Adobe Reader DC for Mac: Read Out Loud

Adobe Read Out Loud Function

Adobe Reader includes a feature that will read the PDF file out loud using the digitized speech that is present in the OS (Operating System). This article will show the user how to activate and utilize the read out loud feature in Adobe Reader.

1.  Click View and move the pointer down to Read Out Loud. In the resulting menu, select Activate Read Out Loud.

View tab on the read out loud dropdown

2. Once Read Out Loud has been activated, go to the menu the same way it was accessed in the previous step. Now the user can choose to have Adobe Reader read a single page, read from the current page to the end of the document, pause the reading, stop the reading, or deactivate Read Out Loud.

Read Out Loud options such as deactivate, etc.

3. Click a paragraph to have it read out loud.  Or the user could select  "Read This Page Only" or "Read To End of Document."

NOTE: Read Out Loud does not work with the Digital Editions of Reader. If you are using Reader 8.0 or 9.0 and it still isn't working, it may be a tagging problem. To add text tags, click View, then Navigation Panels, and click Tags. Right-Click the menu, go to Advanced, and click Accessibility. Select the desired part of the document to be read and click Text to tag the area as readable.


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8/14/2023 9:16:18 AM