Support for speech in OpenOffice 2.4 and 3.0. Supported: highlighting by word, word trail, sentence or paragraph; background while highlighting. Not supported: focus sentence, homophone and spell check.
If run with “-silent” in the command line then runs with the toolbar hidden and no splash screen.
New shortcut key Ctrl+F12 sets focus on the ClaroRead toolbar. Useful with Ctrl+Q to close the application or using shortcut keys.
(WordRead Plus only) Clears clipboard when exiting.
Echo sentence/word/character and prediction now support dead keys and keyboards that are not the same language as the system non-Unicode locale. Non-ASCII characters are now correctly processed.
Speaking the calculator adds the text to the clipboard, so you can hear the result again by pressing Play.
You can now still play and highlight while ClaroRead is muted.
Fixed reading in IE not highlighting and hanging ClaroRead.
Fixed Stava Rex and SpellRight text not being able to be spoken by highlighting.
Fixed PageUp and PageDown in spellcheck switching between tabs.
New keyhook system fixes keyhooking working in Internet Explorer 8 (shortcut keys)
Fixed prediction window showing with invalid suggestions.
Fixed ClaroRead toolbar docking to top of screen and not displaying all buttons.
Fixed Help crashing ClaroRead.
Fixed spelling contenders not being added to Advanced Settings Editor.
Fixed ClaroRead toolbar being hidden when opening ClaroRead or Advanced Settings Editor or closing Settings dialog.
Improved speak-under-mouse function to get more text.
Changing the scanned zones in mulitiple page scans now retains the changes through to the result document.
Recommendations for System Builders
Scanning: please ensure the Scanner Setup Wizard has been run on each computer to configure the customer’s scanner with ClaroRead. You will be shown a selection of scanner drivers to use, the advised scanner driver to use is the TWAIN driver. A couple of exceptions we know of are:
Plustek Opticbook 3600 Book Scanner: use the WIA driver instead.
Dell 928 Printer/Scanner/Copier: use the WIA driver instead.