Using Read&Write for Google Chrome with Office 365

The purpose of this support article is to show how to use Read&Write for Google Chrome with Microsoft school and work accounts. 

This can be done for:

  1. Organizations that use Office 365 only and do not sign into Chrome

  2. Organizations who use Google and Office 365, and sign into Chrome

Overview

Read&Write for Google Chrome can be only used with Office 365 with a Microsoft school or work account. There are a couple of scenarios for using Read&Write with these accounts that are explained below.


Organizations that use Office 365 only and do not sign into Chrome

If you’re not signed into Chrome, when you click the Read&Write for Google Chrome puzzle piece icon, you’ll be presented with a screen to sign in with either Google or Microsoft.

Select Sign in with Microsoft.


Enter your email address and password to sign in.


Accept permissions for Read&Write to access your Microsoft account

If you haven’t already done so, sign into your Office 365 account. Once you’re signed in, you’ll then have access to Read&Write in Word Online and OneNote Online. You can collect highlights and create vocabulary lists to OneDrive with Read&Write.

Please note:

  • All Read&Write for Google Chrome features except Voice Notes and Check It will work in Word Online, OneNote Online, and the web.

  • The PDF Reader and ePub Reader are not currently available in OneDrive.


Organizations who use Google and Office 365, and sign into Chrome

If you are signed into the Chrome browser, you can also sign into Read&Write with a Microsoft account. This allows you to use Read&Write with OneDrive (i.e. collect highlights or create a vocab list from Word Online into OneDrive), but remain signed into Chrome with a Google account. 

To sign Read&Write with your Microsoft account, click the three dots settings button on the right end of the toolbar 

Go to Options > Accounts

You’ll see that the email address at the top of the screen is your Google account.

Click Sign in with Microsoft to use your Microsoft account. Enter your email address and password to sign in.


Accept permissions for Read&Write to access your Microsoft account

You will then be taken back to the Accounts screen where you’ll now see that you’re signed in with your Microsoft account.

Note: There is a Sign out option for users who are on a machine that might have multiple users. Users should sign out of their accounts if sharing a device when finished.

Click OK to close the Options screen to use Read&Write with your Microsoft account.


If you’re using Office 365 Word Online and OneNote Online, you’ll see the Read&Write toolbar with full access to all the features.