I know how to activate the read out loud on the program Adobe Acrobat Reader. But it only does read out loud the page I'm at only.
And does not highlight the word or sentence that is reading to me.
I currently work at a University in the United States at a Disability Center, and some of the students have a hard time following alone and would really help them having their school books in alternate PDF format that they can use on their personal devices like tablets, computers, phones, etc. Few months ago before the recent update with the Adobe Acrobat Reader I/students was able to highlight what they want read and it would highlight what the software is reading for easy read alone. Is there a way we can have that back? This would help with people who can read their school books/other documents easier!!
I need to be able to read along with highlighted text while read out loud reads the document.
Sorry for the delayed response.
As per the description mentioned above, you want Acrobat Reader to highlight the text when selected for Read out Loud, is that correct?
If yes, have you tried activating Read out loud option in Reader by clicking View > read out loud > activate read out loud
Right-clicking on the pdf > select tool and selecting the text, does that work?
Below is a screenshot:
If that doesn't work, try disabling protected Mode by going into Edit menu > preferences > under categories, click security (enhanced) > uncheck the box next to "Enable Protected Mode at startup" and then click OK.
Relaunch Reader and try again.
Please note: disabling protected mode is for troubleshooting purpose only, and not recommended. Please turn the feature back on after troubleshooting is complete.
Can you update this topic please? I do not even see the same things that is mentioned to fix the problem in my reader.
What version of Acrobat Reader does you use?
It says continuous release 2020.013.20064. Does that help?
What menu does you see?
So, which menu are you asking about?
Oh, also, my read aloud, seems to spell words out often, instead of reading them. Is there a way to fix this?