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Alternatives Pour VoiceOver Pour Faire Votre Discuter 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 fonctionnalité VoiceOver


Méthode 1 - Text to Speech

  • 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

Text to Speech dans les Préférences Système.


Setting a Key Combination

Définition d'un combinaison de touches.


Dans n'importe quelle application, vous pouvez maintenant sélectionner du texte avec le pointeur de la souris, et lorsque vous appuyez sur votre commande clé choisi votre Mac va parler les mots en utilisant la voix sélectionnée dans la Voix du système dans le menu déroulant, et au taux déterminé par le curseur Taux Parlant .


Prenez note:

La voix que vous choisissez pour Text to Speech est indépendant de celui que vous définissez pour VoiceOver. Cela peut être pratique pour différencier entre les deux si vous utilisez également VoiceOver.

Cette méthode vous donne le contrôle sur ce qui est dit, où VoiceOver donne une description de chaque champ actif dans une fenêtre. VoiceOver va parler le texte dans un document (ainsi que de vous donner des informations formatage) mais est plus capricieuse avec les navigateurs Web. Par exemple, essayez de vous procurer VoiceOver pour lire un article Hub macProVideo.com! Avec Text to Speech, il suffit de sélectionner le texte que vous voulez entendre et appuyez sur votre commande personnalisée clés

Text to Speech et VoiceOver ne peuvent pas être utilisés simultanément, mais vous pouvez échanger rapidement de l'un à l'autre clé en utilisant les commandes (vous pouvez activer ou désactiver VoiceOver en utilisant


Méthode 2 - Création d'un fichier audio dans 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

Mise en place des services dans les Préférences Système.


Dans n'importe quelle application soutenue allez dans le menu Application et vous trouverez Ajouter à iTunes comme une piste parlées dans les options de services. Par exemple, dans 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

Texte aux fichiers discours dans iTunes.


Prenez note:

  • 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.


Vous voulez en apprendre plus sur Mac OSX? Le Mac OS X (10.7) 101 - Lion de base sera de vous lever à la vitesse sur l'ensemble du Lion choses. Le Mac OS 10.6 201 - avancée Snow Leopard tutoriel va vous emmènera plus profondément dans Text to Speech, Automator et d'autres conseils pour économiser du temps.


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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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