TTS - The speech sounds horrible. It reads word by word like a robot.

The "Full text pronunciation" is an impotant feature of SmartCR. There are several voices you can choose. The robot-like voice you hear is the worst one. Try to select Microsoft Lili for Windows 7, or Microsoft Huihui for Windows 8. They are based on a native speaker from Beijing and of high quality.

You can refer to for more details on the setting of the Text-to-Speech feature.