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Narrator— help needed

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    Narrator— help needed

    I've tried to use Windows Narrator several times throughout the last 10 years. On XP, Vista, 7 & 8. Now with eyesight getting fuzzy and blurry I need to figure it out more than ever.

    I would like it to read the body of a news article or an email but I cannot get it to work right. It will read the title and a bunch of HTML code with a ping two thrown in to aggravate me more! Sometimes the first line of the news story or email.

    Other than that it only reads text that I select with my mouse.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated as I have Googled it so many ways already.

    I've been playing with Caps Lock+M and sometimes it reads a line, sometimes a paragraph and once the whole article.
    Does anyone use it regularily?
    Last edited by pcRat; 24 Nov 2013 at 00:26.

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    Does this belong on Software & Apps Forum or Sound & Audio Forum. Or ?
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    Vista and Win7

    I tried that too. I never worked correctly. I gave up.
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    It is a very tempermental program and I really could depend on it.
    I finally got Windows Voice Recognition to work real sweet. After buying a Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000 USB Headset. And adjusting microphone settings in sound. It's working like Dragon Naturally Speaking commercial.
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    Windows 8 Pro

    Not sure if this is an option..but if you use chrome

    How to listen to Web sites in Chrome | How To - CNET
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    Thanks Wullail. I'll check it out this afternoon.
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