Read&Write Help

Read & Write is available for all University of Montana students, faculty, and staff for use on and off-campus.

This literacy software 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.

How to request

Please click the “Request Service” button at the top right-hand side of the screen to register for Read&Write.

How do I download, install, and activate Texthelp's Read&Write for my PC or Macintosh?

After you register for Read and Write, you will receive a link to download to software. Download the 30-day trial for your operating system. Follow the login information below to activate Read and Write after the program installs. These instructions work for both Windows and Mac.


After program installation, run Read&Write from the desktop icon (it should start automatically)

On the log in option pop-up screen that appears – Select Sign in with Microsoft








Sign in with your student netid (








After clicking Next, you will be directed to log into Cyberbear. 

Log into Cyberbear with your Cyberbear credentials (netid ab123456, and password) 








Read&Write will authorize and ask you to stay signed in – click Yes









Authorizing Read&Write for Faculty/Staff follows the same steps except for entering your net id ( Instead, Faculty/Staff must use








Once this information has been entered, select Next.Cyberbear password will be required to complete the log in procedure.








After this, follow step 5 from above.


Install Read&Write as any other program. Read&Write, by default, runs at startup and will be available when students log into the computer. Students who desire to use the program will have to follow the steps above for activating Read&Write.


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