text to speech in Windows 7

Many people have written about the helpfulness of using text-to-speech programs in proofreading. After trying and failing to get text to speech to work using Windows 7’s Narrator program, I did a little research and found a suitable freeware substitute:


  • allows use of microsoft Anna native to windows 7
  • has ability to read any highlighted text in any program.

I have tested this in Scrivener and it works fine.

Source: social.technet.microsoft.com/For … text-aloud