Can Microsoft Word Read For Me? Yes it can. The Speak feature was built into Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) back in version 2003. It was called Text to Speech (TTS) then and it worked a lot as it does now. Fortunately, it is a very simple procedure to install and use, so you can get started right away.
Add the Speak button to the Quick Access Toolbar
1. Click Customize Arrows on the Quick Access Toolbar.
2nd From the drop-down menu, select More Commands .
3rd On the screen Word Options > Customize the quick access tool find the box Select commands from and scroll down to the Number command.
4th Select the command Speak click the button Add in the middle of the screen, and then click OK .
5th Word adds the Speak command to the quick access toolbar at the end, and you're ready to go.
Click the Speak button to listen to your text
1. Make sure the system's speakers or audio devices are turned on.
2nd Select a paragraph of text and then click the command button Talk .
3rd Word reads which text is highlighted, even the entire document. Press Ctrl + A to select the entire document.
4th Click the Speak command button once to start the reading session, then click it again to quit. There is no pause and continuation option at the moment, but many users have requested this feature, so look for it in future versions.
Select the command Read Aloud
1. Another way to get your text read aloud in Word is to select the review tab > Read aloud .
The biggest advantage of Read Aloud as opposed to the Speak command. ..
(a) you do not need to mark the text. Just place the cursor where you want to read aloud and start clicking and clicking the Read Aloud button.
And (b) when you click the button Read Aloud once more, it stops. Click the button again to continue from that time to. So, essentially you have a pause function with Read Aloud that is not available with Speak.
Change the Speak settings in the Windows Control Panel.
Speak settings are defined in widows, not specifically in Word.  1. Click Start> Windows System> Control Panel
2. Select Easy Access> Speech Recognition> Text to Speech and the dialog Speech Properties will open on the Text to Speech tab .
3rd Under Voice Selection select MS David Desktop for a manual voice or MS Zira Desktop for a female voice.
4th Click the Preview button to listen to each voice and then make your selection.
5th Use the slider under Voice Speed to adjust the reader's pace (slow, normal, or fast).
6th Click the Audio Output button to define the audio settings.
7th Click the Advanced button to select or change the output device.