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Read&Write Gold (RWG) is literacy support software.  It provides tools that can be used online or in desktop apps that:

  • read on-screen text
  • look up definitions
  • help with vocabulary
  • turn documents and web pages into MP3 files
  • assist with research and much more

Once installed, the Read&Write Gold customizable toolbar can be integrated and used with applications like Microsoft Word, web browsers (like Internet Explorer and Chrome), Adobe Reader (PDFs) and many others.  

 

Who is eligible to download RWG?

MSU faculty, staff, students

Platform/OS Support

The MSU license provides RWG software for Mac and Windows computers and iPad and Android tablets*.  Software may be downloaded on MSU-owned and/or personally-owned computers.   

See the RWG feature matrix for information on the various features available on apps by OS.

Download & Installation Instructions

Computers

 Read&Write Gold can be downloaded for all available platforms on the Texthelp website here: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/  . Look for the button that says "Choose Your Platform"

IMPORTANT: The instructions below contain information that you will need in order to install R&W Gold on Mac or Windows computers including a link to the software portal where you will download the software.

Tablets

Read&Write Gold can be downloaded for all available platforms on the Texthelp website here: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/ . Look for the button that says "Choose Your Platform"

 During the RWG setup process on iPad and Android, you will be prompted to "register" or "link" the app to an existing Read&Write account or license, in order to take advantage of all premium features. You will need a serial number.

The Serial number can be found by logging into the Software Portal at this URL https://www.montana.edu/software, find the Read&Write Gold section and download the file named "Read and Write Gold readme.txt file. In this file you will find the serial number you will use to finsh tablet set-up.

Browsers

For Google Chrome Browsers / Chromebooks, users MUST either submit a helpdesk ticket to helpdesk@montana.edu or call the UIT Service Desk at (406)994-1777 to ensure this service stays activated.

R&W Gold for Google Chrome

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Read&Write Gold can be downloaded for all available platforms on the Texthelp website here: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/

How to set up and use R&W on Google Chrome

 

R&W Gold for Microsoft Edge

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Read&Write Gold can be downloaded for all available platforms on the Texthelp website here: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/

You will use the "Sign in with Microsoft" option and sign in with your montana.edu e-mail address.

Sign In Instructions

When prompted for login, select the Microsoft option and sign in with your Microsoft Montana.edu credentials. 

netid@msu.montana.edu

Lab Installs

 If you need to install Read&Write Gold for a lab, please submit a request to the helpdesk.

helpdesk@montana.edu

Training Resources

Getting Started Training & Guides 

Videos

Videos demonstrate how to use RWG's features on each device.