"Speak.vbs" is Windows VBScript program that activates Windows text-to-speech system to say anything you pass in through command-line arguments. With this script, you can program batch files that talks to the user.
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"Speak.vbs" "text 1" [ . . . "text n" ]
Says Hello World as one sentence without pausing:
> Speak.vbs "Hello World"
Says Hello. Pause. Says World:
> Speak.vbs "Hello" "World"
You can use "Speak.vbs" to voice an entire text file. To do so, you'll need the "RepeatCommand.cmd" batch script (also available on this web site). The following example shows how to use the combination to voice an entire file.
> type "Voice Over.txt" | RepeatCommand.cmd "Speak.vbs ""#arg#"""
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