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You may need to choose a different voice. From the main screen click on the Tools icon in the bottom corner. Go into Language then Voice. Then choose a voice that has a Name beside it such as American Jill or one that has the letters TTS.

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Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • Jesse James Sampson Jul 14, 2010

    The Language icon is in the Settings menu after clicking Tools. I missed that step.

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