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Alternative al VoiceOver per rendere il vostro Mac Discussione
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 funzione VoiceOver


Metodo 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 in Preferenze di Sistema.


Setting a Key Combination

Impostazione di una combinazione di tasti.


In ogni applicazione è possibile evidenziare il testo con il puntatore del mouse, e quando si preme il comando scelto chiave vostro Mac pronunciare le parole utilizzando la voce selezionata nella voce di sistema menu a discesa e al tasso determinato dal cursore di velocità di eloquio .


Prendete nota:

La voce che hai scelto per Text to Speech è indipendente da quello impostato per VoiceOver. Questo può essere utile per differenziare tra i due se si utilizza anche VoiceOver.

Questo metodo consente di controllare che cosa si parla, in cui VoiceOver fornisce una descrizione di ogni campo attivo in una finestra. VoiceOver parlerà il testo in un documento (così come dandovi informazioni sulla formattazione) ma è più capriccioso con i browser web. Per esempio, provare a ottenere VoiceOver per leggere un articolo Hub macProVideo.com! Con Text to Speech, è sufficiente selezionare il testo che si desidera ascoltare e premere il comando personalizzato chiave

Text to Speech e VoiceOver non possono essere utilizzati contemporaneamente, ma è possibile passare rapidamente da uno a gli altri comandi chiave utilizzando (VoiceOver è possibile attivare o disattivare utilizzando


Metodo 2 - Creazione di un file audio in 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

La creazione di servizi in Preferenze di Sistema.


In qualsiasi applicazione supportata andare nel menu applicazioni e troverete Aggiungi a iTunes come una traccia parlata nelle opzioni Servizi. Per esempio, in 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

Testo in file vocale in iTunes.


Prendete 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.


Vuoi saperne di più su Mac OSX? Il Mac OS X (10.7) 101 - Leone core si arriva fino a velocità su tutte le cose Leone. Il Mac OS 10.6 201 - Avanzato Snow Leopard guida vi porterà più in profondità Text to Speech, Automator e altri suggerimenti per risparmiare tempo.


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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
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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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