The Campus Accessible Technology Team has purchased a Read&Write Gold (R&WG) site license. All UMD students, faculty, and staff may download a "Take Home" version for their personal computers.
Begin by opening Firefox. Using a browser other than Firefox may result in your experience differing from these instructions.
You will need to be authenticated to UMD to download Read&Write Gold. If you are not already authenticated to UMD, the "Sign In" page will appear when you attempt to download the program. Sign in using your UMD Internet ID and password.
To start the download click or select: Setup.zip
An "Opening Setup.zip" dialog box will appear. Select the "Save File" option and click "OK".
A zip file named "Setup" should save on your computer, usually in the downloads directory.
The Setup zip file should unpack itself into two files. One is "Setup" with the type of "Application". The other is "Setup" with the type of "Configuration settings".
A "User Account Control" dialog box will appear. It will ask,
"Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? Program name: Text_Systems"
A "Windows Installer" dialog box will open. Select "Continue".
Wait while Windows configures Read And Write 11. This may take a while. Be patient.
After the configuration is complete a Read&Write 11 shortcut icon will appear on the desktop.
Note: You must have internet access the first time that you attempt to launch Read&Write. An activation dialog box will open.
You do not need to enter anything in this dialog box. No serial number or activation code is needed.
You will receive an activation was successful message.
If it doesn't appear or you need help, call or stop by the ITSS TechCenter Help Desk (218-726-8847, Kirby Plaza 165).
For a tour of the toolbar watch the Toolbar Video.
For the toolbar to display correctly on Windows 10 computers that have touch screens:
Read&Write Gold will scale properly after scaling is disabled.
For further information regarding using Read&Write, please visit the list of training guides, videos, and webinars.