How can I have a PDF read aloud to me using Adobe Reader XI?
Reading PDFs aloud
You must then activate Read Out Loud before you can use it.
Switch Read Out Loud on
Change reading voice
Click on theEdit menu, thenPreferences (at the bottom of the menu). Choose theReading category. Remove the tick fromUse default voice Choose a voice from theVoice drop down list – the list of voices available to you will depend on what you have installed on your PC. ScanSoft Daniel is a good voice. ClickOK
Read a PDF
- Go to the page in the PDF you want to read.
From theView menu, chooseRead Out Loud then: ChooseRead This Page Only (or press Shift+Ctrl+V). Or chooseRead To End Of Document (or press Shift+Ctrl+B).
If you hear the message "Warning - Empty page", please make sure the Reflow setting is switched off, as above.
Stop reading out loud
From theView menu, chooseRead Out Loud then: ChoosePause (or press Shift+Ctrl+C). ChooseStop (or press Shift+Ctrl+E).
Switch Read Out Loud off