Mar 30, '04 09:39:00AM • Contributed by: nsb3000
After reading an excellent article on Macdevcenter.com about Panther's enhanced speech capabilities, I realized a work around is now possible. In the Speech preference pane, under the tab Spoken User Interface, there is an option entitled "Selected text when key is pressedâ€?. This option allows you to set a key command (I use option-S) so that when pressed, Mac OS X will read any selected text, in any application, including Microsoft Word, and other non-Cocoa programs.
[robg adds: Yes, this is a hint on an "obvious" preference panel item, but I figured it was worth sharing -- the fact that it now works at a system level, as opposed to an application level, is a blessing for many people.]