Test- Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader, included in OneNote Learning Tools, is a full screen reading experience to increase readability of content in OneNote documents. Learning Tools is designed to support students with dyslexia and dysgraphia in the classroom, but can support anyone who wants to make reading on their device easier.

  1. For OneNote desktop, open OneNote, then select Learning Tools > Immersive Reader.

    For OneNote for the web, log in at OneNote.com, open a notebook, and select View > Immersive Reader.

  2. To hear the paragraphs read to you, select the Play button.

  3. To listen from a certain point on your page, select that word.

Immersive Reader has several options to make it easier for you to read text from OneNote.

Text options

The Text Options menu lets you:

Parts of speech

Parts of Speech controls grammar highlighting and helps readers understand complex sentences. Learn more: Highlight parts of speech.

Parts of Speech menu in Immersive Reader, part of Learning Tools for OneNote.

Voice options

Control the voice speed and speaker with Voice Options. Learn more: Change the voice in Immersive Reader

Voice Controls Menu in Immersive Reader,

Shortcut keys for Immersive Reader

Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate.

  • Up/Down arrow scrolls line by line

  • Page Up/Page Down scrolls screen by screen

  • Left/Right arrow goes to previous/next page in your OneNote Notebook

  • Esc key closes the reader or menu

  • Tab advances to the next control in Immersive Reader settings

  • Space selects the current tool

Learn more

Transform speech to text in OneNote

Change text size

Troubleshooting: Nothing happens when I press play in Immersive Reader

Use Learning Tools in your Word for the web document

  1. On the View tab, in the Document Views group, select Immersive Reader.

    Immersive Reader

    Your document opens within Immersive Reader.

  2. You can do one or more of the following in Immersive Reader, depending on how you want to focus on the content in your document.

    • Select Play at the bottom of the window to hear your document read aloud and to see the text highlighted simultaneously. The narrator starts reading from the top of your page by default, unless you have selected a word, in which case it will start reading from the selected word. Select Pause to stop narration.

      Select Voice Options on the top right of the document to change the speed of narration.

      Voice Settings
    • Text options   

      You can change the appearance of your document by using Text options. The choices you make in text options can help bring more attention to the content and remove visual distraction.

      Set Text Size, Spacing, Font, and Themes that suit your learning needs. You can increase or decrease text size and the amount of spacing between letters and words. The Theme color you select becomes the background color of the document.

      Text Options
    • Parts of Speech   

      Select one or more of the following options:

      • Syllables to break words into syllables.

      • Nouns to highlight nouns in your document in purple.

      • Verbs to highlight verbs in your document in red.

      • Adjectives to highlight adjectives in your document in teal.

        Parts Of Speech

  3. Click the Close icon to exit Immersive Reader.

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