Installing the Read&Write 6 for Mac Take Home version

If your school has given you a copy of the Read&Write 6 for Mac Take Home version, here are some instructions to get it installed on your computer.

You may have downloaded the file from a password-protected school website, or been given a copy on DVD or USB.


  1. Click the Read&Write Gold.app application that was provided to youRead&Write icon window
  2. Accept the license agreement and click OK                                                                                                                               Read&Write Licence agreement window
  3. Click the Activate button to open the program                                                                                                                       Read&Write Licence activation window


Note: If you click Skip Activation, your copy of Read&Write will expire after 25 uses unless you activate it.


If you click the Activate button and are prompted for an Activation Code, please contact your school or organization. Once given the code, tick the Activate by telephone box and enter the code into the field.


  1. If prompted to download High Quality Voices, click Don’t Ask. High Quality Voices must be provided by your school or organization.                                                                                                                               Download High Quality voices window                                                            
  2. The Read&Write 6 splash screen will appear as the program begins to load
  3. Click Allow to accept incoming network connections. Clicking Deny may affect the program’s performance                                                                                                                                                                   Accept Network connections window                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Read&Write splash screen