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Text to speech program?


Matt Turner
 

Hi, does anyone no of a program that will convert PDF files to audio?


Kelly Sapergia
 

Hi Matt,

I use TextAloud from www.nextup.com to convert text files to audio. I know PDF files are supported, but I've never converted one with the program.

Hope this helps.

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Andrea Sherry
 

Well Balabolka will do that for you and this is freeware.
TextAloud will also do this. But it is shareware.
Andrea

On 31/03/2016 8:42 AM, Matt Turner wrote:
Hi, does anyone no of a program that will convert PDF files to audio?

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The main proviso with all of this, including speech and its pdf conversion program is reading order set in the original file. If its tagged then it will alter how its read according to the changes in the file, if not it tends to apply the reading order from the start of the file to all of it often resulting in columns run together and out of place start and end pages, even words with spaces between letters or no spaces at all depending on what created the pdf in the first place.
Of course adobe reader does speak in itself but I do not think its capable of recording this, and it still has the issues wiith reading order, as after all, if the writer does not tell it how can it know?
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Well Balabolka will do that for you and this is freeware.
TextAloud will also do this. But it is shareware.
Andrea

On 31/03/2016 8:42 AM, Matt Turner wrote:
Hi, does anyone no of a program that will convert PDF files to audio?
--
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start
from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Brad