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:

To pause or stop the read-out-loud function, go back to the Read Out Loud selection from the View dropdown menu and select either option.

To choose your preferred reader voice, go to the top right menu and hit Edit, then Preferences, choose Reading, remove the checkmark on Use Default Voice, and finally choose the narration voice you like from the dropdown list.

To adjust the pace of the reading, either increase the Words Per Minute count or lower it, depending on your needs.

Now you can have your PDF read aloud with your unique preference selections. See what else you can do with PDFs with Acrobat DC.