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Miscellaneous

 

Learn about some odds and ends as well as some advanced settings. 

About ZoomText

If you’re ever curious what your ZoomText version is, how many days are left in your trial, or want to register your product, head over to the About tab of the Preferences Pane:

When you’re still in trial mode, you’ll see how many days you have remaining on your 30-day trial. When you’re ready to buy, you can do so by clicking on the Buy Now button – if you have already made a purchase, click on the Enter Serial Number button to activate your product.

If you’ve already activated your copy of ZoomText, your serial number will be displayed in this window:

You’ll also be given the option to register your copy of ZoomText, giving you access to support, low cost upgrades, and more.

Launching Automatically

By default, ZoomText will not automatically launch after you log into your computer. If you would like it to, pull up the Preferences Pane and place a checkmark next to “Start after login” that you’ll see in the lower
left-hand corner:

Updating ZoomText

Periodically, Ai Squared will publish updates to ZoomText in order to add new functionality or correct behavior. Your copy of ZoomText will automatically check for updates once per day. If an update is found, ZoomText will allow you to download, automatically install, and then launch the update.

When ZoomText finds an available update you’ll see the following dialog box:

Need all three of the update dialogs!

You may click the Skip This Version button if you’d prefer not to install the recent update.

If you click the Remind Me Later button, ZoomText will wait 24 hours before asking you again if you would like to update.

Simply click the Install Update button to begin the download process:

When the download is complete you’ll see the following dialog box:

Click the Install and Relaunch button and your copy of ZoomText will be updated to the current version.

You can manually check for updates at anytime by choosing “Check for updates…” from the ZoomText Quick Launch menu.

 

Hotkeys

Hotkeys are key combinations that execute ZoomText commands without having to pull up the Preferences Pane or use the Quick Launch menu. Here is a complete list of all hotkeys for ZoomText:

 

ZoomText Mac Hotkeys

Increase Magnification

CMD + OPT + UP ARROW

Decrease Magnification

CMD + OPT + DOWN ARROW

Show Preferences

CMD + OPT + RETURN (ENTER)

Disable/Enable ZoomText

CMD + OPT + DELETE

Toggle Color Enhancements

CMD + OPT + \

Adjust Lens Size

CMD + OPT + A

Toggle Speech Output

CMD + OPT + 3

Toggle Focus Echo

CMD + OPT + 4

Toggle Mouse Echo

CMD + OPT + 5

Quiet Command (Stop Speech)

CTRL

Quit ZoomText

CMD + OPT + Q

Reader / CamReader Hotkeys

Open Reader

CMD + OPT + O

Read from Browser

CMD + OPT + R

Read from Camera

CMD + OPT + E

Camera Mode

M

Snap Picture

SPACEBAR

Read from Clipboard

CMD + OPT + P

Read from File

CMD + OPT + L

Read Entire Application

CMD + OPT + G

Read Selected Text

CMD + OPT + U

Adjust Speech Rate

CTRL + OPT + UP or DOWN ARROW

Settings

S

Exit Reader

CMD + W

Reader / CamReader Navigation Hotkeys

Toggle Reading (Play/Pause)

SPACEBAR

Previous Word

OPT + LEFT ARROW

Next Word

OPT + RIGHT ARROW

Previous Sentence

LEFT ARROW

Next Sentence

RIGHT ARROW

Previous Paragraph

UP ARROW

Next Paragraph

DOWN ARROW

Previous Article

CMD + LEFT ARROW

Next Article

CMD + RIGHT ARROW

Beginning of Document

CTRL + HOME

End of Document

CTRL + END

 

Subscription Plan

ZoomText Mac may be purchased as a monthly subscription.  First click the “Buy License” button.

In the image below, click the “Buy Now” button in the Subscription Plan column (far right) to start the process.

Note that those who purchase the product on a month-to-month plan are not eligible to add the CamReader to their copy of ZoomText Mac.

The next screen is where you enter pertinent information for the purchase; name, billing address, credit card number, security code, and expiration date.

Be sure to check the box to the left of “I accept the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service” before clicking the Subscribe button; both are near the bottom of the page and noted with red lines in the image below.

Once the payment process is complete, the ZoomText About box will show that you’re running a Subscription License and tell you when the subscription is set to renew.

Subscriptions RENEW AUTOMATICALLY.

To cancel your subscription follow the directions below or call Ai Squared Sales at 802-362-3612.

When you wish to know your subscription details, click the “Manage Subscription” button on the About tab of the ZoomText Preferences dialog box.

The first time you login to the Subscriptions homepage, you’ll be asked to choose a password. Once you’ve done that, a page similar to the image below appears in your browser.

Subscriptions Homepage

Multiple tasks can be accomplished from this page (note that there are red boxes in the image above with black numbers nearby that correspond to the numbers in the list below):

Cancel Subscription – 1

Canceling your ZoomText Subscription is easy. At the Subscriptions homepage, click the word “Cancel”. You’ll see a dialog as below.

Click the word “Cancel” in this box as well, you’ll see a verification dialog as below.

Click the “Cancel Subscription” button.

Note that if you cancel mid-cycle, your subscription will remain valid until the time you paid for runs out. Finally, you’ll see a confirmation of cancellation dialog as below.

Change Password or Email – 2

You can edit your email address and password by clicking the drop down box at the top of the Subscriptions homepage.

After clicking the down arrow, the drop down menu will appear (see below).

From the menu, you can Log Out, Change Password or Change Email.

If you change your email address, future email messages will come to you at the new address. However, you must always log in with the email address you used to originally set up your account.

 

Edit Personal or Credit Card Data – 3

You can edit your name, credit card details or billing address by clicking the word “Edit” near the top of the Subscriptions homepage. Once you’ve made changes, click the “Update” button as seen below.

View Invoices – 4

You can view all invoices by clicking the word “Invoices” in the lower middle of the Subscriptions homepage.

Open Invoice – 5

You can view details of an invoice by clicking the Invoice number in the lower left of the Subscriptions homepage (see image below).  Once open, invoices can be printed or downloaded as PDF.

  

 

Uninstalling

Should you ever need to uninstall, simply drag your ZoomText icon from the Applications folder to the trash.

NOTE: Each machine is granted only one 30-day trial period. Deleting the application will not produce a new trial period.

Restoring Defaults

If you’d like to revert back to the original settings, there’s a very easy way to do so. Just navigate to the Preferences Pane (COMMAND + OPTION + RETURN (ENTER)) and click on the Restore Defaults button that you will see in the lower left-hand corner:

Multi-Monitor Support

ZoomText does not currently support using multiple monitors at the same time. You will need to disable your additional displays before ZoomText will run.

If you plug in a second monitor while running ZoomText or attempt to start ZoomText with a second monitor attached to your machine, you’ll see the following message:

Simply unplug the additional monitor(s) and restart ZoomText.

Getting More Help

Support for ZoomText is always free, even if you’re just running the free trial. Our support team is top notch and well known in our industry for its superiority.

Give our support team a call Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time at (802) 362-3612 and choose option #3. You can also email them at support@aisquared.com.

Even when we’re not here in the office, we offer a wide range of tools at your disposal: free webinars (live and recorded), tips and tricks on video, our blog, the knowledge base, and a user forum.

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