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Learning Tools helps you improve your reading skills, by boosting your ability to pronounce words correctly, read quickly and accurately, and understand what you read.

Note: This feature is only available if you have a Microsoft 365 subscription. If you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

Use Learning Tools to help with reading fluency and comprehension

Select View > Learning Tools, and then select an option:

  • Column Width can be used to change the width of the line length, to reduce visual crowding and improve focus and comprehension on words and characters in a text-rich document.

  • Page Color can be set to be Sepia (pale yellow page with print feel), Inverse (black background with white text) to make text easy to scan and consume, or left at None.´╗┐

  • Text Spacing increases the spacing between words, characters, and lines, to easily scan text and aid reading fluency.

  • Syllables shows the breaks between syllables of words in your content, to improve word recognition and pronunciation.

  • Read Aloud lets you hear your document and see each word highlighted simultaneously in your document.

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