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How to Use Immersive Reader for Filling Out Microsoft Forms

For help with text, focus, and more, you can enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms to complete forms, surveys, and quizzes.

Whether you’re creating a document in Microsoft Word or browsing the web in Microsoft Edge, Immersive Reader can improve your reading experience. You may not realize it, but if you’re completing a form, survey, or quiz in Microsoft Forms, you can use Immersive Reader there too.

With the same types of tools as the other applications, you can hear questions read aloud, adjust the text size and spacing, and change the line focus. You don’t have to struggle to make your way through each question; enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms for extra help completing the form.

Enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms

Once you turn on Immersive Reader for the form you’re viewing, you can use it for any or all of the questions. This gives you excellent flexibility to only use the tool when you need it or for the entire form.

In the top section of the form, below the title and description, you’ll see three dots on the right side. Click the three dots and select Enable Immersive Reader.

Enable Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms

After you turn on the tool, it remains enabled for the entire form. To turn it off, click the three dots and select Disable Immersive Reader.

Use Immersive Reader in Microsoft Forms

With the tool enabled, you’ll now see an Immersive Reader icon when you hover your cursor over a question. This is convenient because you can use the tool for whichever questions you like.

Click the Immersive Reader icon to use the tool for that particular question.

Click the Immersive Reader icon

You’ll then enter the Immersive Reader mode. If you’ve used the tool on the web before, the options will be familiar to you. If this is your first time using Immersive Reader, below are the options.

Read Aloud

Click the play button at the bottom to hear the question and possible answers (if applicable) read out loud.

Read aloud

Click the Voice Settings icon to the right of the play button to adjust the speaking rate and make a voice selection.

Voice Settings

Text Preferences

Click the Text Preferences icon on the top right to change the text size and style, increase the spacing, and select a background color.

Text Preferences in Immersive Reader

Grammar Options

Click the Grammar Options icon on the top right to display syllables in the words and highlight parts of speech. You can optionally select the colors for each part of the speech and show labels.

Grammar Options in Immersive Reader

Reading Preferences

Click the Reading Preferences icon on the top right to enable the Line Focus and choose the number of lines. You can also turn on the Picture Dictionary and translate the text.

Reading Preferences in Immersive Reader

Onscreen Actions

You can click on any word to hear it read out loud.

Listen to a word

If you enable the Picture Dictionary in the Reading Preferences, you’ll see an image for a word you select.

Picture Dictionary

To enter full-screen mode, click the arrow on the top right.

Enter Full Screen

Answer the Form Questions

At this time, you cannot provide your answers in Immersive Reader mode. When you get to the end of the question and possible solutions (if applicable), click the Exit arrow on the top left. This returns you to the original view of the form so you can provide your answer.

Exit Immersive Reader to answer

A Better Experience When Completing Microsoft Forms

Immersive Reader assists those who need it when completing a form, survey, or quiz. But the tool can be beneficial to anyone who wants a better or more focused reading experience.

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