[BCAB] Android Apps for Readin Word Documents
angela at theowens.plus.com
Sun Mar 3 12:34:35 GMT 2019
I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone and am looking for a good app to opem and
read the text of Word documents quickly and easily. It could be
self-voicing so I can listen to the document even with the screen turned
off, but I also want to be able to scroll throuh the text using Talkback to
read it in smaller bits, check word spellings etc.
If I try to read a document in Word itself, I only have the options to
read by character, word or paragraph or to read the whole document at once.
It's very difficult to navigate to a small area of text to read that area
in finer detail.
The only app that comes up for sharing when opening a Word document
attached to an email, for example, is @Voice Aloud Reader. I also have
Envision AI and ID Pro on my phone, but both of these apps only read PDf
and not Word documents. There seems to be a fault in @Voice Aloud in that
When I try to share or open a document, the document never starts reading
or opens in the app and I have to find and open it throuh the file list in
@voice Aloud itself, which takes more time. @Voice Aloud Reader also only
plays the text using its own text to speech and can only be navigated by a
sentence at a time and Talkback is disabled from reading the text when
Does anyone know of any other apps I can try just for readin? It doesn't
matter about being able to edit the document or about the format, jut to
simply read and examine the text.
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