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Division of Information Technology

IT Help Desk
Kansas State University
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Manhattan KS 66506



Read&Write is a comprehensive productivity tool designed to support reading, writing, studying, and research. The customizable toolbar is compatible with several common applications. Highlighted features include:

  • Text to Speech - read and listen to content for better comprehension.
  • Vocabulary list builder - create vocabulary lists with definitions for studying.
  • Speech maker - create an MP3 version of your text for on-the-go listening.
  • Highlighter tool - gather and organize information on the web by highlighting and then gathering those highlights in Microsoft Word.
  • Scan - scan PDFs and make them searchable and accessible.

Download Read & Write

Any active K-State student, faculty, or staff can download Read&Write for home or office use at no cost. An eID and password are required.

To download Read&Write, select your operating system and then select the download files link:

Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.10 and above
Installation Note

You will be prompted for an activation code the first time Read&Write is run after installation. No activation code is necessary: just click Activate.