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Lesson 4. Introduction to Mac OS X Applications > Have your email read out loud

Have your email read out loud

1.
Open an email message in Mail.

2.
Click in the main body of text.

3.
Go to the Edit menu, slide down to “Speech…,” and choose “Start Speaking.”

4.
The entire text message will be read out loud to you.

If you want just a portion read, select that portion before you go to the Edit menu.

5.
The voice that's used is the one selected in the “Speech” preferences (see page 402).

To use the Services menu, first select the text in iChat or on a web page in Safari, then go to the application menu and choose the Speech option.

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