Bookshelf eTextBook Read Aloud

Can I have the eTextBook Read aloud to me?

Bookshelf has a Read Aloud function in the More Options section of the eTextBook.

Please note: Bookshelf does not have the ability to translate the text within the eTextBook, the Read Aloud function will only read aloud in the language in which the text is published. If your book is reading with a strange accent please follow the instructions in this brief article: My book is reading in a different language or with a strange accent and not English.






How do I have the eTextBook Read aloud to me?

Once you have opened up the Read Aloud function through the More Options section of the eTextBook, you can have the book read aloud under the default settings by using the play icon, as shown below. Once you have selected the play icon, you will see the text being read aloud in yellow, and the play icon will become a pause icon.






How do I use the Read Aloud functions?

The following is the Read Aloud menu; it includes the following functions, Settings, Skips Back, Play/Pause, Skip Forward, and Close.




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Settings   Skip Back   Play/Pause   Skip Forward   Close
Change the Reading Speed and the voice of the Narrator, and read alternative text.   Skip back to "replay" a section of the text, or go back to a section that was not read aloud.   Play or Pause the text being read aloud.   Skip forward to skip text, not needing to hear read aloud to text that you want to be read aloud.   Closes the Read Aloud function.


How do I use the options in Settings?

Reading Speed can be changed on a sliding scale; you can select the "-" or "+" icons to slow or speed up the Narrator's reading speed or use the icon that allows you to manipulate the sliding scale to control the Reading Speed.


Note: "Read alt text," if you do not want the copyright/footnote, for example, to be read out loud, make sure this is not check marked.


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