Can Narrator read Web pages?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by doschris, Jun 15, 2008.

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    doschris Guest

    Can narrator read the text of, say, a newspaper article on a Web page?
    doschris, Jun 15, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Have you tried it?
    Leonard Grey, Jun 15, 2008
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    doschris Guest

    Yes, Leonard, I've tried it. Narrator seems to read the page title, toolbars,
    address bar, etc., but never gets down to the text in the window.

    I've even tried copying and pasting the text of the article into a MSWord
    doc and attempting to have Narrator read it from that file, to no avail. In
    this case, I get a notificaton that the file is "empty."
    doschris, Jun 15, 2008
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    Leonard Grey Guest

    Works fine for me. I just have it read the 'print' version.

    If you're really interested in screen reader software, I suggest
    searching the web for third-party software. Windows Narrator has only
    basic functionality.
    Leonard Grey, Jun 15, 2008
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    doschris Guest

    I tried having Narrator read the "print" version also, Leonard, but it didn't
    work for me.

    I've checked out third-party software such as Dragon Dictate by Nuance but
    am not too crazy about putting out the money.

    As far as being "serious" about text to speech, I'm fully capable of reading
    a page but had hoped that I might be able to enjoy the convenience of text to
    speech from time to time. I searched the notebook's capabilities, found
    Narrator, and had hoped that it would serve the purpose.
    doschris, Jun 16, 2008
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    undisclosed Guest

    Sad to see yet another forum where we find no answers.

    Worse, the only replies are 'well, I don't have that problem' and 'try
    buying software that is supposed to do what you want'.

    Instead of related replies to an issue's resolution, why is ti that the
    majority of the time I'm finding replies with useless comments and
    unresolved issues (why reply at all if the intent isn't to help the user
    with his/her issue)?

    I suspect the cause for most Narrator problems reading webpages (ie;
    actually reading alound nothing more than browser URL's, page titles,
    keyboard actions like announcing each letter's having being typed and
    "line in" being announced when using the forward or backwards arrow
    buttons, and announcing nothing more than "cell" when hovering webpage
    areas) is most probably caused by one or both of the following:

    PC OEM's are gyping buyers out of the platforms that are supposedly
    installed on pc's (eg; no XP CD is afforded the buter, which is required
    in many instances, especially since things like SFC fail to function
    because OEM's curiously relocate the 1386 folder, such that SFC can't
    find the MS files to fix and repair the MS files.

    Other just as likey causes for Narrator (and many other broken
    utilites) issues are certainly probably caused by MS's supposed fixes
    for things that MS never really even chcked to see if it worked ref.
    pacthes, fixes, re-releases and again supposed improved platforms when
    they never even got the last platform fully working.

    And then there's either OEM or user screw ups that cause issues with
    utilities, but why so many unresolved onesa nd why aren't forum
    moderators deleting seemingly useless and/or disingenious replies?
    undisclosed, Aug 9, 2009
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    octobyte100 Guest

    the answer is no.
    octobyte100, Sep 1, 2013
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