Cleveland State University

Disability Services

Natural Reader

The newest version of Natural Reader is Free Natural reader 11. This works on all versions of Windows . To There is also a version of Natural Reader for Mac OS X. To install the program open the installation files from the link below and Run the standardsetup.exe file. You should not have to change any of the installation settings for the program so you can click on nothing but Next, Install, and Finish.

Install Free Natural reader 11
NaturalSoft Home Page

Reading with Natural reader

Launch the Free Natural reader 11 program from the desktop or under the Start Menu > All Programs > NaturalSoft.

To Read in Natural reader

  1. Go to the file menu and click on Open.
  2. Browse for the file that you want to open and click on Open.
  3. When the text displays in the window Click the Play button or Hold Control and Press F9

You can start and stop the reading using Ctrl+F9 or by using the controls on the left side of the window.

Natural reader will only open RTF files and Text Files. It does not display or read word documents or WebPages in the Natural reader window. However you can copy and paste text from those applications into a new document in the Free Natural reader 10 window. To read text in Word, Adobe Reader, Works, Internet Explorer or Firefox do the following.

Open the Free Natural reader 10 program. Open the program with the file that you whish to read. This does not need to be done in that order. Natural reader needs to be opened before you start reading.

To Read the Whole Document.

Place the cursor in the document and Hold Control and Press F9. Natural reader will read the document from top to bottom unless you pause it with Ctrl+F9. This only reads page by page in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

To Read Select Text

If you only want to read some of the text in the document Highlight that text with the mouse or cursor and hold down Control and press F9.

Control+F9 will start and pause reading. If you wish to stop reading a section before it is complete and start a new section you need to give the Stop command by pressing Ctrl+F11.

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Disability Services
2121 Euclid Avenue
MC 147
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom 147
1899 E. 22nd
Phone: 216.687.2015
Fax: 216.687.2343

E-mail Tests To:
ods@csuohio.edu
Web Contact
Jeffrey Dell
j.dell@csuohio.edu
216.687.2015

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