Monday, 22 September 2008
22. Text to speech - Adobe Acrobat Read Out Loud
It is not widely known that Adobe Acrobat has a built in text-to-speech reader called Read Out Loud. That means that you can ask the program to read any PDF to you without needing to install separate software. It uses the voices built into your computer and although the voices are not as good as the commercial text-to-speech engines, it is a very useful tool if you have no alternative installed. It is accessible in Acrobat through View > Read Out Loud.
About Read Out Loud