In order to use text to speech I used Microsoft Windows 7 Professional and Narrator. I followed the directions provided in order to set up the text to speech on my computer. I can say with certainty that I will not use this system in the future unless I absolutely have to. Having the material read to me was so distracting. I found it hard to concentrate on the material that was being read and the sound of Microsoft Anna was enough to give me a headache. I did not retain the information that was read aloud. I ended up having to go back and silent read the material in order to retain the information. I see how this feature could be useful for some people, however for me personally I found that I was not able to focus while using it.