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Read&Write for Mac

SUNY Cortland students, faculty, and staff may install Read&Write on their Windows computers at no cost by going to the Read&Write website. Please click on the "Try Read&Write" button.

try button

Next, choose Mac OS from the list of operating systems.

List of operating systems

When asked, choose to Save File.

screenshot of Opening R&W

Next, drag the R&W icon into the Applications folder in the window.

screenshot of dragging the icon into apps

Browse to your Applications folder, find Read&Write in it, and double-click it to open.

screenshot of Apps folder

Approve making changes to your computer by logging in with the user name and password for your Mac.

screenshot of approving changes

You will then need to agree to the user terms.

screenshot of user terms

When prompted, choose to sign into the software with Microsoft. This will turn your 30-day free trial into an indefinite installation on your computer.

screenshot of microsoft login

Enter your SUNY Cortland email address.

screenshot of sign in

Then, log in with your SUNY Cortland credentials.

screenshot of suny login

Allow Read&Write permission to access parts of your Microsoft account.

screenshot of microsoft permissions

Check the box to stay signed in with this account.

screenshot of stay signed in

The Read&Write toolbar will open. 

screenshot of toolbar

To easily return to the toolbar after closing it, you may want to add it to your dock. Just click the Read&Write icon in your dock and hold. Choose "keep in dock."

screenshot of keep in dock

You're ready to get started! For more information on how to use the software, check out the quick reference guide and these short video tutorials on each feature.

Contact Us

Sue Sprague, Director
Patrick McLorn, Administrative Assistant

Van Hoesen Hall, Room C-17
Fax 607-753-5495
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman, Assistant Director
Fahima Aqtar, Graduate Assistant
Amanda Bloom, Graduate Assistant
Memorial Library, Room B-204