Pennies On The Dollar - Buying Audio Software Smart. Part 5

Written by David D. Deprice

AT&T Natural Voices - $29

The AT&T Natural Voices™ speech engine comes bundled with two US English voices, Mike and Crystal, in either 16khz or 8khz versions. You can addrepparttar Natural Voices™ engine to your purchase, or if you already have one of our products or other text to speech software you can purchase it as directed below. Additional voices and other languages are also available for separate purchase, butrepparttar 138228 Natural Voices™ engine is required for them to work. Purchasing Instructions, Audio Samples, and System Requirements for all Natural Voices™ are below.

Minimum system requirements are a 300 Mhz Processor w/ 128mb RAM and 500MB Free Disk Space (16khz versions require 1GB Free Disk Space). While on all systemsrepparttar 138229 Natural Voices™ work great when reading to MP3 and WAV files, on systems with less than 256MB Natural Voices™ can have pauses when reading aloud relating to loading voices into memory.

Choosing an Ebook Compiler

Written by Larry Strawson

=================================================== Choosing an eBook Compiler ===================================================

What is an eBook compiler?

You've written and revised your ebook, hired an artist who has produced outstanding graphics, and now you're ready to actually put together your ebook. What you need to make an ebook is software called an ebook Compiler.

There are many different compilers to chose from, but first, you need to know exactly what an ebook Compiler does. Here isrepparttar simple explanation:

An ebook compiler is a software program that converts either text pages or HTML text into a single executable file or an ebook.

If you or someone you hired has created a file with graphics in HTML, you will need an HTML ebook Compiler. This type of compiler requires a working knowledge ofrepparttar 137821 HTML tag language. You can also use software to do this for you, such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver.

How do you choose an eBook Compiler?

There are a large number of ebook Compilers available onrepparttar 137822 market, all with glowing sales copy and tekkie language. It can get very confusing and overwhelming very fast without some simple guidelines to help you figure out which compiler is right for you.

Choosing an ebook Compiler depends on a number of factors:

1. How did you create your pages? Did you use HTML or PDF format? There are many more compilers available for HTML, but you can find some very good compilers that will covert your PDF files into an ebook.

2. Consider how easyrepparttar 137823 program is to use andrepparttar 137824 thoroughness ofrepparttar 137825 software's instruction manual. It is absolutely necessary thatrepparttar 137826 compiler you buy have an instructional manual, documentation, or online "wizards." If it doesn't, your chances of figuring out how to correctly userepparttar 137827 program are compromised, andrepparttar 137828 time required doing so is going to be significant. Many manufacturers of compilers offer a free trial version so you can play around with it and see if it suits your needs. Downloadrepparttar 137829 trial version and ascertain that it actually does what it claims to do.

3. Security features. If you plan to sell your ebook, check outrepparttar 137830 security features ofrepparttar 137831 compiler software carefully. Security features should include: prevention ofrepparttar 137832 reader from modifying text, access only torepparttar 137833 pages you assign or by entering a password, different ways of generating passwords such as secure passwords, user-friendly, and open passwords.

4. Supported scripting. Find out what scriptsrepparttar 137834 software supports. Scripting allows you to create special effects, customize menus, and create and modify other user interactivity. Choose a compiler that permits you to include graphics, search windows, hyperlinks, forms, surveys, etc.

5. Pricing. This is a factor that is not always easy to gauge. The highest priced compilers are not automatically your best choice. Choose your compiler based onrepparttar 137835 necessary requirements for your Ebook. That means you need to know exactly how you plan to use your Ebook and what functions you require.

Let's look at some of these factors in more detail. First of all, make sure you haverepparttar 137836 correct browser to runrepparttar 137837 compiler. The majority of HTML compilers use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape. Check outrepparttar 137838 version thatrepparttar 137839 compiler supports. Compilers that require a browser will not run on a computer that does not haverepparttar 137840 required browser installed. However, there are ebook HTML compilers that don't require you to have any browser installed on your computer. These compilers run on any Windows system.

If you choose a compiler that requires a browser, check to ascertain thatrepparttar 137841 browser is installed correctly and that it is properly configured torepparttar 137842 specifications ofrepparttar 137843 compiler. Check to see if certain functions are turned off or on, and make any adjustments according torepparttar 137844 compiler instructions.

Security is an essential element of any compiler, regardless of whether you plan to sell or give away your ebook. One ofrepparttar 137845 main reasons for using a compiler is to preventrepparttar 137846 reader from modifyingrepparttar 137847 contents. A secure compiler allows access only torepparttar 137848 pages you wantrepparttar 137849 user to access unless they enter a correct password.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use