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Alternativas a VoiceOver para hacer su conversación Mac
Mike Watkinson on Sat, September 24th | 7 comments
Hidden under its hood, your Mac has powerful accessibility options that are useful for all. In this quick tip, Mike Watkinson communicates his love of the built-in Text to Speech options.

La característica VoiceOver


Método 1 - Texto a Voz

  • Open System Preferences
  • Click the ‘Speech’ button
  • Choose ‘Text to Speech’ 
  • Tick ‘Speak selected text when key is pressed’ 
  • Click the ‘Set Key’ button to define a key command that does not conflict with key commands in your favorite applications

Text to Speech in System Preferences

Texto a voz en las Preferencias del Sistema.


Setting a Key Combination

Establecimiento de una combinación de teclas.


En cualquier aplicación que ahora se puede resaltar el texto con el puntero del ratón, y cuando se presiona la tecla de comando elegido tu Mac a hablar las palabras con la voz seleccionada en el sistema de voz en el menú desplegable, y en el tipo de cambio determinado por el deslizador Velocidad de habla .


Tome nota:

La voz que usted elija para de texto a voz es independiente de la que ha establecido para VoiceOver. Esto puede ser útil para diferenciar entre los dos si también está usando VoiceOver.

Este método le da control sobre lo que se habla, donde VoiceOver ofrece una descripción de cada campo de actividad en una ventana. VoiceOver habla el texto de un documento (así como que le da el formato de la información), pero es más temperamental con los navegadores web. Por ejemplo, trate de VoiceOver para leer un artículo Hub macProVideo.com! Con texto a voz, sólo tiene que seleccionar el texto que desea escuchar y pulse el comando de teclado personalizado

Texto a voz y VoiceOver no se pueden utilizar simultáneamente, pero usted puede cambiar rápidamente de uno a otro usando comandos de teclado (usted puede dar vuelta encendido o apagado de VoiceOver mediante el uso de


Método 2 - Creación de un archivo de audio en iTunes

  • Enable the service by going to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services
  • Select ‘Services’ in the left-hand column
  • Under the 'Text' subheading, tick ‘Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track’

Setting up Services in System Preferences

Configuración de los servicios en las Preferencias del Sistema.


En cualquier aplicación compatible con ir al menú de la aplicación y se encuentra Añadir a iTunes como una pista de que hablo en las opciones de servicios. Por ejemplo, en Firefox:

  • Select some text
  • Choose Firefox > Services > Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track
  • In iTunes you will find the audio file in a playlist called ‘Spoken Text’ (this is created automatically if it doesn’t already exist)

Text to Speech files in iTunes

Texto a los archivos de voz en iTunes.


Tome nota:

  • The files will all be named ‘Text to Speech’ so you may need to rename them
  • The voice used is the Mac OS default ("Alex") and cannot easily be changed
  • You can set up a key command in the same System Preferences window (System Preferences > Keyboards > Keyboard Shortcuts) by double-clicking to the right of the Service description (see image) and entering your key command of choice. This saves you from having to access the function through menus, as described above.


¿Quieres saber más acerca del Mac OS X? El Mac OS X (10.7) 101 - León central le dará al tanto de todas las cosas León. El Mac OS 10.6 201 - Advanced Snow Leopard tutorial te llevará más en texto a voz, Automator y otros consejos para ahorrar tiempo.


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  • Kill KRT
    Nice article! How can I change default voice for audio files added to iTunes playlist? I hope it isn't so tricky! :-)
    • 7 years ago
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  • thirdspace
    Actually you can change the voice for the 'Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track' option, but not easliy in System Preferences, unfortunately. 1. Go to System>Library>Services 2. Double click the following file: Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track.workflow 3. It will open in Automator 4. In the Text to audio file section change the System Voice to your preference (you can try them out in SytemePrefernces>Voice>Text to Speech but changes made here do not affect this particalur Service) 5. You won't be able to overwrite the existing file as you won't have permissions, but if you choose File>Save as.. you can save it with a new name. It will be saved in ~/Library/Services and will only be available to the user who created it Hope that helps! Mike Watkinson
    • 7 years ago
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  • Kill KRT
    It works!!! Thanks you!
    • 7 years ago
    • By: Kill KRT
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  • Dekuruy
    Great tips, Mike, Thanks.
    • 7 years ago
    • By: Dekuruy
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  • thirdspace
    You're welcome - glad you found it useful! Mike
    • 7 years ago
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  • thirdspace
    Here's some great comments by Stevie Wonder about accessibility and Apple: http://lat.ms/mZbHGV
    • 7 years ago
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  • Dekuruy
    Thanks, Mike, for the link to that very inspiring article. I was fortunate enough to be in my childhood/teenage years when Stevie's career was at its peak. His music left (and still leaves) a great impression on me. To hear him talk about Steve Jobs and Apple the way he does in the article you linked to is yet another well deserved tribute of the many millions that he truly deserves. One of the comments posted at the end of that article links here: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/steve-jobs-disability/ I found that interesting, being that I work in a self-contained Special Ed. school. iPads, and, of course, Logic Studio, are at the heart of the music program that I teach there. Your mention of Stevie Wonder also brought to mind another immensely talented musician who is using voiceover technology: http://www.raulmidon.com/media/videos/making-synthesis Many Thanks, Adam
    • 7 years ago
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