Here is how to have a PDF read to you with simple to use text to speech software, apps, or browser plugins.
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Reader has been around for a long time and it's extremely easy to use.
If you don't already have it installed on your laptop or desktop computer, please download it here and install it (Be sure to uncheck McAffee - optional)
Use Natural Reader Chrome Extension
Simply download the natural reader text to speech chrome extension and open up any PDF Ebook, and have it read pdf aloud to you with natural sounding voice.
It's so straight forward, and there you go!
This is a great Text to speech program for ESL students, kids and elderly readers, this is a great tool to have.
This one is actually better sounding than Adobe Reader, and users can enjoy their downloaded Ebooks, and it can also read whatever is on the web browser page such as Wikipedia.
Use Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is another great tool that can read a PDF file to you. Simply enable the narrator feature on Word, select the paragraphs to read and hit play.
However, this only works if you have Microsoft Word open, and the voice isn't as natural as other dedicated text to speech apps.
If the narrator button isn't showing. Please do the following to enable it:
Hit the drop down arrow above the main menu bar and select "More Comamnds"
Add "Speak" to the Quick Access Toolbar
Descript AI is a top tier text to speech program that can read pdf aloud to you once you paste in the text.
The user can pick among many AI voice avatars to read the PDF (Include reading the PDF using your own cloned AI voice). If you're editing an E books, this is extremely helpful tool to edit the content by converting your speech or interview into text transcription before final E book release.
We highly recommend this tool for digital marketers, E book makers and video content creators.