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Verbose Text to Speech Versions

To find out what version of the software you are currently using, click Help on the menu bar at the top of the program's window (not the Help button on the toolbar), and then click "About Verbose Text to Speech".

Please be aware if you purchased more than 6 months ago you may need to purchase an upgrade to use the current version. For upgrade pricing go to http://www.nch.com.au/upgrade/index.html with your old registration ID number and Key.

If you want to try the current version with the option to restore your older version, please backup your Program Files sub folder containing the software for Windows, or copy the app from your Applications folder to a backup location for Mac OS

Click the appropriate button to download the latest version of this software:

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Build Version Logs Follow:
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Version 2.01

Windows Release
  • Uploaded 2013-07-24

Version 2.00

Windows Release
  • Uploaded 2012-09-17

Version 1.33

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Fixed problem with the option Continuous Read...
  • Fixed read button disabled after loading a text file.
  • Fixed read/Pause button is enabled after Clear text field was clicked
  • Fixed default shortcut key can be used as assigned hotkey
  • Done please add messages about unsuccessful loading of text (with reason)
  • Done add easy way to stop Verbose playing back
  • Fixed crash when loading from .pdf (attached)
  • Fixed contents Increases in Speech Details Read Aloud not working
  • Fixed application crashes while loading large files
  • Done make the voice characteristics easier to find
  • Done default Load Folder should be My Documents
  • Done please add 'all supported formats' option to the list of supported files
  • Done add blank time around the 'trial nag' prompt
  • Fixed the weblinks for third party software is broken
  • Uploaded 2011-11-10

Version 1.32

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Fixed Help update for command line examples due to change of executable location
  • Fixed continuous play mode issues
  • Fixed loading a text while app synthesize smth or while reading with player window gets error
  • Fixed cannot load text from attached file
  • Done use 'default' name for saving file. Now is 'empty' name
  • Done cannot Load PDF Documents
  • Done Side Bar Changes
  • Done remove rarely used options
  • Done on autorun exit if no Hot Keys set
  • Done add explaining text to HotKeys tab
  • Done start playing immediately
  • Done reduce the frequency of the 'trial nag'
  • Done internal Player should be default
  • Removed the sound player dialog.
  • Made the background player the only sound player.
  • Added play/pause and stop for the sound player in the main window
  • Uploaded 2011-08-11

Version 1.31

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Fixed globally alter recitation screen playback
  • Done provide a "clear display" menu item
  • Done add capability to clear display from menu
  • Changed playing without a dialog box to instead take chunks of text and read them piece by piece instead of synthesizing the whole text block and then reading it instead.
  • Changed continuous read and reading with out a dialog to synthesize the text in small chunks so that it starts reading much sooner.
  • Fixed if the background screen text is big, the window keeps blinking and machine stops responding
  • Fixed continuous play mode on XP might behave strangely
  • Done current mode of playback should be displayed by showing a checkbox or some means
  • Done alter selected part of text using tags
  • Added ability to pause speaking without a dialog.
  • Fixed issues with a large amount of text during continuous read (the continuous read synthesizing too soon and the reading taking up far too much time to synthesize all of the text in the background).
  • Added a bit of clarification to the help dealing with the SAPI tags
  • Fixed 'Load text from file' window opens with 'Text Document' option always instead of with the last option from user
  • Fixed [Win7] Window where Verbose copies text moves to foreground, but Verbose leaves in background. Move Verbose to foreground
  • Fixed New Feature: Add capability to clear display from menu
  • Done "Related Programs" changes
  • Fixed hangs on Read Aloud
  • Fixed setup Default Play device on install
  • Fixed it is not clear how Verbose detect where to copy text. Often it copies text from penultimate window instead of previous one
  • Fixed hanging issue with the read aloud button if a user presses it more than once
  • Fixed issue with users not understanding what is happening if the default play device is the only thing available on the playback dialog
  • Fixed the load text from file browse window to always open with the last used file type
  • Added a clear display option in the menu, also added select all (ctrl-a)
  • Fixed an issue with the Verbose not being able to properly remember the last active window.
  • Uploaded 2011-06-22

