Read out loud pausing between each word

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Apr 13, 2020 Apr 13, 2020

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Read out loud pausing between each word. I have downloaded and installed the reader on multiple OS's including Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I am running the most recent version and it shows there are no pending updates. This pausing issues is occuring on each machine I try and it's the exact same problem.

 

I have found a workaround for this problem. Just before I create my PDF I do use the replace function in word to replace all the spaces " " with with a dash "-".  Next I replace all the periods "." with a space " ".

 

Actually pretty ingenious if I do say so myself, but by doing this I'm able to trick the reader into pausing at the end of sentances and not pausing in between words. In any case, this very clearly appears to be a problem with this version of the reader, not a problem with how the PDF was created.

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Adobe Employee , Apr 13, 2020 Apr 13, 2020
Hi there,   Thank you for reaching out.   As you have mentioned the Read out loud pauses after each word, did this issue occur with every PDF or with some particular PDF? Would you mind sharing the sample PDF with us so we can check it on our end? You can share the file using the steps provided here https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7161 Please also share the Reader version you are using. You can check the application version using the steps provided here: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/acrobat/kb/identify-product-version.html...

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 13, 2020 Apr 13, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thank you for reaching out.

 

As you have mentioned the Read out loud pauses after each word, did this issue occur with every PDF or with some particular PDF?

Would you mind sharing the sample PDF with us so we can check it on our end?

You can share the file using the steps provided here https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7161

Please also share the Reader version you are using. You can check the application version using the steps provided here: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/acrobat/kb/identify-product-version.html

 

Let us know if you need any help.

 

Regards,

Meenakshi

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Aug 07, 2020 Aug 07, 2020

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hi is there an upate for this issue?  I am having this issue with only certain PDF.  i am running version 20.009.20074.

 

it is pausing after each word and is impossible to listen to. 

 

thank you

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Apr 20, 2020 Apr 20, 2020

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Hello, I am having the same problem. It occurs with every PDF document I download and my version is 2020.006.20042. I am also using Windows 10, no updates pending, no repairs to installation.

Can someone assist?

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New Here ,
Sep 06, 2020 Sep 06, 2020

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Hating that experience, compared to other software. Pause after every word, I increased the speed up to 400 words per min but it just read the word fast, pause was still there. 

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Oct 11, 2020 Oct 11, 2020

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Same issue, useless.  Is there a fix?

 

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New Here ,
Apr 05, 2021 Apr 05, 2021

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I know this is old but found a fix that is easy enough to empliment, I copied and pasted all the text from the PDF that was pausing after each word, into a word doc then resaved it as a pdf, that fixed the pausing

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Pausing between word happens on PDF articles but not on textbooks.  Also, sometimes the reader speeds up so fast it is impossible to understand what is said.

 

I find the Adobe preferences are not user friendly. They remind me of DOS commands in the 1980's that never caught up to newer technology. I always have my eyes open for other platforms that are responsive to their client.

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