TOSHIBA Speech System 1. GETTING STARTED: ============================================================================== Web Speak is an easy and useful software tool that can read your Microsoft Outlook email, news from your favorite Web site, even instructions from Web-based learning centers, while you continue working on other tasks. Web Speak makes multi-tasking a reality! Even though Toshiba strongly recommends that you read all the available README files, as well as other documentation such as the online help, we know that you want to get started using your new program quickly. To start Web Speak: 1. Click the START button on the Windows taskbar. 2. Point your mouse at the ALL PROGRAMS option, and then at TOSHIBA SPEECH SYSTEM. 3. Click WEB SPEAK. You will now see a small menu bar at the top of your computer screen. 4. Click the MENU button, and then click SETTINGS. A Settings window will display. 5. Click the START WITH A BROWSER checkbox (you want it checked), which will open your Internet browser program each time you start Web Speak. 6. Click the ALWAYS KEEP THE MENU BAR VISIBLE checkbox if you want to have easy access to your Web Speak options (when selected, the Menu Bar won't be hidden by other programs you may be running). 7. Leave the other options unchecked for now. You don't need them to get Web Speak started and can learn about these options later using the online help. 8. In the TEXT-TO-SPEECH list, we recommend you select the TOSHIBA MALE VOICE (this is the voice that will be used to read your Web pages and email; you can experiment with other voices later). To select it, click your mouse on it, and then click OK. 9. Display the Web page that you would like Web Speak to read to you. 10.Double-click the mouse on any text word, and then click the ABC> button on the Web Speak menu bar to have that text read. If you want to read the full page, starting at the top, click the |> button. 2. USING VOICE COMMANDS: ============================================================================== Voice Commands allow you to control your computer using your voice instead of your keyboard or mouse. And while it works very well, it will take some time for you to get used to pronouncing certain words so that the computer can understand them, and for the computer to get used to your voice and your unique working environment. Take your time, speak in a strong voice (you don't need to yell), minimize the background noise, and in no time, you will be able to get your computer to do whatever you ask it to do (well, most of the time, there are some commands that Voice Commands simply can't understand). To get started using Voice Commands: 1. Click the START button on the Windows taskbar. 2. Point your mouse at the ALL PROGRAMS option, and then at TOSHIBA SPEECH SYSTEM. 3. Click CONFIGURE MICROPHONE and follow the instructions as they display on your computer screen to set the best sound level for your voice and working environment. If you have problems, refer to the online Help for details on adjusting the recording level so that the volume level indicator remains in the green zone. 4.Click the START button again, point your mouse at the ALL PROGRAMS option, and then at TOSHIBA SPEECH SYSTEM. 5. Click VOICE COMMANDS. 6. In the Task Tray on the lower right side of your computer screen, look for a "grayed out" yellow monitor with a green screen and headphones. Click the right mouse button on it, and then select VOICE COMMAND LIST. 7. Maximize the Voice Command List screen so you can see all the available commands. 8. Click the TOOL menu option, and then click OPTIONS. 9. At the bottom of the displayed Options page, click the START/FINISH RECOGNITION BY KEY/MOUSE checkbox (you want it selected). 10. Click the START RECOGNITION BY PRESSING THE NEXT KEY checkbox. You should be able to see "Ctrl" in the key options list, but if not, click on the drop-down arrow and select it (click it). 11. Click OK and you will return to the Command List. 12. Click VIEW on the menu bar, and then click ALWAYS ON TOP. This will keep the command list from being hidden by any other windows you may open. You will see 3 items in a "tree" on the Command List. The GENERAL COMMANDS lists are useful commands, which can be used in many Windows programs. They help you navigate a program and control your work. The START A PROGRAM is a list of programs that can be opened on your command. The NO TITLE list will be different for each application program you open (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and so on). The Voice Command program will locate and list the commands that are used by the opened program and list them in the NO TITLE list. There are many hundreds of commands used by various software programs and not all will be understood by the Voice Command system. This may be confusing at first, but will become easily understood the longer you work with your programs, so don't give up simply because one or two commands doesn't work. The "Ctrl" key you selected above for voice input control is a push and release action that makes the speech recognition program listen to you. Press the "Ctrl" button and release it, and then say the command you want to execute. In the lower right corner of your computer screen, the system will display a confirmation box showing you what the system heard you say. You must press and release the CTRL key before saying each command. Do not rush saying your commands. The program needs a short amount of time between commands to recognize and react. If you rush the next one, the system may get confused and execute the incorrect command. There are settings you can specify to adjust the amount of time to wait between commands. For more information on specific procedures, refer to the online help for Speech Recognition Settings. To avoid noise and speech from causing "extra commands" set the Pause Length to a shorter time. Keep trying until the system only hears one command. We recommend that you start by practicing each of the GENERAL COMMANDS and don't be too concerned with what happens (nothing will be damaged). Once you get used to issuing commands, and the system is executing them successfully, move on to the RUN COMMANDS and practice issuing multiple commands Finally, use the online help to better understand the program details. This will help you become proficient at controlling your computer by voice command. Also, be sure to meet our screensaver rabbit and have some fun while you're working so hard. 3. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: ============================================================================== Computer: Pentium processor, 400 MHz or higher Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Memory Requirement: 128 MB or more Sound Card: Sound board compatible with Sound Blaster 4. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: ============================================================================== The TOSHIBA Speech System is: 1. Voice-composition software that analyzes document text and then vocalizes that text with an easily understood electronic voice. 2. Speech-recognition software that recognizes speech input from a microphone allowing you to control various Windows software application programs using voice enabled program commands. 3. Operates only with the Windows XP operating system. Any user may operate the program but it can only be installed by a user with "Administrative Rights." 4. It is possible that some spoken words may not be recognized by the program. The working environment (i.e., background noise), the manner in which words are pronounced (speed, volume, accent, etc.), or the content of the phrase as spoken (the "Run 'program name'" command phrases must be spoken as listed in the Voice Command List) may result in an incorrect interpretation of the word. 5. Not all Windows commands can be activated by voice command. 5. LIMITATIONS: ============================================================================== 1. This software can only be installed by a user with "Administrative" rights. 2. When using Voice Commands with PowerPoint, the voice commands will not work if a PowerPoint dialog box is open. 3. Voice commands must be spoken as they are written in the Voice Command List. If commands are not being recognized, open the Voice Commands List and verify that the command is listed and being pronounced correctly. 6. UNINSTALLING THE PROGRAM: ============================================================================== To uninstall the TOSHIBA Voice Recognition Speech program: 1. Click the START button on the Windows task bar and click CONTROL PANEL. 2. Double-click the mouse on the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS icon. 3. In the CURRENTLY INSTALLED PROGRAMS list, select (click on it) the "TOSHIBA Speech System Applications", and then click the CHANGE/REMOVE button. 4. Select "TOSHIBA Speech System SR Engine (U.S.)" and click the CHANGE/REMOVE button. 5. Select "TOSHIBA Speech System TTS Engine (U.S.)" and click the CHANGE/REMOVE button. 7. TRADEMARKS AND REGISTERED TRADEMARKS: ============================================================================== Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Speech API are trademarks or registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Co., Ltd. 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