This is a universal Help Page for using enhanced CDs, but is most helpful to St. Anne's Helper visitors.
St. Anne's Helper Audio CDs and Audio Downloads are enhanced, meaning that there are special features involved. In this case it's two for one. You receive both an audio and a text file when you buy our CDs or Audio Downloads.
Using an enhanced CD requires having the right computer settings.
Essentially, if you own one of our audio Baltimore Catechisms, you've bought two files in one whether you've bought them by CD or Download. Not many CDs are enhanced to be able to have the text available with the audio so count your self blessed :-)
The following directions have been updated to explain how to use our St. Anne's Helper Audio Baltimore Catechism CDs (August 2010) so as to be able to print the TEXT from the same audio CDs.
Also, we have added the ability to Download both the Audio and the Text files in audio book downloads which saves you time and money. Either way, the text files can be used from your computer to print and reprint the text of the audio CD or download.
In 2009 we added downloadable Catechism Copybooks and they can be printed at will also. Print as many as you like....
In 2010 we added Catholic Ebooks (Saint Patrick History, Mystical City of God, and the darling Children of the Kingdom). Usually people read these on their ereaders like a Kindle reader, but you can also print from these books since they are in pdf format. This is especially helpful with the Children of the Kingdom since it can be cozier to read to children from the printed format. We recommend using a binder or taking the printed copy to a store that does the new plastic spiral binding.
Late in 2010 we added the St. Anne's Helper Catholic Coloring Book from which you can download all of the coloring pages to print that are on our site instead of searching the whole site. It contains all of the over 480 free coloring pages to print. They are divided into separate files for your convenience.
If your computer is not configured to play enhanced Audio CDs you may have to change your computer settings. Once you do, you can print the text and listen to the audio from the same CD.
The disc you have for your audio catechism is an enhanced CD and has both
Each question and answer is on its own track and matches the text of the script. This text can be printed at will and is fully reproducible from the enhanced CD or the audio book download.
To print the text file:
- Start Menu.
- Control Panel.
- Hardware and Sound.
- Play CDs or other media automatically.
- Enhanced Audio CD.
- Play Audio CD using the program of your choice.
(We used Windows Media Player.)
Windows XP - This is the path to click to set your computer to play the enhanced audio CD.
- Right click on Start Button.
- Select "Explore" (not "Explore all users").
- On the left hand side of the screen right click on the icon of whichever
drive it is in.
- Select "Properties".
- Click on "Auto Play" (tab at top).
- From the drop down menu select a "mixed content" to view the
text of the catechism.
- To hear the audio catechism go to the program of your choice to
play the audio of the catechism.
Mac Users and others please Contact Us.
If you have further difficulty with your system simply type in the help bar: "CD will not play in Vista" or something similar.
You can even transfer the text of your audio book download or enhanced CD to your computer and use it as an ereader book. This saves so much space, especially for those who move frequently or need to do research often. Our audio book downloads and homeschool worksheets are on our St. Anne's Helper Order page.
Use printables in your Roman Catholic catechism class, Faith formation, or Sunday school lesson. ~Mary Fifer