OneNote adds Immersive Reader to Windows 10 app and Outlook web. Immersive reader fist came to Windows 10 Online and OneNote Online back in February of this year, but it looks as though the Office team is ready to start rolling out to other software properties. Today’s update incldues:
- Read Aloud—Reads text out loud with simultaneous highlighting that improves decoding, fluency and comprehension while sustaining the reader’s focus and attention.
- Spacing—Optimizes font spacing in a narrow column view to improve reading fluency for users with visual crowding issues.
- Syllables—Shows the breaks between syllables to enhance word recognition and decoding.
- Parts of Speech—Supports writing instruction and grammar comprehension by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives.
There are several ways to launch the Immersive Reader in Outlook on the web or Outlook.com:
- On any received message, select the Reply all drop-down and then select Show in immersive reader.
- Right-click any message and select Show in immersive reader.
- From the main message view, click the … and select Show in immersive reader.
The new Immersive Reader for Outlook on the web and Outlook.com will be available in many languages and countries. Visit the Learning Tools language support page to learn more.
Immersive Reader comes to the OneNote Windows 10 app
Since the release of Learning Tools for OneNote Desktop, many customers have asked for these same capabilities in our OneNote Windows 10 app. With the June OneNote Windows 10 app update, the Immersive Reader will be available to all customers via the View menu and will be pre-installed.
The new Immersive Reader in OneNote Windows 10 will be available in many languages and countries. Visit the Learning Tools language support page to learn more.
Expanding the global reach of the Immersive Reader
Since the Immersive Reader rolled out to Word Online and OneNote Online in February, customers all over the world asked us to expand these capabilities to more languages. Today, we are pleased to announce that Read Aloud is now available in 14 new languages and geographies, including:
- Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
- English (Ireland)
- French (Switzerland)
- German (Austria)
- German (Switzerland)
In addition, the Syllables feature is being added to four languages: Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian and Slovak.
Finally, the Parts of Speech feature for German, Italian and Dutch will be enabled for Word Online, OneNote Online and Outlook on the web in the next few weeks. Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Brazilian Portuguese languages will be available later this summer.
Visit the Learning Tools language support page to see the current list of languages for the Immersive Reader.