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Using `say` to create my own audiobooks

I like the idea of being able to select a bunch of text and have it saved as an audio file and/or simply read back to me using OS X's default say functionality. It's almost like I can create my own ...
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Text to speech service gone and key binding for it not functioning in Yosemite?

Up until Yosemite I have always had a text to speech service menu option and have been able to readily use a command key combination to trigger the reading of selected text in just about any ...
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How can I set quiet hours for OS X time announcements?

I like the built-in time announcement in OS X. But my wife has forbidden it because it announces time at night too. Is there any way to silence during certain hours or some other utility that will ...
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What functionality does the in built Mac speech recognition have?

At the moment I use windows speech recognition which is quite good out of the box. Specifically, I find it quite good for the following: List item Dictation for emails Macros for programming ...
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Text-To-Speech to read websites in Chrome?

I am using the Chrome browser and I know OS X has built-in voice synthesis that can speak to assist visually impaired users. Can I use this feature to have the computer read contents of websites for ...
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How can I delete some of the built–in text–to–speech voices?

I was going to install two additional voices through Speech preference pane. I noticed the size of two voices is 1,3 gigabytes, which is a lot but manageable. Looking at the list of already installed/...
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why is my snow leopard mac speaking 'welcome to rmit' when i join a network?

I did a class at a university - RMIT. Their network required a complex set up, which their tech support did for me. I also set up Locomatic to switch locations when I went home and used my home ...
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PDF Voice Reader

I have been reading PDF files a lot lately and I would very much prefer it if someone could read it out aloud for me ;). Is there any software that you use that can read PDF files aloud so that you ...