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How to Read Aloud eBook, PDF, or Web page in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Read aloud is a feature in Microsoft Edge that reads PDF files, eBooks, and web page content out loud to you. You can change the speed and voice you want for read aloud.

This tutorial will show you how to use the read aloud feature in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.

Here's How:

1. Open the PDF file, eBook (epub file), or web page you want to read aloud in Microsoft Edge.

2. Perform one of the following actions below to start read aloud.

A) Press the Ctrl + Shift + G keys.

B) Click/tap on an empty area on the PDF, eBook, or web page, and click/tap on the Read aloud button Name:  Read_aloud.png
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This option is not available for a web page unless you turned on reading view for it.

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C) Right click or press and hold on an empty area on the PDF, eBook, or web page, and click/tap on Read aloud. (see screenshot below)

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D) Click/tap on the Settings and more (Alt+X) button Name:  Settings.png
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3. If you like, you can click/tap on the Voice settings button Name:  Voice_settings.png
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4. You can Pause and Play read aloud as needed. You can also click/tap on the Previous (line/paragraph) and Next (line/paragraph) buttons to jump ahead or back where you want read aloud. When finished, you can Close read aloud. (see screenshots below)

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That's it,