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Microsoft Reader

What is Microsoft Reader?

Microsoft Reader is another discontinued program by Microsoft on 2011. It is an e-book reader application released in 2000. It can be used on Windows-running computers, Pocket PCs and Windows Mobile. It displays e-Books in LIT format, a Microsoft Compressed HTML Help format extension. It features ClearType that enhances readability function for small screens, text notes, doodling and highlighting for taking quick notes and searching. The version for PC enables books to be read aloud with the optional add-on text-to-speech.

Another add-on is Read in Microsoft Reader that creates LIT e-Books and can be used with Microsoft Word. Third party applications and tools allow MS LIT format reading and conversion to other devices such as Convert LIT [an open-source LIT conversion application that can run on Mac and Windows], Lexcycle Stanze [ a free e-Book reader that reads LIT and supports iOS], and Calibre [open-source e-Book library manager that operates on many platforms and can do LIT file conversion].

Microsoft Reader can access protected and unprotected books. Protected books can be accessed by activating the software using the Passport account. Each account can activate up to six Microsoft Reader installs. Further activations are done upon request by the user.

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File types supported by Microsoft Reader

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