I don't see commands for converting text to speech

Text-to-speech features are included only in Microsoft Office Excel.

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Use text-to-speech commands in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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

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Use text-to-speech commands in Excel 2003 and 2002

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Speech, and then click Show Text to Speech Toolbar.
  2. On the Text To Speech toolbar, click the command that you want to use.

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Play back worksheet data

You need speakers installed to perform this procedure.

Play back a group of cells

  1. Select a group of cells to read back.
  2. Choose how the computer will read back your data by clicking By Rows Button image or By Columns Button image.
  3. Click Speak Cells Button image.
  4. To correct an error, click Stop Speaking Button image, and use your mouse and keyboard to make the necessary changes.
  5. Click Speak Cells Button image to make the computer continue to read back your selection.

 Tip   You can select a specific range of cells for the computer to read back to you, or you can click Speak Cells Button image without selecting any cells and Microsoft Office Excel will automatically expand the selection to include the neighboring cells that contain values.

Play back after every cell entry

  1. Click Speak On Enter Button image.
  2. Enter data in a cell. After you press ENTER, the computer will read back the data in the cell.

 Note   If you hide the Text To Speech toolbar and you did not turn off Speak On Enter Button image, the computer continues to read back each cell entry that you make. Click Speak On Enter Button image to turn it off.

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Applies to:
Excel 2007