Get Excel to read out the text and numbers

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Excel can read text and numbers for you. This can be very useful when you are checking your spreadsheet for errors. Have Excel read numbers for you to compare to a document or read text to check grammar.

To follow along go to 25.5

Using Excel to read out the contents of a cell is a great way to check the numbers and grammar. The tool itself is a bit hidden so you will need to place it in your Quick Access Toolbar.

Excel text to speech

To load it here, right click on the Quick Access Toolbar and choose Customize Quick Access Toolbar

Excel text to speech

You will find the buttons under the All Commands option in the S’s as it is called Speak Cells.

Excel text to speech

We recommend you add the Speak Cells and Stop Speaking Cells buttons so that you can control when Excel does read to you.

Other advice is bring some headphones to work.

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