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Instructions for Mac users


An alternative way for Mac users to access the text to speech:


To set up

Step 1: Open System Preferences

Step 2:Click on speak icon

Step 3: Click on Text to speech

Step 4: Select a system voice and speaking rate

Step 5: Click “Set Key” button

Step 6: Decide what key combination you will be able to remember (3 keys combines)


To use

Step 1: Highlight text in any document or email

Step 2: Hold down selected key combination

Step 3: Hold down Combination again to turn off


To convert text to an mp3 file

Step 1: Download Audiobook Maker  

Step 2: Go to applications folder

Step 3: Open Text Edit

Step 4: Paste desired text to Text Edit document

Step 5: Open application.  This will convert the open Text Edit document to an mp3 file, which will appear on your desktop

Step 6: Click on music file -will open in itunes