Campus Technology Services

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What you need:

Adobe Acrobat

*You must have a version of Adobe Acrobat reader installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download the current version of Adobe Acrobat Readerat



Read/Write supports struggling readers and writers, those with literacy difficulties (including dyslexia) and English language learners, through a host of reading, writing, and study/research features. Read/Write is supported on Windows, Mac, and iOS platforms and is used globally in education, the workplace, and at home. Read/Write is a floating toolbar allowing users to access Read/Write features from within other programs such as Word, web browsers or PDF readers. Read/Write provides the following benefits:

  • Text reading in quality computerized voices.
  • On Screen Text to Speech Conversion (OCR) of text located in image files.
  • Editing tools such as a spell checker, word predictor, dictionary, word wizard thesaurus, and 'a sounds alike' tool that helps users determine if they've chosen the correct homophones in their writing.
  • An MP3 converter to convert text into files for later playback in an MP3 player.
  • Translation tools for ESL Students.
  • A pronunciation tutor, fact-finding tool, fact mapping graphic organizer tool.
  • A voice dictation tool for writing assistance.
  • Research Assistant - The Research Assistant  helps collect web-referenced quotations and creates bibliography entries from dozens of source types including electronic/webpage, articles, books, etc. The Read/Write Research Assistant offers MLA, APA, and Harvard Bibliography/Works Cited formats.


1)       To make sure you have what you need, check to see if you have these two programs installed on your computer*.

a)       Adobe Acrobat Reader

b)       Microsoft .NET Framework 4

2)       Navigate to

a)       Access the MyMtech webpage provided on the Montana Tech home page located in the top right hand corner.


b)       Sign In to your account using your MyMtech login located in the top right hand corner.

Sign In

3)       Once you are signed in, select the tab labeled “Read Write ” This will take you to a second tab.

Student Tab



4) Click the link “RWG MAC Setup Files” to download the RWG Take Home - MAC.dmg file. Save it to a location that will be easily accessible.


 5) Browse to the location where you saved the RWG Take Home - MAC.dmg file. Double-click the RWG Take Home - MAC.dmg file and it will begin to extract.



6) Drag the Read&Write 5 For Mac folder to the Applications folder to install the software.


7) Expand the Read&Write 5 For Mac folder and double-click the Read&Write 5 For Mac application.


8) You may receive a warning stating “Read&Write 5 For Mac is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” Click “Open” on the warning message.


9) A window will appear asking you to activate the Read&Write software. Click the “Activate” button. You should receive a window stating “Activation was successful.” Click “OK” on the window.


10) The Read&Write 5 For Mac software will begin to load.

11) You may receive a warning stating “RW ClipboardLinker5 is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?” Click “Open” on the warning message.


12) The Read&Write For Mac toolbar will now launch and you can begin using the program.