can I run naturalreader on startup?

  rbrtsmrvll6 14:43 15 Aug 2007

I am a teacher with a number of non-reading pupils. I am using a free Text To Speech (TTS)program, naturalreader, quite successfully.

It speaks any selected text, providing that naturalreader is running.

I'd really like naturalreader to run whenever the PC is restarted.

Can anybody explain to me how to get the classroom PCs to do this? All are running XP with SP2.

  James1947 15:03 15 Aug 2007

Copy the programes .exe file to the Start up folder on each machine.

  brundle 15:06 15 Aug 2007

You only need copy the shortcut.
Open start menu, find All Programs/Startup, doubleclick that folder, it will open an Explorer window. Drag and drop the NaturalReader shortcut there. Use the doubleclick method to open the Naturalreader folder in the start menu if there isn't a shortcut on the desktop.

  rbrtsmrvll6 19:41 15 Aug 2007

Thanks, both of you. That's my work done for tomorrow then.

Thanks brundle for assuming that I wouldn't know how to find the Startup folder and explaining this to me. Of course, I really hadn't a clue and would have spent ages wandering about looking lost.

I tried out your tips at home tonight and my PC launches into Microsoft Sam jargon at startup.

Mission accomplished, thanks.

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