You can use text-to-speech to have text displaying on your screen (not your current dictation) read aloud in a computer voice. You can use this feature to have the product read back a document that you (or someone else) dictated while you listen for mistakes and make note of sections you might want to revise.
Text-to-speech is available only in the DragonPad, Microsoft Word, and Corel WordPerfect. You can, however, copy and paste text from other programs and then use text-to-speech.
To start text-to-speech, do one of the following:
- Select the text you want to hear (a line, a paragraph, and so on), and then say "Read That."
- Select the text you want to hear, and then select Read That from the Advanced submenu (or right-click in your document and click Read That from the shortcut menu).
- Move the insertion point to the text you want to hear and say any of the following commands:
Read back the current line
Read back the whole document.
Read back the text in view.
|Read to Here||
Read back from the top of the document window to the insertion point.
|Read from Here||
Read back from the insertion point to the bottom of the document window.
To stop text-to-speech, do one of the following:
- From the NaturallySpeaking menu, point to Advanced and click Stop Playback/Reading.
- Right-click in your document and click Stop Playback/Reading from the shortcut menu.
- Press the ESC key.
You can control the speed, pitch, volume, and other text-toŽspeech settings. From the menu, click Tools > Options and select the Text-to-Speech tab.