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2 Ways To Use Text-To-Speech in Google Docs to Read Aloud Text

2 Ways To Use Text-To-Speech in Google Docs to Read Aloud Text

For a few months now, I have been using text-to-speech in Google Docs to read aloud my documents so I could make them sound more natural. You probably don’t know that Google Docs comes with dedicated text-to-speech options to allow your screen reader app to read aloud Google Docs documents.

If you are missing out on this awesome Google Docs feature, I’ve got you covered. In this post, I’ll show you how to use the Google Docs text-to-speech feature to read aloud documents. Additionally, I will also share a nifty third-party text-to-speech tool that is definitely worth checking out if you don’t want to use a desktop screen reader.

1. Use Google Docs Screen Reader to read text aloud

Before you use Google Docs screen reader options, you need to get a dedicated screen reader software that will read aloud the text in a Google Docs document. You don’t need to go through this step if you already have a screen reader software built-in, like Apple VoiceOver or ChromeVox . If not, then I will recommend you use the NVDA screen reader software.

It’s a free open-source screen reader software that is small in size and very easy to use. There are no special settings to configure to use it with Google Docs. Just download and install the software and follow the below instructions to use it with Google Docs.

If you don’t want to use desktop screen reader software, then you can also use this Screen Reader Chrome extension by Google. This screen reader will only work inside the Chrome browser rather than your whole operating system. It also doesn’t require any special setting configuration to work with Google Docs.

Enable Google Docs Screen Reader

Your screen reader software will not be able to read the text inside a Google Docs document if the Google Docs screen reader option isn’t enabled. Here’s how to enable screen reader in Google Docs:

Click on the “Tools” menu in the top bar and select “Accessibility settings” in it.

Google Docs Accessibility settings

Now check the checkbox next to “Turn on screen reader support” and click on “OK” .

Enable Screen Reader in Google Docs

Use text-to-speech in Google Docs

After following the above instructions, you will notice a new Accessibility menu in the top bar; you can use it to read aloud text in Google Docs. If you still can’t find the Accessibility option, then press the Ctrl+Alt+Z keys on your keyboard.

1. Open up the document and select the text you want to read aloud (press Ctrl+A to select all the text).

2. Now click on  “Accessibility”  in the top menu bar and select  “Speak selection”  in the  “Speak” option. Your screen reader software will read aloud the text.

Read aloud text in Google Docs

There is also a  Google Docs keyboard shortcut  for this purpose. Once the required text is selected, press  Ctrl+Alt+X  keys to start reading aloud.

Note: Some screen reader software can directly read aloud text just by highlighting, so you may not need to go through the above process depending on your screen reader software.

2. Use a text-to-speech Chrome extension

You can also use a text-to-speech Chrome extension for Google Docs if you don’t want to use a dedicated screen reader software. A text-to-speech extension will copy the Google Docs content in its own interface and then read it aloud. For this purpose, I really like the Read Aloud  Chrome extension. It’s astonishingly easy to use, yet it’s very powerful.

The extension works on almost every web page, including web apps like Google Docs. Just open up the document, and click on the extension button to start reading the text aloud. You also don’t need to select the text, Read Aloud will automatically recognize text that should be read aloud.

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If you go to its settings, you can select voice type, volume, pitch, and speed. Best of all, Read Aloud can read the text in over 40 different languages. There is a good chance your particular language is supported.

read aloud settings

If Read Aloud doesn’t work well for you, then you can use the Speak It Chrome extension as an alternative. This extension also works very similarly, but it also lets you directly highlight text in your browser to read aloud.

Note: You don’t need to enable the screen reader option in Google Docs to use these text-to-speech Chrome extensions.

Wrapping up

If you are blind or vision impaired, then you should definitely use your screen reader software with Google Docs by enabling screen reader support in Google Docs. However, if you just want to quickly read aloud your Google Docs document, then using a text-to-speech extension is much better. Do let us know in the comments how you’ll be using text-to-speech in Google Docs.

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Doesn’t work on a mobile device, I guess

thank you for sharing

There is no “Accessibility” in the top menu bar, even after I enabled screen reading.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Z keys to show “Accessibility” in the top menu bar.

Read Allowed is fabulous! Good to have another option when Google Docs Screen Reader just doesn’t work. Thanks

I am trying to allow for my special needs students to hear a text read to them. I have done all of the above on my Google Doc, but when I select the text and then select accessibility/speak/speak selection (or press ctrl+alt+x) it does not read aloud from my Chromebook, or with headphones. Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

Same here..and yes, volume for everything else is high and working :(

im having the same issue :(

Can’t get it working. Found all of the steps easily, but it isn’t reading. I’m using it on a macbook, so maybe there is a separate step that’s needed?

Yeah I did all the above. Not working at all. Guess google isn’t a big fan of accessibility

Doesn’t work

Unfortunately this does not work on Google Pixel mobile device.

