How does Electronic Software Download work?
3 simple steps:
- 1. Download the software from this website
The programmes are downloaded as a single executable file, which you simply copy to a suitable directory.You can run it from a folder in your "Program Files" or on your "Desktop", or just put it on a USB drive and run it from there. It does not need any installation - there is no setup to run.
The programme will run in demonstration mode - there is no time limit, it just keeps taking you back to the main menu after a few keystrokes.
- 2. Purchase an activation code
When you click a link to purchase an activation code you will be taken to a PayPal screen. If you haven't got a PayPal account don't worry - you can use PayPal as a "guest" (without having to register) and it accepts all major debit and credit cards.
Once the transaction has been approved, click "Return to Merchant" and we will instantly provide you with your 8 digit activation code on your screen, and email it to you for your records.
- 3. Activate the software
Online activation is very easy. Just type in the 8 digit code and wait a few seconds while the code is verfied by our server. If you haven't got an internet connection on the computer you wish to use you can either contact us for a Manual Activation, which we do over the phone, or you could put the software onto a USB stick (drive/dongle/whatever) and activate it on another PC first.
Important! Once activated, the software is locked to the current drive. This can be the hard drive of the PC or a removable USB drive, which can then be moved between computers. Any copies of the software will always run in demonstration mode - you need an activation code per drive.
Choose your voice
The programmes now use SAPI voices. Depending on the version of Windows, your computer should already have several high quality voices to choose from, and there are literally hundreds of other voices available. Manufacturers include Ivona, Nuance, Acapela, Neospeech and Cepstral. My personal recommendation for well-priced, locally produced SAPI voices is Cereproc.