Save as DAISY - MS Word Add-In

DAISY, Intergen, and Microsoft logosBelow please find an overview and links to the Microsoft Word Add-in Version for Word 2003, 2007 and Word 2010 (released in December 2011).

Please note that in January 2014 we added links for downloading the add-in for 32-bit version of Office 2013 and 64-bit version of Office 2013 (courtesy of Microsoft Japan).

"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.

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. You may also want to read a Microsoft article on the topic of choosing a 32-bit or 64-bit Office.

Before you install the add-in, close all Office applications and uninstall previous versions. Links to tutorials and information on how to install and use the Save as DAISY add-in can be accessed from DAISYpedia. Instructions are also available on the Microsoft Office website.

Download from the DAISY site: for 32 bit version of Office 2013

Download from the DAISY site: for 64 bit version of Office 2013

Download from the SourceForge site, DaisyInstaller_x86.exe is for 32-bit Office

Download from DAISY site: Version for 32-bit Office

Download from DAISY site: Version for 64-bit Office


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.

Further Assistance

You will find answers to common questions and may also post comments to the DAISY-hosted public forum for Save as DAISY - Microsoft. Please use the Contact form and choose the "Save as DAISY" category from the pull down menu to submit problem reports.

Download AMIS, a free open source software program that you can use to read DAISY books that you created:

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