Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    17
  • Total Downloads:
    1,743,789
  • Date Added:
    September 30, 2005
  • File Size:
    380.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,092
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The multimedia-rich Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe can turn even the most recalcitrant hunt-and-peck artist into a skillful touch typist. But first you'll have to download the behemoth 400MB installer and suffer through the sluggish setup process. Persevere. Once you get it running, Mavis Bacon is memory-intensive but quite fast. The unusual interface depicts a classroom; you click on various objects to select tasks (for instance, a computer to enter the Lesson Area). Mavis Bacon provides not only lessons and drills, but also videos and text advice on proper typing posture. It also allows you to build custom lessons, play special typing games, and check the ergonomics at your workplace. All in all, it's a feature-rich typing tutor with a good-looking interface and lots of useful extras.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 153 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 32
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 72
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 33
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4 stars

"really guys???"

July 12, 2013  |  By droiddude

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

it teaches you how to type

Cons

there are none

Summary

guys if you look at the price tag it says Free to try (3-use trial); $39.99 to buy. So bacically you get to use it 3 (three) times before a serial number comes up. so when you purchase it you get a serial number and so you type that in and vola, you get it back for life!

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5 stars

"The best typing tutor ever"

January 06, 2012  |  By George Brown 13

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

Really improves my typing speed.

Cons

Can't be adjusted to full screen.

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1 stars

"Tricksters, it's not free!"

November 28, 2011  |  By bdorn76

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

None. Was not able to test out, I do hear that a lot of people like them.

Cons

Not Free! You think it's free because to "download" it's free but then you have to purchase a code to open it. C'mon just be clear and up front no sneaky, sneaky!

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1 stars

"Cannot open - HORRIBLE"

November 09, 2011  |  By DameRadar

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

NONE! Cannot give it any pros if I can't use it!!!!!

Cons

Wasted time downloading and it now says I need a Serial # to register - false advertising because it appears you can download it and use it - just like all the other reviewers on here (I should have read reviews before I tried to download)! DON'T DOWNLOAD or waste your time!

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1 stars

"Won't Open!!!"

November 06, 2011  |  By CrystalDoom

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

It would probably be good and fun if I was able to complete the installation and actually use it!!!!

Cons

I wouldn't know.

Summary

I installed this and finished and was excited to finally open it up, and then NOPE!!!! I try to open it and it says I need a serial number or to purchase it, ***? That's not the impression I was under.. Very disappointing surprise!

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1 stars

"Got my hopes up for NOTHING.... Will not open up..."

August 04, 2011  |  By pfair59

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

None, this program will not open to work, plus after buying this software it dd not come with a Regst.#
That's not right!!!

Cons

Will not work!!! Don't wste your MONEY..

Summary

BAD!!

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1 stars

"download did not work correctly."

July 20, 2011  |  By xochitlrose

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

no pros because it did not download completely for me to try it.

Cons

it didn't work.

Summary

sucky download that did not work.

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1 stars

"DOES NOT WORK, DO NOT download."

July 08, 2011  |  By sdh11

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

You have to have a serial number to use this after you wait 4 minutes for it to download. You have to purchase it to get the serial number.

Cons

very frustrating

Summary

don't waste your time

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1 stars

"Could not get in. Disappointed."

May 03, 2011  |  By SBrooks42

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

Could not get in.

Cons

Disappointed.

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1 stars

"boo, hiss, ***..."

March 04, 2011  |  By turing8

 |  Version: Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 17 Deluxe 17

Pros

So far nothing. Would give negative stars if I could.

Cons

Won't install on XP or Vista, the installer goes through the motions and then tells you to register. What a bunch of crap.

Summary

This prog is BS. 380 MB worth of total BS, do not DL this it is just frustrating. And I really don't need this aggravation. I imagine that you don't either, so save yourself the trouble and try something else. Truth be told I registered here at CNET just to comment on this load of horse-hockey. That is a sign of how useless this file is. DON"T DOWNLOAD THIS. IT IS UTTER CRAP.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Encore
Publisher web site http://www.encore.com/
Release Date September 30, 2005
Date Added September 30, 2005
Version 17
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 380.23MB
File Name MBTT Dlx 17 Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,743,789
Downloads Last Week 2,092
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 3-use trial
Price $39.99

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