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方法1 - 文本到语音转换

  • 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


Setting a Key Combination





这种方法可让您控制什么是口语,VoiceOver会给出一个窗口,每一个活动领域的描述。 VoiceOver的会说话的文本文档(以及给你格式化信息),但与Web浏览器的气质。例如,尝试让VoiceOver会读macProVideo.com集线器文章!文本到语音,只需选择你想听到的和按您的自定义键命令文本


方法2 - 创建一个音频文件在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



  • 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



  • 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.

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Mike Watkinson

Mike Watkinson | Articles by this author

Mike has been obsessed with music software since he first saw Fairlight's Page-R, and has tracked its development through his work as a performer, composer and producer. As a writer he has contributed articles to Sound On Sound since 1999, and currently writes their Apple Notes column. As well as being a certified Logic Pro and Pro Tools trainer he is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Sep 25, 2011
Kill KRT
Nice article! How can I change default voice for audio files added to iTunes playlist? I hope it isn't so tricky! :-)
Sep 25, 2011
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
Oct 04, 2011
Kill KRT
It works!!!

Thanks you!
Oct 08, 2011
Great tips, Mike, Thanks.
Oct 08, 2011
You're welcome - glad you found it useful!

Oct 08, 2011
Here's some great comments by Stevie Wonder about accessibility and Apple:

Oct 09, 2011
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:

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:

Many Thanks,
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