Windows 10 built-in browser offers to just pop in an earbud and listen to content from PDF while doing something else. Yes, you guessed right, Microsoft Edge Support for Read aloud on PDF has started. Furthermore, the feature helps auditory and visual learners to focus on content and learn more efficiently. Read aloud was previously in only Immersive Reader and for web pages. The feature is now available on the Canary and Dev builds and will be coming to Beta in early June.
All you need is you have to open PDF file with Microsoft Edge from your computer or from the web and the tool will appear in the right click menu. Read aloud works in both online and offline modes. So when you’re in an area without an internet connection, this can be particularly handy. The browser shows a basic set of voice options when offline and for all voice options, internet connectivity is needed.
Read Aloud Support for PDF in Microsoft Edge
- First of all, make sure that the browser has updated version and right click and select Read aloud. See – How to Update Microsoft Edge to Latest Version on Windows 10.
- You can change the reading speed and choose your favorite voice using the “Voice options” menu from the toolbar at the uppermost part of the page.
- You can also play or pause the reading and skip ahead or go back a paragraph at your own pace.
- Read aloud feature also works globally on any webpage – simply highlight a piece of text, right click, and select “Read aloud” from the list of options.
- Alternatively, you can use shortcut Ctrl+Shift+U to launch Read aloud.
You are able to also use Read aloud via Immersive Reader. Open the Immersive Reader and choose “Real aloud” using the toolbar.
The feature also traces typos and grammar mistakes – It catches a spelling mistake or a grammar error in your writing is to have someone else read it back to you.
Education and accessibility – For people learning to read, the feature will help with reading comprehension. Additionally, Read aloud can help with pronunciation if you stumble across a new or unfamiliar word.
Support for more natural voices
You can customize your Read aloud experience by choosing from a variety of voice options. Powered by Text to Speech, Read aloud provides lifelike, natural-sounding voices that are easy to understand and enjoyable to listen to.
Source – Techcommunity.