563 attributed reviews in the last 3 years
Refreshingly small course sizes
Outstandingly good courseware
Whizzy online classrooms
Wise Owls only (no freelancers)
Almost no cancellations
We have genuine integrity
We invoice after training
Review 30+ years of Wise Owl
View our top 100 clients
|How to get Excel to speak to you in a female voice, or slower/faster!|
|A previous blog showed how to get Excel to speak to you; this one shows how to change the voice in which it does it!|
Following my previous blog on getting Excel to speak to you, I've just discovered that you can also change the voice used! On my computer, I can choose from:
|Michael||The Stephen Hawking default voice!|
|Michelle||Michelle sounds weirdly like the woman's voice from the computer game Portal. A bit robotic for me.|
|Anna||A laid-back, American drawl, but the only voice which sounds like a real person.|
You can also change the default speed at which each voice speaks, from slurred Slow to Pinky-and-Perky Fast.
Here's how to do this on Windows 7 (the settings depend on your operating system, not on your version of Excel). First, go into the Speech Recognition dialog box:
In your control panel, select Speech Recognition.
You can now choose who you want to speak, and at what speed:
Here I've gone for Michael at Normal speed (the default).
Some other pages relevant to the above blog include:
25 Aytoun Street