In this video, you can learn how to access the Read Aloud function from the Review ribbon and from the Learning Tools from the View ribbon, to read selected text aloud using different voices at different speeds to get a feel for your content's readability.
- [Instructor] To ensure optimum readability for your documents Word 29 includes learning tools. Including one that can give you an opportunity to hear what your content sounds like by reading your text aloud. All you need to do is select the content you want to hear read aloud, by clicking and dragging across the content like this paragraph in my document. Next, we can go up to the review tab where we'll find that one learning tool, the read aloud option, is control shift space on your keyboard if you prefer to use shortcuts.
If you're using Office 365, it's control alt and the spacebar. Clicking this will start reading the content and you'll find some controls up here on the right hand side. Visitors at out Red30 Tech campus in Denver, Colorado during our annual Give-a-Thon would liken the hubbub of activity to a typical frenzied day on Wall Street. Clicking the pause button will pause temporarily where we can access some options. Clicking the settings button will allow you to adjust the reading speed.
Clicking and dragging this handle to the right will speed things up. To the left will slow them down. I'm gonna speed it up a little bit, and there are different voices to choose from as well. David, Zira, and Mark. I'm gonna go with the female voice. Now when we click play, we'll hear those new options take affect, let's continue. The excitement is infectious, and the goal is similar, to make lots of money. Clicking pause allows me to go back and maybe slow this down a little bit. And if I want to start over at the beginning of the paragraph, we can use these buttons up here to go to the previous or next paragraph, with previous will go to the previous paragraph we started with and it will start reading.
Visitors at out Red30 Tech campus in Denver, Colorado during our annual Give-a-Thon would liken the hubbub of activity to a typical frenzied day on Wall Street. Clicking pause will stop right where we are and we can close this up if we're done. The other way to access the read aloud tool is from the view menu by accessing the learning tools. Clicking this will open up the learning tools ribbon, you can see here under immersive, and read aloud is just one of many, of course the view has also changed for our document.
We can adjust the column width, the page color to make it easier to read. We can see the syllables where they're broken up, and of course hear things read aloud. Right from here. Just as we did from our view ribbon. Let's go ahead a continue. Street. The excitement is infectious and the goal is similar to make lots of money. Clicking pause again, stops right in it's tracks. We can close up our tools up here. Close the learning tools from the ribbon, to return to our document.
So now you have a chance to hear what your content sounds like, and if necessary, make the appropriate adjustments before sharing your masterpiece with others.
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