Getting Started

Getting Started


Aurora Echo is easy to get started with, just go to your word processor and start writing. Echo will start talking as you type. If you didn't select a speech synthesizer during installation or you don't hear any speech, you will need to select a synthesizer in the Aurora Voice Options dialog. You can get to that dialog by clicking the Voice Options icon. You can also get to Voice Options by right clicking anywhere on the Echo toolbar.


If you find that certain words are mispronounced by your speech synthesizer, you can correct the pronunciation of words in the Aurora Voice Options dialog with Edit Exception File.

Choosing Things to have Echoed

Generally having fewer things echoed in Echo Options is best, especially with faster typists, as the more it has to say, the longer it takes, and the more it can get behind. We recommend having Words, Punctuation and Sentences on to start. You may also need to use the Every # Words option if you don't use punctuation. You can add other options as you use the program.

Choosing Toolbar Tools

Generally we recommend you choose the tools you think you need. You will probably not need the Echo Clipboard, Echo Options, Voice Options, Help!, About Aurora Echo and Close Aurora Echo tools once you have Echo working the way you like. Most of these tools are still available on the Echo Menu if needed.