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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe - 25th Anniversary Edition SB

by Encore
Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) 19 answered questions

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Product Features

  • 330 Personalized lessons, exercises and tests
  • 12 Entertaining typing games
  • Detailed tracking and progress reporting
  • Learn to type with bilingual instruction (English & Spanish)
  • New content types: type jokes, riddles, recipes, song lyrics and more!

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003MU9CPY
  • Item model number: 21740
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 15, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #418 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Maximize your productivity with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe 25th Anniversary. Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy through detailed assessments, personalized lessons, and skill-building games in two weeks guaranteed. Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe offers typists a unique learning experience, complete with an updated user interface, and increased efficiency. 330 Lessons, exercises and tests, 12 Entertaining games, bilingual instruction (English & Spanish), typing jokes, riddles, recipes and more. Ability to import MP3 files Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Deluxe delivers a proven, comprehensive keyboarding instructional system. Learn with the Number 1 trusted name in typing.

Product Description

Maximize your productivity with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing® Deluxe 25th Anniversary! Improve keyboarding speed and accuracy through detailed assessments, personalized lessons and skill-building games in two weeks guaranteed!

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing® Deluxe offers typists a unique learning experience - complete with an updated user interface, and increased efficiency!

  • 330 Lessons, exercises and tests.
  • 12 Entertaining games.
  • Bilingual instruction (English & Spanish).
  • Typing jokes, riddles, recipes and more!
  • Ability to import MP3 files.

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing® Deluxe delivers a proven, comprehensive keyboarding instructional system! Learn with the #1 trusted name in typing!

Features:
  • 330 Personalized lessons, exercises and tests.
  • 12 Entertaining typing games.
  • Detailed tracking and progress reporting.
  • Learn to type with bilingual instruction (English & Spanish).
  • New content types: type jokes, riddles, recipes, song lyrics and more!
  • Choose from new music options or import your own MP3 files and type to your own tunes.
  • New Certificates of Completion.
  • Hybrid - Works with Microsoft VistaTM & Mac OSX Universal certified.

Learn with Mavis Beacon and improve your typing speed and

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
122 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Runs good on Windows 7 November 16, 2010
Despite the harsh reviews that I've seen, I decided to give this a try. (I am a proud Windows 7 user.) By the way this is the platinum edition of the 25th anniversary edition. (There was no cd key or code in this version. It just installs and you run it. And it's also mac compatible. I don't have a mac so I can't say if it'll run on that.)

Mavis Beacon just keeps getting younger and younger. And thinner. :o

Installation was a breeze on my laptop.
Installation was a breeze on my desktop.
You don't need the CD in the drive to run it. (Big Plus)
No online activation. (Big plus)It appears that once you buy it you keep it. ie not a rental like Office.

Needs at least 1024x768 res. So some netbooks that still have 1024x600 may have difficulty.

If you have a widescreen monitor, set your graphics card to keep the aspect ratio and not to stretch it. (I have my Nvidia card set for Nvidia scaling with fixed aspect ratio. That setting seems to work best.) My monitor's native res in 1680x1050. You'll get better results since Mavis is not widescreen. Not a big deal to me. It will be to some.

I've ran this all day on my laptop and desktop with no problems at all. Registration isn't required to run the program. Just x out of it if it doesn't pop. The default music is similar to that in Simcity and Sims games. However, you can use whatever music you want. (Though you could do that in another program anyway.)

I ran with whatever Mavis threw at me. I played for 4 hours strait. With the variety of things she threw my way it didn't grow tedious at all. Very pleasant. I usually type at about 20-25 words a minute with looking at the keyboard.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
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Well, time to break the tie! I mean, this product has received 3 Five-Stars and 3 One-Star reviews from customers [As of the date this review was first written]. I think it's time to weigh in to one side rather the other.

First let me share the System Requirements as provided on the product cover (and no where else to be found on the product listing!!!) :

PC users: Windows XP (Home & Pro) SP3, Vista SP1, Win 7, Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz or higher), 1 GB of RAM (2 GB RAM for Vista & Win 7 users), 300 MB free hard disk space, DirectX 9.0c graphics card w/128 MB or more video memory, 24-bit color monitor, 1024x768 resolution, CD/DVD-ROM drive, Windows compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet Explorer (7 and later) or Firefox (3 and later) browsers, Internet connection, Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mac users: OS X 10.5 & later, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo or newer, 1 GB RAM, 300 MB free hard disk space, 24-bit color monitor, 1024x768 resolution, CD/DVD-ROM drive, Mac compatible sound card, mouse, keyboard, speakers, Safari (3 and later), or Firefox (3 and later) browsers, Internet connection.

