Following up the macro of the day from last week, here's "Read That". Instead of inserting quotes, double quotes, and parentheses and/or formatting text, today's macro allows you to say "Read That", or "Read the next 3 paragraphs"...

I also threw in "What time is it?" and "What's today's date" just for fun...

You'll need to download WSRMacros to use it, but that's easy. Just go here.

Check it out:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<speechMacros>

<!-- Read that -->
<command priority="3">
  <listenFor>read that</listenFor>
  <script language="JScript">
    <![CDATA[
    // Copy the selected text into the clipboard and wait 1/4 second
    Application.SendKeys("{250 WAIT}^c{250 WAIT}");     
    // Get the data out of the clipboard
    var text = Application.clipboardData.getData("text");
    Application.Speak(text);
    ]]>
  </script>
</command>

<command priority="2">
  <listenFor>read [something]</listenFor>
  <emulateRecognition>select {[something]}</emulateRecognition>
  <waitFor seconds=".25"/>
  <emulateRecognition>read that</emulateRecognition>
</command>

<command priority="1">
  <listenFor>read [textInDocument]</listenFor>
  <listenFor>read the word [textInDocument]</listenFor>
  <emulateRecognition waitForDisambiguation="15">select {[textInDocument]}</emulateRecognition>
  <waitFor seconds=".25"/>
  <emulateRecognition>read that</emulateRecognition>
</command>

<command priority="0">
  <listenFor>read *</listenFor>
  <setTextFeedback style="warning">What was that?</setTextFeedback>
</command>

<!-- Stop Reading -->
<command>
  <listenFor>?please stop reading</listenFor>
  <speak speakFlags="2">Stopped</speak>
</command>

  <!-- Time and date -->

  <!-- What time is it? -->
  <command>
    <listenFor>what time is it</listenFor>
    <script language="JScript">
      <![CDATA[
      var date = new Date();
      var whatToSay = "It's ";
      var hours = date.getHours();
      var AMorPM;
      if (date.getHours() >= 12)
      {
        AMorPM = " P. M.";
        if (date.getHours() != 12)
        {
          hours -= 12
        }
      }
      else
      {
        AMorPM = " A. M.";
      }
      whatToSay += hours;
      if (date.getMinutes() == 0)
      {
        whatToSay += " o'clock";
      }
      else
      {
        if (date.getMinutes() < 10)
        {
          whatToSay += " o ";
        }
        whatToSay += " " + date.getMinutes();
      }
      whatToSay += AMorPM;
      Application.Speak(whatToSay);
      ]]>
    </script>
  </command>
  <!-- What's the date -->
  <command>
    <listenFor>what's today's date</listenFor>
    <listenFor>what's the date ?today</listenFor>
    <script language="VBScript">
      <![CDATA[
      whatToSay = "Today is " & WeekdayName(Weekday(Now)) & " " & MonthName(Month(Now))
      dayDate = Day(Now)
      dayNumberText = " " & dayDate
      whatToSay = whatToSay & " " & dayNumberText & " "
      whatToSay = whatToSay & Year(Now)
      Application.Speak(whatToSay)  
      ]]>
    </script>
  </command>

<rule name="something">
<list>
   <p>
     <o>the</o>
     <o>
       <list>
         <p>previous</p>
         <p>next</p>
       </list>
       <o><ruleref name="1to20"/></o>
     </o>
     <list>
       <p>character</p>
       <p>characters</p>
       <p>word</p>
       <p>words</p>
       <p>sentence</p>
       <p>sentences</p>
       <p>paragraph</p>
       <p>paragraphs</p>
       <p>document</p>
     </list>
   </p>
</list>
</rule>

<numbers name="1to20" start="1" stop="20"/>
</speechMacros>