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GETTING STARTED: ============================================================================== Web Speak is an easy and useful software tool that can read your Microsoft Outlo ok 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 f iles, as well as other documentation such as the online help, we know that you want to get started usin g 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 SYSTE M. 3. Click WEB SPEAK. You will now see a small menu bar at the top of your compute r screen. 4. Click the MENU button, and then click SETTINGS. A Settings window will displa y. 5. Click the START WITH A BROWSER checkbox (you want it checked), which will ope n 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 Spe ak 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 (t his is the voice that will be used to read your Web pages and email; you can experiment wit h 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 th e Web Speak menu bar to have that text read. If you want to read the full page, starting at the top, click the |> button.

Click the START RECOGNITION BY PRESSING THE NEXT KEY checkbox. refer to the online Help for details on adjusting the recording level so that the volume level indicator remains in the green zone. And while it works very well. and then at TOSHIBA SPEECH SYSTEM.2. Click CONFIGURE MICROPHONE and follow the instructions as they display on you r computer screen to set the best sound level for your voice and working environment. Take your time. and then select VOICE COMMAND LIST. To get started using Voice Commands: 1. Click VOICE COMMANDS. look for a "grayed out" yellow monitor with a green screen and headphones. 2. Maximize the Voice Command List screen so you can see all the available comma nds. 8. Click the TOOL menu option. 3. If yo u have problems. most of the time. 10. click the START/FINISH RECOGNITI ON BY KEY/MOUSE checkbox (you want it selected). USING VOICE COMMANDS: ============================================================================== Voice Commands allow you to control your computer using your voice instead of yo ur keyboard or mouse. 11. and for the computer to get used to your voice and your unique working environment. Click the right mouse button on it. In the Task Tray on the lower right side of your computer screen. and in no time. you will be able to get your computer to do whatever you ask it to do (well. . but if not. Point your mouse at the ALL PROGRAMS option. You should be able to see "Ctrl" in the key options list. 7. there are some commands that Voice Commands simply can't understand).Click the START button again. speak in a stro ng voice (you don't need to yell). 4. 5. At the bottom of the displayed Options page. 9. Click the START button on the Windows taskbar. and then click OPTIONS. minimize the background noise. and then at TOSHIBA SPEECH SYSTE M. point your mouse at the ALL PROGRAMS option. 6. click on the drop-down arrow and sel ect it (click it). it will take some time for you to get used to pronouncing certain words so that the computer can understand them. Click OK and you will return to the Command List.

the system may get confused and execute the incorrect command. refer to the onli ne help for Speech Recognition Settings. Microsoft Word. They help you navigate a program and control your work. Microsoft Outlook. and then click ALWAYS ON TOP. Keep trying until the system only hears one command. If you rush the next one. This will keep the command list from being hidden by any other windows you may open. This may be confusing at first. so don't give up simply because one or two c ommands doesn't work. The Voice Command program will lo cate and list the commands that are used by the opened program and list them in the NO TITLE l ist. which can be used in many Window s programs. In the lower right corner of your computer screen. use the online help to better understand the program details. 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. The program needs a short amount of time betwe en commands to recognize and react. The GENERAL COMMANDS lists are useful commands. You must press and release the CTRL key before saying each command. The NO TITLE list will be different for each application program you open (Inter net Explorer. This will . and then say the command you want to exe cute. For more information on specific procedures. You will see 3 items in a "tree" on the Command List. Click VIEW on the menu bar. There are settings you can specify to adjust the amount of ti me to wait between commands. 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). but will become easily understood the longer you work with your programs. the system will display a con firmation box showing you what the system heard you say. Once you get used to issu ing commands. and the system is executing them successfully. There are many hundreds of commands used by various software programs and not all will be understood by the Voice Command system. Press the "Ctrl" button and release it. move on to the RUN COMMANDS and p ractice issuing multiple commands Finally. Do not rush saying your commands. The START A PROGRAM is a list of programs that can be opened on your command. and so on).12. To avoid noise and speech from causing "extra commands" set the Pause Length to a shorter time.

Speech-recognition software that recognizes speech input from a microphone al lowing you to control various Windows software application programs using voice enabled pro gram commands. accent. LIMITATIONS: ============================================================================== 1.help you become proficient at controlling your computer by voice command. When using Voice Commands with PowerPoint. background noise). volume.e. Not all Windows commands can be activated by voice command. The working environment (i. 3. Voice commands must be spoken as they are written in the Voice Command List. Operates only with the Windows XP/Vista operating system. 5. Any user may opera te the program but it can only be installed by a user with "Administrative Rights." 4. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: ============================================================================== Computer: Pentium processor. be sure to meet our screensaver rabbit and have some fun while you're working so hard. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: ============================================================================== The TOSHIBA Speech System is: 1. the voice commands will not work i f a PowerPoint dialog box is open. the manner in which words are pronounced ( speed. 3. Windows Vista Memory Requirement: 128 MB or more Sound Card: Sound board compatible with Sound Blaster 4..). Voice-composition software that analyzes document text and then vocalizes tha t text with an easily understood electronic voice. Also. If commands . 5. 2. etc. 400 MHz or higher Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP. This software can only be installed by a user with "Administrative" rights. 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 i nterpretation of the word. 3. 2. It is possible that some spoken words may not be recognized by the program.

Select "TOSHIBA Speech System SR Engine (U. Ltd.)" and click the CHANGE/REMOVE b utton. SoundBlaster is a trademark of Creative Technologies Corp. Select "TOSHIBA Speech System TTS Engine (U.S. 6. UNINSTALLING THE PROGRAM: ============================================================================== To uninstall the TOSHIBA Voice Recognition Speech program: 1. 5.are not being recognized. and Microsoft Speech API are trademarks or registered trademarks of the U. MS-DOS. 4. 7. M icrosoft Outlook..)" and click the CHANGE/REMOVE button. select (click on it) the "TOSHIBA S peech System Applications". Microsoft Windows 2000. Click the START button on the Windows task bar and click CONTROL PANEL.S. 3. Pentium and Intel are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Windows. Mic rosoft Co. . Windows XP. and then click the CHANGE/REMOVE button. In the CURRENTLY INSTALLED PROGRAMS list.S. Double-click the mouse on the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS icon. Microsoft PowerPoint. TRADEMARKS AND REGISTERED TRADEMARKS: ============================================================================== Microsoft. open the Voice Commands List and verify that the comma nd is listed and being pronounced correctly. Windows Vista. 2.

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