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>>>>> "Ann" == Ann Parsons <akp@eznet.net> writes:

    Ann> Hi all, I have been looking in the docs to see if
    Ann> there is a way to read continuously, as in a large
    Ann> document.  I have come into possession of several
    Ann> etexts and I want to read them continuously, but I
    Ann> want to stop and restart the reading.  These are
    Ann> long books that require stopping in the middle.  Is
    Ann> there a way to stop continuous reading, and then go
    Ann> back to a given point within a file at a later
    Ann> date, pick up the reading and continue on?  I found
    Ann> this paragraph in the emacspeak docs for 14, but it
    Ann> is unclear as to what to type when prompted.  Can
    Ann> anybody explain this?

    Ann> Here is the stuff I was reading.  I hope this isn't
    Ann> a dumb question.  I am reading the documentation,
    Ann> but I don't understand what I am reading.

    Ann> ** emacspeak-speak-continuously Key Sequence:
    Ann> control e RETURN

    Ann> Speak a buffer continuously.  First prompts using
    Ann> the minibuffer for the kind of action to perform
    Ann> after speaking each chunk.  E.G.  speak a line at a
    Ann> time etc.  Speaking commences at current buffer
    Ann> position.  Pressing C-g breaks out, leaving point
    Ann> on last chunk that was spoken.  Any other key
    Ann> continues to speak the buffer.

    Ann> In short folks, I want something that will behave
    Ann> like Readit.  I want to be able to read long files
    Ann> in Linux and I want to stop and start and be able
    Ann> to go back to where I was.  Please help.

    Ann> Ann P.

    Ann> -- Ann K. Parsons email: akp@eznet.net ICQ Number:
    Ann> 33006854 WEB SITE: http://home.eznet.net/~akp "All
    Ann> that is gold does not glitter.  Not all those who
    Ann> wander are lost."  JRRT

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