Information about the Voice Announcer feature
The ability to use the "Voice Announcements" is controlled by your OS. Most Vista versions of Windows come with "Text-To-Speech" already installed. If you can enable the "Voice Announcer", then you are able to use this feature.
The voices available are also controlled by your OS, which usually come pre-installed with 1 to 2 free voices.
You can often times purchase other voices from 3rd party suppliers such as Cepstral.
FanDraft can no longer supports the Text-To-Speech engine supplied with Windows XP.
Voice Announcer Information
Enable Voice Announcer
If you would like to use the "Voice Announcer" to vocalize your pick selections, check mark the "Use "Voice Announcer" for draft selections" checkbox.
This option can be accessed in the "Additional Preferences" area, accessed by clicking on the "More Preferences" button in the Preferences area.
Change the Announcer Voice
To change the announcer voice click on the arrows to the right of the "Announcer Voice" text box.
Typically on the PC, Microsoft XP comes pre-installed with 2 voices (Microsoft Sam and Microsoft Anna). Vista comes pre-installed with just Microsoft Anna.
The voices available are also controlled by your operating system. You can often times purchase other voices from 3rd party suppliers such as Cepstral.
If no voices are showing up, it is likely due to your operating system having the "Text-To-Speech" capabilities installed/enabled, and this feature will be unavailable to you in FanDraft.
Sample/Test the Announcer Voice
If you would like to hear a sample of what the announcer sounds like, click on the button.
Note: Once you enable "Voice Announcer", you can then add/edit the "Phonetic" team names.