The Platinum version comes with OCR function, and has 6 Natural sounding voices.
What is OCR?
Optical character recognition (OCR) works with your scanner to convert printed characters into digital text, which allows you to listen to it on your computer or edit it in a word processing program.
There are many benefits of scanning your documents using OCR:
• No more retyping
If you would like to listen to the content of your text book, you don't have to retype it on your computer; instead just scan your book, and our software will upload it onto your computer and turn the text into speech.
• Edit text
Once you've scanned your document using OCR, you have the option to edit the text within a word processing program of your choice.
OCR software is a useful Accessibility or Ease of Access tool. Users can scan books, magazines, incoming faxes, or other documents into a word processing programs to be used in conjunction with NaturalReader
1. Sample of scanned book: Pride and Prejudice
2. Digital ebooks: The Advantures of Sherlock Holmes
3. Pictures taken by digital camera: History book
4. Pictures taken by a Cell Phone: Darwin
Other Main Features
6 naturally sounding voices included
Education platinum has 6 Natural sounding voices for your choice.
Text to speech
Written text is turned into natural sounding speech, while words are highlighted as they are read.
Text to MP3
Floating bar offers another option for you to listen to text without disturbing your reading on the screen.
Integrate convenient add-in toolbars into MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explore and Firefox to offer a simple way of reading text directly without having to copy and paste.
Convert your own ebooks to audio books and download them to your MP3 player.
1,000 free classic eBooks
Enjoy great literary classics from our free ebook library (booklist).
Text is read as it is typed; by letter, word, or sentence.
Education Silver will display "word list" when you are typing.Spelling Check
Education Silver includes a 250,000 word spelling checker.Integrated Audio Player, Editor, and Recorder
a) Play most common audio file formats.
Convert multiple text files to audio files with a single click.MP3/WAV File Converter
Easily convert single or multiple MP3 files to WAV files or vice versa.Conversation Controls
Allows voice changes and pauses within a single text by inserting speaker tags and pause tags.
Operation system: windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7