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Mavis Beacon Typing - 25th Anniversary Edition, Platinum [Download]

by Encore Software
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC Download
Edition: Platinum
Download size:
100 MB
Download time:
1 - 9 minutes on broadband, 4 hours on dial-up
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  • Unique Custom Lesson Designer
  • Practice Sessions in English, Spanish and French
  • New multi-level arcade-style games
  • Import your own text as Word.doc formats ? be productive while practicing your typing skills
  • Choose to type from hundreds of interesting articles, stories and emoticons
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Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Platinum
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
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  • ASIN: B0067SK44G
  • Release Date: November 14, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,784 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Platinum

Maximize your productivity with Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum 25th Anniversary Edition! The most comprehensive typing instruction system now includes learning tools, an iupdated user interface and more features to guarantee typing improvements in just 2 weeks! Whether you want to learn essential keyboarding skills or improve overall typing efficiency, Mavis Beacon will guide you step-by-step on your road to success! Improve speed and accuracy with detailed assessments, customized lessons and skill-building games. In addition to Mavis Beacon's personal typing instruction, detailed reports illustrate overall progress and assist in identifying specific strengths and weaknesses. Powerful learning tools, along with this detailed reporting will help typists excel at their own pace. Hard work is rewarded with "recess time" and certificates of completion. Cool tools such as "import your own MP3 files," typing challenges online through Facebook, and fun arcade-style games enrich the learning experience. Redesigned with advanced technology and updated with even more features - Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum offers keyboarders of all skill levels and ages a brand new learning experience with greater benefits and increased efficiency.

• 430 Personalized lessons, exercises and tests
• 16 Arcade-style games, including multi-level games
• Detailed tracking and progress reporting
• Practice sessions in English, French and Spanish
• Choose from new music options or import your own MP3 files and type to your own tunes
• New Certificates of Completion

PC System Requirements:

    Supported OS:
Windows 8   Windows 7   Windows Vista   Windows XP (Home and Pro)     
    Processor: Pentium 4 (2.4 GHz or higher)
    RAM: 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM for Windows Vista & Windows 7)
    Hard Disk: 300 MB
    Video Card: Graphics card w/ 128MB or more video memory
    Additional Requirements: DirectX 9.0c

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Would not install July 30, 2012
By Paul W
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Platinum|Verified Purchase
I downloaded this program to my daughter's computer (running 64 bit Vista). I was never able to get the program to install properly. I worked with the company to try to resolve but even after performing a clean install of Vista from the original disks and updating the OS fully from Microsoft, the program would not install. Both the company and Amazon offerred refunds so they get 5 stars for integrity and customer support. The program itself appears not to work with 64 bit Vista.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for our system May 9, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Platinum|Verified Purchase
Encore Software claims now after 3 calls for tech support that this software "may not run on some wide screen monitors". Well, it doesn't run on ANY of our monitors, wide screen or not. We're going for a full refund.

Be very careful because the "Terms of Agreement" at Amazon state that if you purchase via download, you get no refund. If you have to pay a little more for "hard media" do it! And, I could not talk to Encore Software because I didn't buy from them - they turned their back on this entire fiasco leaving me no other choice than to try and wrestle the $30 from Amazon. Another nightmare. Although the Terms of Agreement are there and I should have known, makes me never to want to buy anything from Amazon. I had to use my "once-in-a-lifetime" exception to obtain refund. I can never go back for another. I may never go back, period.,

A completely horrible, time wasting, incredibly difficult, needlessly annoying experience - from both vendor and manufacturer.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to leave feedback for our products on Amazon Review. We want you to know that it's not our standard practice for any customer to have an annoying experience with a product or a phone call to technical support call.

From the looks of your review it appears you have been refunded for your purchase but we would like you to still be our customer. In the future if you try our software again, we would love to be able to provide a professional level of support to you and all users.

And if there is anything else I can do for you or address for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via this posting and I will do my best to address such inquiries
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Computer Hog June 28, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download| Edition:Platinum|Verified Purchase
GREAT PROGRAM for teaching, but it is the biggest processor hog I have on my computer.
My computer exceeds every operating parameter listed, but it can barely run the simplest parts of the program.
So slow it will not run most of the included "games" on my 2012 dual core laptop, and I have to keep the "ghost hands" off or it will crash the system. My computer runs Gimp, moviemaker and other system hogs fairly well, but this program pushes it to it's limit.
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