There you have the minimum requirements to dig into. But before we move on with tis review it maybe helpful to know that I'm using this software on a Lenovo Edge 14 laptop which runs on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Intel Core i3 (M350 @ 2.27 GHz), 4 GB RAM, & screen res. of 1366x768.

Pros:

* Ease of Installation: Set up was a breeze. Just pop the CD into your drive, follow the on screen prompts & voila!
* No online activation is necessary. It asks you if you'd like to register your product but that's your call. You don't have to.
*Unlike older versions, you don't need the CD to start the program.
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88 of 102 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! November 19, 2010
A Kid's Review
This is the second version of Mavis Beacon that we have purchased and the same software bug exists. As you set goals for yourself, at some point right around when you're typing close to 50 WPM, the software flips all of your stats into negitive numbers. There is no way to climb out of the hole. You'll never know where you're at from this point on because it starts to count up from the negitive number and you start going backwards towards zero. Very frustrating for my children who depend on acurate numbers for their progress reports in school. This bug has existed in their software for over 5 years now and there does not seem to be any need to fix it. I've reported the problem in detail and all that I'm ever told is to wait for the newer version to come out. They will not refund your money, they just sucker you into buying another version and the problem still exists. We've duplicated this problem on three different computers in my house. Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. All Operating Systems were fully patched up. It's not our computers. This company has a bug in their software that they will not correct. I would tell you not to buy this product!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION!!! November 1, 2010
By Morgan
I purchased Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum (25) for the Mac about 3 weeks ago.

The product is full of bugs & issues and should not have been released, yet.

Just a few of the problems:

- Currently, after 12 hours of typing, my typing speed is -25 wpm. Yes, folks, NEGATIVE 25 WORDS PER MINUTE. Not sure how that's possible??? (About 4 days ago, my speed was 30 WPM...)
- I can't access my test results, except for the tests I did on day 1 and day 2. (I've done about 35 tests since then)
- Once, when I was in the middle of "Intermediate Training", I was kicked right back into "Beginner Training" -- not to help me with my skills, but as a bug (there was no record of all the work that I'd done to that point). After restarting the program a number of times... and then completing a couple of beginner tests, suddenly all my info returned?!?!

I have no idea if the older versions of MBTT fare better, but be warned: IF YOU BUY THIS SOFTWARE FOR THE MAC YOU WILL FIND BUGS!!!

I contacted Technical Support about these issues (and more) and received no response. I'm returning the product for a refund.

I'd give it 0 stars if I could.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Im very happy with the program :O)
Just want I expected from the program. great purchase, easy to set up, can have more than one user.
Easy to follow,
Published 29 days ago by Mica
5.0 out of 5 stars Mavis Beacon typing
Mavis Beacon teaches typing is a great little program to help you learn the keyboard and speed up your typing skills.
Published 2 months ago by Cyn Texas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great so far
Just started with it. Seems to understand that I'm not at all good at keyboard stuff. A progressive logical approach.
Published 2 months ago by AE, Alpena AR
4.0 out of 5 stars Not all screen resolutions supported
Note, at higher screen resolutions (on WIN7), software is unreadable--does not view properly. Had to back down to resolution using control panel in order to get it to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by CDkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for homeschooling
We really enjoy this as part of our homeschool. We are using this for a four year old, six year old and eight year old. Read more
Published 4 months ago by The Homeschool Homemaker
4.0 out of 5 stars Class
The product fulfilled a requirement necessary for classes, which is why I brought the item. I thank you for prompt service.
Published 5 months ago by Arthur Meadows
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Find Better
Effective and Very User Friendly.
I use this program to help my clients get a typing certification.
It aids them in adding this skill to their resumes. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mary Carrington
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
This is similar to the earlier edition that I owned years ago.

I have recommended this product to other people. Read more
Published 6 months ago by fred klein
3.0 out of 5 stars Overall good CD, but exercises not as accurate as should be.
It is overall a good CD. However several of the exercises are not accurate which is a nuisance eg where you are asked to type a letter L and you type the correct letter , but the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bernadette Dowling
1.0 out of 5 stars Many, many bugs and TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Installed the program on a MacBookPro per installation instructions and via the prompts and have had many issues with it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by 4 kids 4 now
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