and absolutely no offence intended to those who didn't! Thank you all for your input. I have down loaded Natural Voice Reader and Microsoft Reader. Am running W98 by the way. Haven't quite worked out if NVR neds MR but it's immaterial for me. You seem to get an order of magnitude increase in quality if you are prepared to fork out some cash but these will do me. They read most things but not a couple of 'Literary' discs from ebay. The disc content is good but they had their own text to spech program on the discs which seems to have time-expired. Which prompted my original query. There must be a way round this as the program must have planted some kind of limiter on my PC but that sort of thing is completely beyond me and I may yet get what I have to read them. Thanks again. Cheers.
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