Read Out Loud Contents of a PDF file:|
It is possible to have Adobe's Acrobat Reader read the contents of your documents for you.
That's awesome, isn't it?!
Before we go any further, you need to make sure you have a couple of things already on your computer in order for this process to work. Here are the requirements:
Once you have both of those things, you can move on. So, now, let's see how we can make Acrobat Reader do your reading for you. Just follow the following steps:
- You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. (You must turn on Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
- You must have a speaker connected to your computer with the volume turned up. (It's good to have the speaker turned on too!) : )
- Open any PDF file that you want to read.
- Select View.
- Select Read Out Loud.
- If you want Acrobat Reader to read the complete PDF file, press Ctrl + Shift + B and it will start to read the file.
- If you want Acrobat Reader to read a selected page, click on the page you want to hear and press Ctrl + Shift + V. It will then read only the page you have selected.
- To pause the reading, press Ctrl + Shift + C. To continue reading from a pause, press the same combination of keys again and it will start back up.
- To stop the reading, press Ctrl + Shift + E.
Note: If you're not sure exactly what a PDF file is, check out the following link from WorldStart's archives: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/442.
It will explain everything.
Another Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader will only read the contents if the PDF file is in English.