Read & Write

THIS PAGE IS UNDER REVISION

Install:

  • Visit https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/
  • Click Try Now
    • This will expand a new section of options
  • Select your operating system, then click Install
  • Run the downloaded file to begin the install and follow the prompts to complete.
  • Then sign into the Read & Write software by clicking the login button
  • Select the Sign in with Google Account option
  • Sign in using your entire YCP email address as the username
    • You will be directed to the MyYCP portal to sign in.
  • You are now signed into the system
    • The timeline for your license will extend beyond the 30 day trail for the entire remaining period of the license agreement.

What does Read & Write Offer?

Text to Speech

  • Using the Text to Speech tool, you can have documents or web pages read aloud
    • Set up speech highlighting to highlight the sentence that is being read as well as the word as it is read
    • In order to read web pages you must go to the settings and switch on the Read the web option
    • Follow this link to learn how to read the web using your browser
    • Follow this link to learn more about using Text to Speech

Screenshot Reader

  • Using the Screenshot Reader you can read text out loud on pictures or PDF by drawing over the words you want read.
  • Anything you screenshot can be put directly into a new Microsoft Word document
  • Follow this link to learn more about using Screenshot Reader

Scan

  • Use the scan tool to..
    • Scan a page to PDF and Word
    • Scan directly from a digital camera or smartphone
    • Convert a PDF to a word document
    • Follow this link to learn more about using the Scan Tool

Dictionary

  • Pop-up dictionary
    • Highlight a word to show a simple definition
  • The three different dictionaries
    • Basic = Shows a simple definition of the word
    • Advanced = Shows a more in depth definition such as giving the words' medical or legal term
    • Web = Opens a web page and gives the definition based on your settings (Google, Bing or...)

Picture Dictionary

  • Picture Dictionary uses a picture to define the word you highlight
  • You can drag the picture given directly into a word document
  • Follow this link to learn more about using the Picture Dictionary

Highlighters

  • There are four different colored highlighters available to make it easy to categorize your work
  • Highlighted text can be collected from a webpage or a word document to make gathering information easier than ever
  • Follow this link to learn more about using Highlighters

Vocabulary List

  • Highlighted words can be generated into a vocabulary list with definitions and pictures
  • Follow this link to learn more about using the Vocabulary list

Prediction

  • Prediction helps you finish your sentences by showing a list of words that will complete the word you are currently typing
  • The Prediction tool also learns your style to give you the most effective predictions
  • Create your own personal word bank to improve how the software predicts your next word

Using R&W with different Browsers

The Read and Write software is able to be used with most browsers but has issues working with a few of them. Click the browser you most typically use to determine if Read and Write will work with your browser of choice.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome works with the Read & Write software but will require an extension be downloaded. You should be prompted to install the Extension the first time you open Google Chrome while Read & Write is open.

If you are not prompted to install the Extension follow this link to install it: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd?utm_source=gmail

Using Google Drive

Using the Read & Write software with Google Drive will only work if you are using it in the Google Chrome browser with the Extension installed. You can use the snapshot tool.

FireFox

FireFox works with the Read & Write software but will require a plugin be downloaded.

If you are not prompted to install the Plug in follow this link: https://support.texthelp.com/index.php?action=artikel&cat=6&id=263&artlang=en

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is one of the browsers that work best with the Read & Write software.

You will not need to install anything to use the software on this browser.

Safari

Safari is one of the browsers that work best with the Read & Write software.

You will not need to install anything to use the software on this browser.

Microsoft Edge