A reader wrote to me recently with a problem she was experiencing. It seems that she had turned on Speech Capability when she was working on her Excel Workbook because she thought it helpful to hear the entries read back to her so that she would notice if something had been keyed in incorrectly. Now, though when she is finished with her Worksheet, and wants to send it to the rest of her colleagues, she does not want the Speech Capability enabled.
I responded and told her that this is actually something that her colleagues would have to set up on their own computers.
- Click the Office button and click Excel Options.
- At the left of the dialog box that displays, click Customize.
- Using the Choose Commands From drop-down list, select Commands Not In the Ribbon.
- In the list of commands at the left side of the dialog box, locate and select the Speak Cells on Enter option.
- Click the Add button.
- Click OK.
The command is added to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). You can now click the Speak on Enter button to turn off (or, on) the Speech Capabilities.