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Print and read-out-loud with InDesign Publish Online?

New Here ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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1) Is it possible to print a document from InDesign Publish Online?
Like you print e.g. a PDF, spread or single page?
Adobe has an example that I can't print: https://indd.adobe.com/embed/11958f5e-0b44-4073-a089-7d28d6ae49e6?startpage=1
Not that I should, but to see if it was possible at all to print a document 😉

2) Is it possible to have "read-out-loud" function from InDesign Publish Online document?
Maybe it's called OCR - Optical Character Recognition?

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Adobe Employee , Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021
Hi there, Thanks for reaching out. You can download the published document as PDF if it is allowed by the publisher and go for a print. Once you go into full screen view of this sample document shared by you, you can see the option to download the PDF. I am sharing a screenshot for your reference: Hope it helps. I am afraid I have not heard of any read-out-loud functionality personally with which you can hear the text on the published document on the browser. I am sure other community experts...

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021
Hi ASteinmeier, yes, you could print individual pages from a Publish Online document. It's a function of the browser. From my German Firefox on Windows 10: Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021
Concerning the "read-out-loud" functionality: Currently I see no chance to do this, because all the text of a Publish Online document is either text converted to SVG shapes or is rendered as image pixels. You'd need an app that could make a screen rendition in pixels and do OCR on it. Together with a bit of artificial intelligence that could decide in what order the reading has to be done and that makes decisions what actually a text paragraph is and what language the text is in. Regards, Uwe ...

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 25, 2021 Aug 25, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. You can download the published document as PDF if it is allowed by the publisher and go for a print. Once you go into full screen view of this sample document shared by you, you can see the option to download the PDF. I am sharing a screenshot for your reference:

Ashutosh_Mishra_0-1629929972529.png

Hope it helps.

I am afraid I have not heard of any read-out-loud functionality personally with which you can hear the text on the published document on the browser. I am sure other community experts here might be able to help.

 

Regards,

Ashutosh

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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Hi ASteinmeier,

yes, you could print individual pages from a Publish Online document. It's a function of the browser.

From my German Firefox on Windows 10:

 

PrintPublishOnlineDocument-Firefox-Windows-1.PNG

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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Concerning the "read-out-loud" functionality:

Currently I see no chance to do this, because all the text of a Publish Online document is either text converted to SVG shapes or is rendered as image pixels. You'd need an app that could make a screen rendition in pixels and do OCR on it. Together with a bit of artificial intelligence that could decide in what order the reading has to be done and that makes decisions what actually a text paragraph is and what language the text is in.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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Also be aware that some of your paragraphs on page 2 are already rendered in pixels where the others are clear SVG shapes. This difference in quality is visible; even more if a human reader with impaired vision has to zoom in:

 

PublishOnlineDocument-Text-Pixels-vs-SVG-Shapes.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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New Here ,
Aug 26, 2021 Aug 26, 2021

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I can't take credit for this, as it is an Adobe example from there website 😉

But thank you so much, for clarifying and a good explanation of why it can't be "read-out-loud".

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"it is an Adobe example from there website"

 

Oh well…

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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