In this tutorial you will learn How To do Text to Speech on Google Docs.
To do text to Speech on Google docs ,Start the Google docs document and choose the text that you want to convert to speech.Click on Accessibility menu and Choose “Speak selection”-> “Speak”.The installed screen reader software will read the text out loud.
How To do Text to Speech on Google Docs : Step by Step Guide
Enclosed are the steps to do Text to Speech on Google Docs :
Method 1 : With the help of text-to-speech Chrome extension
Method 2 : Using Google Docs Screen Reader
As a pre-requisite you first need to install a screen reader software which will read out the text from your Google docs document.
On Google Chrome browser you can install the following Screen Reader extension.
You can use following full system screen readers on different operating systems :
- CHROME OS : ChromeVox
- Mac : VoiceOver
- Windows : Narrator
How To do Text to Speech on Google Docs using Screen Reader
You need to enable the screen reader in Google docs so that the screen recorder sofware can read the text on your Google docs document.
Enclosed are the steps to activate Screen Recorder in Google docs :
Step 1 : Click on the Tools Menu and Select Accessibility
- Click on the Tools menu on the Main menu bar.
- From the Tools menu drop-down Select “Accessibility“
Step 2 : Now Check the Squarebox infront of Turn on screen reader support
Once you check the box for Turn on screen reader support ,screen reader support will ne enabled .
Step 3 : Click on OK
Step 4 : Select the text in Google docs that you want to read out loud
- To Choose a specific paragraph use the mouse cursor .
- To Select the entire text in the document use CTRL+A keyboard Shortcut
Step 5 : Click on Accessibility menu and Choose “Speak selection”-> “Speak”
- Navigate to the Accessibility Main menu bar.
- From the drop-down Select “Speak selection”
- Under Speak Selection Choose “Speak”
- The installed screen reader software will read the text out loud.
If you are somone who loves to use keyboard Shortcut you press Ctrl+Alt+X to start reading the text out loud.
The bahaviour might differ depending on the type of screen reader software installed on you PC.
How To do Text to Speech on Google Docs(Summary )
In the preceding steps we have shown you two methods using which you can easily use text to speech on Google docs.
We hope this tutorial on How To do Text to Speech on Google Docs was helpful.
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