Read and Write Gold

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Read&Write GOLD's customizable floating toolbar provides reading, writing, studying, and research support tools within familiar applications (i.e. Word, Google Docs, Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader). Read more at TextHelp website:

This software is available to all Villanova students, faculty, and staff. To schedule a training session or for installation assistance, please email LSS:


* ReadWrite5 Installation Guide for Mac.doc
Installation Guide for Mac Word version
* ReadWrite5 Installation Guide for Mac.pdf
Installation Guide for Mac PDF version

Attention Mac users: if you have trouble installing Read & Write Gold, there is a good chance it has something to do with your security settings. Newer Macs have advanced security settings and will often block you from downloading applications from the internet. Try changing your security settings to allow this program to install. You can always change your settings back after you finish this process.

* ReadWrite11 Installation Guide for Windows.doc
Installation Guide for Windows Word version
* ReadWrite11 Installation Guide for Windows.pdf
Installation Guide for Windows PDF version
* Reading PDF files using ReadWrite Gold.doc
Reading PDF files using Read & Write Gold Word version
* Reading PDF files using ReadWrite Gold.pdf
Reading PDF files using ReadWrite Gold PDF version

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