I want to report a bug in the read-out loud feature of Acrobat Pro DC. I’m using a Mac (Mojave), and I have already set its accessibilty options to my favorite system voice and speaking rate. I thought I’d have a PDF doc read out aloud while I work on some graphics. The default voice was meh-next-to-terrible, so I looked under preferences for an option to change voice. I found it and was happy to find a long list of available voices, including the ones I already have installed on my computer. So I selected my favorite voice and tried having the doc read out loud,… and the voice sounded horrendous! It didn't recognise the settings I have for it on my system. So, back to Acrobat settings looking for a setting to correct that. Well, you have settings for pitch and words per minute (Note that the options available don't match up with what is on the OS preferences.), but no way of previewing it! I have to go back to the document to be able to hear the difference and go back to preferences, try a different setting, and repeat… navigating back and forth... too much bother! I simply gave up.
So could the devt /programming team include on the next update of Acrobat a pre-listen (preview) button in the preferences? That would be sooo helpful. Thanks.
Thank you for connecting with us. I understand your concern here. Currently we have to select the voice from Preferences and then check the voice on pdf.
Also we have kept this request in our radar. We currently do not have any plan to implement it but you may see it in future releases.