Version 1.30

W indows Upgrade Release:
  • Fixed globally alter recitation screen playback
  • Done provide a "clear display" menu item
  • Done add capability to clear display from menu
  • Fixed if the background screen text is big, the window keeps blinking and machine stops responding
  • Fixed continuous play mode on XP might behave strangely
  • Done current mode of playback should be displayed by showing a checkbox or some means
  • Done alter selected part of text using tags
  • Added ability to pause speaking without a dialog.
  • Fixed issues with a large amount of text during continuous read (the continuous read synthesizing too soon and the reading taking up far too much time to synthesize all of the text in the background).
  • Added a bit of clarification to the help dealing with the SAPI tags
  • Uploaded 2010-09-06

Version 1.21

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Added audio tags lxi
  • Changed to allow multiple item deletion
  • Changed charset to unicode
  • Changed mousehandler.cpp location
  • Changed Explorer bar layout
  • Changes made for llib restructure
  • Fixed bug causing hangs when copying text
  • Fixed inoperative hotkeys
  • Fixed minor GUI issues
  • Fixed custom hotkey issues
  • Updated the Help notes and fixed broken links, duplicate topics, and errors
  • Uploaded 2010-09-06

Version 1.20

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Added ability to set hotkey to read text in any application without changing to Verbose window or generating file
  • Added ability to set hotkey to stop reading text while in another application
  • Uploaded 2010-06-07

Version 1.15

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Added "Save as Wav" and "Save as MP3" to Save Speech menu and toolbar
  • Fixed crash with L&H TTS3000 voices
  • Installs as a Standard User under Vista and later with no administrator prompts
  • Updated splash screen (displayed at startup, and for "Help - About...")
  • Uploaded 2010-04-07

Version 1.14

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Added shortcut key Ctrl+Shift+P for opening the Options dialog
  • Added name of Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut key to tooltip for 'Read from a file' option of Read Aloud menu
  • Added name of Ctrl+Alt+O shortcut key to tooltip for 'Save speech from file' option of Save Speech menu
  • Added 'Continuously read other programs text as it updates' feature to Read Aloud menu (intended for use with Instant Messaging, chat rooms, etc.)
  • Changed 'Save Text Settings' on General tab of Options to 'Prompt for format settings'
  • Fixed command bar redraw issue
  • Fixed Ctrl+Shift+G shortcut key (change Voice Pronunciation)
  • Fixed Play window issues
  • Fixed Read Aloud menu's 'Play/Pause' option on command bar not updating text (was playing last synthesized text instead of current text in main window)
  • Fixed 'Read all text in the last active window' sometimes working as 'Save all text in the last active window to file'
  • Fixed problem with SAPI Text to Speech Control Tags being read aloud instead of changing the voice pronunciation of text
  • Fixed so it's no longer possible to create multiple hotkeys with identical key assignments but different command actions
  • Fixed hangs while updating text if the same action is assigned to more than one hotkey
  • Updated Help file and corrected errors
  • Uploaded 2009-05-30

Version 1.13

Windows Upgrade Release:
  • Added documentation of command line functionality to Help.
  • Added names of shortcut keys to tooltips for 'Save Current Text' and 'Save from Clipboard' options of Save Speech menu
  • Added names of shortcut keys to tooltips for 'Update From Clipboard' and 'Load Text From File' options of Update Text menu
  • Added names of shortcut keys to tooltips for 'Read From Clipboard' and 'Read Current Text' options of Read Aloud menu
  • Fixed functionality of Help button and "?" feature on HotKeys tab of Options dialog
  • Fixed hangs when using 'Read selected text from last active window' hotkey if nothing selected, or if selection is not permitted (e.g. protected PDF file)
  • Fixed "Save speech" and "Save as spe
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