11 Replies Latest reply on Jan 2, 2017 10:59 AM by AlexBerryLibrary

    Acrobat DC Pro not able to read aloud some text

    AlexBerryLibrary Level 1

      Hey hi,

       

      I am trying to make an accessible pdf using InDesign CC 2017 and Acrobat DC Pro.

       

      A surprising amount of the text cannot be read by the Read Aloud function in Acrobat DC Pro.

       

      Test 1

      I copied the text box with the unreadable text from my layout and pasted it into a new document and saved it as a pdf. Read Aloud did not work.

       

      Next : I deleted the text from the box and used Indesign's auto placeholder text feature to repopulate the box. I restyled the text using the text styles from my original layout. I saved it as a pdf. This time the Read Aloud feature worked.

       

      Test 2

      I copied the  unreadable text from my layout and pasted it into a new text box in a new document and saved it as a pdf. Read Aloud did not work.

       

      Next : I deleted the text and used Indesign's auto placeholder text feature to repopulate the box. I restyled the text using the text styles from my original layout. I saved it as a pdf. This time the Read Aloud feature worked.

       

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