Sep 29

Have the Mac read your files to avoid mistakes

DSCN6870Eye don’t know about you but I suffer from word blindness. In case you don’t know what that is, it is a condition where you write something down and no matter how many times you look at it, read it (even out loud) it looks OK to you. This is because you KNOW what you MEANT to write so your mind fills in the blanks…. or is blinded to the mistake.

One method to avoid this is to have your Mac read your emails or fiels before your send them or give them to others and this is how its done.

1. Click and drag all or a portion of the text.

2. Right mouse click and choose Speech and then Start Speaking.

3. The Mac will start reading the text and if you hear something off, simply right mouse click again and choose Speech and then Stop Speaking. Correct the mistake and then start again.

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If its a long email or file it might be a good idea to do this in chunks because once the talking starts it will go on – relentlessly – until the end and you might very well become a little deaf to the errors…as well as blind.

 

Oh, and the errors were on purpose. Just me being silly. 🙂

 

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