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Using Reading Made EZ Premier AT Literacy Pack for Windows

Reading Made EZ Premier AT Literacy Pack comes with several tools to assist in accessing and studying text. Two tools in particular are useful with CourseSmart, and these are the PDF Equalizer and Scan and Read tools. Both tools will require that you be able to process a PDF file.

Your CourseSmart eTextbook can be printed to a PDF for processing with these tools if you have a Print-to-PDF printer installed on your Windows environment. There are several of these tools available, and in this example we will use CutePDF Writer (http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp).

Printing to PDF

Open the CourseSmart Reader to the page in your eTextbook where you would like to start reading.

  • Select the Print button in the CourseSmart Reader



  • Specify the number of pages you want to print and press Print



  • Select your Print-to-PDF printer and select Print



  • Specify a filename and press Save



Using PDF Equalizer

To use this method, follow the steps below:

  • Start the Premier Tools Literacy Productivity Pack application
  • Use your browser to open a book on your CourseSmart bookshelf and go to the page where you would like to start reading
  • Print to PDF using the instructions above
  • Select PDF Equalizer from the Toolbar



  • Select Open in the PDF Equalizer toolbar, find the file you printed as a PDF and select Open



  • The PDF will open in the PDF Equalizer window
  • Click and drag to select the portion of the text you want read out loud
  • PDF Equalizer will start reading the highlighted section of the text immediately
  • If you want to read the entire page, click Read in the PDF Equalizer Toolbar



  • If you want to read the entire page, click Read in the PDF Equalizer Toolbar
  • PDF Equalizer will open a PDF Reader
  • You can click on the Read button in the PDF Reader Toolbar, and PDF Reader will read the text out loud while highlighting the words read



Using Scan and Read

To use this method, follow the steps below:

  • Start the Premier Tools Literacy Productivity Pack application
  • Use your browser to open a book on your CourseSmart bookshelf and go to the page where you would like to start reading
  • Print to PDF using the instructions above
  • Select Scan and Read from the Toolbar



  • When Scan and Read opens, select Open from the Scan and Read Toolbar



  • Click on the Select PDF button



  • Click on Process



  • When the document has been processed, it will open in a new window
  • Select the Reading tab at the top of the window



  • Place your cursor where you would like to start reading the text
  • Select the Read button in the toolbar
  • Scan and Read will read the text out loud and highlight the words as they are being read
  • To review, see: http://youtu.be/6JJB6ER0WEc
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