How to make your PC or Mac speak, what you write.

by Garish wasil on December 21, 2010

Have you ever wanted your Computer or Mac to speak for you. Here is how you can do that. Some of you might know it earlier but I have compiled all the ways you can do that on your PC or Mac. Just follow the folowing simple steps & there your Computer will start speaking what you write.
For Windows users :
1. Open Notepad
2. write the following code in it :
Dim userInput
userInput = InputBox(“Write a message for me to say”)
Set Sapi = Wscript.CreateObject(“SAPI.SpVoice”)
Sapi.speak userInput

3. Save the file with the name speak.vbs or any other name but remember to add .vbs in its end so as as to make it work because it is a VB script.
4. Now open the file from where you have saved it.You will see the following dialog box.
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5. Write anything in the text field & click OK. & Viola, your PC will speak what you have written.
There is another method also to make your PC speak :
1. Go to Control Panel.
2. DoubleClick the speech icon & a dialog box will open up.
3. You will see a text box under “Use the following text to preview the voice” . Just write anything in that text field & click ‘Preview Voice’ & your computer will start speaking what you have written in the Text field.
For Mac users :
This works well for Leopard OS.

1. Open the System Preferences panel under the Apple icon and click on speech.

2. Select the Text to Speech tab, check the option “Speak selected text when the key is pressed,” and click the SeMake Mac Speak 300x226 How to make your PC or Mac speak, what you write.t Key option.
3. Choose one modifier key — Command, Control, Option, or Shift — plus one other key of your choice, then click OK. Now each time you type this key combination, your Mac will read aloud any text you have selected. To stop the speech, type the same key combination again.

Hope you will like the Post.

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+Garish Wasil is a 19 years old young Passionate Blogger from India and founder of Vast9 where I share Blogging tips and online marketing strategies that has helped me to make a passive income online. Make sure to Join Vast9 on facebook and follow Vast9 on twitter.

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Neha January 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Never though that my PC can even speak. Thanks for sharing this thing.


garish January 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

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