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Text to speech with punctuation

Hello Experts,

I'm trying to find a Windows program that will read aloud paragraphs in Word including punctuation.
Having a heck of a time trying to find one that will do this.  Hoping the experts here can help.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
JAWS (the gold standard in screen reading for a long time) can do it:
http://www.freedomscientific.com/products/fs/jaws-product-page.asp

The relevant section from the JAWS 14 Help file is below. Regards, Joe

Level When Spoken

There are four possible punctuation levels. When you set a level for a punctuation level, JAWS speaks that symbol at the chosen level and all levels above. The levels are none, some, most or all. You can modify the level setting by pressing SPACEBAR when in the list control, or use the radio buttons.

For example, if you set commas to none, JAWS will read commas when the punctuation level is None, Some, Most, or All. If you set commas to Most, JAWS only reads commas if the punctuation level is Most or All. If you set commas to All, then JAWS only reads commas if the punctuation level is All.

Tip: If the punctuation level for JAWS verbosity is set to all, JAWS always reads every symbol in the list, regardless of punctuation level. If the punctuation level is set to All, but you do not want JAWS to read one or more symbols, reduce the punctuation level to Most. Then, in the Customize Punctuation dialog box, change the level for the symbols that you want JAWS to speak to None, Some, or Most. Set the level for the symbols you do not want JAWS to speak to All.
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PLA_LTMAuthor Commented:
This is a great solution.  Thank you
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Regards, Joe
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