Installation Instructions for the Special Version of ZoomText® Software Designed to Work with POWERPREP® II

Before You Begin

ZoomText® software is a screen magnification program that enlarges and enhances everything on the computer screen within the GRE® POWERPREP® II Practice Tests and Test Preview Tool. This specific version is designed to work with POWERPREP II software only and is automatically invoked by the application once installed. ZoomText is PC-compatible only.

Download and Install the ZoomText Software

To download the software, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Download  button:
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    A security warning message appears asking: "Do you want to run or save this file?"

    Click Save to save ZTWrapperInstall.exe on your Windows desktop or another location on your hard drive easily accessible to you.

    A message box shows the progress of the download.

  2. Once the download is complete, click Run to begin installation.

    Or if you accidentally clicked Close, you can begin the installation by double clicking ZTWrapperInstall.exe on your desktop or alternate location where you saved the file.

    Do not be concerned if you see a security warning like the following one. It is safe to install the ZoomText software.

  3. If you see a security warning like the one above, click Run or Yes.

    ETS Installer window will be displayed and installation will begin automatically.

    Various messages displaying the installation progress will appear in the window. At the end of the installation "Reboot Required" message is displayed:

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Exit on the ETS installer window and restart your computer.

Start ZoomText Software in the POWERPREP II Interface

The ZoomText software options are available when you start a Practice Test or the Test Preview Tool.

To set the ZoomText options, follow these steps:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs.
  2. Open the POWERPREP II group, and click Launch POWERPREP II.

  3. When the web browser opens to the POWERPREP II page, review the instructions for using the software.

    If a Windows security message appears, right click the message and choose Allow Blocked Content.

  4. Scroll to the bottom left side of the POWERPREP II page, and select the Start Practicing Now button.

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the next page, and select the Continue button.

  6. The Practice Test Options window will open. Select Test Preview Tool or one of the Practice Tests from the drop down list as desired.

  7. In the Accommodations for Test Takers with Disabilities area, click Choose Accommodations.

    The Accommodations Options window opens.

  8. Click the appropriate checkboxes to select the desired ZoomText accommodations.

    • Adjustable Colors: Allows selection of text and background color scheme for ease of reading on screen
    • ZoomText Screen Magnification: Enables you to adjust the display to magnify the screen contents
  9. Click OK. The Current Accommodations screen will display the selected options as On.

  10. Click Start Test. Starting the test, opens the Verification Tool window.
  11. Click Run Test to pass the Verify Resolution Change and Screen Calibration test.
  12. Click Next to move on to the Verify Special Accommodations Software test.
  13. Click Run Test and a message will ask if you can see the magnified text. Click Yes.

    When the ZoomText installation has been verified, a "Test PASSED" message appears in the window.

  14. Click Finish and the practice test will begin automatically.

    Within the practice test an Adjust Display button is available in the tool bar at the top of the screen. This button allows you to adjust the color scheme and magnification during the test.

    Note: The Verification Tool tests are run only once on a computer. You will be able to start the practice test directly next time on the same computer.


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