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Adobe Reads

Friday, December 15th, 2006 by | Filed Under: Multimedia
 
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Q:
A lot of the documents I read on my computer come through as PDF files, so I use Adobe’s Acrobat Reader quite often. Some of them though, have very small print and I have trouble reading the text. Is there any way to have Adobe read it for me? I know it may be an impossible request, but I figured I would give it a shot.

A:
Well, it’s good that you did and I know I may surprise you when I say this, but it certainly is possible to have Adobe’s Acrobat Reader read the contents of your documents for you. That’s awesome, isn’t it?! If you’re interested in learning how to make this happen, keep reading, because this is such a good tip and I’m so excited to tell you all about it. Here we go!

Before I go any further, you need to make sure you have a couple of things already on your computer in order for this process to work. Here are the requirements. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or higher installed on your computer and you must have a speaker connected to your computer with the volume turned up. (It’s good to have the speaker turned on too!) : )

Once you have both of those things, you can move on. So, now, let’s see how we can make Acrobat Reader do your reading for you. Just follow the directions below.

1.) Open any PDF file that you want to read.

2.) If you want Acrobat Reader to read the complete PDF file, press Ctrl + Shift + B and it will start to read the file.

3.) If you want Acrobat Reader to read a selected page, click on the page you want to hear and press Ctrl + Shift + V. It will then read only the page you have selected.

4.) To pause the reading, press Ctrl + Shift + C. To continue reading from a pause, press the same combination of keys again and it will start back up.

5.) To stop the reading, press Ctrl + Shift + E.

Note: If you’re not sure exactly what a PDF file is, check out the following link from WorldStart’s archives: http://www.worldstart.com/tips/tips.php/442. It will explain everything.

Another Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 and higher will only read the contents if the PDF file is in English.

This may be the coolest thing you’ve heard in awhile. Check it out now!

~ M. Nagarajan

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