How can I have the text in a Word document converted to speech?

Kameswara Rao April 20, 2011

I am using Windows 7 with Office 2007. I want the text in Microsoft Word to read loud. I am taking long to read the text. But I can hear and understand the contents. Is there any software do do this reading the text?

  1. Sahil Dave
    April 22, 2011 at 8:52 am


    In Russian, "Balabolka" means "chatterer." Balabolka can save onscreen text in a variety of sound files as well as read text from the clipboard, Word documents, PDFs, HTML files, and more. Users can apply a special substitution list that can make changes to pronunciation, spelling, and other parameters. It can alter the rate, pitch, and accent of the speaking voice.

    • Kkrao22
      April 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

      Thank you Sir.

  2. Some Guy
    April 22, 2011 at 12:52 am

    The built in Windows 7 "SAM" text-to-speech lacks coherency. Try Balabolka instead!

    April 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Hello, what version of windows 7 are you using? The narrator program contained within the accessibility options on windows 7 does a pretty decent job. It is not available with all the languages. Here is a link explaining more about the narrator program and how to access it.

    • Kameswara Rao
      April 23, 2011 at 5:18 am

      Thank You,
      I am having windows 7 starter version. the narrator is only reading the massages and my actions on the screen. I dont know how to get the text to be read by narrator. I will try the link you have suggested. Otherwise I will have contact you for more detailed instructions. Thank you once

  4. Anonymous
    April 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Here is a free program you might want to try.


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