I have turned on Accessibility Selected the document that I need reading clicked on Speak and Speak selection

Looks like there may be one more small thing that I have not done.

Please advice

Read Aloud extension works like a charm. Woohoo

I was using this in MS word for emails and everywhere. I caught my silly mistakes very easily. I missed this simple feature in google docs. I must say this article is not easy to find.

Thank you very much. Providing the link to the Chrome Add-on is extremely useful.

Please keep us posted if Accessibility feature starts working.

I originally thought this extension didn’t work because it didn’t show up in Docs extensions – it’s for Chrome, so, my error.

it does not work i have tried the things that you suggested for me to try

Why did you post lies? Nothing works on anyones device!

Y is it not working on literally anyone’s device? I’ve followed all the steps and still doesn’t work pretty much everyone is having troubles.

I have the same issue as everyone else and have tried everything. This did not help at all and I’ve been trying for months

IT DID NOT HELP DO NOT TRY!!!

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How to make Google Docs read your documents out loud to you, using a Google Chrome extension

  • You can make Google Docs read text to you out loud with the text-to-speech function.
  • You'll need to use the Google Chrome web browser, along with the ChromeVox extension, which will read the text of any webpage aloud to you.
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In order for this to work, be sure that you've added the ChromeVox extension to your Google Chrome web browser on a PC or Mac computer.

1. Open your Google Doc.

2. Click "Tools" in the top toolbar.

3. Select "Accessibility settings."

4. Tick the box next to "Turn on Screen Reader Support" and then click "OK." You should now see a new section appear in your top toolbar called "Accessibility."

5. Highlight the section of text you want read aloud.

6. Click "Accessibility" and then "Speak," followed by "Speak selection."

ChromeVox will read the selection aloud to you.

Note, however, that if you have more than one Google Doc page open, ChromeVox may try to read from a different document. You should try this with only one document open at a time.

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How to Use Google Docs Text to Speech: A Step-by-Step Guide

Google Docs Text to Speech is a handy tool that lets you listen to your document instead of reading it. This feature can be useful for multitasking, proofreading, or for those who have difficulty reading text on screens. In just a few steps, you can have Google Docs read your document to you.

Step by Step Tutorial on How to Use Google Docs Text to Speech

Before jumping into the steps, let’s understand what we’re aiming for here. Google Docs does not have a built-in text-to-speech function, but don’t worry – we can use a feature called “Speak” that’s a part of Google’s accessibility features.

Step 1: Open a Google Docs Document

Open the document you want Google Docs to read out loud.

Once you have the document open, make sure your speakers or headphones are connected and working. This is where the voice will come from.

Step 2: Select the Text You Want to Hear

Highlight the text you want Google Docs to read to you.

You can select a word, sentence, paragraph, or the entire document. Just click and drag your mouse over the text.

Step 3: Access the Accessibility Menu

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu at the top of the page, then select ‘Accessibility settings.’

In the Accessibility menu, you’ll find options to make Google Docs easier to use if you have visual or auditory impairments.

Step 4: Enable ‘Speak’

Check the box next to ‘Turn on screen reader support’, then close the Accessibility settings window.

After enabling this feature, a new menu called “Accessibility” will appear on the Google Docs toolbar.

Step 5: Use the Speak Command

Go to the ‘Accessibility’ menu, hover over ‘Speak’, and then select ‘Speak selection.’

As soon as you click ‘Speak selection,’ Google Docs will start reading the text you’ve highlighted. The voice you hear will depend on the default voice settings of your web browser or operating system.

After completing these steps, Google Docs will read the selected text out loud to you. This can be an excellent way for you to listen to your document while doing something else, or it can help you catch errors you might have missed while reading.

Tips for Optimizing Your Experience with Google Docs Text to Speech

  • Make sure your internet connection is stable; this ensures that the speak feature works without interruptions.
  • Adjust the volume on your computer or device so that the speech is loud and clear enough for you to hear.
  • Use headphones for a clearer and more private listening experience.
  • If the default voice doesn’t suit you, explore your operating system’s settings to change the voice and speaking rate.
  • Utilize the text-to-speech feature for proofreading; hearing your work read aloud can help you catch mistakes you might have missed while reading it silently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i change the voice that reads the text.

Yes, you can change the voice in your computer’s system settings or browser settings.

Is Google Docs Text to Speech available on mobile devices?

While Google Docs on mobile doesn’t have the ‘Speak’ feature, most smartphones have their own text-to-speech options you can use.

Does this feature work in languages other than English?

Yes, Google Docs Text to Speech works in multiple languages, depending on the language support of your operating system or web browser.

Can I use Text to Speech on a shared document?

Absolutely, as long as you have permission to view the document, you can use the Text to Speech feature on it.

Is there a way to pause and resume the speech?

Currently, there’s no direct way to pause and resume speech in Google Docs. You would need to stop and then re-select the text to start again.

