Conveniently hear PDF files read aloud.

The option to have a PDF file read aloud offers numerous advantages. It’s also an easy feature to master.

Perhaps you need your documents read aloud to you because reading print text is too difficult. Or maybe you’ve just downloaded a PDF file of a book to listen to, but you really want to savor the story and language slowly. Adobe Reader enables you to have your files read aloud and even customize the experience by setting the narrator’s voice and choosing the pace of the reading to best suit your needs.

How to have a PDF read aloud.

Open Reader and navigate to the document page you want to have read aloud. From the top left menu, click View, then Read Out Loud. You can choose to have the whole document read aloud or just the page you’re on. Select either Read to End of Document or Read This Page Only, respectively.

At any point, you can also choose from several options to customize the experience of having your PDFs read out loud:

Now you can have your PDF read aloud with your unique preference selections. See what else you can do with PDFs with Acrobat, from converting files like Word to PDF to splitting files, merging PDFs, and more.