What's new in Talking Typer for Windows™
The following enhancements and corrections were made to Talking Typer for Windows.
Version 18.104.22.168 December 2012
- Certified to run under Windows 8.
- Fixed a problem opening files in shared mode. This prevented the program from working when the database was shared on a network drive.
Version 22.214.171.124 January 2012
- Fixed insertion of drills in the edit-lesson dialog so they are saved correctly.
- Fixed ability to add dictations to a lesson.
Version 126.96.36.199 October 2010
- Fixed lesson path to adjust depending on whether the path entered ends with the backslash character.
Version 1.13.5 August 2010
- Fixed bug that caused Hurry Scurry to fail.
Version 1.13.4 April 2010
- Fixed a bug in the lesson covering the modifier keys, Alt, Shift, and Ctrl.
- Fixed memory leaks.
Version 1.13.3 December 2009
- Tested with Windows 7. This version of Windows does not support the wizard character in Hurry Scurry.
Version 1.13.2 February 2009
- Upgrade or demo database installs without student records
Version 1.13 December 2007
Version 1.12 May 2007
- Fixes a problem with the timer.
- Adds support for Vista.
Version 1.10.1, April 2005
- Adds talking help.
- Changes to SAPI5 for speech. This corrects the issue where only the administrator had access to the high quality speech. But the system requirements are now at least 98 and Internet Explorer 5.5.
Version 1.10, February 2005
- Corrects some database issues that were recently introduced.
Version 1.9.8, November 2004
- Corrects a problem where lesson statistics were getting garbled.
- Corrects issues with the Groups.
- Corrects audio dictation behavior.
Version 1.9.5, July 2004
- Adds a "Details" button to the Check for Updates dialog that gives users information about the new features to an update to the software.
- Corrects a problem that prevented the Speech dialog from listing more than 100 speech synthesizers.
Version 1.9.4, May 2004
- Adds AT&T Natural Voices text-to-speech which provides high quality speech feedback. The upgrade to use this speech must be purchased separately with the Talking Typer Upgrade CD. It is not available as a download from the APH Web Site.
Version 1.9.2, October 2003
- Fixes a bug that caused the program to fail on Windows 95 because of a missing export function.
- Fixes a bug that caused failures on Windows 98 due to mismatched run-time library modules.
Version 1.8.2, June 2003
- Fixes a bug that caused the help window in Internet Explorer to be opened twice.
- Now uses the slower digitized speech for spelling
Version 1.8.1, June 2003
- Changes the location of the lesson files, user preferences, and other data that gets stored during program execution. This corrects issues involving normal users attempting to write lesson files on a machine with restricted access.
Version 1.8, June 2003
- Adds automatic update support from the "help" menu.
- Fixes a bug that could cause the program to hang when the text-to-speech engine is started.
Version 1.0.7, March 2003
- Adds some error reporting for digitized speech and updates setup.
- Corrects some display issues in Hurry Scurry and Explore Keyboard screens.
Version 1.0.6, February 2003
- Adds some cosmetic changes to property pages (dialogs) and program icon.
Version 1.0.5, December 2002
- Uses the new Setup utility, Inno Setup, for installation.
- Updates the About box with cosmetic changes and copyright date.
- Changes the behavior when the CD is inserted. Now, when you insert the CD, and it contains the same or older version that is already installed on your machine, Setup runs the installed software instead of presenting an options menu. You may force a re-install by running the program tt_setup.exe.
- Corrects all known memory leak issues.
- Corrects a problem with the pronunciation of some of the digitized punctuation and special keys.
- Corrects a recently introduced problem where some punctuation keys were not pronounced correctly.
- This minor update adds Windows XP compatibility and works with a newer speech component.
- This version adds digitized human speech to character pronunciation. Whenever the program spells a word or pronounces a letter, that pronunciation is made using the digitized speech. This should make it much easier to distinguish between letters with similar sounds.
- The digital audio feature is enabled by default, but if you don't want to use digital audio, you can uncheck the "Use Digital Audio for Spelling and Key Echo" check box in the Preferences option on the Tools menu. The option is located on the Program Preferences tab of the dialog.
- There are also two new lessons that contain short, easy to type phrases. These two new lessons precede the two lessons that contain complete sentences.
- Corrected a problem with the display of the ampersand character in the Explore Keyboard section of the program.
- Corrected a recently introduced problem with the user name display to have it reflect the correct user name.
- Updated Setup to correct issues with Windows 95 that resulted from system component updates.
- Updated the Setup to correct an error message during Windows NT installation. The Service Pack 6 is now required, but the message mentioned Service Pack 4 in error.
- A rare error in processing the default user login name was corrected where a computer name contained only a series of spaces that would result in the program exiting.
- Updated the keyboard virtual key map file to speak keys in lower case
- Updated keyboard hook (tthook.dll) processing F1 key.
- Corrected a problem processing special keys during Edit Lesson
- Updated timing processing for more accurate short drills.
- Added version information to About dialog
- The requirements listed on the CD jewel case state that service pack 4 for Windows NT 4.x is required. Actually, service pack 6 is required.
- A problem involving normal user account usage under Windows NT with access to some speech components was corrected.
- Added the ability to copy the Student Results information to the clipboard for possible later pasting into another application. This should help with reports and other record keeping activities.
- Added Automatic Stop feature to dictations. This works by automatically pausing the recording when the student begins typing. After a short time from when the student stops, playback of the recording continues. You may, of course, continue to use the Control keys to pause, rewind, and play the recording.
- Keystrokes are now echoed in Dictations, Open Typing, and Explore the Keyboard if the Echo Keystrokes button is checked in the Preferences dialog.
- The Setup program was updated to correct a problem that occurred when you had a demo version installed then tried to update with the registered version on the CD if that registered version was older than the demo. Now, if the demo is newer than the registered version, Setup updates the information that registers the program and keeps the newer software in tact.
- Corrected a problem with running Hurry Scurry in Windows NT.
- Corrected a problem that prevented a lesson from saving with the Save option on the File menu. The program still saved the lesson when you closed the lesson, so there was not a data loss problem.
- There was an "V" in the Capitals and Period lesson that shouldn't
have been there.
- The word Phrases was misspelled on the Phrases II lesson title.
- Talking Typer now accepts the /L command line switch. This creates a debug log file that records information about what the program does in case of errors. The file is named debug.log and is located in the same folder as the program.
- Corrected a corrupt file problem in one of the lessons.
- Corrected Setup issues for Windows NT 4, including Administrative rights, Service Pack detection, and Auto Check (CD auto-play) problems.