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How to Enable Read Aloud for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge

Posted on the 13 May 2020 by Viney Dhiman @vineydhiman

Microsoft keep adding new features to its Chromium based Edge browser and they have added ability to use Read Aloud for PDF Files. Let’s learn more about it

Read Aloud feature for PDF file was already available in Edge Legacy. Now, Microsoft decided to include the same feature to its Chromium based Edge browser. If you don’t know, Read Aloud tool will act as Text to Speech tool and once you start it, it will start reading content in the PDF files.

Enable Read Aloud for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge

If you want to try Read Aloud for PDF file, then you need to enable the feature using experimental flag added by the company in latest version of Edge in Canary channel. Here’s how you enable and use the feature:

Update Edge browser to latest version in Canary channel and visit edge://flags/#edge-read-aloud-pdf

Here, using Read Aloud in PDF drop-down change the settings from Default to Enabled.

Read Aloud in PDF flag in Edge

Click on the Restart button to apply the changes. At this point, you have successfully enabled the feature.

How to Enable Read Aloud for PDF Files in Microsoft Edge

Next, you need to launch PDF file in Edge browser and then click on the Read Aloud icon available on the PDF Viewer toolbar. It will start reading the content in the PDF.

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