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  • #16
    I did try various combinations but they didn’t help. It would be a worry if they did really since the rate and pitch settings should not affect the end of line issue.

    I guess the SW team is using the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI). And I can imagine the SAPI re-formats the text for reading. It probably is adding a full stop at the end of each line to be able to control slight pauses at the end of each line which would then be adjustable. I’m just guessing here, but since other SW is having the same issue, the common denominator seems to be that API.

    Cheers,
    Dirk

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    • #17
      Hi Dirk,

      Thanks for the update. I've forwarded your comments to Report ID#57396 for QA team and Dev team's processing reference. Thank you again.

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      • #18
        Apologies.
        I have found my 'fix' of changing the rate and pitch may have been coincidence.

        While the Read function works on most documents that i have tried now, there are a couple of pdf documents that display the pause problem only in the starting pages.
        It just happens that it was one of these files i was playing with when trying to find a solution.

        I still can't work out why it pauses on these particular pages and not others.


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        • #19
          Hi 3feet. I'm interested to know what OS you are using. All my pdfs read well in Windows 7 but I haven't been able to read any documents without pauses in 8.1 (using the same version of phantompdf).
          If you're using windows 8.1, can you maybe attach one (just a page will do) that reads well on your system for me to try on mine...

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          • #20
            @3feet, I'm also interested in your OS type and the PDF document that we could replicate the pause problem with. Thank you.

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            • #21
              Sorry for the late reply i don't appear to get notification on this thread.(now fixed)

              I am using Windows 7.
              Today my listening experience was, within the first 50 pages of the document being read there are a few pages that have the pause behaviour.
              I will attach below, two extracted pages, one that works(1st page) and the other with the pause problem.
              Last edited by 3feet; 03-05-2015, 01:25 AM.

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              • #22
                https://www.dropbox.com/s/oaqd8ephjz...ology.pdf?dl=0
                Last edited by 3feet; 03-05-2015, 01:28 AM.

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                • #23
                  @3feet, Thanks for the update. But I got no luck to download the mentioned PDF files from the provided dropbox link. The error says "We can't find what you're looking for." Is it possible to email the PDF documents to [email protected] (Attn: Cherie)? Thank you.

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                  • #24

                    You have to remove the space in the 'Technology' part of the link


                    Still, both pages have pauses at the end of each line on my Windows 8.1 laptop, when read aloud ..

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                    • #25
                      Hi Cherry, i have sent you and email with the file attached.

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                      • #26
                        You have to remove the space in the 'Technology' part of the url.
                        Still, all lines end with pauses using the read alout function on my windows 8.1 laptop.

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                        • #27
                          Bump. Would be amazing if this problem gets resolved

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                          • #28
                            Hello all,

                            we have released a newer version of Foxit PhantomPDF 7.3 and Foxit Reader 7.3 in which the problem"text to speech 'read' function pausing at the end of each line"has already been rectified already. Users could always download the newest version from our official download center below:
                            https://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/

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