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How to Make Word Read to You

Use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

You should know

  • Choose Read aloud Ribbon icon below review A menu for listening to an explanation of the entire document.
  • Add the Speak command to the navigation toolbar and talk An icon that describes the text highlighted in the document.
  • It sounds better to read aloud, but it’s only available in 2019 and later versions of Office. Audio is available in Office 2003 and above.

There are several options for reading the text into Word. So if you can’t see the text accurately, or if you want to hear the progress of the text, you can still see what’s on the page. Here’s how to make Word read:

How do you get the word read?

Microsoft Word has two main features for reading Word. The first is “read aloud”, which reads the entire page. The second is Speak, which reads only the selected text.

How to use read aloud in Word

Read aloud in Word only if you’re using Office 2019, Office 2021, or Microsoft 365. Otherwise, you will need to upgrade Office to take advantage of this feature.

Choose review Select a menu to select Read aloud From the alley.

First, open the document you want Microsoft Word to read aloud. If the document is not open, the read command does nothing.

This option opens the reading control in the upper right corner of the open document. There are 5 buttons to control the reading function. To hear the text read aloud cheek Icon (right arrow icon).

Play Microsoft Word reading

You will hear the text read aloud.Also, the play icon is Stop Icon (two vertical lines). If you want to pause the audio that is playing, press the pause button. When you’re ready to resume listening, press the play button.

Pauses Microsoft Word reading control

also,[再生/一時停止]Two buttons are displayed on the left and right of the button. These are the two left arrows (Pre) And two right arrows (Continue). You can use these buttons to move around one paragraph. This is useful if you are no longer interested in listening to the current paragraph and want to jump the narration back and forth.

Switch to Microsoft Word reading

When you have finished listening to the read-aloud document, you can select the read-aloud function to stop it. Stop Icon (X).

Stop the Microsoft Word read-aloud archive

Note that you don’t need to use the mouse to control the reading of Microsoft Word. Instead, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl + Alt + Space: Starts the reading function
  • Ctrl + space: Play or pause voice narration
  • Ctrl + left arrow: Moves voice narration to the previous paragraph
  • Ctrl + right arrow: Skip narration and proceed to the next paragraph
  • Alt + left arrow: Slow down the voice narration speed
  • Alt + right arrow: Increase the speed of voice narration

Enable and use voice in Word

Microsoft has built voice capabilities into Microsoft Office 2003. This means that you can use the voice feature without a new version of Microsoft Word with read aloud. The only difference is that the text you want the story to tell must be highlighted first.

Before you can use the Speak feature, you must enable it on the Quick Access Toolbar.Do this case, SelectionWhen Quick access bar It’s in the menu on the left.Choose All orders from Select a command Scroll menu.

All commands highlighted in the Quick Access Toolbar tab and Microsoft Word settings

Scroll down to select talkSelect addition Press the center button to add voice functionality to the Quick Access Toolbar.Choose have understood It’s over.

surely Show Quick Access Toolbar The toolbar does not appear even if the check box is selected or Speak is enabled.

To use the speak feature, highlight the text you want to hear. You can select the entire document if you want.After highlighting the text, from the Quick Access Toolbar[話す]Select the icon.

Audio icon on Microsoft Word toolbar

You will hear narrated text with digitized voice. If you want to stop the narration at any time, select the talk icon again to stop the narration.

Stop speaking the icon on the Microsoft Word toolbar

FAQ

  • How to make a Word document read-only?

    To make the document read-only, go to: review >> >> Restrict editing..under Editing restrictionsControl Allow only this type of change in the document Choose No change (read only).. If you don’t want others to modify the file, you have the option to set a password.

  • How to record reading aloud in Word?

    Word doesn’t have a built-in recorder, so you’ll have to run another audio recording program when Word reads the text. You can use the built-in tools to record audio on Windows or record audio on Mac.

  • How do I use voice dictation in Word?

    To dictate or post in Word, select the down arrow next to it. Dictation >> >> Adaptation >> >> Start recording >> >> Save and copy now..To copy the current sound Download audio Select a file.


