Windows

 Installation

  • Converting an MSI-plus-CAB into a single MSI file - Creating a single MSI file for network installation.
  • Installing lots of MSI files at once (batch files) - If you’re a system administrator (or partner) you might find yourself needing to install multiple MSI files onto a target computer. There are several technical ways to do this, but for simplicity here are some super-simple batch files that will install all of the MSI files in the folder where … Continue reading
  • Licence Keys Explained - The different types of licence keys and how to use them.
  • Installing Claro Chrome Apps and Extensions - How to install ClaroRead Chrome on your Chromebooks and Google Domain, for end users and site licences, and how to upgrade to Premium.
  • Claro Voice Setup User Guide - Claro Voice Setup is a small Windows program that lets you download and install any of 80 high-quality text-to-speech voices in 30 languages.
  • Installing Claro software on your network - Customers owning a site licence or multi-user licence version of a Claro product are able to distribute that product over multiple computers. This could be done by visiting each computer with the installers on a USB pen drive, and manually installing the product, but this would be very time-consuming. If … Continue reading
  • Installation Issues - If you try to install from a download and get the message “… is not a valid Win32 application” then the download is incomplete. Download and retry – a full download installation can be over 250MB for ClaroRead Plus. If this does not work then try running Disk Cleanup (Start … Continue reading

Claro AudioNote

ClaroRead

ClaroCapture

ClaroIdeas

ClaroView

Dragon Naturally Speaking

  • Using ClaroRead with Dragon NaturallySpeaking - ClaroRead has a number of features that can help using Dragon NaturallySpeaking dictation speech recognition software. In all versions of ClaroRead, you can turn on the Echo Dragon feature in Advanced Speech Settings. This will echo back anything that Dragon NaturallySpeaking recognises,when dictating into any application. It will work with … Continue reading

Scan2Text

ScreenRuler for PC

  • Windows 10 Support Statements - Windows 10 Support Statement ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are supported by Claro Software Ltd on the following editions of Windows 10 – Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Education, and Windows 10 Enterprise. ClaroRead and ScreenRuler are supported on the in-market supported servicing branches of Windows 10 including – … Continue reading
  • ScreenRuler Issues - ScreenRuler V2 doesn’t work very well on Windows 7 64-bit systems, for example some users experience the ruler as a black bar across the screen. In order to fix this, please upgrade to V3 by downloading and running ClaroUp – our updater program. If you find ScreenRuler V3 runs quite … Continue reading
  • ScreenRuler V3 Release Notes - Latest version is 3.2.22, April 2017. Changes to installation, no impact on end users. Known issue: Windows 10 Mail App notifications are not shown if running in overlay mode.

USB

  • USB Creator User Guide - Please see ClaroRead USB for how to create a ClaroRead USB.
  • USB Support - If you have lost your Claro USB stick or some files on it have become corrupted, please contact us and we’ll provide you with a solution for recovery: Email support@clarosoftware.com UK call +44 (0)1772 977 888 US call toll free on 866 800 5151 Changing how settings work on a … Continue reading

Voices

  • Claro Voice Setup User Guide - Claro Voice Setup is a small Windows program that lets you download and install any of 80 high-quality text-to-speech voices in 30 languages.
  • Add-on Windows Vocalizer Voices for ClaroRead - Below is a list of add-on voices you can buy to use with ClaroRead PC or Mac. You can obtain these free by selecting “Get more Claro Voices” from the Voice selection in Settings.
  • 64-bit Windows Issues - ClaroRead on 64-bit Windows The following will not work on ClaroRead 5.0 – 5.6 on 64-bit Windows machines: Speak-with-control-and-hover in 64-bit applications. So if you are running 32-bit Internet Explorer and 32-bit Office then this works just fine. If you are running the 64-bit versions then you will hear nothing. … Continue reading
  • Fixing broken or conflicting RealSpeak Solo voices - Nuance (previously ScanSoft) SAPI5 RealSpeak Solo voices must all be installed into the same directory on your machine. If this is not followed then the voices will appear in the Speech applet in Control Panel, or in your SAPI5 voice list in your speech-enabled program, but they will not work. … Continue reading
  • Acapela Voices - Claro provides many text-to-speech synthesised voices from Acapela, including many Swedish and Scandinavian voices (Matti, Elin, Erik, Ingmar etc.) They should be set up correctly by our latest installers, but if you are experiencing problems then you can try the suggestions below. Note that the Acapela voices, although SAPI5-compliant, do … Continue reading

WordBanks

WordRead

  • Fixing problems with starting up - Symptoms “I try to start ClaroRead or WordRead but it only gets to about 75% of the progress bar and the form never actually appears.” “ClaroRead just won’t start: it flashes then disappears.” “Nothing happens when I double-click the ClaroRead icon.” “ClaroRead or WordRead crashes with a message about LHCOM02w.dll.” … Continue reading
  • Fixing problems with speech - Symptoms “It’s not reading anything any more!” “I press Play and everything flashes really quickly in Word but no speech” “I’ve installed a new piece of software and now ClaroRead/WordRead will not work” Diagnosis Make sure you can hear non-speech sound – try Windows Media Player, or go to YouTube, … Continue reading
  • Fixing problems with Microsoft Word - How to solve problems using ClaroRead and other Claro products with Microsoft Word.
  • Using Microsoft XML tags with SAPI5 TTS voices - When you press the Play button ClaroRead or WordRead uses the same speech settings (voice, volume, speed) for all of the text it reads out. Everything will sound the same. You might, however, want to put in pauses, or make some text louder, or lower-pitched, or use a different voice … Continue reading
  • Add-on Windows Vocalizer Voices for ClaroRead - Below is a list of add-on voices you can buy to use with ClaroRead PC or Mac. You can obtain these free by selecting “Get more Claro Voices” from the Voice selection in Settings.
  • WordRead V3 Release Notes -
  • WordRead Help Files and User Guides - WordRead V6 English: Help File | User Guide (PDF | Word doc) WordRead V2 English: Help File | User Guide (PDF | Word doc)