[Athen] Read&Write Gold

Prof Norm Coombs easi.easi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 11:24:03 PST 2010

Thanks, Dan. The extra comments are very useful.
At 10:18 AM 11/30/2010, you wrote:

>Hi Norm,


>As EA indicates: you must explicitly ask for a demo. There were piles

>of demo discs at AHG, some of which I used on the conference lab

>machines. But there is no download link on their site. This is a

>strange approach in this day and age, in my opinion. Pretty much all

>the other vendors offer downloadable demo versions of their software.


>I recommend that you install this on a test computer -- one that you

>don't rely on for daily work. We had some very odd problems with Read

>& Write -- more than just about any other program. It's a shame,

>because I think once it's working properly, it's a fairly decent

>application. But like many other apps that use TTS, it seems to assume

>it's the only program that will be installing SAPI voices and can

>cause some conflicts that may be difficult to fix. I sure wish the

>vendors who implement TTS software would come up with a solution to

>this perennial headache.


>-*- Dan


>On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:28 AM, Prof Norm Coombs <easi.easi at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I have been going round in circles looking for a trial version of

> Read&Write



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