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  1. questionHow to know when to use MSI or EXE for Updates
    Simple rule(s): MSI to MSI CD to Update EXE EXE to Update EXE An MSI Installs to multiple computers across a network Lives on an FTP Server Updates previous MSI installations Is a full version of SOLO 6, Co:Writer 6, Read:OutLoud 6, Draft:Builder 6, or Write:OutLoud 6 An EXE ...

  2. questionHow to fix the Solo 6 online dictionary
    Problem - Due to some changes made to the Bing online dictionary website the page will no longer open in Read:Outloud 6 or University Edition making the dictionary function unusable. Solution - Read:Outloud uses the settings.xml file to determine what internet site to use for word definitions ...

  3. questionNotification Message - Numbers Lock On. Please release the NumLock key
    Q: I am receiving an error message, "Numbers Lock On. Please release the NumLock key." when I start Co:Writer. My laptop/netbook/tablet does not have a NumLock key that I can find. How may I release the NumLock key when it doesn't exist? A: "Numbers Lock On - Please release the NumLock key." ...

  4. questionHow to setup Proxy / Firewall Server Authentication in Read:OutLoud 6
    Read:OutLoud version 6.0.3.1 is now available - click here for the latest update. Read:OutLoud version 6.0.2 now has Proxy Authentication with password encryption (the Internet browser now works through your district's firewall.) Read:OutLoud version 6.0.1 brought Proxy environment support for i ...

  5. questionHow to check if the .NET Framework and Visual C++ packages are installed on Windows XP
    This article review uses the Windows XP SP3 operating system environment. 1. Click Start. 2. Click Settings (if applicable). 3. Click Control Panel. 4. Click Add/Remove Programs. 5. "Please wait while the list is being populated..." will display. 6. Scroll down the list of "Currently installed p ...

  6. questionWhy do I need a password and how do I use it?
    Click the Password.pdf document below in the attachments section to view, "How to use passwords?" Quick Reference - Default Passwords Administrator - admin1 Teacher - school Student - 123456

  7. questionWindows Network - How to change the file association for the DJS file type (.djs) to open with the SOLO Launcher
    Q: When I double-click a .djs file some other program opens other than Draft:Builder, Read:OutLoud, or Write:OutLoud. How can I change the file association across the network so that I am not manually changing each and every computer? A: Execute the steps in the following (Windows Server 2008 R ...

  8. questionWindows XP - How to change the file association for the DJS file type (.djs) to open with the SOLO Launcher
    Q. When I double-click a .djs file some other program opens other than Draft:Builder, Read:OutLoud, or Write:OutLoud. How can I change the file association back to what it was when I first installed my product? A. Execute the steps in the following scenario: Click Start. Click My Computer. Cli ...

  9. questionWindows 7 - How to change the file association for the DJS file type (.djs) to open with the SOLO Launcher
    Q. When I double-click a .djs file some other program opens other than Draft:Builder, Read:OutLoud, or Write:OutLoud. How can I change the file association back to what it was when I first installed my product? A. Execute the steps in the following (Windows 7 scenario): Click Start or Windows ...

  10. questionFor Home Users - How to install SOLO 6
    Introduction This document is intended for customers who are home users. Home users should have a basic understanding of how their personal home computer system(s) work when installing any type of software. Home users should verify that their computer meets the system requirements of any softw ...

  11. questionHow to change the default font in Write:OutLoud 6 to a permanent larger size
    Here are the steps to change the default font in Write:OutLoud 6 to be permanent and a larger size. 1. Double-click the SOLO Sign-in icon. 2. Click the Teacher Sign-in button. 3. Select ‘Teacher’ from ‘Administrator’ for User: 4. Enter the password ‘school’ a ...

  12. questionHow to set up and use Don Johnston products for your student's assessment accommodations
    Testing Accomodations You’re an advocate for Assistive Technology in your school. You’ve seen it increase learning outcomes, productivity and self-confidence. You’ve probably known students who have transitioned out of continual failure into small, more frequent successes. Wha ...

  13. questionHelp Tech Support Help You - How to take a screen snapshot or run a Belarc Advisor report - Windows only
    To help in the troubleshooting of your issue, before contacting the Don Johnston Support Center - Tech Support team, Could you please take a screen snapshot of your system/processor information and email it to support@donjohnston.com with a description of your issue. To get a screen snapshot, h ...

  14. questionAcapela Lexicon Editor for Macintosh and Windows
    The Acapela Lexicon Editor version 6.0.1 can now be accessed directly through the Pronunciations dialog. To access the Lexicon Editor directly: On the menu bar go to Speech and select Voices. Highlight the voice that you want to modify, Heather or Ryan. Click OK in the Voices dialog. Cli ...

  15. questionHow to reduce the size of the Co:Writer 6 window if it is covering up your text or Word editor window
    You can move the Co:Writer 6 window by moving the mouse-pointer over the top of the window, that grey bar with the minimize button and x button. Keep the left-click button of the mouse depressed while you move the mouse to drag the Co:Writer 6 word prediction window anywhere on the screen. Anot ...

  16. questionHow to transfer Co:Writer user files to a home (or other) computer
    Summary Co:Writer 6: When working with Co:Writer both at school and at home, students will want to use the same user files so that preferences are preserved. See attached document for details.

  17. questionHow to save a Microsoft Word document as a Rich Text Formatted (.rtf) document - MS Office 2007
    This current How-to is written for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (you can give it a try in MS Office Word 2003, it would just be a File > Save As and then select the format type as described below): Open Word 2007. Click the Ribbon button/circle in the upper left-hand corner. Highlight your mous ...

  18. questionHow do I change Text-to-Speech pronunciation?
    Click the attached document link in the Attachments section below.

  19. questionHow to Create Assignments (712 KB)
    See attached document.

  20. questionDeleting Subtopics when using a Macintosh computer
    On the standard keyboard (found on laptops and newer desktops) there is only one delete key. In order to delete a subtopic, hold down the fn (function) key and press the Delete key. Extended Macintosh keyboards have two Delete keys on the keyboard. Use the Delete key found next to the End key to ...

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