Encore Software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v.17.0 Deluxe - Complete Product - 1 User

Typing Tutor Retail - PC, Mac - MPN: 10072
Product Details
Description
The leader in typing tutorial software for 11 years running, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v.17 is the Only typing software delivering the customized training you need in a motivating, engaging format. Work at your own pace with lesson content that keeps you interested. This flexible program is an ideal choice for any would-be fluent typist, including students, email enthusiasts and office professionals. If you use the keyboard, you'll benefit from Mavis Beacon!
Quick Glance
License Type Complete Product
Required Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Media Format CD-ROM
User Reviews
Easy and User Friendly
5 Star Review   By member steevl - May 13, 2008   

Strengths: Simple interface; quick startup; entertaining.

Weakness: User controls aren't extensive.

Mavis is hard to beat when it comes to typing training software. After just a few minutes of typing in a "quiz" mode the software determines what you need to improve and continues the typing drills at exactly your level. Speed and accuracy is constantly measured and lessons are adjusted as you improve, with feedback given constantly. Game modes are mixed in with the lessons to mix it up and keep it somewhat fun. I was not looking for a comprehensive typing training program -- I just wanted to improve my day-to-day typing skills, a few minutes a day, with a simple to use program. Mavis fits this role perfectly. Highly recommended!

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A good product, but not for kids
3 Star Review   By member tomprc - Dec 11, 2007   

Strengths: A good typing tutor for adults

Weakness: Not so fun. Not good enough to attract attention of kids.

this is a good product to teach you typing. It works and many people know it works. however, I bought this for my kid. It's not designed as funny for the kids. In fact, it's really boring for little kids. I hope they can add more fun to the product in the next version.

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A good tool to start
3 Star Review   By member gxmagpie - Dec 5, 2007   

Strengths: It catches my weakness as a beginner. Explains very clearly how to type properly.

Weakness: Games are not interesting to me. I easily get bored while using it.

It catches my weakness a a beginner. It tells me that I was poor on capital letters. Actually, I was only poor on left hand capital letters. If does not give that distinguish, and force me to go through the practice of right hand cap letters as well. Only if it can be more targetted on my weakness. The games are rather boring. The simple typing games I used to play in college without all the fancy graphic are more interesting than this. In general, it is a good tool to start learning typing. But if you already at intermediate level, try something else.

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Nice software
4 Star Review   By member ikumar2000 - Nov 16, 2007   

Strengths: nice exercises

Weakness: not many games

Mu speed isn't bad however I don't type in the correct technical way. So, I looked around and found nice reviews about it. This is the deluxe version. I found it easy to use. I am an adult so I don't know how much it would be useful or entertaining for kids as there are many games sort of things however I definitely recommend for adults.

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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe - good for adults
3 Star Review   By member rhess3 - Oct 4, 2007   

Strengths: Good for teaching adults how to type.

Weakness: Not fun enough for kids to keep interest.

I think this is a pretty good program for teaching someone how to type properly. Unfortunately, the "games" and the product in general was not interesting enough to get my 12 year old or my 9 year old to stick with the program. I even offered to pay my kids to complete the basic alphabet lessons and they quit. I think this program is great for adults, but you will need another program for children - who could really benefit since they use the computer so often.

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Good typing program
4 Star Review   By member rc2773 - Aug 26, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to install & use

Weakness: none that I have encountered

A very good typing program. Easy to install. Automatically keeps track of your progress. Fun program that is educational at the same time. A perfect way to learn how to type!

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Mavis Beacon version 17
2 Star Review   By member amberdru - Jan 19, 2007   

Strengths: Starts at the beginnin

Weakness: Cann't review until have it solid; forced to go on. Dictation has errors and what's wanted doesn't match what's said. No way to fix

If I had known I would not be able to repeat keys until I felt comfortable moving on and I I had known that the Dictation has errors- when what's actually said doesn't match what they want- you can only guess so far. The Dear Laura: wants I'm although it says I am. After that it says "hygien products" but after the "n" in hygien it gives errors and theres no way to fix it. I cann't move on. It keeps sending me to the dictation. *&^%$

