Category Archives: Documents and Forms

FontAwesome for WordPress

FontAwesome for WordPress allows you to insert FontAwsome icons into your page or post either by using shortcode or HTML.

Choose the icon you want from the FontAwesome icon gallery . All free icons are supported. Please note that pro icons are not supported at this time.

Shortcode Examples:

You can insert the cog icon by using the shortcode below.

[icon name="cog"]

You can use prefixes to display icons with different styles like below.

[icon name="check-square" prefix="fas"] [icon name="check-square" prefix="far"]
[icon name="clock" prefix="fas"] [icon name="clock" prefix="far"]

If no prefix is specified, FontAwesome will default to prefix=”fas”. Some icons only have one style such as the cat icon.

Adding FontAwesome icons can provide helpful visual indicators in your documentaion. For more information, visit the plugin homepage .

Installing Read&Write Software

Read&Write software is free for current community members to download and install on any College- or personally-owned computer or tablet. It is highly recommended to use the Chrome extension of Read & Write.

To install Read&Write:

Read&Write Chrome Extension

  1. Open Google Chrome and navigate to the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Enter “read and write” in the search box in the top left corner of the page.
  3. Locate “Read&Write for Google Chrome” under extensions, then select the Add to Chrome button.
  4. Select the Add extension button in the pop-up window near the Chrome address bar.
  5. Click on the Read&Write icon (a purple puzzle piece) in the top right corner of Chrome.
  6. After being prompted to sign in to your Bryn Mawr College Microsoft account, select the Allow button.

Read&Write for Mac

  1. Visit https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/ and click Try Now
  2. Select Mac OS when presented with a gray bar to choose your operating system
    • Please see Figure A
  3. Click on the Install button to start your download of Read&Write
  4. Once the download is complete, click on the file (read&write.dmg) to start the installation
  5. Drag Read&Write to your Applications folder when prompted
  6. Navigate to your Applications folder and launch Read&Write
  7. Follow the first step up instructions Read&Write provides via pop up windows
    • Note: You will need to follow the instructions for enabling additional features under Security and Privacy to access all of the features Read&Write provides
  8. Click OK to allow Read&Write access to control System Events
  9. Select Sign in with Microsoft and log in with your full Bryn Mawr email address and password to activate your Read&Write license
    • Please see Figure B
  10. Once you have signed in successfully and the Read&Write toolbar pops up, the installation and set up are complete.
  11. Please visit https://support.texthelp.com/help/readwrite-7fdf2ac for additional information about Read&Write

 

Read&Write for Windows

  1. Visit https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/ and click Try Now
  2. Select Windows when presented with a gray bar to choose your operating system
    • Please see Figure A
  3. Click on the Install button
  4. Select Read&Write for Windows – US in the drop down menu to start your download
  5. Once the download is complete, click on the file (read%26write.exe) to start the installation
  6. When prompted, click Yes to allow Read&Write to make changes to your device
  7. A Read&Write installation wizard will pop up and guide you through the terms of service and the installation.
  8. Once the installation window closes, navigate to your desktop and click on the Read&Write icon to launch the software
  9. When prompted, select Sign in with Microsoft and log in with your full Bryn Mawr email address and password to activate your Read&Write license
    • Please see Figure B
  10. Once you have signed in successfully, the installation and set up are complete.
  11. Please visit https://support.texthelp.com/help/readwrite-7fdf2ac for additional information about Read&Write

 

Read&Write for iOS

  1. Visit https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/ and click Try Now
  2. Select iOS when presented with a gray bar to choose your operating system
    • Please see Figure A
  3. Click on the Install button to be redirected to the App Store
  4. Click Get in the App Store to start your download of Read&Write
    • Note: You will need an Apple account to download this app
  5. Once the download is complete, click Open to launch the app
  6. Click Start Setup Wizard when the prompt comes up and follow the instructions to complete your set up
  7. When prompted, select Yes I am an existing Read&Write customer and click Next step
  8. When prompted for a serial number, navigate back to this set of instructions using the iOS device on which you are setting up Read&Write and click this activation link
  9. Clicking the activation link will redirect you to your Read&Write app to activate the software and guide you through the rest of your set up
  10. Once you reach the page to configure your theme and speech settings, your set up is complete
  11. Please visit https://support.texthelp.com/help/readwrite-7fdf2ac for additional information about Read&Write

 

Read&Write for Android

  1. Visit https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/read-write/ and click Try Now
  2. Select Android when presented with a gray bar to choose your operating system
    • Please see Figure A
  3. Click on the Install button to be redirected to the Google Play Store
  4. Click Install in the Google Play Store to start your download of Read&Write
    • Note: You will need a Google account to download this app
  5. Once the download is complete, click on Open to launch the app
  6. Click Start Setup Wizard when the prompt comes up and follow the instructions to complete your set up
  7. When prompted for a serial number, navigate back to this set of instructions using the Android device on which you are setting up Read&Write and click this activation link
  8. Clicking the activation link will redirect you to your Read&Write app to activate the software and guide you through the rest of your set up
  9. Once you reach the page to configure your theme and speech settings, your set up is complete
  10. Please visit https://support.texthelp.com/help/readwrite-7fdf2ac for additional information about Read&Write

 

Figure A:

Figure B:

 

For help installing Read&Write visit or contact the Help Desk: Canaday first floor / help@brynmawr.edu / 610-526-7440.

For more information about ways to use Read & Write contact Grace Cipressi, gcipressi@brynmawr.edu, or visit http://www.texthelp.com/North-America.

Changing the Default PDF Reader in Firefox

In recent updates to the Firefox browser, Mozilla has released a built-in PDF viewer which is automatically installed in Firefox. The viewer generally works the same as Adobe Reader, but has caused some changes. Some PDF documents which formerly printed in a landscape format now automatically print in portrait format, and URLs are automatically printed on the PDF document. Firefox offers instructions on how to change .pdfs to open in Adobe Reader or a different browser plugin on their support web site.

Converting a PDF into an Editable Document

Bryn Mawr College computers have access to various Adobe software packages, including Illustrator, Photoshop and Presenter. Assistance for these products and many others is available at LinkedIn Learning. For more information about Adobe product help, please reference our post here: http://techbar.blogs.brynmawr.edu/4335

Converting a PDF into an editable document requires Adobe Acrobat Professional. If you do not have access to Adobe Acrobat Pro, please contact the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu to discuss availability options.