Topic: Limited speech output in Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit editions

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Applies to: ScreenReader, SuperNova Magnifier, SuperNova Magnifier & Screen Reader, SuperNova Magnifier & Speech

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There is limited speech support in Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit editions. Notably, document text may not be spoken, and 'Read from Here' does not read document text and simply announces "Reading Finished".


Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit editions are not currently supported by the Supernova range of products.

Check if Word is the 32 or 64 Bit Edition

You can check whether Microsoft Word is the 32 or 64-bit edition. To do this:
1. Press ALT + F. The "File" menu opens.
2. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select "Help" and press ENTER. The Word 2Help" pane opens.
3. Press NUMPAD ASTERISK. The Dolphin Cursor is turned on.
4. Use the DWON ARROW key to review the pane. Under "About Microsoft Word" the version details of Word are displayed. These will indicate whether it is the 32 or 64-bit edition, for example:

Version: 14.0.5128.5000 (32-bit)
Version: 14.0.5128.5000 (64-bit)


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