Save As DAISY—MS Word Add-In

Save As DAISY—MS Word Add-In

SaveAsDAISY is now archived and is no longer being developed or supported.


Save As DAISY was created to allow people to easily produce DAISY Format material from structured MS Word documents.


Important: Save As DAISY is no longer being developed or supported. The most recent version of Save As DAISY was released in December 2011. This page is presented for people running older applications and as a record of activity. These tools do not work on versions of MS Office newer than 2013 including Office 16 and Office 365, or on Windows 10.

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“Save as DAISY” add-in for Microsoft Office Word incorporates a “Lite” version of the DAISY Pipeline. You can select to generate the DAISY XML for further processing, or you can create a fully conforming DAISY file set with full navigation and full text synchronized with audio. The audio is generated by the default text-to-speech (TTS) engine on your Windows computer.

Disclaimer: DAISY Translator makes use of LAME MP3 encoding technology. LAME provides the following notice on its site: “Using the LAME encoding engine (or other mp3 encoding technology) in your software may require a patent license in some countries.” We recommend you check out the information on the LAME MP3 Encoder SourceForge site.

When you install the add-in, the DAISY Translator folder is added to your Start menu with the Instruction Manual as well as a Getting Started tutorial. The download is available for both 32-bit and 64-bit Office.

Download and Installation

Before you install the add-in, close all Office applications and uninstall previous versions of the add-in.


This Microsoft Word Add-in was developed through collaboration between the DAISY Consortium, Microsoft and Intergen.