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10.6: Easily create spoken iTunes tracks from any text
Authored by: istraziota on Feb 24, '10 06:14:47AM

Thanks for the tip, I find it very useful for transferring spoken information to my iPhone, which can then be listened to under circumstances that would favor this form of retrieving information. I tried it out with .pages documents and with texts on the web and it worked with both, but it does not work with .word documents. Is there a way of making it work with .word and PDF documents?

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Cocoa apps only
Authored by: Jacques on Feb 24, '10 07:52:04PM

It's quite possible this only works with Cocoa apps.

Copy the text out of any Carbon (Word, Acrobat Reader, etc) app, then switch to a Cocoa app (TextEdit is a fast easy one to launch) to paste it in temporarily. Once it's there, you can select it and use this hint to create the spoken word file.

Then just quit TextEdit without saving, no sense in having two copies.

= )

Another quick word processing app (also written in Cocoa) I'd recommend is Bean <> - it's free and simple.

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Use Preview
Authored by: horkstow on Feb 25, '10 04:29:05AM

It will work with PDFs if you open them in Preview (a Cocoa application) rather than Adobe Reader.

Edited on Feb 25, '10 04:30:22AM by horkstow

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