  • Open your Google Docs document.
  • Select the text you want to hear.
  • Access the ‘Tools’ menu and open ‘Accessibility settings’.
  • Enable ‘Speak’.
  • Use the ‘Speak selection’ command in the ‘Accessibility’ menu.

Google Docs Text to Speech is a nifty feature that adds an extra layer of convenience to your workflow. It’s particularly useful for those who learn better through auditory means or for anyone looking to proofread their work in a new way. Although it might seem a bit hidden away in the Accessibility settings, once you know where to find it, it’s straightforward to use. If you’ve never tried listening to your Google Docs before, give it a whirl! You might find that it helps you catch errors you’d otherwise miss or simply provides a welcome break from staring at your screen. Happy listening, and remember, Google Docs is more than just a writing tool; it’s a multi-faceted platform that caters to various needs, including those auditory in nature.

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The voice was awful I couldn't understand a word it was saying.

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Different users use Google Docs on different devices. While some may use it on their smartphones, some prefer using the desktop. However, one use case that is common among all users is to use   text to speech on Google Docs . Since it is not a highly polished feature inside Google Docs, users find difficulty finding and using it. So, this guide will explain how to use the text-to-speech feature for your Google Docs for every device th at you use it on.

Part 1. How to Use Text-to-Speech on Google Docs on Desktop?

Since most people use Google Docs on their desktop computers, which are either Mac or Windows, we will start discussing how you can use this feature on the desktop version. For illustration purposes, we will use the Google Docs online web app, and here are the detailed steps you must follow for this method to work:

1. Enable screen reader for Google Docs

To enable your screen reader software to speak for Google Docs, you need to enable it first to do that, you will go to " Tools ," and there you need to click " Accessibility   Settings ." Now you will see a pop-up window of Accessibility Settings where you need to checkmark the " Turn on screen reader support " option and finish by clicking " OK ."

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2. Use the accessibility option for doing text-to-speech

Now everything is set up, and you can click the " Accessibility " option from the top of your screen in Google Docs. Now click " Speak " and then choose " Speak   Selection ." These steps will start text-to-speech of the selected content in your Google Docs, so ensure that you select the text with your cursor before using this step. For an easier experience, you can use the " Ctrl   +   Alt   + X " keyboard shortcut after selecting the text.

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Part 2. How to Use Google Docs Text to Speech on Android?

The accessibility features on Android devices allow us to use the TTS feature on the Google Docs app, while there isn't any built-in option. You have to set up the accessibility option in the settings of your device, and then you can read aloud any Google Docs documents by selecting the text and navigating through different parts of the document. Here are the steps to use Google Docs TTS on Android:

1. Go to Accessibility Settings on your device.

To enable this feature, you need to open the settings of your device and head to the accessibility section. There, you will find the " Select to Speak " feature.

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2. Turn on Select to Speak

Tap on " Select to Speak " and tap " OK ." Doing so will enable the feature for you. Now, you can head to the Google Docs document and select the text that you want to read out loud. After you select the text, there will appear a text-to-speech icon on the lower-right of the screen or the selection will show a circle pop-up. You can use the available one, and your Android device will automatically start speaking the selected text.

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Part 3. How to Use Google Docs Text to Speech on iPhone?

iPhone offers great accessibility features, and since the Google Docs app does not come with a built-in TTS feature, we can use the accessibility options in an iPhone to read the content of Google Docs aloud with a much easier experience. By default, this feature is turned off, so ensure that you follow all the steps below correctly:

1. Enable Spoken Content settings on iPhone

To do Google Docs text-to-speech on your iPhone, you first need to enable the Spoken Content accessibility settings. So, open settings and search for " Speak Selection ." Tap the first option from the search results and toggle the " Speak Selection " feature.

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2. Select text in Google Docs and tap Speak.

Now, go to the Google Docs application on your iPhone and open the document of your choice. Tap and hold the text to select it, then set the starting and ending points according to your requirements. As you select some text, you will see a pop-up menu that has multiple options. Use the " Right Arrow " to navigate through different options and tap " Speak " once you see it. The selected text in the Google Docs application will be read aloud now.

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Part 4. Google Docs Text to Speech Not Working? Fixed!

If the text-to-speech feature is not working for Google Docs, then some possible issues with it can be easily fixed if you know the issue. Here, we have shared some common issues and their fixes that you might be facing.

1. Browser issues

If you are using Google Docs on a browser on your desktop computer, then there are chances that there is a browser issue. The browser you are using could be outdated or incompatible with Google Docs text-to-speech, or there is some extension that is causing the conflict. The best solution to this issue is to try it with a different browser to ensure where the issue lies.

2. Device audio settings

Have you done all the settings perfectly but are still unable to hear the text-to-speech voice? Chances are that you have a device audio settings issue. Sometimes, we unknowingly turn the audio off or mute it completely. The quick fix is to turn on the audio volume all the way up and play some other audio to ensure that the speakers are working fine.

