MacBook Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NewGuyToMac, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. NewGuyToMac macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to buy a MB in the next couple months or so, don't need one right away. I read somewhere that MB's had the ability to read back to you a document that was opened in Microsoft Word or Pages. Does it actually do this? If so, how do I do it? And is there anyway to record the reading of the document and put it on my iPod or or iPhone? This would be very helpful with my studies. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Hi!

    Yes, Macbooks have the ability to read back documents or any text for that matter. To do this, select the text and press Command and T. To record the text reading, I would recommend to record either in Garageband or Audacity.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    ^^ Awesome program.
     
  4. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    I just tried this on my iMac and it does not work is this a MacBook only thing i have never heard of or what???
     
  5. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Re: Macbook Question

    This might just be my customized shortcut. To set it, go to System Preferences, Speech and look for a button that says Set Key.That should let you set your shortcut for text to speech. Also, make sure that the text is highlighted.
     
  6. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

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    i c ok
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You can have it speak things.

    In Terminal (under Apps Folder > Utilities) just type "say _____" and hit enter. Wait a bit and the computer will speak whatever you typed after the word say.
     
  8. NewGuyToMac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help, now I just need a Mac . . .
     
  9. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    but keep in mind you'll have to record it in realtime... so if you're doing a whole book, it might take a really long time.
     
  10. kabunaru Guest

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    In Stickies, write the text and go to Edit--->Speech---->Start Speaking.
     

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