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How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!

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There is a convenient way of making your Mac speak any selected text.

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Select Speech.
  3. Select the Text to Speech tab if it is not already selected.
  4. Check the box for Speak selected text when the key is pressed and provide a key combination of your choice.

You can now use the key combination to speak selected text system-wide.

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I did the instructions above, pressed the right key combo and nothing was said – user143816 Aug 31 '15 at 18:16

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