An app that can record what the Mac reads

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  1. ricpac

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    Folks, is there any app out there that can record what the Mac reads via the voice-over utility (not sure about the name but I'm sure my Mac can read out loud)? I thought about this when I was driving towards school and I was just listening to U2's new album instead of listening to the chapter summary. I was scheduled to take an exam yesterday afternoon (1700) but thanks to Globe's fiber-cut in the Iligan-Lahug node, the school was offline so the exam had to be postponed!

    I know some US schools have podcasts but that's an entirely different thing. So...

    Thanks for all your help! :cool:
     
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    I think your automator app can do that. or you can download that automator action free app from apple.com/download just read the application profile and download it.

    Every word or text that your mac read it converts to an audio file automatically after it finishes reading.

    I hope this one can help. Text to audio. :)
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/index1.html

    just copy the text to app then Okay. After that, an audio file will appear on your desktop.
     
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    Thanks J! In all honesty, I've been a Mac convert since Jan 3rd, 2008 but I haven't even used the Automator program yet--I know it can do a lot of things but I'm just too scared to do it. I guess I will have to try that along with all the other things our Macs are capable of doing.

    In the meantime, I'll try the T2A app that you recommended. I'll try it later today--I just hope it has a higher word-count limit. Thanks man!
     
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    yeah no prob. ur welcome. :) Enjoy,,
     
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