How to authenticate Read&Write for Google Chrome with an Office 365 account

If you have an Office 365 account and would like to use our Read&Write for Google Chrome extension, this article will show you how to add the extensions and sign in with your account. 

Adding the Extensions


  1. Open the Google Chrome browser 

  1. Make sure you are not signed into Chrome with your personal Gmail. Copy and paste chrome://settings into your URL bar and check to see if you are syncing with any email.


  1. Add the Read&Write, PDF Reader, and Screenshot Reader extensions

    1. Read&Write

    2. PDF Reader

    3. Screenshot Reader

  2. When adding an extension when you are not signed into Chrome, it will ask you to “Turn on sync”. You can close that popup because you will be authenticating with an Office 365 account.




Using Read&Write with Word Online 


  1. Go to your OneDrive and sign into your organizational Office 365 account.

  1. Open up a Word Doc and click on the Read&Write icon. This will prompt you to sign in with Google or Microsoft.


  1. Select Microsoft and enter in your credentials. You will also be asked to allow permissions.

  2. Once you sign in and allow permissions, you will see the Read&Write tab at the top of your Doc.



Opening PDFs from OneDrive

  1. Locate a PDF in OneDrive, right click, choose “open”, then “open in browser”


  1. Click on the Texthelp PDF reader icon to open with Read&Write

  2. This will bring you to a signin page. Select Microsoft and enter in your credentials. You will also be asked to allow permission.


  1. Once you authenticate, the PDF you selected will open in the Texthelp PDF Reader.

  2. Once you authenticate with your email, you can change the PDF reader settings to open automatically. This will skip step two, clicking on the Texthelp PDF Reader icon. Right click on the PDF reader icon in Chrome and select “Options”. Check off “Open Web PDFs”.