With Zamzar, convert a PDF, Word or text document into a spoken audio file in just a few clicks. There are many reasons why you may want to convert your PDF documents to speech; whether it’s to save time, help you to study, allow you to review reports, or you simply feel like listening rather than reading.
Here are some of the many advantages of converting PDF text to speech for individuals and organisations:
1) Listen as you commute
Listen to your documents on the go. Each year, audiobook sales are steadily growing and it is easy to see why. In the busyness of life, audiobooks are a simple and easy to way to consume content without taking your full attention. Why not also consider listening to your documents?
You know the feeling, you’ve just been sent a 22-page document that needs your attention. Zamzar enables you to upload your document, converting it to an audio file so that you can listen to it on the go; in the car, on the bus, or on your next flight.
Zamzar enables PDF’s, Word documents, eBooks and text files to be read aloud in mp3 format.
Convert university papers, sales proposals or minutes from your last meeting and listen as you move.
2) Make your content more accessible
The ability to read from a screen is something many of us take for granted. Converting PDFs to speech audio files allows those who rely on their hearing rather than sight to consume media in an accessible format.
It is not just those with visual impairment who can benefit from speech documents. PDF text to speech can be useful in supporting learners who struggle with print-based information. Studies have shown that listening to a text can help to improve understanding, ability to take notes, proofreading skills and reading accuracy. It can also aid learning for people with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.
Hearing a document being read out loud, rather than reading from a screen, may really benefit an auditory learner who prefers to learn through listening rather than through reading. With the ability to pause, rewind and slow down audio, mp3 files can help to combat the anxiety or complexity surrounding reading, which is a challenge to many.
3) Improve your language skills
Converting text to speech can be particularly useful for anyone looking to learn a new language. Listening to the sounds, words and flow of a language as you read along can really help your pronunciation and articulation skills.
The likelihood is that you study or work with someone whose first language is not English. Next time you are sending your PDF of sales targets to staff or your dissertation off for review, why not attach an audio file too? This allows everyone to be on the same chapter, providing multiple ways to engage with your content.
How to convert your PDF text to speech?
Converting your PDF, Microsoft Word, Publisher or LibreOffice document to an audio file is really easy with Zamzar.
- Head over to our website and upload your chosen file.
- Choose the format that you would like the file converted to (in this instance, mp3).
- Click ‘Convert Now’ and have your audio file in a matter of minutes.
It really is as easy as 1,2,3.
How are you using PDF to speech?