Using Study Skills
Often when reading notes, books or journals we use coloured markers to highlight
pieces of text, which are of particular relevance to the subject we are studying. With the
Study Skills Toolbar in Read&Write Gold this same ability is brought to the computer.
You can use Study Skills to highlight text in Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, Firefox
and Chrome using different colours. You can then collect the highlighted text and insert
it into a new document.
This is particularly useful when you have a large piece of text with multiple themes or
categories that are important. You can give each category a different colour and collate
each colour’s information later.
To access Study Skills, click on the
button until you can see the Study Skills
buttons. The tooltip for this button will help you identify the buttons you need.
Collecting text for your studies
In this exercise you will learn how to collect different types of text and then insert them
into a new document in the order in which you want them displayed.
Open your Internet browser window and then open one of your favourite
Alternatively, open a Microsoft Word document of your choice.
Highlight some text on the page and then click on the
Read&Write Gold highlights the text in green. An example is shown below:
Highlight some more text on this page and then click on the
Read&Write Gold highlights the text in pink.
Repeat step 3 to highlight two further separate paragraphs in pink.
Highlight some of the text in pink and then click on the
Read&Write Gold de-selects the highlighted text in pink.