Skip navigation

HT5018: iOS: Configuring accessibility features

Learn about iOS: Configuring accessibility features

HT5018 My VoiceOver Program only reads ~20 pages of a 100+ page Preview document.

285 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 16, 2013 5:33 PM by Lee4Law RSS
Lee4Law Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Aug 31, 2013 8:10 PM

I am a law student who is legally blind.


I have OCDed PDF documents that are hundreds of pages in length. Every single one of my books are broken down into documents that are each at least a hundred pages in length. I need VoiceOver to read all of these pages, not just the first 20-30. But that is all the program is able to recegnize. VoiceOver simply quits reading PDF documents after the first 20-30 pages.



I bought my Mac to help me in law school, but if this VoiceOver problem cannot get fixed, I need to sell my computer ASAP and swap to PC. Can anyone help me?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), iOS 6.1.4, Problem w/VoiceOver and Preview
  • Simon Slavin Level 4 Level 4 (1,390 points)

    It might make sense to use system services on a Mac to add the text to iTunes as a spoken track.  Then sync with your iPad to get the tracks onto the iPad.  Then you could rewind or fast forward the track as you wish just like any music track.  You should be able to select all the text from the PDF then use the menu option


    Preview --> Services --> Add to iTunes as a Spoken Track


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.