Using text-to-speech in Microsoft Office

Tired of looking at your computer monitor all the time?  Wouldn’t you like to just close your eyes sometimes and let your computer read stuff to you?

Check out the text-to-speech feature called Speak, which is built into Microsoft Office Word 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and OneNote 2010.  For information on how to add this feature to the Quick Access Toolbar for convience, see here:

The above tip was previously published in an issue of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to WServerNews today by going to and join almost 100,000 other IT professionals around the world who read our newsletter!

Mitch Tulloch is an eleven-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see

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