Text to speech creation

Hello

    I was wondering.  Are there any free programs that can convert text to speech?  If so, any programs where you can alter the pitch or tone of part of speech?               
          
                                              Thanks

If you have a recent version of windows you probably already have one. If not just do a google search. I remember seeing quite a few of them at one time.

All of the text to speech programs have tons of bugs (that I have used)… the technology right now isn’t what is acceptable. Training may take up to three hours, so, unless you have a really good reason, (handicapped, etc.) I wouldn’t bother with it.

Although there may be some good software out there, I just have never found any.

if you are on win:
http://www.nch.com.au/

best choice there is- its freeware!

ahhh, I made a mistake… I thought you were talking about speech to text.

sorry