Text To Speech software are getting popularity these days for various purpose. If you do not know, text to speech software are the special programs which converts the typed text into audio. In other words, it speaks the words you type on the screen.

Though you can use any popular text to speech converter software for this purpose, you can also perform the same task on your Windows operated computer without installing any software. You can use the Windows itself as a Text to Audio converter using a nice Windows Notepad trick.

You can also use the Google Translate trick to perform the same task. But you need to have an active Internet connection for that. Using this trick, you do not even need an Internet connection as it works offline perfectly. Have a look on how to use Windows Notepad as Text to Speech converter.

HOW TO : Convert Text into Audio using Windows Notepad

1. Open the Notepad. Copy and paste the code given below in it.

Dim msg, sapi
msg=InputBox("Enter your text for conversion","Geeky Stuffs Text to Speech Converter")
Set sapi=CreateObject("sapi.spvoice")
sapi.Speak msg

2. Now, save the open Notepad file using the .vbs extension on your Desktop or any preferred location. You can choose any name for the file but .vbs extension is necessary. For example, “Text to Speech.vbs” or “Audio Converter.vbs” etc

3. After saving the file, close it and go to the location where the file is saved. Click on the file to open it.

Windows Notepad Text to Speech Converter

4. Now, instead of the Notepad file a small dialogue box will appear as shown in the above image. Just type any text you want to be converted into the audio and then click on the OK button.

5. It will start speaking the text typed in the dialogue box now. This trick is basically for the English language. If you want to listen audio of any other language then you an use the Google Translate text to speech converter.

The best thing about using the Windows Notepad as Text to Speech converter is that it is free, you do not need to install any software on your computer and you can use it offline without the need of an active Internet connection.

You can also use any audio recording program or Windows Sound Recorder to record the output of the Notepad Text to Speech converter.