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Microsoft Word can now read text aloud to help you catch typos

By Ng Chong Seng - on 2 Aug 2017, 9:47am

Microsoft Word can now read text aloud

Microsoft loves to blog. And recently, the Office team has detailed some of the improvements it’s added to the productivity suite in July, such as the ability to turn text into timelines in PowerPoint, add and edit 3D objects in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and a Read Aloud feature in Word. This last bit is interesting.


We continue to improve the Learning Tools available in Word and have moved Read Aloud to the Review tab. This latest update allows your document to be read back to you with simultaneous highlighting - from right within your workflow. This makes it easier to recognize and correct errors as you write, improving reading and editing accuracy for everyone, especially users with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

To be clear, this isn’t the first time we’ve a text-to-speech feature in Word, just that this latest iteration offers finer controls, such as reading speed and simultaneous highlighting during reading.

The Read Aloud feature is now available in Word on Windows desktops for Office testers and will reach general availability later this year.

Source: Microsoft.

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