What is Texts to Speech in MS Word ?

By | 26th December 2015

How to Convert Texts to Speech in Word .

Microsoft Windows office 2010 accessibility features offer the Text-to-Speech commands in Word. This feature enables your computer to play back written text or numbers as spoken words in a Word Processor.

After you have added the Speak command to your Quick Access Tool, you can hear single words or blocks of text spoken by highlighting the text you want to hear, and then clicking the Speak command. This feature is also built-in feature of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote, in the language of your version of Office.

To enable this feature in Word, follow these steps:
1. Click on the drop down arrow on the Quick Access Toolbar,
2. Click Customize Quick Access Toolbar.


2. Click More Commands.
3. In the Choose commands from list, select All Commands.
4. Scroll down to the Speak command, select it, and then click Add.
5. Click OK.
6. When you want to use the text-to-speech command, click the icon on the Quick Access Toolbar

The speak command appears like this:


To hear single words or blocks of text or numbers, highlight the text you want to hear, and then clicking the Speak command icon on the Quick Access Tool Bar.

The speech to text feature can read back to you a selected word, sentences or whole document, just click Speak icon after selection.

Also without selecting any word, sentence and Word 2010 will automatically expand the selection to include the neighboring texts, words, sentences, paragraphs or whole document.

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