyers
 

Hi Bill, I will try that method. When I did do a copy through windows10 the file would then be in the two folders. I would then delete it from the folder I copied it from. It then deleted the file in both folders. I would go to the recycle bin and recover it. I just wonder where some of these files that I did a cut and paste went as they don’t exist in the folder I cut from or the folder I pasted it in. Thanks, Kevin

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 8:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: moving files from a folder

 

Hi, Kevin. It's best to use CONTROL plus C to copy the file, then go to the folder, enter it, and use CONTROL plus V to paste the file. These options are available in the context menu. There's no need to use the JAWS Cursor, only the Applications key or SHIFT plus F10.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving files from a folder

 

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: moving files from a folder

Bill White
 

Hi, Kevin. It's best to use CONTROL plus C to copy the file, then go to the folder, enter it, and use CONTROL plus V to paste the file. These options are available in the context menu. There's no need to use the JAWS Cursor, only the Applications key or SHIFT plus F10.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 6:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: moving files from a folder

 

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: moving files from a folder

Glenn / Lenny
 

Kevin,
The action of moving is not a good idea for more than one file, in fact, in my opinion, not at all.
It is better to copy and paste, and then go back to the other window and if you want to delete them, they should still be highlighted, and you can just press delete.
If something goes wrong during cut and paste, you can lose files.
Cut and past should only be done for moving text in my opinion.
Now for the Jaws cursor,
You would find it better to not use the Jaws cursor, the PC cursor can do what you want, after moving to a file or selecting files, just tap the applications key, or if you don't have one of those, press shift + F10, and arrow down to copy.
Or instead of using the applications key at all, just do control + C.
Then go to the other folder where you want them to be copied, and paste with control + V.
HTH.
 
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:44 PM
Subject: moving files from a folder

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated moving files from a folder

kevin meyers
 

 

Hello, I’m using the most recent versions of windows10 and Jaws2022. I’m moving files from one folder to another through windows explorer. I put the cursor on the file name. Then I use the Jaws cursor and place cursor on the file name. I then press the right mouse key. I get the options to copy, cut and so on. I move to cut and press enter. I then move to the new folder. The folder I want is with in multiple folders. For example there is a main folder. Within that folder is then folder 1. Within that folder is folder 1a. I need to put the file in folder 1a. The file is on the clip board. Once at the folder 1a I paste in. I make sure it is in the folder before moving out of folder 1a. It shows up. I go and do something else and then come back to folder 1a. The file I cut and pasted is not in folder 1a. Also there are times I create a sub folder, it shows up and when I go out and come back it no longer exists. What would be causing this to happen? I check other sub folders and the file is no where.

Thanks,

Kevin

 


moderated Re: test, please ignore.

Joseph Machise
 

it looks fine.

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Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 1:30 AM
Subject: test, please ignore.

 


moderated test, please ignore.

Glenn / Lenny
 

 


moderated this is a test.

Joseph Machise
 

this is a test didn't get my message back.


moderated Settings, voices, and speech and sound schemes for reading ePubs

Mark
 

Does anyone have advice on settings, voices, and speech and sound schemes for pleasure reading?  I'm used classic with quotes, but modified it to have a sound effect when it comes across a heading as it's easier for me to notice it's a heading. 


moderated Re: changing the order of emails

 

If the only issue is that the sort is on date, but in the reverse order that you'd prefer, then just hit ALT + V, RS [View Ribbon, Reverse Sort].
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Science has become just another voice in the room; it has lost its platform.  Now, you simply declare your own truth.

       ~ Dr. Paul A. Offit, in New York Times article, How Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States, September 23, 2019


moderated changing the order of emails

Judy
 

Hi, I had some trouble  and my email client stopped working, but with the help of a sighted friend I got it back, but without all my folders I created and the emails are listed in a different order than I’ve always used. Right now the new ones are on top; I’ve always had it that the new ones were on the bottom, but it’s been so long that I can’t figure out how to change  the order back. It kind of drives me crazy this way. How can I turn it around. Using Win 10, outlook 2010 and jaws 2019. Thanks. Judy & Libby


moderated Re: disk partition management software

Steve Nutt
 

Hi,

 

Windows Dispart will see the entire partition. What built in manager are you  trying?

 

Also bear in mind the remainder of the partition is probably a recovery one.

 

All the best


Steve

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: 04 December 2021 10:12
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: disk partition management software

 

Hi All,

 

I just noticed that my laptop came with a 1tb ssd, and windows only shows it as a 512 disk.  This is an issue with the partitions. 

 

The built in windows partition software doesn’t see the extra space.  Can someone recommend an accessible partition management software tha t is accessible? Back in the day partition magic was great, but I don’t think that is around anymore.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best.

 

Juan


moderated disk partition management software

Juan Hernandez
 

Hi All,

 

I just noticed that my laptop came with a 1tb ssd, and windows only shows it as a 512 disk.  This is an issue with the partitions. 

 

The built in windows partition software doesn’t see the extra space.  Can someone recommend an accessible partition management software tha t is accessible? Back in the day partition magic was great, but I don’t think that is around anymore.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best.

 

Juan


moderated Re: quick file conversion question

Steve Nutt
 

Ah, sorry my bad.

 

All the best


Steve

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: 30 November 2021 14:57
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: quick file conversion question

 

Yes, but they're not m4a, they're m4p, which ARE protected.

 

Bill White

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Nutt
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 6:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: quick file conversion question

 

Hi,

 

Actually you can convert M4A to MP3 and they are not protected.

 

Just use NCH Switch.

 

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 29 November 2021 20:02
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: quick file conversion question

 

I believe it can be done, but apple’s not gonna make it easy for you to convert the files to an open/accessible format like mp3. Those files are suppsoed to be protected. I’ve seen a couple of pages that show you ways to do this but they all involve some ridiculous steps that seem excessive/time-consuming/overly complicated.

What I would do is either: simplyb urn an udio cd, if you can, or, maybe, play the songs througha nd use a programme to capture the output. Ou could do this with most any digital audio editor. You might lose some quality when converting to mp3, but should be fairly reasonable so long as you use a high bitrate like 320.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeff Lukacsena
Sent: November 28, 2021 04:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: quick file conversion question

 

Hello Everyone,

I have a quick question.

I am making a Christmas compact disc to send to family and friends.

I had a playlist in iTunes. Then I downloaded it on my PC.

Now the files are in m4p files. I need to conver them into Mp3 to be able to burn the compact disc.

Does anyone know of an easy program to do this?

Thanks,

Jeff Lukacsena

 


moderated Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Glenn / Lenny
 

Yeah, but I know that I didn't have to process a file that I have had to open.
I know that in the past, I could just paste into a new open book file and process it.
Last night I even pasted into a new open book file, and saved it and it still would not process.
But when I opened a DOC file that I had saved to first, it then would save to audio.
Weird, but now it works.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2021 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

Yes, that's right.  While in OB from the file menu you select, open..., then navigate to the file and open it then wait for the file to be fully processed then continue.  The conversion won't continue until the file is fully processed.
 
 
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 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

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.
 

I've got all  these files saved / backed up on several data drives, so I don't I'll run out any too soon!  LOL  Glad you did getter done.
 
 
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 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

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.
 

Yes, that's right.  While in OB from the file menu you select, open..., then navigate to the file and open it then wait for the file to be fully processed then continue.  The conversion won't continue until the file is fully processed.
 
 
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 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: Open Book Save As Audio

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

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