PDFSpeech 1.7 Release Notes
- Fonts that were added to the ignored list (via the TTS menu → Add Selected Font to Ignored List) are now remembered and restored when the PDF is re-opened. For example, you may want to select sample header and footer text in a PDF and add it to the ignored list if you don't want certain headers and footers to be read out. Or, you may want to skip content that is formatted in a specific way on the PDF page such as text in callout boxes.
- Selecting sentence by sentence: Use the < and > keys (actually the , and . keys since the SHIFT key is not required) to select the previous and next sentence respectively. Or, use the left and right arrow keys.
- To start reading one sentence at a time, select a part of the sentence on the page, then hit K to read the sentence. Then hit L sequentially to read the next sentences.
- To start reading continuously, either double-click on a word. Or, for more precision, select a few words of a sentence, then hit the / key to start continuous text to speech.
- Jump to the last or most recent position read using text-to-speech in the current PDF using two new commands in TTS menu, Go to Furthest Sentence Read (CTRL CMD /) and Go to Most Recent Sentence Read (CMD /). These commands will only select the sentence, and will not start text-to-speech. Use the shortcut / to start TTS from the selected sentence.
- Bug fix: Headers and footers are now more reliably skipped when walking through the pages using text-to-speech, one sentence at a time.