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For students that have text to speech enabled, there are some new things to know about.

In the top left corner next to the settings icon you'll now see a speaking figure (see Figure 1). If you press this icon while you have text marked, it will then be read out loud. Text to speech is also possible on PDF documents and websites.

TTS_Fig_2_ENG.pngFigure 1

The standard voice is English when you start DigiExam, but you can change this in settings. With Windows and Mac/iPad you have access to following languages: *English, French, German, Spanish.
(*Official support on Chromebook is only for English, additional languages are not tested due to lack of support from Chromebook)
 
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Figure 2
 
It is also possible to get a slower voice by pulling the slider towards the tortoise and faster if you pull it towards the hare.
You can also have the text read out loud when pressing [Alt] + [A] when you have text selected so you don't always need to press the speaking figure every time. To use another voice or language, select the one you want and then press "Save"
 
 

Add voices and languages

Mac
Open System Preferences by clicking on the System Preferences  in the Dock or by Apple menu > System Preferences, click Accessibility, then click Speech.
Click the System Voice pop-up menu, then choose Customize. Select the checkbox next to the voices you would like to add.
To find a voice, enter its name, country, or language in the search field. To sample a voice, select it and click play. When you have chosen the voices you want to download click OK.
The voices appear in the menu when the download is complete.
Next time you start DigiExam you can use these new voices and languages. (*English dialects won't work in DigiExam. Ex: Indian English, Australian, Welsh, etc.)
 

Windows

Open the link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27225. There you press "Download" and choose 86x (32-bit) version, then you press "Next" and it will download. When the download is done run the file and install. This file is needed for additional voices to work with DigiExam.

You can then choose which languages and voices you want to download through this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224. Click on "Download" and then choose what voices/languages you want to download, it's important that you download the files named MSSpeech_TTS and not MSSpeech_SR.

When you have downloaded the files, run them and install, once that is done you can use that voice/language in DigiExam.
 

Chromebook

English is the only officially tested language, if you install an additional voice or language it is not guaranteed that it will work.
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