Deploying Read&Write for Mac

Choosing your deployment mechanism


If your organization uses G Suite or Microsoft and all of your end users have Google or Microsoft accounts that they can sign into the Read&Write application with, then Texthelp recommends using Deployment A.  

If your organization does not use G Suite or Microsoft and your end users do not have Google or Microsoft accounts to sign into the Read&Write application with, then Texthelp recommends using Deployment B.


Deployment A

*Your organization uses G Suite or Microsoft and all end users have a Google or Microsoft account

Steps to deploy

1. Go to www.texthelp.com/essentials and log in using your Product Code that you received in your Welcome email upon purchasing Read&Write.


2. Browse to the Read&Write for Mac section of the Essentials site


Essentials page


3. Deploy the Read&Write application to your Macs by doing one of the following:


Option 1: Under the Deployment section of the Essentials site, download the Read&Write for Mac Deployment Package and push out to each of your machines using a deployment tool of your choice.


Option 2: Under the Installer section of the Essentials site, download and install the Read&Write for Mac Installer manually on each machine


When the end user locates Read&Write in their Applications folder and runs it, they will be asked to sign in using their Google or Microsoft account.


Read&Write login screen


IMPORTANT: The email domain your end users log in with needs to match the domain information you provided to Texthelp when your software was purchased. For more information on this, please contact Tech Support at support@texthelp.com.


If end users are not guaranteed to be using the same machine each day, Texthelp recommends that users log out of Read&Write when they are finished using it.




Deployment B

* Your organization does not use G Suite or Microsoft and end users do not have Google or Microsoft accounts

Steps to deploy

1. Go to www.texthelp.com/essentials and log in using your Product Code that you received in your Welcome email upon purchasing Read&Write.


2. Browse to the Read&Write for Mac section of the Essentials site


Essentials page


3. Deploy the Read&Write application to your Macs by doing one of the following:


Option 1: Under the Deployment section of the Essentials site, download the Read&Write for Mac Deployment Package and push out to each of your machines using a deployment tool of your choice.


Option 2: Under the Installer section of the Essentials site, download and install the Read&Write for Mac Installer manually on each machine.


4. Create an RTF file called ReadAndWriteAdmin.rtf containing the following two lines of text.


ProductCode=XXXXXXXX

Domain=XXXXXXXX


After Product Code=, replace the XXXXXXX with the Product Code you received in your Welcome email upon purchasing Read&Write.

After Domain=, replace the XXXXXXXX with any one of the domainsyou provided to Texthelp when your software was purchased. You can find a list of these domains in the Welcome email you received from Texthelp when your software was purchased.


For example:

ProductCode=G73LDKJN

Domain=texthelp.com


Would look like:


Text file window


5. Push out this file to each target machine into the Macintosh HD/Users/Shared folder.


Macintosh Shared window


When each end user starts Read&Write, Read&Write will verify the Product Code and domain found in this file, and create a license on the machine. Please note: Internet access is required to do this.