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Product Details
Description
The leader in typing tutorial software for 11 years running, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v.17 is the Only typing software delivering the customized training you need in a motivating, engaging format. Work at your own pace with lesson content that keeps you interested. This flexible program is an ideal choice for any would-be fluent typist, including students, email enthusiasts and office professionals. If you use the keyboard, you'll benefit from Mavis Beacon!
Quick Glance
License Type Complete Product
Required Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Media Format CD-ROM
Summary
Product Title Encore Software Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v.17.0 Deluxe - Complete Product - 1 User
Manufacturer Encore Software
Power Score 3.4 | 7 Reviews
System Requirements
Recommended Memory: 128 MB
Required Disk Space: 360 MB
Required Processor Speed: 450 MHz
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium III Processor
System Requirements: PC: Processor: 450 MHz Pentium III or faster Operating System: Windows 98Second Edition/ME/2000/XP Hard Disk: 360 MB, 550MB Full install Memory: 64MB RAM (128MB for 2000/XP) Optical Drive: 16X CD-ROM Others: 16-bit color monitor 800X600 Resolution DirectX 8.0 (included on disc) Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (included on CD) Windows-compatible sound card Windows-compatible mouse Optional: Internet Access, color printer (300 dpi or better recommended) Mac: Processor: PowerPC G3 333-MHz or faster Operating System: Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS 10.2.2 - 10.3.9 Hard Disk: 360 MB, 550MB Full install Memory: 64 MB RAM OS 9.2 (128MB for OS 10.2.2-10.3.9) Optical Drive: 16X CD-ROM Others: 16-bit color display 800X600 Resolution Compatible sound and speakers Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 (included on CD) Keyboard and mouse Optional: color printer (300 dpi or better recommended) Note: The amount of hard-disk space required can vary if you already have one or more required components (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer) installed on your system. If needed, Internet Explorer requires an additional 50MB hard-disk space. May require minor adjustments to the configuration of your system and/or updates to the hardware component drivers.
Required Memory: 64 MB
General
Min License Size: 1 user(s)
URL: Manufacturer Link
Max License Size: 1 User
Additional Specifications
Software Main Type: Reference
Upgrade Information: Not Applicable
License Pricing: Standard
Software Name: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing v.17.0 Deluxe
Brand Name: Encore
Program Type: Typing Tutor
User Reviews
Easy and User Friendly
5 Star Review   By member steevl - May 13, 2008   

Strengths: Simple interface; quick startup; entertaining.

Weakness: User controls aren't extensive.

Mavis is hard to beat when it comes to typing training software. After just a few minutes of typing in a "quiz" mode the software determines what you need to improve and continues the typing drills at exactly your level. Speed and accuracy is constantly measured and lessons are adjusted as you improve, with feedback given constantly. Game modes are mixed in with the lessons to mix it up and keep it somewhat fun. I was not looking for a comprehensive typing training program -- I just wanted to improve my day-to-day typing skills, a few minutes a day, with a simple to use program. Mavis fits this role perfectly. Highly recommended!

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A good product, but not for kids
3 Star Review   By member tomprc - Dec 11, 2007   

Strengths: A good typing tutor for adults

Weakness: Not so fun. Not good enough to attract attention of kids.

this is a good product to teach you typing. It works and many people know it works. however, I bought this for my kid. It's not designed as funny for the kids. In fact, it's really boring for little kids. I hope they can add more fun to the product in the next version.

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A good tool to start
3 Star Review   By member gxmagpie - Dec 5, 2007   

Strengths: It catches my weakness as a beginner. Explains very clearly how to type properly.

Weakness: Games are not interesting to me. I easily get bored while using it.

It catches my weakness a a beginner. It tells me that I was poor on capital letters. Actually, I was only poor on left hand capital letters. If does not give that distinguish, and force me to go through the practice of right hand cap letters as well. Only if it can be more targetted on my weakness. The games are rather boring. The simple typing games I used to play in college without all the fancy graphic are more interesting than this. In general, it is a good tool to start learning typing. But if you already at intermediate level, try something else.

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Nice software
4 Star Review   By member ikumar2000 - Nov 16, 2007   

Strengths: nice exercises

Weakness: not many games

Mu speed isn't bad however I don't type in the correct technical way. So, I looked around and found nice reviews about it. This is the deluxe version. I found it easy to use. I am an adult so I don't know how much it would be useful or entertaining for kids as there are many games sort of things however I definitely recommend for adults.

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Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe - good for adults
3 Star Review   By member rhess3 - Oct 4, 2007   

Strengths: Good for teaching adults how to type.

Weakness: Not fun enough for kids to keep interest.

I think this is a pretty good program for teaching someone how to type properly. Unfortunately, the "games" and the product in general was not interesting enough to get my 12 year old or my 9 year old to stick with the program. I even offered to pay my kids to complete the basic alphabet lessons and they quit. I think this program is great for adults, but you will need another program for children - who could really benefit since they use the computer so often.

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Good typing program
4 Star Review   By member rc2773 - Aug 26, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to install & use

Weakness: none that I have encountered

A very good typing program. Easy to install. Automatically keeps track of your progress. Fun program that is educational at the same time. A perfect way to learn how to type!

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Mavis Beacon version 17
2 Star Review   By member amberdru - Jan 19, 2007   

Strengths: Starts at the beginnin

Weakness: Cann't review until have it solid; forced to go on. Dictation has errors and what's wanted doesn't match what's said. No way to fix

If I had known I would not be able to repeat keys until I felt comfortable moving on and I I had known that the Dictation has errors- when what's actually said doesn't match what they want- you can only guess so far. The Dear Laura: wants I'm although it says I am. After that it says "hygien products" but after the "n" in hygien it gives errors and theres no way to fix it. I cann't move on. It keeps sending me to the dictation. *&^%$

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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