- Read&Write Description
- Installing Read&Write on a Personal Computer
Read&Write is software with tools to help reading, writing, and studying. A Windows version and iPad version are also available.
Read&Write is installed on all Sites Macintosh computers. Due to networking issues with this version and the Mac operating system, you may be prompted for administrative passwords (click "cancel") or may not be able to use some features.
Installing Read&Write on a Personal Computer
Any current U-M student, faculty, or staff member may obtain a version of Read&Write for their personal Macintosh by doing the following:
- Go to the Read&Write website and choose "Try Now"
- Choose "Mac OS" then choose "Install." The Read&Write.dmg file will download.
- Look for the downloaded file and open it. Follow the instructions to drag the icon into your Applications folder.
- From the Applications folder, choose the Read and Write icon:
- If you get a dialog box asking "Are you sure you want to open it?," choose "Open."
- When prompted to accept the user terms, choose "I accept the user terms."
- When prompted for a sign-in method, choose Google.
- You will get a "Read&Write wants access to control..." dialog box. Choose "OK."
- Sign in as usual with your University user name and password.
- The Read and Write icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen. Choose it to open the Read&Write toolbar.
Read&Write works directly with applications such as Microsoft Word and Web browsers.
Most functions are located in the Read&Write toolbar, which appears on the screen when Read&Write starts. The default toolbar looks like the following (you may need to click and drag the toolbar to the right to see all the icons):
A Read&Write menu appears at the uppermost top left of the screen when Read&Write starts. When pulled down, the menu bar looks like this:
Short video tutorials for many Read&Write features are available on YouTube.
Default Toolbar Functions
This section describes the buttons that appear on the toolbar when Read&Write starts. If you change these defaults on public machines, note that your settings may not be saved.
You can find more information in TextHelp's Read&Write Quick Reference Card.