3. Network problems

Google Docs works online, and a stable internet connection is vital for all of its features. So, if TTS is not working, it could be because of bad network connectivity. Reconnecting to the network or trying a different internet connection will solve the issue.

4. Accessibility settings issue

The TTS feature from Google Docs relies on Accessibility settings, and if you don't have set that up for your device, the feature will not work. So, ensure that your accessibility settings are set up to allow text-to-speech and aloud reading of the content.

Part 5. Bonus Tip: How to Do Text to Speech for PDF?

While TTS works on Google Docs for basic text documents, it is not possible to use it on PDF documents with Google Drive. Even if you do the conversion, you will lose formatting, so you need a smarter and better tool. The best choice in this case is UPDF , which provides you with the text-to-speech feature on your Mac and iOS devices. So, you can download it on your Mac for free and follow the steps below to use this feature.

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1. Open PDF in UPDF on Mac

Open UPDF software on your Mac and click the " Open   File " option to locate and open the desired PDF document in it. When the PDF opens in reader mode in UPDF, it will be ready to be read aloud.

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2. Select text and right-click to select the "Start Speaking" option.

Use the cursor and drag it over the text to select it. The selected text will be highlighted, and when you have selected all the desired text, you may tap on the trackpad with 2 fingers to open the options menu. This dropdown menu will contain a " Start   Speaking " option. Once you click it, UPDF will start text-to-speech on the selected content in your PDF document, and it's that simple.

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Other Advanced Features

UPDF not only helps you with text-to-speech but brings a lot of other features as well. Those features from UPDF include:

  • Built-in UPDF AI chatbot helps in translating, explaining, and summarizing content in PDF
  • UPDF OCR feature quickly converts scanned documents into editable text PDF documents
  • UPDF Cloud stores manages, and syncs your PDF files across all your devices
  • The TTS feature in UPDF supports working on scanned documents
  • UPDF supports 2-way conversion for PDF documents
  • With UPDF, you get complete editing control of your documents.

With these features and many others, all your requirements regarding working on PDF documents are easily met.

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Final Words

Google Docs is one of the best platforms for working on text documents within a collaborative environment. However, it may not be very productive for everyone, considering the reading time and energy it takes. That's where text to speech on Google Docs can be a very helpful feature, but the problem is that most users don't know how to utilize it.

With the detailed guide for different devices shared above, we hope that now you can do text-to-speech on any Google Docs file regardless of the device you are using. The only type of file that is not supported here is PDF since you may lose PDF formatting if used in Google Docs for reading aloud. So, you may use UPDF by downloading it for free for performing text-to-speech on any PDF file.

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How to Activate Google’s “Screen Reader” Text to Speech extension?

The first thing to know is that only the Google Chrome browser supports Google “Screen Reader” extension offered by Google themselves text-to-speech functionality. The text-to-speech Google Screen Reader Chrome extension is unavailable in other browsers such as Mozilla Firefox or Opera. In other browsers, text-to-speech (TTS) on Google Docs can be accomplished through third-party apps. Google Chrome extensions use voice to make text aloud. You can easily activate text-to-speech on Google Docs by following these steps:

Turn on screen reader support on Google Documents

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Open and login Google Drive
  • Open the Google Docs that you want to use for text-to-speech 
  • Navigate to the “Tools” item on the top toolbar
  • Click on “Accessibility settings” at the end of the options
  • Check the first option that is “Turn on screen reader support” and save the choices by clicking “OK” in the bottom right corner

Download “Screen Reader” offered by Google

  • Go to Google “Chrome Web Store”
  • Find the extension search field and type “Screen Reader” into it
  • Press the “Add to Chrome” button on the right of the screen
  • Give permissions to install by pressing the “Add extension” box
  • Wait until it is installed

Use Screen Reader on Google Docs

  • Go to Google Docs for text-to-speech functionality
  • Select the text to read aloud
  • Go to the toolbar and press the Accessibility features
  • Click the first option “Speak” and then “Speak Selection”
  • Now Google Screen Reader will read the text for you

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How to turn off Google’s “Screen Reader” extension for Text to Speech?

  • Click the puzzle icon at the right corner of the Google Chrome browser
  • Press “Manage Extensions”
  • Disable the Screen Reader extension on the opened page

What are the Problems with the Screen Reader extension?

Google screen reader extension has some disadvantages in converting text to audio. Here are the some problems with Screen Reader extension:

  • Turning off or on is not easy: You should go to “Extensions” from the settings of the Chrome browser, and then you should turn off the Screen Reader extension. 
  • Hard to control When a screen is switched, it starts reading the screen from beginning to end.
  • Starting reading from cursor: Screen Reader extension begins reading where the cursor is. The position of the cursor and the words read the change. This makes control difficult.

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online word processor that allows you to create and format documents that can be worked on collectively. You can edit documents in real-time, compare changes, and comment with others about your work. It’s also great for sharing documents when discussing edits or collaborating on a project.

