This chapter gives an overview of how to use Emacspeak; for a full listing of Emacspeak keybindings, see See emacspeak. Note: This documentation should be used in conjunction with the online Emacs info pages that extensively document Emacs itself. These sections briefly describe the speech-enabling extensions. However, they should not be considered a substitute for reading the Emacs manual. How successfully you use Emacspeak will depend on how well you learn your Emacs.
All Emacs navigation and editing commands have been speech enabled. Thus, moving to the next or previous word, line or paragraph results in the text around point being spoken. Exactly how much text is spoken is determined by the amount by which you moved.
In addition, Emacspeak provides basic reading functions that can be invoked to listen to chunks of text without moving.
|• Overview:||Basic Overview.|
|• Working:||Working in Emacspeak.|
|• Reading:||Reading chunks of information.|
|• Speech System:||Controlling Speech Output.|
|• Voice-lock:||Audio Formatting.|
|• Status Information:||Speaking Status Information.|