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PDF, and easy upload

I LOVE your add-on, I have a form of dyslexia and use Read Aloud to listen to the content.
The fact that it has access to all the different voices is fantastic.
I tried to put more voices on my PC, but it's strangely difficult.
You took care of that for me.

However, for stuff that isn't a web page, I find I'm getting the text into a PDF, then try to open it in Firefox to read it.

After I get the text into a PDF, and open it in Firefox, RA says "Please use the form to upload your file to read aloud" anyway.
This works, but it's a bit fiddly.
I can save a bookmark to
but it would be more slick to have it in the add-on's functionality, or please advise how I can upload straight to RA.

I have tried the Voice Narration Tool at ttstool.com but the options for the add-on are much nicer to use than the drop-downs.

It would be marginally easier for me to be able to save as text document instead of PDF, but when I open in Ffox, RA says it's a corrupted PDF.
This isn't a big deal, but if it's easy, it might help.

Hope this is valuable to you as Read Aloud is fantastic and works simply and easily (on my android too).


bod, 07.09.2018, 18:49
Idea status: in process


ken107, 08.09.2018, 05:47
Thank you, I get what you need, I created a ticket for it here. We'll make it straightforward to read local text files (non-PDF).

ken107, 31.01.2019, 08:12
Unfortunately various issues prevent this from working in Firefox.

First, FF's default PDF viewer no longer allows extensions to inject scripts (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1466629). Hence we have to use our own viewer. Fastest approach is to bookmark that URL and drag and drop your PDF file into the dialog.

Second, FF doesn't yet allow extensions to inject scripts to file:// URLs (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1266960). So unfortunately you have to save as PDF. If you use Chrome though, file:// URL should work.

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