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Ereader is optional by using your portable music player and MSWindows

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Why get an ereader when you can use an inexpensive music player to listen to your files and keep your eyes rested. It is also safer to carry a portable music player than a bulky ereader. The program you use may be different, so that is why I did not include deeper explanation. Should all be point and click.

Note: I am not condoning any particular music player. you should decide that for your self. This instructable may require the use of an internet search engine. It is also beyond the scope of this instructable on how to do that. Beginning computer users may want to get help with how to find and install software on an MSWindows computer.
 
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Step 1: Get the pdf to text software.

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Find, download, and install PDF Ripper. Use this software at your own risk. There are several programs to do this, but this is the first one I found.

Step 2: Get the text to wav software.

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Find, download, and install textto speech. . Use this software at your own risk. There are several programs to do this, but this is the first one I found.

Step 3: Convert pdf to text.

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Follow the directions to convert pdf (most ereader files are in .pdf format) to text (not html) and save the file where it is easy to find.

Other programs can be found with:   http://tinyurl.com/263yz9s
Xillra2 years ago
Eh - you do know know why e-readers exist..?
they exist because they don't cause eyestrain as LCDs do.
Computothought (author)  Xillra2 years ago
Hhave nothing against ereaders, but why pay for one if you can use what you already have. Actually I have looked at several ereaders and they hurt my eyes. I prefer to listen and have even less eyestrain. As for your comment, In all the years I ahve worked in computing, you are the first to ever allege about the eyestrain. I just thought people may have had them for the convenicence, even as overpriced as they are or were.
That's quite strange that they hurt your eyes. I have never heard or experienced that. It's actually quite weird how both LCD's and E-paper react to your eyes, I have have read up on it and still don't understand alot.
Computothought (author) 4 years ago
On the test to speech, i gave MS's own instructions on how to do text to a wav file. No software was required. the program was for convenience's sake. You did read that whole step did you not?

http://www.freewarefiles.com/TTSReader_program_42660.html

For the pdf to text it is point and click. How hard can that be? Besides that, the program does come with it's own special instructions. As does all of them. No room to print every program's instructions. If you can read this page I would assume you can read the instructions from the author of that software.

http://www.pdfpdf.com/pdfconverter.html

lemonie4 years ago
Find, download, and install ?

Can't you tell people where and how?

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