Add a New Speech Tutorial

There are 4 ways to add a new speech:

1. Using the Share charm

If you are not familiar with the Share charm at all read this tutorial.

Example of sharing a web link:

  1. Launch Internet explorer from the Start screen and open any article from the web in it (note: if you are already reading this in Internet explorer you can skip this step). IMPORTANT: sharing is available only from the version of Internet explorer that you start from the Start screen, if you use the version that is pinned to the desktop by default, share won’t be available. It requires Internet explorer to be the default browser. Sharing is not supported by other browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera), you must copy & paste a link instead.
  2. Swipe from the right edge of the screen, or move and hold the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of it in order to display charms.
  3. Tap or click Share charm.
  4. Tap or click Share to Speech.
  5. Click on the button.

2. Pasting from the Clipboard

  1. Copy to the Clipboard some text or a link to the web article.
  2. Start Share to Speech app
  3. Open AppBar by swiping from the bottom of the screen or right clicking with the mouse on an empty space (you may also tap or click on three dots on the bottom of the page).
  4. Choose Paste from the AppBar.

3. Opening a text document with an AppBar command

  1. Start Share to Speech app.
  2. Open AppBar by swiping from the bottom of the screen or right clicking with the mouse on an empty space (you may also tap or click on three dots on the bottom of the page).
  3. Choose Open from the AppBar.
  4. Pick any .docx (Word), .pptx (PowerPoint), .odt and .odp (OpenOffice), .html, .rtf or .txt file.

4. Using File explorer

  1. Open File explorer (a.k.a. Windows explorer).
  2. Find any .docx (Word), .pptx (PowerPoint), .odt and .odp (OpenOffice), .html, .rtf or .txt file.
  3. Right click on it and choose Open With… from the context menu.
  4. Choose Share to Speech.