Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Eliminating Errors with Text to Speech
The Text to Speech translation feature requires no prior training or special
microphones: All that’s required is a pair of speakers or headphones
connected to your computer.
Now for the bad news: Text to Speech is not available from any of the tabs
on the Ribbon. The only way to access Text to Speech is by adding its Speak
Cells command buttons as custom buttons on the Quick Access toolbar to a
custom tab on the Ribbon.
Here are the steps for adding the Text to Speech command buttons to the
Quick Access toolbar (shown in Figure 4-13):
1. Click Customize Quick Access Toolbar button at the end of the toolbar
followed by the More Commands on the Customize Quick Access
toolbar on its drop-down menu.
The Excel Options dialog box opens with the Customize Access Toolbar
tab selected.
2. Click Commands Not in the Ribbon on the Choose Commands From
drop-down menu and scroll down the list until you see the Speak Cells
command.
The Text to Speech command buttons include Speak Cells, Speak Cells –
Stop Speaking Cells, Speak Cells by Columns, Speak Cells by Rows, and
Speak Cells on Enter.
3. Click the Speak Cells button in the Choose Commands From list box
on the left and then click the Add button to add it to the Quick Access
toolbar following the Redo button.
4. Click the Add button repeatedly until you’ve added the
remaining Text to Speech buttons to the custom group: Speak Cells – Stop
Speaking Cells, Speak Cells by Columns, Speak Cells by Rows, and
Speak Cells on Enter.
To reposition the speech command buttons on the Quick Access
toolbar, select the button and then move it up or down in the list (which
corresponds to left and right, respectively on the toolbar) with the Move
Up and Move Down.
5. Click the OK button to close the Excel Options dialog box.
Figure 4-13 shows the Quick Access toolbar above my Ribbon in my Excel
2013 program window after I added the speech buttons to it.
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