What Do People Use Text-to-Speech on Google Docs?

  • Increased Accessibility: Using text-to-voice to create speechified versions of the products increases accessibility for individuals who are visually impaired. Therefore, it enables anyone to use Google Drive tools
  • Ease of Use: In some cases, listening is more comfortable than reading long papers.
  • Multitasking: Users are able to listen to the written material while performing other tasks.
  • Proofreading : Text-to-speech feature helps to identify errors or unnatural phrasing, which improves the overall quality of the written content.

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online free storage and file-hosting service that allows users to create, edit, and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. To use Google Drive, just sign up for a free Gmail account. Google Drive provides online tools such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms that can be used and shared for business and personal purposes. These programs combine the power and flexibility of the cloud with the convenience of always-available mobile access to help reduce paper usage and save time.

Can I use Google Drive and its tools on a tablet, iPhone, or android mobile device?

Google Drive has simultaneous viewing and editing features on tablet phones and computers. It can also simultaneously work on various operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS.

What is the sharing limit of Google Drive?

A Google Drive file can be shared with a maximum of 600 people. When sharing with groups, it is possible to share with a maximum of 100 groups so that the total number of people the drive is shared with does not exceed 600 people.

What is the storage limit of Google Drive?

A regular Google Account gives 15 GB of free Google Drive storage. Google has various packages for those needing more storage space and businesses that want to take advantage of different privileges. Google Drive pricing policies change according to the country. To learn more about extra storage, check this site . 

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Google Slides allows you to create, present, and work on presentations with others. Skillful formatting and easy collaboration are just some of its features. You can use it to share with your classmates, give a presentation to your boss, or plan a wedding. With Google Slides, you can also create a slideshow that includes text, images, and videos – all in one place. 

Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program part of Google’s free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite. You can create a spreadsheet and share it with friends by email or edit it in real-time with co-workers on the same document from any Apple, android, or other devices.

Chromebooks run Chrome OS, an operating system made by Google.  You can activate or deactivate ChromeVox from any page by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Z keyboard shortcut. To learn more about Chromebooks: Learn about Chromebooks Chromebook help community: Chromebook Community

You do not need Chromebook to use the Screen Reader extension of Google. However, this extension works explicitly within the Chrome browser to read content aloud.

Chromebooks include a screen reader called ChromeVox that allows blind or visually impaired people to use the Chrome operating system. ChromeVox reads a web page aloud and attempts to convey HTML (code) to the user. It is appropriate for Google tools such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and Google Forms.

ChromeVox tts speaking language changes depending on the language in which you use ChromeOS. ChromeVox language can be changed by changing your Chrome OS language preferences. 

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The option to have a PDF file read aloud offers numerous advantages. It’s also an easy feature to master.

Perhaps you need your documents read aloud to you because reading print text is too difficult. Or maybe you’ve just downloaded a PDF file of a book to listen to, but you really want to savor the story and language slowly. Adobe Reader enables you to have your files read aloud and even customize the experience by setting the narrator’s voice and choosing the pace of the reading to best suit your needs.

How to have a PDF read aloud.

Having a PDF read aloud can increase accessibility if you are visually impaired or have difficulty reading the text. Listening to a PDF can also help you multitask. Use Adobe’s free Acrobat Reader app to have the text in your PDF read aloud to you.

Simply follow these steps to have Acrobat Reader read PDF aloud:

  • Open Reader and navigate to the document page you want to have read aloud.
  • From the top-left menu, click View, then Read Out Loud.
  • You can choose to have the whole document read aloud or just the page you’re on.
  • Select either Read to End of Document or Read This Page Only, respectively.

The reading will start at the page you’re currently on, even if you select Read to End of Document. To start at the beginning, navigate to the first page.

At any point, you can also choose from several options to customize the experience of having your PDFs read out loud:

  • To pause or stop the read-out-loud function, go back to the Read Out Loud selection from the View dropdown menu and select either option.
  • To choose your preferred reader voice, go to the top-right menu and click Edit, then Preferences. Choose Reading. Remove the checkmark on Use Default Voice, and finally choose the narration voice you like from the dropdown list.
  • To adjust the pace of the reading, either increase the Words Per Minute count or lower it, depending on your needs.

Now you can have your PDF read aloud with your unique preference selections.

Benefits of text to speech for PDFs.

Text to speech can be a useful tool for a variety of people. People with vision loss can access a PDF with text to speech. Anyone who prefers to listen to text, whether it’s in an effort to avoid eyestrain or improve workflow, can use Acrobat Reader’s simple PDF text to speech feature. Text to speech can also help you multitask.

To make sure that a PDF is accessible to someone with vision loss, ensure that the text is not in an image but is recognized as text by Acrobat Reader. You can also tag headings, tables, and lists to increase accessibility.

Listen to PDF documents on the go.

