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Microsoft Encarta User Questions?

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For years I have been useing Microsoft Bookshelf (Various updated versions) for reference work (Encylopedia, Dictionary, etc.). I am afraid my CD's have about run their course.One of my favorite features is the ability of the program useing audio to pronounce words out loud. For example, if you searched for Mother Teresa, the program in addition to displaying information can say her name out loud over your speakers.Does anyone have Encarta 2006 premimum, or 2007 premium or know if these products have this audio feature to pronounce words?Also, is it possible to do a full install of either of these programs on one's hard disk so that the CD/DVD does not always have to be present in the system?Thanks:RTH

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Hi RTH, don't know about part one. On part 2: Indeed, there are utilities which make images so you don't have to insert the media anymore. Please note though, some programs won't let you install if you run virtual devices, probably assuming you have malicious intentions. You'll have to prepare to find ways around details sometimes. Kind regards Jaap

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Hi R,I just checked Microsoft student 07 which includes Encarta premium 2007. It doesn't seem to contain the capability to pronounce what you want. It has all the multimedia things like samples audio/video and all, but not the "name-spelling" things. I spoke to a MS rep. he said that Encarta 2008 however will let you install the whole thing to your drive, but couldn't confirm either whether or not the spelling thing is there.As to 2. Im with Jaap regarding 07.

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