Technology that converts written text into human or digitised speech

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Is there an high quality natural text reader for the Mac?

I'm reading about 150 pages of text on screen, every day. I will have to read about 15.000 in the next upcoming months. No joke. Well, the problem is this: I suffer from a sort of attention deficit ...
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Text to speech voices in Vista

Question: In Vista, the default text-to-speech voice is Microsoft Anna - English (United States). Is there any text-to-speech voice in German or in other languages ?
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Text-To-Speech replacement for Word

It seems that Microsoft decided to remove text-to-speech from Word 2007. Is there a decent replacement, preferably that doesn't require a separate application? I'd like it to read directly from word. ...
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Error on clicking on Text to Speech tab in Speech properties in Control Panel

When I click on Text to Speech tab in Speech properties I receive error: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech\sapi.cpl",Speech". ...
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How to listen text while using Windows?

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 ...
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good voice syntheses for linux [closed]

is there any nice free voice syntheses software with a quality close to this At&t project http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php for linux beside espeak and gnuspeech (which i find ...
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Good Text-to-Speech solution for Windows [closed]

I am running Windows 7 and I know it has the ability to read me text in my applications, but I am looking for a good utility to save chunks of text as a wav file or mp3. It may already be built into ...