Fortunately, Acrobat Reader can read PDF aloud on any device, so you can listen to the content of a PDF from anywhere. For example, if you have a long commute and you’re trying to ramp up productivity, you can use the PDF reader voice to listen to notes, documents, books, or other important information while you drive. If you need a refresher on your notes before a meeting, listen to your PDF while you travel to your meeting. You can use text to speech to enjoy all the features of Acrobat Reader and work with PDFs from anywhere.

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Converting a PDF to Voice

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In a world where multitasking has become the norm, finding innovative ways to manage our time efficiently is vital. One creative solution is to convert PDF to voice, transforming written content into audio format for on-the-go learning and accessibility.

What is PDF to Voice?

PDF to voice, or PDF to speech, is a technology that converts text from PDF documents into spoken words. This allows users to listen to the content of a PDF file rather than read it, making information more accessible, especially for those with visual impairments or learning disabilities.

Top 10 Use Cases of PDF to Voice:

  • Education: Convert educational PDF documents into audio format for easier learning.
  • Accessibility: Assist visually impaired individuals by transforming written content into spoken words.
  • Multitasking: Listen to PDF content while performing other tasks, maximizing time efficiency.
  • Language Learning: Improve language skills by listening to PDFs in different languages.
  • Content Review: Review documents on-the-go without the need to read text.
  • Storytelling: Transform storybooks in PDF format into audiobooks for children.
  • Business Presentations: Convert business PDFs into speech for easier comprehension during presentations.
  • Research: Listen to research documents and academic papers while traveling or commuting.
  • Legal Documents: Simplify understanding of legal PDF documents by converting them to audio format.
  • Elderly Assistance: Help elderly individuals access information in PDFs through voiceovers.

How to Turn a PDF into a Voice:

To convert a PDF file to an audio file, you can use various tools and software designed for this purpose. These tools extract the text from the PDF document and use text-to-speech technology to convert it into spoken words, saving the output as an audio file.

Can You Turn a PDF into an Audiobook?

Yes, you can turn a PDF into an audiobook by using a PDF to speech converter. This technology extracts the text from your PDF file and converts it into an audio format, creating a high-quality audiobook for your enjoyment.

How to Convert a PDF to Voice for Free Online:

There are several online converters available that allow you to convert PDF files to voice for free. Simply upload the PDF document, select the desired audio format, and click the “Convert” button. The online converter will process the file and provide you with a downloadable audio file.

How to Get a PDF to Read to You:

To have a PDF read out loud to you, you can use built-in text-to-speech features in PDF readers or utilize third-party tools and apps designed for this purpose. These tools extract the PDF text and use speech synthesis to read the content aloud.

Is There a Way to Convert PDF to Voice without Downloading a Program?

Yes, you can convert PDF to voice without downloading any program by using online converters. These tools work directly in your web browser and do not require any installation, providing a convenient and quick solution for converting PDF documents to audio format.

Top 9 Tools to Convert PDF to Voice

Speechify pdf reader.

Cost : Free to try

Speechify’s PDF reader brings the transformative power of text-to-speech technology directly to the realm of PDF documents. This tool allows users to listen to their PDFs rather than read them, ensuring that dense, text-heavy documents are more accessible and digestible. Among its top features are:

  • High-Quality Voices : Converting PDF text into clear and lifelike audio, Speechify offers a range of natural-sounding voices for a genuine listening experience.
  • Text Highlighting : As Speechify reads out the content, it highlights the corresponding text in the PDF, enabling users to follow along visually and reinforcing comprehension.
  • Speed Control : Catering to individual preferences, listeners can adjust the reading speed, whether they need a quick overview or a deep understanding.
  • Navigation Tools : Speechify’s PDF reader allows users to effortlessly navigate through pages, jump to specific sections, and bookmark crucial parts for easy reference later on.
  • Offline Access : Users can download and save PDFs within the app, facilitating offline listening and ensuring uninterrupted access to their documents, regardless of internet connectivity.
  • AI Cha t: Interact with Speechify’s AI bot in your PDF reader to ask important questions about your PDF.

Overall, the Speechify PDF reader offers an innovative solution for those looking to transform the way they engage with PDF content.

Adobe Acrobat:

Cost : Starts at $12.99/month.

Adobe Acrobat is a powerful PDF reader and converter that offers text-to-speech functionality to convert PDF documents into audio files.

Top 5 Features:

  • High-quality text-to-speech technology.
  • Multiple file formats support including PDF, DOC, and TXT.
  • Integration with Dropbox and Google Drive.
  • Annotate and edit text within the app.
  • Compatibility with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Natural Reader:

Cost : Free with premium versions starting at $99.50.

Natural Reader is a text-to-speech software that converts PDF documents, Word files, and other text formats into spoken words with natural voiceovers.

  • High-quality natural-sounding voices.
  • Support for various file formats including PDF, DOC, and TXT.
  • User-friendly interface with easy-to-use controls.
  • Integration with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive.

