Create a talking book using Word

The DAISY Consortium and Microsoft Corporation announced the latest release of Save as DAISY, a free, open source add-in for Microsoft Office Word. With the integration of DAISY Pipeline Lite, Save as DAISY add-in Version 2 produces a full DAISY multimedia publication with synchronized text and MP3 audio, enabling users to transform Word documents into accessible multimedia formats for people unable to read print due to a visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive, or learning disability.

"It really is a fantastic piece of software", confirmed Kate Randall from Vision Australia’s Community Information Access department. Michael Hingson, the President of The Hingson Group, believes that the "DAISY navigation system is one of the most significant developments to be made available since the development of Braille. DAISY allows people who are blind to move around recorded and electronic documents easily and seamlessly in a way so far only available to sighted readers."

Source | Save as MP3 from Word?

Tip: Expire or Delay Outlook Emails

In Outlook 2007 and I am sure in older versions as well, you can set your own delivery options.

Read receipt and delivery receipt is standard, but have to delay sending emails and have them expire after few days is definitely cool and useful.

I am sure you can think of some situations in which you can delay sending emails – even to yourself as a reminder to your personal email address like yahoo, windows live hotmail or gmail accounts.

imageCan you think of a situation in which you would like to expire your email? I use this option a lot, especially when I am sharing product keys with colleagues. I am email them product keys and then set them to expire in 30 minutes. As a courtesy, I inform them verbally that I have set this option and the email won’t stay for long. In my sent items, when the email has expired, it will show as can be seen.


This is really handy. Can you think of any other situations?