What is Microsoft Reader?
Microsoft® Reader is a
software application designed to deliver an on-screen
computer reading experience that for the first time
approaches the convenience and quality of paper.
Microsoft Reader is the first product to include
ClearType™ display technology. ClearType greatly
improves resolution on LCD screens to deliver a
print-like display. Microsoft Reader also pays strict
attention to the traditions and benefits of good
typography. It offers a clean, uncluttered layout;
ample margins; proper spacing, leading and kerning;
plus powerful tools for book marking, highlighting and
What are the advantages of using Microsoft Reader?
Electronic reading software offers benefits of
portability, storage and additional electronic
features such as Search and instant word Lookup.
Microsoft Reader for PCs and laptops can hold as many
books as your hard drive will store – possibly
thousands! If you travel, imagine having access to all
of your reading material through your laptop, saving
space and reducing the weight that you have to carry.
Microsoft Reader allows you to do many of the same
things you do when you read a printed book, such as
add Bookmarks and make notes in the margins. You can
then review all of your margin notes (as well as
Bookmarks, Drawings, and Highlights) in one place.
Reader also allows you to easily do things you can’t
do in a printed book, such as Search for a word or
instantly Lookup the definition of a word.
Microsoft Reader is the only reading software
available that includes ClearType display technology,
which makes the words on the screen appear almost as
crisp as the words on a printed page.
How can I get a copy of Microsoft Reader?
to download Microsoft Reader for your Windows®-based
desktop and laptop PC. Also, Microsoft Reader for
Pocket PC ships with Pocket PC devices.
How much does Microsoft Reader cost?
There is no charge to download Microsoft Reader
for your PC. It’s available free via download and it
comes preinstalled on the Pocket PC.
What is the average size of a Microsoft Reader
Microsoft Reader titles are quite small and range
from 200 KB for a short to medium length book to 600
KB for a longer work. As an example, a 300-page novel
is approximately 250 KB as a Microsoft Reader file.
What PC platforms does Microsoft Reader run on?
Microsoft Windows® 95; Microsoft Windows 98 Second
Edition; Windows Millennium; Microsoft Windows NT®
4.0; Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Microsoft
Windows 2000 Server operating systems
Additional system requirements for Microsoft Reader
are the following: Pentium 75 or higher
microprocessor; 16 MB of RAM; approximately 13 MB of
available hard-disk space (Microsoft Reader is 6.75 MB
but additional space is required for installation);
Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 with Service Pack 1
or later; VGA or higher resolution monitor, and video
card capable of displaying 256 or more colors;
Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device.
Pocket PC devices include Microsoft Reader?
Pocket PC devices from Hewlett Packard, Casio
Computer Co., and Compaq all include Microsoft Reader.
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