Google Drive:

Cost : Free with additional storage available for purchase.

Google Drive is a cloud storage service that allows users to convert PDF files to voice using its built-in text-to-speech functionality.

  • Seamless integration with Google Docs and Sheets for easy file conversion.
  • Built-in text-to-speech technology.
  • Compatibility with various file formats including PDF, DOC, and PPT.
  • Accessible from any device with internet connectivity.
  • Secure cloud storage for saving audio files.

Microsoft Edge:

Cost : Free with Windows operating system.

Microsoft Edge, the web browser from Microsoft, offers a built-in read-aloud feature that can convert PDF files to voice directly in the browser.

  • Compatibility with various file formats including PDF, DOC, and HTML.
  • Integration with Microsoft Office tools.
  • Available on Windows and Android devices.
  • User-friendly interface with easy navigation.

Audio Converter:

Cost : Free with in-app purchases.

Audio Converter is an online converter that can transform PDF files into audio format quickly and easily.

  • Supports various audio formats including MP3, WAV, and more.
  • User-friendly interface with drag and drop functionality.
  • Fast conversion speed.
  • Compatible with various file formats including PDF, DOC, and TXT.
  • No need to download any software.

MP3 Converter:

MP3 Converter is an online tool that converts PDF files into MP3 audio format with ease.

  • High-quality MP3 output.
  • Supports various file formats including PDF, DOC, and TXT.
  • User-friendly interface with simple controls.

TTS (Text to Speech) Reader:

Cost : Free with premium options available.

TTS Reader is a text-to-speech software that converts PDF files, Word documents, and other text formats into spoken words.

  • Customizable voice options.

Online Converter:

Cost : Free.

Online Converter is a web-based tool that converts PDF files into audio format with ease.

After you’ve converted your PDF to voice, there are several ways to enhance your listening experience. For instance, you can use audiobook apps that offer features like speed control, bookmarking, and more to customize the playback according to your preference. You can also explore options for different voice types, accents, and languages to make the content more engaging.

Converting PDF to voice is a transformative way to access and consume content. It not only makes information more accessible but also allows you to multitask effectively, making it a practical solution for people from all walks of life. With a variety of tools and methods available, you can easily find a solution that fits your needs and preferences. So, the next time you find yourself overwhelmed with lengthy PDF documents, consider converting them into audio format and experience the convenience and benefits it has to offer.

Can I edit the text before converting it to voice?

Yes, you can edit the text in the PDF file using a PDF editor or convert the PDF to a Word document for easy text editing before converting it to voice.

Are there any limitations to the length of the PDF file that can be converted to voice?

The limitations depend on the tool or software you are using. Some tools may have restrictions on file size or length, while others may offer unlimited conversions.

Can I convert a PDF to voice on my iPhone or Android device?

Yes, there are several mobile apps available that allow you to convert PDF to voice on iPhone and Android devices.

Can I convert a scanned PDF to voice?

Converting a scanned PDF to voice can be challenging because the text in scanned PDFs is actually an image. However, some tools and software offer OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to extract text from scanned PDFs before converting it to voice.

How long does it take to convert a PDF to voice?

The time it takes to convert a PDF to voice depends on the length of the document and the tool or software you are using. Some tools offer fast conversion speeds, while others may take longer depending on the file size and other factors.

Now, you have everything you need to start converting your PDF files into audio format. Try it out and experience the convenience and benefits it brings to your daily life!

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Cliff Weitzman is a dyslexia advocate and the CEO and founder of Speechify, the #1 text-to-speech app in the world, totaling over 100,000 5-star reviews and ranking first place in the App Store for the News & Magazines category. In 2017, Weitzman was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for his work making the internet more accessible to people with learning disabilities. Cliff Weitzman has been featured in EdSurge, Inc., PC Mag, Entrepreneur, Mashable, among other leading outlets.

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Automatically adjust image contrast to make text clearer

Automatically straighten a skewed or rotated image

Upscale a low-resolution image to increase details

We try to recognize image type if it’s a document or just an image with text.

If your image is small or contains only lines of text without other content or noise.

Use document structure recognition model to extract structure of the document.

Use a text detection algorithm that works well with sparse text, tables, IDs, invoices, complex layouts, small images.

Combination of DSR and Text Detector algorithm if you had a document-like structure and want to detect all text.

Choose the optimal recognition mode

Do not read dim or blurry areas

Try to read all areas of an image

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Aspose.OCR PDF to speech

Aspose.OCR can go beyond extracting text from scanned PDFs and converting them into editable and searchable documents. With it, you can read aloud any PDF document in a fluid, natural-sounding human voice that can be played in the background or downloaded. Read aloud books, articles, contracts, and other documents that only contain scanned images without written text or a special accessibility layer.

This free online application allows you to explore our PDF-to-speech capabilities without installing any applications and writing a single line of code. It supports all modern browsers on desktops and smartphones. Just paste a text, sit back and listen to the information you need.

