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I want to listen instead of reading some e-books I downloaded (unprotected PDFs, that means that the text is machine readable without OCR). I don't know how to make Windows Narrator to do this or if I need some other software.

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while Windows Narrator Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar command works in Notepad, it doesn't work in my PDF Reader (Foxit) – Jader Dias Sep 20 '09 at 18:41
I think that Windows Narrator works only with Notepad, Wordpad and few other products – Jader Dias Sep 21 '09 at 22:39
I see this is from 2009. Foxit now supports text-to-speech. I'm using it now. – Chloe Apr 28 '13 at 0:20
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Have you checked NaturalReader.

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nice find, ty +1 – Molly7244 Sep 20 '09 at 18:55
Tried it, but didn't like it =( It integrates with any application that allows text selection, including Foxit, but the narration is less natural than Windows Narrator. – Jader Dias Sep 21 '09 at 22:40

CoolReader 2 is my TTS (Read Aloud) software of choice, CR2 also converts text to mp3.

doesn't work with PDF though, you may use Calibre to convert the PDF to TXT/RTF

CoolReader 2 is free and portable.

Calibre is free.

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