Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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coffee_king
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Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Hi Guys
I was wondering if anyone could help me out.
I downloaded 7.6.1 from http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/macos9osx.html
and installed it on my iMac (Mojave) it works fine but the sound option is greyed out with SimpleText, yet I can get sound with Jigsaw app.

I can't see how to enable sound for SimpleText so can anyone help please?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Open the Sound control panel and select your sound output device. After that it should work.
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Re: Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Hi
Thanks for taking the time to respond to me.
There are not Sound Control options
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Re: Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Open the Extensions Manager control panel. Add a check mark next to Sound. Click Restart. You will now see the Sound control panel, but it won't enable sound in SimpleText. I have no idea of how to enable sound in SimpleText in that system. If anyone else knows, could you post the method here?

EDIT: It appears that, on a real Mac, SimpleText can record sounds. I doubt that is possible in BasiliskII or SheepShaver, but perhaps it is.
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Re: Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Wow, brilliant. That did the trick. I just selected Sound, Apple Talk, Speech Manager and now it works perfectly.
Thanks for your assistance.
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Re: Sound option greyed out with SimpleText 7.6.1

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Amazing. I had no idea that this could work. The next time I update this system, I'll enable Sound and the Speech Manager in the default setup.
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