Windows 10 How can I use Read Aloud in one Word doc and continue working in another Word doc?

John Strong

Honorable Member
I want to use Read Aloud to listen to a document while I work, but all my work is in Word and this causes a problem. I can change the focus to some other app, and Read Aloud doesn't care. It just keeps playing. But the minute I put the focus in a different Word document, Read Aloud stops playing.

Does the Office QA team include any people who regularly keep multiple instances of Word open? Does it include any writers or people who use Word for a living? Or is it all engineers? I wonder sometimes, because I frequently have problems related to having multiple instances of Word open that a QA team would have caught if they had tested the product assuming that sort of use case. Yet they missed it.