Convert Word Documents into MP3s

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Remember the first time you heard your voice on the answering machine? Bet you wanted to change your voice straightaway. No?

In the same vein, I found this app that lets you convert your Word documents into MP3s – so now I can ‘hear’ what I’ve written. This is how others hear my technical documents and business proposals when they’re reading.

Many English teachers will tell you that if you want to improve your writing, then read it out loud.

TextAloud converts text into spoken audio. It lets you test your documents by:

  • Listening back to what you’ve written,
  • Hear mistakes you can’t see on the page
  • Judging whether the tone is right

This all helps polish your material before sending it out to customers.

This tool lets you save text as spoken audio MP3 or WMA files to listen while driving, taking a walk, or just working around the house.

Key Features

  • Advanced Pronunciation Tools
  • Automatic iTunes/iPod syncing
  • Claim your iPod as a tax write-off
  • Create MP3 or WMA files
  • Directly open Word, PDF, and HTML files.
  • Listen on your PC
  • Optional premium voices for a wide variety of accents and languages
  • Play on iPods, PocketPCs, and CD players.
  • Proofread your own writing
  • Reduce eye strain from too much reading and
  • Save text to MP3 for portable audio players
  • Toolbar plug-ins for Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Outlook

Download

You can download the free trial from http://www.nextup.com

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