This tool assists students with reading PDFs or scans that have been processed into PDFs (scanning with PDF
Equalizer has been reviewed on another tip sheet). It is best to use PDF Equalizer for texts that are composed
of columns, graphics, or headings.
Like most pieces of the Premier Tools software, the default voice is set quite quickly
Go to Read > Voices > the voice option window will open and the voices can be changed/slowed down
Open a previously scanned PDF file, it will appear within the PDF Equalizer work space
BE SURE THAT THE SCAN IS STRAIGHT, OR IT MAKES READING THE TEXT DIFFICULT
Students have the ability to record their own notes or copy/paste text from the PDF. These can be read back to
Notes that a student creates can be saved and printed through the “Notes Editor”
If you left click, you will get a + symbol.
Click, hold, and drag to select the text you want
to read. A black rectangle will be created that
signifies the area to be read.
The whole area of text can be selected, or it can
be chunked into paragraphs, columns, etc.
Be careful not to cut any words off or it will have
Students can chunk their reading by paragraphs
If you click in the notes area you can type your own
USING A SCANNED TEXT
you can paste text and
images from a document by selecting the area to be
captured > click on “image” > the captured
image/text will appear in the notes window.
USING A READY MADE PDF
you can capture an
image as outlined above, but for text you select what
you want to add to the notes area > click on “text” at
the top > right click in the notes area > select
The notes can be edited in a larger window by right
clicking > select “enlarge window” OR you can
double click in the notes area. This opens the “Notes