How to Put Siri's Voice on Your Mac

Let's you use Siri to dictate text to you on your iMac, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Take a look!

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How to Put Siri's Voice on Your Mac
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IMPORTANT: You need to have Mac OS X 10.8 or later installed on your computer for this to work.

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Open your Mac. Click the Apple icon on the top left of the screen and select "About This Mac"

Open your Mac. Click the Apple icon on the top left of the screen and select "About This Mac"

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Verify that you're running Mac OS X 10.8 or later, then close dialog box.

Verify that you're running Mac OS X 10.8 or later, then close dialog box.

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Click Apple icon. Select "System Preferences"

Click Apple icon. Select "System Preferences"

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Click the "Dictation & Speech" icon in the second to last row.

Click the "Dictation & Speech" icon in the second to last row.

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Click "Text to Speech" tab at the top.        (While you're here, feel free to turn on the Dictation function. Allows you to speak words into text on any page using the Fn key)

Click "Text to Speech" tab at the top. (While you're here, feel free to turn on the Dictation function. Allows you to speak words into text on any page using the Fn key)

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Under system voice, select the "Customize" option.

Under system voice, select the "Customize" option.

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In this box, mark the "Samantha" voice checkbox and click OK. A dialog box will appear asking you to download the voice file (~700mb). Confirm the download and move to the next step.

In this box, mark the "Samantha" voice checkbox and click OK. A dialog box will appear asking you to download the voice file (~700mb). Confirm the download and move to the next step.

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Now that the voice is installed, under system voice select "Samantha" and push play to here a sample.

Now that the voice is installed, under system voice select "Samantha" and push play to here a sample.

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THE NEXT TWO STEPS ARE OPTIONAL:            Mark the checkbox that says "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" and click "Change Key..."

THE NEXT TWO STEPS ARE OPTIONAL: Mark the checkbox that says "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" and click "Change Key..."

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With this dialog box open, press "Command ," (Command key + comma key) at the same time. This will be your new shortcut for using Siri's voice when you have text highlighted.

With this dialog box open, press "Command ," (Command key + comma key) at the same time. This will be your new shortcut for using Siri's voice when you have text highlighted.

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*Notice why I chose to use this shortcut. It's fast and simple.

*Notice why I chose to use this shortcut. It's fast and simple.

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You're done!!! Highlight your text, press the shortcut keys, and let Siri do the talking. Enjoy!

You're done!!! Highlight your text, press the shortcut keys, and let Siri do the talking. Enjoy!

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