Our License makes Read&Write available to all students and faculty of SUNY New Paltz even on their home computers. 

Read the instructions before using the download links at the bottom

Windows install – follow these instructions carefully:

  • Click the download link at the bottom of the page for “Read&Write for Windows” and choose Download (not open)
  • When it’s downloaded, in Windows, go to the folder where you downloaded the install
    • Your own “Downloads” folder is the default but pay attention to location if it offers you a choice
  • Right click on the file, ReadWriteWindows.zip, and choose “Extract All” & then “Show extracted files
  • Double click the Setup.exe file to start install
    • Read&Write will download a large number of files and this may take a long time
  • Answer yes to any security prompts from Windows
  • When you see the Activation prompt just click the Activate button – Done

Mac OSX install:

  • After the download completes double click DMG file in your downloads to open it
  • When it opens drag the purple Read&Write app icon over and drop it on the applications folder icon
  • Then open your Applications folder find Read&Write and run it
  • A sign-on dialog box with several options will pop up
    • If you have a @Hawkmail email account click “Sign on with Google” then sign in with your hawkmail email address and email password
    • If you have a @newpaltz.edu email address click “Sign on with Microsoft” then sign in with your @newpaltz.edu email address and email password

Here are the download links:

If the Mac Link above does not work you can do the same licensed install with the Demo version download from the TextHelp web site.



Modified 2018-04-19