This article explains how Read&Write for Windows can be used for exams in PDF format.
Note: This is specific to the UK version of Read&Write.
In order to use Read&Write for PDF exams in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, the following must be installed:
PDF Aloud for Adobe
Text to speech voices
Getting set up
Go to the Texthelp Essentials website
Enter your Product Code (note: you must be using a UK product code)
Click on the Read&Write for Windows option on the left
Click on PDF Aloud for Exams from the menu on the left
Download and run the PDF Aloud for Adobe plugin to install PDF Aloud
For admins: If you wish to deploy PDF Aloud to multiple machines on your network, use the “PDF Aloud for Adobe MSI” download link
Download and install any of the individual voices that students may want to use to read the exam
Using Read&Write on the exam
Open Read&Write for Windows and go to the Settings menu
Choose Show more settings
Go to Speech
Select the voice that will be used to read the exam. Note: Make sure you have installed this voice from Essentials (see steps above).
Open the exam in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Go to Tools and scroll down to bottom and locate PDF Aloud toolbar
The PDF Aloud toolbar will then appear in the Reader document view. Use the text to speech controls and speech settings here to read the exam content.
Please Note: Reader DC doesn't support plugins with online PDFs so only downloaded PDFs can be read with PDF Aloud.