Most people probably know about this, but I just discovered it today. You can use Excel’s Speak method in a function. Simple example:
Then you can write a formula that vocalizes the contents of a cell whenever the sheet is calculated. Like:
Or, add a condition using and IF Function. In this case, you hear the lovely voice only if the sum of the values in column A exceed 25,000:
It’s possible that there are some very good uses for this. But I can’t think of any. But it’s kind of fun to play around with.
By the way, Excel’s text-to-speech feature first appeared in Excel 2002, so this won’t work with earlier versions.