hi, i remember years ago reading that there was a speech software on mac that spoke to you eg if you had a text file open, it would read it out to you. In a robotic voice no less! but still handy. (maybe the voices have improved over the years? ) I know acrobat has a speech function where it reads you the pdf, but those voices are pretty poor and hard to follow. Does Mac OSX come with something built into it? Or are there 3rd party apps that are available now? Basically where i can type in a paragraph on textedit or open a pdf, and then that software would read it out for me. thanks for any info.