Microsoft expands Immersive Reader to PowerPoint for the web, OneDrive, and more

Immersive Reader at work on PowerPoint for the web

Microsoft announced today that the Immersive Reader tool is coming to more of its apps and services including PowerPoint for the web, OneDrive, SharePoint, and MakeCode. Immersive Reader was first announced for OneDrive late last year, during which the capability also rolled out to the PowerPoint application.

Today's release marks another expansion for Immersive Reader to additional Microsoft apps. The software giant noted that it's one of the highly requested features for PowerPoint for the web from the education sector.

Like its PowerPoint app counterpart, the Immersive Reader for PowerPoint's web version is available in two areas, namely any text inside a slide and the Notes area. You can choose your desired text in a slide or in the Notes and pick the tool from the right-click menu. The text will then open in Edge's Immersive Reader so you can access its complete functionality such as picture dictionary and more. Immersive Reader for PowerPoint for the web will be available to Office Insiders and its rollout will continue in April.

Immersive Reader at work on OneDrive

For OneDrive, Immersive Reader is rolling out to the storage service's menus in April and May. By then, you can access the tool in Word and other text documents stored in OneDrive.

In addition, the tool is being added to SharePoint pages in April. Finally, you can also click on the Immersive Reader icon at the top of MakeCode Arcade tutorials to gain access to instructions using the literacy tool.

Beyond these apps, Immersive Reader also became available on Azure Cognitive Services last year. The tool also added the Picture Dictionary feature for students last year to give them a picture representation of selected words and aid in their comprehension.

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