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This instructable will show you how to convert the text in your university of phoenix online E-Books to speech


What you will need

Your University of Phoenix Online E-book

A PDF reading program like Adobe Acrobat

A Text to Speech program

(I did not need one but possibly a OCR program, google it)

Note: If you have a program that you paid for like me (Adobe Acrobat Pro/TextAloud) then this process will be a lot easier and you can choose the gender of voice and type of voice that the .MP3 file will speak in, if you decide to use the free programs you will basically get what they give you for a voice/PDF Reader, it might sound ok or robotic, it is up to you on which method/programs you use.

Step 1: The Easy Way

Lets get Started!

I will show you two different ways to do this, the easy way and the hard way (hard way just has more steps, this is the easy way)

open up you school E-book and Log in to the eBook with your username and password

Step 2:

• Open your text to speech software

Step 3:

• Highlight the text in your E-Book (I suggest doing only a chapters worth of text at a time).

Step 4:

• Copy the text, the text should now appear in your text to speech program

Step 5:

• Name the file  ( I just use the Authors last name like Greenwald Chapter 15, for example)

• Go to your output settings in your text to speech program

• Set the output for .MP3 or whatever audio extension you like/ your program will allow

• Select the convert button.

Step 6: The Hard Way

• Open your text to speech software (some programs will allow you to copy/paste the text, others will just strictly deal with a file, if this is the case you have to take an extra step because the schools E-Books are encrypted and will not register in the programs that just convert the files to speech)

this program is free and is found here 

Step 7:

• Highlight the text in your E-Book (I suggest doing only a chapters worth of text at a time).

• Copy the text, the text should now appear in your text to speech program (if your program only deals with files you need to take an extra step and paste the text into a program like MS Word or Notepad and then save the file as a .Txt file or .Doc file ).

Step 8:

• Name the file  ( I just use the Authors last name like Greenwald Chapter 15, for example)

Step 9:

• Go to your output settings in your text to speech program

• Set the output for .MP3 or whatever audio extension you like/ your program will allow

• Select the convert button.

Step 10:

• Go to the folder your new .MP3 is in and enjoy!
<p>hmmm, it is showing that I did, please let me know it it showing that I have not </p>
<p>This looks good to me! Nice tutorial, thanks for sharing this info!</p>
<p>thanks, this has helped me out in getting all of my required reading done so I though I would share it with others </p>

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