Open Immersive Reader for Outlook Online

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Open Immersive Reader for Outlook Online

  1. Log in to your account at, and select Outlook.

  2. Open an email.

  3. Select the More Options icon ... ), then Show in immersive reader

Select Show in Immersive Reader

Using Immersive Reader

Once your document opens within Immersive Reader, you can do one or more of the following, depending on how you want to focus on the content in your document:

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

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

Voice Options

  • Select the gear icon to open Voice Options

    Voice Controls Menu in Immersive Reader, part of Learning Tools for OneNote.

The Voice Speed slider controls the playback speed of the reader.

  1. Select Voice Speed, then drag the control to the right or left. Move to the right to increase speed and to the left to decrease it.

  2. Press Play to hear the different speeds.

Text options

You can change the appearance of your document by using Text options. The choices you make in text options can help remove visual distraction and improve text readability.

The Text Options menu lets you:

  • Change text size

  • Reduce crowding between letters

  • Change the font

  • Change background color

    Text Options Menu in Immersive Reader part of Learning Tools Addin for OneNote.

Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech controls grammar highlighting and helps readers understand complex sentences.

  • To use, select Parts of Speech (looks like three books).

    Parts of Speech menu in Immersive Reader, part of Learning Tools for OneNote.
  • Choose what to highlight:

    • Syl·la·bles splits words by showing small dots between syllables.

    • Under Parts of speech, turn on Nouns, Verbs, or Adjectives to highlight every noun, verb, or adjective on the page in a color that corresponds to the color of the label.

Click the Close icon to exit 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

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