If you have trouble seeing or would just like a Word Document readout for you it’s fairly simple to do.

Open up a document in Microsoft Word and click the customize quick access toolbar button at the top of the screen.

customize quick access toolbar button circled, at the top of the screen.

Select the option More Commands.

More Commands circled on sub tab of Customize Quick Access

On the drop-down bar, Choose commands from, should be on Commands Not in the Ribbon.  Scroll through the options till you find Speak, select it and click on Add.

Commands Not in the Ribbon option circled, Speak on list of commands circled, Add button circled to the right

When it’s listed on the right side click OK.

Speak, now listed on the right, circled and OK button on Bottom circled.

Highlight the section in your document that you would like to be read aloud and click on the Speak icon on the top left.

circled highlighted section of text