If speech to text is not working for the Co:Writer Universal Chrome app on your PC check the following. 

1. Click on the settings cog in the composing window.
2.  Under Speak make sure Native is selected.
3. Verify Speak Word/Sentence are turned on.

Now see if text to speech is working in Co:Writer.

If text to speech is not working you will need to check your Operating systems native voice.


1. On the Windows taskbar click on the Search icon.

2. Type in Control Panel and select the Control panel app from the drop down list.

3.  Select: Speech Recognition.

4. Select: Text to Speech

5. Select one of your system voices.

Windows 10 David or Zira

6. Click on Preview voice (Click preview even if the correct voice is selected)

(If you do not see any voices or do not get any speech contact your IT department to make sure voices were properly installed with the installation of the OS )

7. Click on Apply if not grayed out at the bottom of the tab.

8. Now go back and check for speech in Co:Writer Universal

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