Did you know that your Macintosh has the ability to read to you? Just follow the steps below to learn how.

  1. From the screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-4-05-22-pm Menu, select System Preferences
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  2. Select Dictation and Speech
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  3. Click the “Text to Speech” tab and make sure the box is checked next to “Speak selected text when the key is pressed”
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  4. By default the key combination is set to “Option+Esc”, but you can change this if you like by clicking on the “Change Key” button and selecting a different key combination by following the instructions in the box.
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  5. Exit out of System Preferences by selecting Quit from the “System Preferences” menu
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  6. Now, all you have to do is select text in any application and then press the Option AND Escape keys simultaneously to have the Mac read you the text!
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