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How to Make Word Read to You

Use the Speak and Read Aloud commands

What to Know
Select the Read Aloud icon in the ribbon under the Review menu to hear the entire document narrated.
Add the Speak command to the Quick Look Toolbar and select the Speak icon to narrate the text you’ve highlighted in your document.
Read Aloud sounds better but is only available in versions of Office after 2019. The Speak feature is available in Office 2003 and later.

There are several options available to have Word read the text aloud to you so you’ll know what’s on the page even if you can’t fully see the text or you want to hear how it flows. Here’s how to make Word read to you.

How to Make Word Read to You

From within Microsoft Word, there are two main features to make Word read to you. The first is Read Aloud, which will read the entire page. The second is Speak, which will read aloud only the text you’ve selected.

How to Use Read Aloud in Word

You can only use the Read Aloud feature in Word if you have Office 2019, Office 2021, or Microsoft 365. Otherwise, you’ll need to upgrade Office to enjoy this feature.

Select the Review menu and select Read Aloud from the ribbon.

You’ll want to first open the document you’d like Microsoft Word to read aloud to you. Without a document open, the Read Aloud controls won’t do anything.

This option will open the Read Aloud controls at the upper right corner of your open document. There are five buttons to control the Read Aloud feature. To hear the text read aloud to you, press the Play icon in these controls (the right arrow icon).

You’ll hear a voice reading the text aloud. You’ll also notice that the play icon has now changed to a Pause icon (two vertical lines). Press the Pause button if you want to pause the audio voice wherever it’s currently reading. When you’re ready to start listening again, press the Play button.

You will also notice two other buttons to the right and left of the Play/Pause button. These are two left arrows (Previous) and two right arrows (Next). These buttons will let you navigate forward or backward one paragraph, which is helpful if you aren’t interested in hearing the current paragraph anymore and want the narration to skip back or ahead.

When you finish listening to the document being read aloud, you can stop the Read Aloud feature by selecting the Stop icon (an X icon).

Remember, you don’t need to use your mouse to control Microsoft Word Read Aloud. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts instead.

CTRL + Alt + Space: Launch the Read Aloud feature
CTRL + Space: Play or pause voice narration
CTRL + Left Arrow: Move voice narration to the previous paragraph
CTRL + Right Arrow: Skip narration to the next paragraph
Alt + Left Arrow: Slow down voice narration speed
Alt + Right Arrow: Speed up voice narration speed
Enable and Use Speak in Word

Microsoft incorporated the Speak feature into Microsoft Office 2003. That means even if you don’t have a newer version of Microsoft Word with Read Aloud available, you can still use the Speak feature. The only difference is you’ll need to highlight the text you want to hear narrated first.

Before you can use the Speak feature, you’ll need to enable it in the Quick Access Toolbar. To do this, select File, Options, and Quick Access Toolbar from the left menu. Select All Commands from the Choose commands from drop-down menu.

Scroll down to and select Speak, and select the Add button in the middle to add the Speak feature to the Quick Access Toolbar. Select OK to finish.

Make sure the Show Quick Access Toolbar checkbox is selected, or you won’t be able to see the toolbar even if Speak is enabled.

To use the Speak feature, highlight the text you want to hear narrated. You can select the entire document if you wish. Once you’ve highlighted the text, select the Speak icon from the Quick Access Toolbar.

You will hear the text narrated in a digitized voice. At any time, if you want to stop the narration, you can select the Speak icon again, and the narration will stop.

FAQ

How do I make a Word document read-only?
To make a document read-only, go to Review > Restrict Editing. Under Editing restrictions, check Allow only this type of editing in the document and choose No changes (Read only). You’ll have the option to set a password if you don’t want anyone else to alter the file.

How do I record read aloud in Word?
Word doesn’t have a built-in recorder, so you must run a separate audio recording program while Word reads your text. You can use built-in tools to record sound on Windows or record audio on Mac.

How do I use voice dictation in Word?
To dictate or transcribe in Word, select the down-arrow next to Dictate > Transcribe > Start recording > Save and transcribe now. To transcribe existing audio, select Upload audio and choose the file.

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