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Text to Speech by ProgramError
Posted: 25 Sep 07

After looking through the vast amount of information on this wonderful site there isn't much about text to speech. Microsoft give a little information but this is difficult to follow, so here's a layman's  method of doing it.

download the "SpeechSDK51.exe" file from the microsoft site. link supplied below.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e86ec97-40a7-453f-b0ee-6583171b4530&DisplayLang=en
run the exe file

Create a module with the follow code in it.

CODE

Function speech(str As String)
Dim objVo As Object
  Set objVo = CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")
  objVo.Speak str
End Function
to call this routine use the following

CODE

speech ("Tech tips is a wonderful site!")
you can even type this into the immediate windows to test the pronunciation.

Happy talking


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