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

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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!

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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

License Type: Complete Product


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

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Easy and User Friendly

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...
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By steevl - May 13, 2008

A good product, but not for kids

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.

By tomprc - Dec 11, 2007

A good tool to start

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...
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By gxmagpie - Dec 5, 2007

Nice software

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.

By ikumar2000 - Nov 16, 2007

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe - good for adults

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...
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By rhess3 - Oct 4, 2007

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