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Read Aloud

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All Logos resources feature the option to read the text aloud using the computer’s system narrator or, in some resources, a recorded human narrator. Here’s how to access and use the feature.

Please note that this is only available on the desktop - and just for English resources. It doesn't work on mobile and neither for Greek or Hebrew resources.

Note: System narration is disabled on some resources at the publisher's request.

 

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Start/Stop Reading

Media Player Controls

Change Narrator

 

Start/Stop Reading

  1. Navigate to the passage you want to hear.
  2. Press Ctrl+R (Windows) or Cmd+R (Mac) to begin narration.
  3. A media player bar appears at the top-right of the Logos window.

  4. Press Ctrl+R / Cmd+R again to stop narration and close the media player bar.

 

 Media Player Controls

The media controls from left to right are:

  • Pause/Play stops or starts narration without closing the media player bar.
  • The title of the resource being read.
  • The progress and elapsed time in the chapter (or section)
    Note: Elapsed time is based on 1x speed and does not change when the reading speed is altered.
  • The 30 button rewinds the audio playback by 30 seconds.
  • Click 1x to change the narration speed from 1x through 1.4x, 2x, and .75x.
  • Clicking X closes the media player and stops playback.

 

Change Narrator

For resources with a custom narrator, such as the LEB (New Testament) and ESV, you can switch between the human and system narrator.

Changing the Narrator has a slightly different interface on Windows and on Mac:

To change the Narrator on Windows:

  1. Open the resource’s panel menu by clicking.
  2. Expand the narrator options next to Read Aloud.
  3. Select a human narrator or the System Narrator (the option of using a human narrator is only available for the ESV and LEB).



To change the Narrator on Mac:

  1. Open the resource’s panel menu by clicking.
  2. Expand the narrator options.
  3. Select a human narrator or the System Narrator (the option of using a human narrator is only available for the ESV and LEB).

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Note: Selecting Show word by word indicator activates a small gray dot that synchronizes with the narration. This option is only available when using "custom voices" (i.e. not the system narrator) and is therefore limited to the ESV and LEB. When reading in other Bibles, an orange circle appears briefly indicating the start of each new verse.

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