Deploying Read&Write for Google Chrome for use with Office 365

Read&Write for Google Chrome can be used with Office 365 or G Suite for Education user accounts. Please choose the appropriate deployment instructions below:

 

Organizations Using Office 365 Only

Notes:

  •  All Read&Write for Google Chrome features except Voice Notes will work in Word Online, OneNote Online, and the web.
  •  The PDF Reader and ePub Reader will not be available.
  •  Use of Read&Write for Google Chrome with Office 365 only is not available unless the machine is connected to the organization’s network.  As an alternative, users can download and install Read&Write for Windows or Read&Write for Mac and sign in with their Office 365 account.

For organizations using Office 365 Only

Administrators will need to do the following:

1) For Group and Unlimited Licenses: Administrators must first download a file and deploy to computers. This tells the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension that they are using Office 365 and not G Suite. All users will be asked to sign in with their Office 365 account when they use Read&Write for Google Chrome.

  •  Click the link to download the sharepoint.zip file which contains files that are used to deploy Read&Write for Google Chrome. Extract the files to a location of your preference.
  • Navigate to the location where sharepoint.zip was extracted and select the microsoftsharepoint.reg file.
  • Update the Windows Registry on the target computers to allow Read&Write for Google Chrome to be used with Office 365. This can be done by running the microsoftsharepoint.reg file on Windows machines running Read&Write for Google Chrome.
  • If you have many machines, then we recommend deploying the Registry changes via Microsoft Group Policy. This can be done by deploying the .reg file as a machine login script or by applying the contents of the .reg file as a Group Policy Registry Item.

 2) For Group Licenses Only: Once you have downloaded and deployed, you will need to use the Texthelp Admin Tool to upload a list of students’ Office 365 accounts to license a specific  group of users.

  • All users will be asked to sign in with their Office 365 account when they use Read&Write for Google Chrome.
    • Users who sign in with an email that’s in the group will have a premium license.
    • Users who sign in with an email that’s not in the group will get a freemium license with limited access to features on the toolbar.
  • If users cancel or close the authentication window and do not sign into Office 365, the Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbar will not launch and they will not have access to any features (freemium or premium) until they do sign in.

  

Organizations Using G Suite and Office 365

Notes:

  • All Read&Write for Google Chrome features except Voice Notes will work in Word Online, OneNote Online, and the web.
  • The PDF Reader and ePub Reader will not be available, as they only work for users that authenticate through Google only.  
  • Collect Highlights, Vocab List Builder and Voice Notes will not be available in Google Docs.

For organizations using G Suite andOffice 365

Administrators will need to do the following:

1) For Group and Unlimited Licenses: Google admins must deploy a file via the Google Admin Console that will prompt users to sign in with their Office 365 account when they use Read&Write for Google Chrome.

  • Click the link to download the sharepoint.zip file which contains the files that are used to deploy Read&Write for Google Chrome. Extract the files to a location of your preference.
  • Login to the Google Admin Console with your G Suite domain administrator account.
  • Select Apps from the main console.
  • Select Additional Google services.
  • Select Chrome Management > App Management.
  • Locate Read&Write for Google Chrome™.
  • Go to User Settings.
  • Select the OU or sub OU that Read&Write for Google Chrome is to be deployed to.
  • Ensure that Allow installation and Force installation are enabled (blue bar), using Override, if necessary.

Google Admin Console User Settings

  • Under Configure select Override then choose UPLOAD CONFIGURATION FILE.

Google Admin Console User Settings

  • When prompted, navigate to the location where sharepoint.zip was extracted and select the microsoftsharepoint.json file to upload.
  • Once the file is uploaded click Save.

2) For Group Licenses Only: Once you have downloaded and deployed, you will need to use the Texthelp Google Admin Tool to license a specific  group of users.

  • All users will be asked to sign in with their Office 365 account when they use Read&Write for Google Chrome.
    • Users who sign in with an email that’s in the group will have a premium license.
    • Users who sign in with an email that’s not in the group will get a freemium license with limited access to features on the toolbar.
  • If users cancel or close the authentication window and do not sign into Office 365, the Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbar will not launch and they will not have access to any features (freemium or premium) until they do sign in.