Many documents on the ACEM website are in PDF format. PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format created by Adobe that lets anyone view and print a file exactly as the author designed it, without having the same application or fonts that were used to create it. Although they contain the complete formatting of the original document, including images, PDF files are highly compressed, allowing complex information to be downloaded efficiently. To display, navigate, or print these documents you need the free Acrobat Reader. PDF documents on the ACEM website are indicated by a graphic icon:
The Acrobat Reader program has the ability to read pdf documents out loud. First download a copy of a document to your computer; then engage the read-out-loud option by following these instructions. NOTE: The exact steps may vary somewhat depending on which version of the Reader you have installed.
- Open a pdf document with Acrobat Reader.
- Click the View menu (top).
- Click the Read Out Loud option.
- Depending you which version of Acrobat you have installed you may need to click the Read Out Loud option a second time and select the appropriate choice from the pop-up menu.
- To turn this feature off click the Read Out Loud option and select Deactivate or Stop.