Ok MBP gurus, Need help using voice on email.

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  1. iphonesrq, Jun 17, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 17, 2013

    iphonesrq macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2007
    My snow lepoard MBP I'm trying to type keywords and my laptop say them out loud and I record them.

    Here's why: I want to set a few rules for certain email address. I receive several emails throughout the day and I hear the chime for all of them. However, if I'm waiting for an email from John Smith. I want when John Smith sends me an email for my computer to say "John Smith"

    I don't want my own voice, I'd rather use a computer voice.

    #1 how do I have my MBP say what I type?

    #2 how do I record this? does maybe garage band allow me to type and it repeats it back and I record it?

    thank you
  2. Tiki35, Jun 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013

    Tiki35 macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2009
    Nanoose Bay, BC, Canada
    You can use Quicktime to start an Audio Recording.

    I would just open TextEdit
    Type John Smith and select it all.
    Right-click the selection, Speech, Start Speaking.

    Then trim the recording from the Edit menu of Quicktime to get rid of your mouse clicks.

    Use ITunes to convert the saved recording to AIFF.
    ITunes, Preferences, General tab, Import Settings, choose Import using: Aiff Encoder
    Right-click the already imported file in ITunes, create AIFF version

    Then setup up a rule in Mail so that when a message is received from a certain person, it plays the correct recorded sound.
  3. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2007
    Awesome, worked like a charm thank you!!!

    BTW, I didn't have to use iTunes...I just right clicked on file ---> get info---> change to AIFF

    thank you again!!!

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