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Read in Microsoft Reader

Updated: March 2, 2004
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Create Your Own Microsoft Reader eBooks
Create eBooks from Microsoft Word version 2002 or Microsoft Word version 2003 files at the click of a button. The Read in Microsoft Reader (RMR) add-in for Microsoft Word enables you to convert any Word document into a Microsoft Reader format eBook in just a few simple steps.

See the RMR FAQ for more information about the Read in Microsoft Reader add-in.


  • Include custom cover graphics. The Cover Graphics dialog lets you preview and specify custom cover graphics for your eBooks.
  • Convert your formatting with the click of a mouse. When the "Convert to Microsoft Reader Formatting" box is checked, Word will remove formatting that conflicts with Microsoft Reader defaults.
    NOTE: Formatting mode converts only those styles that are supported by Microsoft Reader default settings. When you leave the "Convert to Microsoft Reader Formatting" box checked, RMR will only convert Microsoft Reader-supported formatting and HTML. The resulting file may be smaller, and will display better in Microsoft Reader.
  • The RMR add-in automatically generates a linked Table of Contents for your eBook from the Table of Contents in your Word document. To create a Table of Contents in your Word document, refer to Microsoft Word help.
Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows NT 4, or Microsoft Windows 98 operating systems. VGA or higher resolution monitor, and video card capable of displaying 16-bit or better colors.
  • Microsoft Word 2003, Microsoft Word 2002 or Microsoft Word 2000.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 with Service Pack 1 or later.
  • Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device

    • Ensure that Microsoft Word is not running.
    • Click the download link.
    • In the File Download box, select Save this program to disk.
    • Save the file named "WordRMR.exe" to your hard drive.
    • When the download is complete, locate WordRMR.exe on your hard drive and double click the file to begin installation.
    • During the installation of the Read in Microsoft Reader add-in, you may be prompted to restart your PC. Be sure to do so. After the restart, the installation will continue.
    • Start Microsoft Word, after you reboot your computer. You will see a Microsoft Reader icon on the Word toolbar and a Read command on the File menu. After opening a document in Word, use either of these options to convert to Microsoft Reader format.