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This article was published on September 27, 2013

Microsoft reportedly working on a new ‘Office Reader’ media consumption app for Windows 8

Microsoft reportedly working on a new ‘Office Reader’ media consumption app for Windows 8
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Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new, Windows 8 app called Office Reader to help users collect and browse various bit of content stored both locally and on the Web. It will join a number of other updates to the Office suite, codenamed ‘Gemini’.

The Verge reports that the new tool will be able to import documents from the traditional Office apps, as well as ebooks, textbooks, PDFs and Web pages. The app will also support styluses, such as that found in the Surface Pro, for adding annotations and highlighting specific passages.

➤ Microsoft expanding Office’s reach with ‘Reader’ for Windows 8 and ‘Lens’ for Windows Phone (The Verge)

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