Create your own audio books and articles.

You can do this on a Windows machine, my brother has in the past, but this is a nice how-to guide for those with Macs.

Mac Automation: listen to a text document

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Don’t have time to read that Word, Pages, or TextEdit document at your desk? Why not listen to it on your iPod instead? In this Automator how-to, I am going to show you how to create an audio file using text that you have in an open document, then sync that using iTunes to your iPod or iPhone.

Creating the workflow
For this workflow, you need the following Automator actions (placed in the same order):

  • Get Contents of TextEdit Document
  • Text to Audio File
  • Import Files into iTunes

Continue reading to learn how to build this workflow.

Continue reading Mac Automation: listen to a text document

(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)

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