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Does anyone know how to change the voice in MS Office Outlook read aloud?

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Probably under Speech Recognition in the regular Control Panel. Open the Text to Speech option in upper left and there is a drop down box to change voices.

edit- in the All Settings Control Panel, Click the Time and Language option and there is a Speech option that has a drop down to select voices.


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Thanks David but no go. Oddly I don't have a Speech Recognition applet in my Control Panel and Time and Language options seem to have no affect on Outlook's Read Aloud.

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Does anyone know how to change the voice in MS Office Outlook read aloud?


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There are 3 choices when you click the settings icon after you hit Read Aloud when viewing a message.

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That seems to have done it Steve. I never noticed the 'controls' when having an email 'read'.

Thank You! :)

I just wanted a female voice as my sister uses a fairly small font and I sit 9 feet from my screen. LOL! Just seemed a bit odd having my sister 'talk' to me in a guy's voice. :mrgreen:

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My pleasure. I haven't used the feature, but I can see where it would be very useful for your situation. :-)

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Does anyone know how to change the voice in MS Office Outlook read aloud?


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There are 3 choices when you click the settings icon after you hit Read Aloud when viewing a message.

Steve, did you use Snipping Tool to capture the 'readaloud' image? And how did you add the red circle?

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I did indeed use the snipping tool. Once you have the snip, there is a pen icon (also a highlighter icon) in the snipping tool's toolbar. The pen can be different colors. I clicked the pen and then used my mouse to make the circle. Then saved the image and uploaded it.
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I did indeed use the snipping tool. Once you have the snip, there is a pen icon (also a highlighter icon) in the snipping tool's toolbar. The pen can be different colors. I clicked the pen and then used my mouse to make the circle. Then saved the image and uploaded it.
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Thanks, Steve. I learn something new everyday. As many times as I have used the snipping tool, I never noticed the pen and highlighter in the toolbar. I have always just snipped, saved, and uploaded (or attached) my image.

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I love the snipping tool, bbarry. :-) I keep it pinned in my task bar for easy access. The ability to highlight and markup the snip is great, although limited when using a mouse.

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sboots wrote:
I did indeed use the snipping tool. Once you have the snip, there is a pen icon (also a highlighter icon) in the snipping tool's toolbar. The pen can be different colors. I clicked the pen and then used my mouse to make the circle. Then saved the image and uploaded it.
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Steve I'm very interested in saving the snip from snipping tool, could I ask if you saved the image with a free program or do you have a different program?

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Katy, you have to look at the options. Just as with most programs there is a 'File' tab. Click on 'File' and select to 'save as...'after capturing your 'snip'. This is the same as with most software; you have options to save. If you are having specific issues with the Snipping Tool PLEASE start a new thread with the issue.

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Thanks Jay! Your explanation is SUPER helpful to me and I could kick myself for not checking there; too easy almost. I won't need a new thread for this, solution solved!!
Sorry about the earlier change of subject without change of thread; will remember better here forward :)! katy

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