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Read&Write for Google Chrome™ provides support tools for the web and common file types accessed through Google Drive, including:

  1. Google Docs/Slides
  2. PDF
  3. ePubs

Note: If you are trialing Read&Write for Google Chrome, you will have access to all features for 30 days. After your trial expires, you will still have access to text-to-speech and translator for Google Docs and the web, but the Read&Write for Google Chrome premium features will only be available if you purchase a subscription.

To begin using Read&Write for Google Chrome, you must first add it to Chrome through the Chrome Web Store. This will install the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension to be used in Google Docs, web, ePubs and PDFs. 

Google Docs/Slides

When the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension is installed, you will see a tab with the purple puzzle piece icon Read&Write for Google Chrome icon  whenever you open a Google Doc or edit in Google Slides 

Read&Write for Google Chrome Toolbar Retracted
 

If you click on the tab, the Read&Write for Google Chrome toolbar will drop down for use. Click again to hide the toolbar.

Read&Write for Google Chrome Toolbar Enabled
 

Web Pages

When the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension is installed and you open a web page, you will see the purple puzzle piece icon Read&Write for Google Chrome icon  next to the Bookmark star on the Google address bar.

Click on the icon and the Read&Write for Google Chrome floating toolbar will appear. Click the tab again to hide the toolbar.

Read&Write for Google Chrome icon


Read&Write for Google Chrome Web Toolbar

Note: Read&Write for Google Chrome works with most web pages. If you find the floating toolbar does not appear or the purple puzzle piece icon is grayed out, then you are on a web page that does not support the use of Read&Write for Google Chrome.


PDFs and ePubs

The premium version of Read&Write for Google Chrome also supports for PDF and ePub files in Google Drive. To use, simply double click on the file to have it open in the Texthelp PDF Reader.

If the file does not open in the Texthelp PDF Reader, it is either not set as the default app to manage your files, or it is not installed.

To set as default, follow the instructions for My PDFs don’t open with the Texthelp PDF Reader

 Now What?

Go straight to Google Drive to get started, or click on one of the links at the top of the page to learn more.

Removing Read&Write for Google Chrome

Read&Write for Google Chrome adds many powerful support features to common files in Google Drive, including Google Docs, PDFs, ePubs, and more. If you would like to uninstall these features,  go to How can I uninstall the extension