ClaroRead for Mac V4.0 Release Notes

New Features

  • Visual Highlighting.
    • The new focus sentence feature greys or dims out sentences in MS Word not being spoken by the ClaroRead voice. This is helpful for focusing the eye on the text, and also tracking the position in a document.
    • The Word Trail feature makes words colour progressively as they are spoken by ClaroRead. This mode allows effective word by word highlighting, with minimal visual disruption. Any colour can be chosen to highlight the text.
  • Research and Capture Information
    • The new ClaroCapture program included with ClaroRead for Mac V4 can collect text from any document and web page, grouping it as a project file. The research file can be sent to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. It can also extract highlighted text from Word documents. A great study skills tool.
  • Scanning Paper and Converting PDF files
    • ClaroRead Plus for Mac V4 now comes with a Scan button to launch the Readiris Pro 12 OCR software. The highest quality Optical Character Recognition is now included in ClaroRead Plus, making it ideal for scanning or converting books, articles and other content to become accessible, readable and editable.
  • Word Check Window
    • The Check window now integrates homophones, spelling suggestions and meanings in one window whilst working in Microsoft Word. There is also a Dictionary Lookup button which grants direct access to the Mac?s Dictionary. Any spelling corrections made in the Check window are remembered, and can be reviewed later under the Check tab in the Settings pane. This information can be used to build a personal correction list which inserts the personal corrections above all others in the Check window.
  • ScreenRuler for Mac
    • ClaroRead for Mac V4 now comes with ScreenRuler. ScreenRuler provides an on-screen reading ruler that tracks the mouse pointer to help focus on a particular area of the screen.
  • Word Prediction
    • ClaroRead for Mac V4 now includes a Word Prediction function which learns as the user types and can be trained from Word documents or the clipboard. There are a range of different settings for customisation under the Prediction tab in the Settings pane.
  • Extras Button
    • The Extras button on the toolbar includes other software applications bundled with ClaroRead including ClaroView, ScreenRuler and ClaroCapture. There is also a link to the Mac?s calculator giving quick access to the application.