Edge is the default PDF viewer in Windows 10. One of the most appealing features of Edge is the ‘Voice over’ or reader feature. It is called Read Aloud in Edge. You can use it to read text from PDF files. Microsoft Edge uses the default narrator in Windows 10 to read web pages, PDF files, ebooks. You can however change any installed text-to-speech engines or voices installed in Windows 10 when reading content from PDF files in Edge browser.
Read aloud PDF files in Edge browser for Windows 10
If you have set Edge as the default PDF viewer in Windows 10, you can simply double click a PDF file from File Explorer to open it in Edge. You can also open PDF files in Edge without setting it up as the default PDF program on your PC. Launch Edge browser, directly type in the path to the PDF file to open it in Edge. The address to access PDF file is something like file:///D:/pdf/demo.pdf.
Read aloud PDF in Edge
Click on an empty area on the PDF file to reveal the quick toolbar, and click on the Read aloud button to start reading the text in the PDF file in Edge. Or you can simply right click on an empty area on the PDF file, and choose Read aloud from the context menu.
If like, you can pause the reading from the top toolbar, click the Voice settings button to change a different voice installed on your Windows system for reading the PDF file in Edge.
Edge browser sound recording?
If interested, you can even record sound from Edge browser on Windows 10 PC and save it as audio files such as MP3, WMV, etc. You can find more info from this guide to convert text to speech in Windows 10.
Read Out Loud PDF using Adobe Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a very popular free and cross-platform PDF reader. It has the built-in narrator feature, called Read Out Loud. You can access it from View > Read Out Loud.