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Add Phonetic Guide for selected text in message body

The Phonetic Guide feature is an amazing tool to add phonetic guides above the selected East Asian characters in the message body in an Outlook email. And this feature is only available for East Asian languages, says Chinese, Japanese, etc.

Add Phonetic Guide for selected text in message body

Note: Methods introduced on this page apply to Microsoft Outlook 2019 desktop program in Windows 10. And the instructions may vary significantly or slightly depending on the version of Microsoft Outlook and the Windows environments.


Add Phonetic Guide for selected text in message body

When you are composing, replying, or forwarding an email in Outlook, you can easily add phonetic guide for the selected text (East Asian characters) in the message body.

1. In the message body, select the east Asian characters you will add phonetic guides for, says simplified Chinese characters.

2. Click the Phonetic Guide button  in the Font group on the Format Text tab.
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3. In the Phonetic Guide dialog, please do as follows:
(1) Review the ruby text for each character, and change the ruby text as you need;
(2) Format the alignment, offset, font, or font size of the ruby text in the corresponding boxes as you need;
(3) Click the OK button.
 

Now the phonetic guides are added above the selected east Asian characters.


Note

You can easily remove the phonetic guides from text as follows:

(1) Select the characters with phonetic guide you will remove;

(2) Click the Phonetic Guide button  in the Font group on the Format Text tab.
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(3) In the Phonetic Guide dialog, please click the Clear Readings button firstly, and then click the OK button.


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