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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Add Quick Text-to-Speech Button to Microsoft Word



Microsoft Word has a hidden text-to-speech button built in. To access add the text-to-speech button to the quick access tool bar click on the down arrow in the top left corner of the screen. Next click on more commands and then click on all commands from the drop down menu. Finally click on speak from the list and then press add. To use the text-to-speech feature select the text you wish to have read and click on the text-to-speech button you just added to the top left corner of the screen. The text will be read allowed instantly. Click the button again to stop the text-to-speech. Watch the video above to learn more. Click read more below for step by step instructions.








14 comments:

  1. This is the totally new feature for me as I had no idea about it before reading your post. This method provides an easy way to add quick text-to-speech button. The steps given in this post helped a lot in understanding this feature well.

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  2. Do you find that it only works with Microsoft Sam voice?

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  3. I don't have quick advanced settings, what do I do?

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  4. Added after Office 2000. Sigh.

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  5. This is all too cumbersome to use a laptop and app to as an AAC device. For my grandMa we switched to a $460 keyboard and speaker that does not use an app.

    http://www.textspeak.com/

    Sound is like Microsoft Sam, there is no screen, but it is SO easy to use

    Nancy

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  6. I was very interested to read your latest blog about Text to speech app. Actually I heard it many times how useful text and speech using Read write software extensively and now would like to see if the developers are preparing an app that could make many of its basic functions available on ipads and macs.

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  7. When activated and turned on, the text to speech facility will read replacement words or simply skip the word that is to be read to the student or user.

    text-to-speech

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  9. The best part about voice over is it doesn’t require any registration and you can start using it right away.

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  10. The built-in tool for MS Word has limited ability. Instead, use Text Speaker. It is a good text to audio software with support for multiple languages and high quality voices.

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  11. I couldn't find the speak command in the customization area. Is it only for Word 2010?

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    1. Thanks for your question. I do belive that this feature is only availbe for Word 2010 and newer.

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