This free app provided by  Aspose OCR

How to convert PDF to speech

Provide an pdf.

Upload a PDF file, or simply enter the document's web address.

Start recognition

Click "Recognize" button to start analyzing the document.

Wait a few seconds

Wait until the text is extracted from the PDF.

Read text aloud

Click "Play" button to read the PDF aloud or download an audio file.

Does this app support my language?

At the moment, the application can only read English. Support for other languages may be added in the future.

I don’t like the result. What can I do to improve it?

Try enabling automatic image corrections under Options: enhance contrast, straighten and upscale image.

Do I need an editable PDF?

The application can read PDF documents that consist only of scanned images without text or accessibility layers.

Can I use the app from mobile devices?

Yes, the application works in all popular web browsers on all devices and platforms, including smartphones. No additional software is required.

Can I save and share results?

You can play the synthesized speech, save and listen to it later, send it via your favorite messenger or email, and share it in the cloud storage.

Is this app free?

Yes, the application provides full capabilities of Aspose.OCR for free, for as long as you need.

The features you will like

Sit back and listen

Listen to the content of a scanned PDF while staying focused on the task at hand: while driving, cooking, working out, and more.

Export speech to audio files

Save the PDF content as an audio file to listen to it later, send it via your favorite messenger or email, and share it in the cloud storage.

Recognize documents from the Internet

There is no need to upload PDFs to your system. Just paste the web address of the document and read aloud the text.

Top recognition quality

Years of development resulted in a state-of-art optical character recognition engine with superior speed and accuracy. Aspose products are used by most Fortune 100 companies across 114 countries.

Flexible recognition settings

Built-in pre-processing filters can straighten rotated and skewed pages, automatically enhance contrast, or attempt to restore additional detail in low-resolution images. You can turn them on at any time to further improve recognition accuracy.

Zero system load

Recognition is carried out by high-performance Aspose Cloud. The application has minimum hardware or operating system requirements - you can use it even on entry-level systems and mobile devices without loss of accuracy and performance.

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Step 1: Prepare the file

For the best results, use these tips:

  • Format: You can convert PDFs (multipage documents) or photo files (.jpeg, .png and .gif)
  • File size: The file should be 2 MB or smaller.
  • Resolution: Text should be at least 10 pixels high.
  • Orientation: Documents must be right-side up. If your image faces the wrong way, rotate it before you upload it to Google Drive.
  • Languages: Google Drive detects the language of the document. Learn more about supported languages
  • Font and character set: Use common fonts, such as Arial or Times New Roman.
  • Image quality: Use sharp images with even lighting and clear contrasts.

Step 2: Convert the file

  • On your computer, go to Google Drive .
  • Right-click a file.

and then

  • Bold, italics, font size, font type and line breaks are likely to be retained.
  • Lists, tables, columns, footnotes and endnotes are not likely to be detected.
  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic (Modern Standard)
  • Araucanian/Mapuche
  • Azerbaijani
  • Azerbaijani (Cyrillic, old orthography)
  • Chinese (Mandarin, Hong Kong)
  • Chinese (Simplified, Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Traditional, Mandarin)
  • Crimean Tatar
  • English (American)
  • English (British)
  • French (Canadian)
  • French (European)
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hiligaynon Hindi
  • Kalaallisut
  • Kara-Kalpak
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Luba-Katanga
  • Marshallese
  • Middle English
  • Middle High German
  • Minangkabau
  • North Ndebele
  • Northern Sotho
  • Norwegian (Bokmål)
  • Nyasa Tonga
  • Old English
  • Old High German
  • Old Provencal
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
  • Russian (old orthography)
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Serbian (Cyrillic)
  • Serbian (Latin)
  • Southern Sotho
  • Spanish (European)
  • Spanish (Latin American)
  • Udmurt Ukrainian
  • Uzbek (Cyrillic, old orthography)
  • Western Frisian

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Convert speech to text

This page shows you how to use Vertex AI Studio to convert speech to text.

To learn how to convert text to speech, see Convert text to speech .

To convert speech to text, do the following:

In the Generative AI section of the Google Cloud console, go to the Vertex AI Studio page.

Go to Vertex AI Studio

In the Speech card, click Open .

Select the Speech-to-text tab.

In Speech , click Browse to select the audio file that you want to convert to text.

In the Language selector box, select the language of the speech in the audio file.

Click Submit .

The converted text appears in Text .

Limitations

  • Audio files can be a maximum 60 seconds or 10 MB (whichever is less).
  • Files are transcribed with the Chirp model.
  • Only 16-bit linear PCM WAV files are supported.

You can use the Speech-to-Text UI directly to overcome these limitations.

What's next

  • For more models, advanced features, and ability to transcribe files up to 8 hours, see Speech-to-Text .

Except as otherwise noted, the content of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License , and code samples are licensed under the Apache 2.0 License . For details, see the Google Developers Site Policies . Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.

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