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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2006
In school we were learning how to type, and used type to learn 3. This product is brilliant. It teaches you how to type, let's you get used to new keys, and challenges you the better at typing you get. I'm now one of the best typers in my school! This is a MUST buy!!!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 16, 2007
This really helped my 8 year old learn to type and it didn't feel like homework.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2009
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This product is better than average in providing a developmentally sound sequence. Like the others it doesn't allow a choice to go back and practice a letter sequence over and over to mastery, the sequences are generally too short for development of good motor habits, and the rhythm is frequently interrupted by game-like sound and graphics. Less than half the time spent using the program is actual keyboarding practice. May be better than nothing, depending on the individual user's ability to bridge the interruptions and spend enough meaningful time practicing. Kids definitely need continual adult supervision to maintain correct posture and fingering.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2011
Product is great and CAN be made to work with Windows 7 & Vista with only 1 extra step! This also works for Windows 7 Pro 64-bit! All I did was install normally and then copy the "Res" directory and its contents from the install disk into the "C:\TTL3Home" directory on my hard-disk. Do NOT change the program location or the "Sunburst" name/folder during install to anywhere or anything else. Then program works properly. I do get some jitter in the sound and it occassionally freezes (just push something and it unfreezes)- that's the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 (but this program is over 5 years old and still worthwhile). Anyway, the kids don't care - it works and is a fun program they enjoy using and hardly notice they are learning. I found this fix on the Sunburst Tech support link ([...]) and also when I Googled the "Type to Learn 3" "Splash". HUGE thanks to Mike DeRouse ([...])for his determination and discovering this fix! Also, there are 2 newer versions as well, the Learn to Type 3 V1.2s (supposedly fixes the Vista/Windows 7 install glitches) and Learn to Type 4 (whole new game/tutorial theme. Both are supposed to work without the extra install step. Finally, there is an online only version 4.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on September 25, 2009
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I bought this thinking it will work on Windows Vista and/or Windows 7, no luck. Good thing the seller agreed the return and gave me a link to a Vista compatible product.

Bought this one instead: Type To Learn 3 V1.2s- VISTA & MAC OSX/INTEL COMPATIBLE
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on April 27, 2009
I will return the copy that I bought used to the vendor. After installation, it had the error message "Fatal Error : Failed to open DAT file "Splash." When I contacted Tech Support, they said that I must have an older version, not compatible with Microsoft Vista. The label says, v1.0h. Copyright 2002. System requirements on Amazon specified Windows 95 and higher. Type to Learn 3 Single Edit
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
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I used this game first when I was in fifth grade and I loved it. It really helped me with typing, I still need more practice but can do 45 words per minute. I bought it recently for my siblings so they can learn how to type and they love it. It DOES work for Windows 7 and Windows 8. I thought it wouldnt work for WINDOWS 7 but I have the Windows 7 ultimate on my computer so on microsoft.com I downloaded the Windows XP mode with allows you to have windows XP on your windows 7 so you can play old games and Pinball! you must have a Windows 7:proffesional, enterprise or ultimate windows system though. After I downloaded the Windows XP mode I bought the game and runned it. it was slow and got irritated so I launched it with windows 7 just to try it out and it worked faster and perfect. I have a windows 8 laptop and decided to give that a go and it was faster than windows 7!! So for those of you who say it doesnt work with Windows 7 and 8 you must be missing some applications, drives or something because it really works with Windows 7 and 8:) The game is silly and fun but it teaches everything to know about typing. You go through at least 20 lessons and learn 2-4 new keys each lesson. After your done with your lesson you play 4 typing games which are educational and entertaining. Super easy to use I hope my review helped:)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2008
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My kids use this product to learn to type at school, but they only do it once per week for a 1/2 hour, not consistent enough to really learn to type fluently. I bought this home version and it does seemingly everything the school version does. Both kids spend about 10 minutes a day on it, its fun and its teaching them fluency in typing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2010
I recently had Type to Learn4 installed in my classroom. It is ok for the motivated students, but impossible for the lower level students. Even though you can reset the goals, the lessons can't be passed by many of the students. If you pass the assessment at 15 wpm and 85% accuracy, it makes you 17 wpm and 87% accuracy before you can move on for the next lessson. The lessons are long and this is frustrating for the students. How can you be expected to do new material faster than the review material? (especially the first time with the shift keys) The program keeps crashing. Yes, the reports look nice if you have only one student to review, but it is very awkward to go into 10 classes (250) students and find the class and then the student to adjust scores each time. It sounds like it differentiates and modifies, but I hate it!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2012
I tried to run the program on my Windows 2010 (Vista?) operating system and it wouldn't load. Called Type 2 Learn Customer Service and they told me that it won't run on "newer" systems. Tried to get a refund and the seller (Baja24) said I should have known. They said it wasn't their fault if the software wouldn't run on my "particular system". I said my system was "Microsoft Windows perhaps you've heard of them?".

IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER THAT IS LESS THAN 5 YEARS OLD, DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT.
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