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Newsletter September 2012

Penfriend Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2012 newsletter from Penfriend Ltd!

20% off Sale

Take advantage of some great back-to-school offers this term!

To help you and your pupils make a smooth transition back to the new school term, Penfriend is offering a range of discounted ‘back to school’ deals. Get a 20% discount on Penfriend XL and XP, both on installation CD, additional users, and Portable USB sticks, when bought directly from Penfriend Ltd.

To find out more visit the Penfriend website.

Site Licences and Leasing

Penfriend is now offering a variety of flexible routes to purchase.

  • Site licences across a school network.
  • Including off-site locations so all pupils can benefit from our comprehensive suite of literacy tools.
  • Leasing Scheme allows you to install Penfriend on all your computers throughout a local authority, with painless deployment and installation. You will receive regular updates and new versions for free!
  • Customers can also buy Penfriend directly and easily by using Google Checkout from the website. You can now download all your favourite Penfriend products, including updates, directly from our website.

Abbreviation expansion

You can use Penfriend's abbreviation expansion feature to help with communication and spelling correction, as well as improved performance for slower typists.

Penfriend now accepts unlimited length and number of abbreviations. Up to 12 can be displayed at one time with one typed abbreviation, allowing the user to choose without remembering so many codes.


Support for homophones and confusable words is now available in European Languages. Penfriend version 4.1 introduced with homophone support allowing user to differentiate between similar sounding words such as 'there' and 'their' – sometimes known as confusable words.

Penfriend is delighted to announce that homophone support is now available in French with future plans to extend into other languages.


Penfriend also provides 24 hour-a-day support to its customers via our on-line Penfriend video tutorials. The tutorials are very accessible, easy-to-follow and contain everything you need from ‘Getting Started with Penfriend’ to ‘Screen Reading, ‘Customising Lexicons’ and much more. To view the Penfriend tutorials and discover the range of powerful tool and features that Penfriend has to offer, visit the Penfriend blog and select the Tutorials tab.

Contact Us

Penfriend Ltd, 30 South Oswald Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2HG. Tel. 0131 668 2000. Email:

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