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How do you download a free copy of the Mavis Beacon typing software?

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There are no free legal and fully operational versions of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" available for download. The program can be purchased on physical media or as a digital download from MavisBeacon.com. You can also download a free limited-use demo of the program.

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"Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" is a copyrighted program developed and distributed by Encore under the Broderbund software trademark. Current versions of the program are not available as a free legal download. Encore has also elected not to make older outdated versions of the product available for free.

A free demo of the most recent version of the program is available from Download.com. This is a full-featured version of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" that is free to use up to three times. After three uses, the demo no longer works until you purchase a copy.

Encore sells three different digital download versions of "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing." The regular typing tutor is available as a single-computer version and as a family version that allows you to install it to multiple computers within your home. A version to teach introductory keyboard and typing skills to young children is also available.

If you are seeking a free typing tutorial, Powertyping.com offers guided instruction for beginning to intermediate typists. The site also has separate sections to teach improved typing speed and accuracy on mobile and texting devices.

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