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Open Feature request MC-813

Text to Speech (TTS) audio opton in Alert

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TTS is available on all windows systems (XP, Vista, Win7) and TS allows users to use TTS to read out the alerts in all the version back from 6.0 days (forgot whether their 2000i product had it or not).
It is a must if you are a multitasker, a trader with more than one chart, or you occasionally need to turn away your computer and go to the bathroom during the day.
I have customerized my alert message to include much details of the chart that generated it, the conditon and price point, and action to take. It is practically speaking out a strategy to me when that happens.
Now, try to replace that with just an audio bell. I felt the inadequacy within minutes. The alert messages I used are dynamic so they can't be precorded.
With TTS alert, I am ready for action as soon as computer speaks. I don't need to go through the pages of charts or list of markets this may come from. And I don't need to be looking at the popup at that time because I can hear the alert dozen of feets of away very clearly.

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user-offline.png  reptile (reptile)
Jul 25, 2012 - 11:23

Is exist option to turn off TTS ? :D

user-offline.png  bowlesj3 (bowlesj3bt)
Sep 08, 2017 - 07:05

I voted for this but with a simpler twist in mind. One of the main reasons I use the MS-Access database is because I can have MS-Access put an alert message into the MS-Windows clip board so that the text to speech reader program I run immediately picks it up and reads it to me. So as a recent example if 1 of 100 stocks has a message I can easily create a tailored message which has the stock name (company name) in it and dump that to the clipboard for TTS reader voicing. This saves having to create .wav files for every stock (too much work). So all you really need to do is have an alert feature that dumps the alert text to the clipboard where the text to speech reader will pick it up and read it immediately. For the MC user it would just be a matter of checking a checkbox in the alert parameter's form and they need to start up their TTS reader before MC runs. I don't think you should include the actual TTS in your program (too much work for you and I am sure you have better things to do). Just put the dump to clipboard in and list a few text to speech reader programs such as Simple Text To Speech reader which is free or Balabolka which I think is still free (I use both but normally Balabolka).

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