System Requirements1. Operating Systems:
The latest version of CleanPage software is designed to run on the following Microsoft Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
2. Web Browsers:
CleanPage is currently available for Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 and above. CleanPage also works on the lastest IE 9 version.
How to Install CleanPage
To install CleanPage, you must have Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 and Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or above.
Please follow the steps below to install CleanPage in Internet Explorer:
1. Open a Microsoft Internet Explorer window.
2. Visit http://www.readonweb.com/cleanpage.htm
and click the "Download" button.
3. Download and run the program: Readonweb_CleanPage.184.108.40.206_English.msi.
4. Follow instructions on screen to install CleanPage.
5. When the installation is complete, two CleanPage component will show up on the Internet Explorer windows: the CleanPage command button
, and the Readonweb Toolbar
How to Uninstall CleanPage
Before uninstalling CleanPage, please make sure that you have the correct administrative access with your Windows login.
If you have Windows XP or Windows 2000
You can uninstall CleanPage through your Add/Remove Programs window. To do so, please click on the Windows "Start" button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Then select "Settings" > "Control Panel" > "Add or Remove Programs". Find "Readonweb CleanPage" and click on "Remove
If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7
You can uninstall CleanPage through your "Uninstall a program" window. To do so, please click on the Windows "Start" button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Then select "Control Panel" > "Uninstall a program". Find "Readonweb CleanPage" and click on "Uninstall
Tell a friend
If you'd recommend the CleanPage software to your friends, please click menu item "Other" or the Readonweb Logo button on the toolbar, then choose "Tell a friend...". The Tell a friend
feature uses the same email interface as the Readonweb email feature.
CleanPage Feature Summary
CleanPage strips all advertisements and other junk from a webpage, and extracts the main text-based content:
- This main body text is then fit on the screen, spoken aloud, emailed, printed, imported into the Readonweb speed reading program, exported to Microsoft Word for editing, and saved online.
- All the features can be easily accessed through a keyboard shortcut or by a click on the toolbar.
CleanPage has two components: the CleanPage command button
and the Readonweb Toolbar
. While the CleanPage command button fits the cleaned webpage on the screen, the Readonweb Toolbar provides access to all functions.
the command button and the Toolbar buttons, or pressing keyboard shortcuts
, you can obtain the following CleanPage features:
|Browse||Browse the main text of a webpage. You can choose to browse in a new window or in the same window.|
|Text-to-Speech||Let the computer read the main text of the webpage out loud for you.|
|Speed Reading||Use the main text of a webpage as a resource to practice and improve your reading skills.|
|Save to MyFiles||Save the main text of a webpage to MyFiles.|
|Print||Print the main text of a webpage. You can specify your favorite text font and size.|
|Edit||Edit the main text of a webpage using Microsoft Word.|
|Email||Email the main text of a webpage.|
In addition to the content extracting function, CleanPage allows to have only the selected text transferred to the application windows. This can be done by holding down the Shift key before clicking the toolbar buttons or pressing the keyboard shortcuts.
When the toolbar is enabled, the following keyboard shortcuts are available for the toolbar buttons:
Alt + K --- Filter
Alt + X --- Save to MyFiles
Alt + G --- Email
Alt + N --- Text-to-Speech
Alt + Q --- Print
Alt + W --- Edit
Alt + B --- Speed Reading
The above keyboard shortcuts are to transfer the extracted text
. To transfer the selected text
only, you can add the Shift key to the keyboard shortcuts. The following keyboard shortcuts are for transferring the selected text
Shift + Alt + K --- Transfer the selected text
Shift + Alt + X --- Save to MyFiles
Shift + Alt + G --- Email
Shift + Alt + N --- Text-to-Speech
Shift + Alt + Q --- Print
Shift + Alt + W --- Edit
Shift + Alt + B --- Speed Reading
How to transfer the selected text only
In addtion to the content extracting function, CleanPage allows to have only the selected text transferred to the application windows. This feature is available for Filter, Save, Email, Text-to-Speech, Print, Edit, and Speed Reading:
- Through button clicks: After selecting the text in a webpage, users can have only the selected text transferred, by clicking on the toolbar buttons while pressing down the "Shift" key.
- Through keyboard shortcuts: After selecting the text in a webpage, users can have only the selected text transferred, by first holding down the "Shift" key, then pressing the shortcut keys.
For example, to have the computer read only the selected text out loud, you can choose either of the following:
- Press down "Shift" key, then click the Text-to-Speech toolbar button.
- Use keyboard shortcut: Shift + Alt + N.
CleanPage Browse Feature
Browse the main content of a cleaned webpage.
In the default mode, you browse the main content in the same IE window in which the original webpage is displayed. By clicking on the drop-down arrow next to the
(browse) button, you can browse the main text in a new window, or browse the main content in original format in the same window by hiding all the junks. The new display mode is remembered until you make new changes.
Change display settings
CleanPage provide customizable display settings of the clean pages. When the browser displays a Cleaned page, you can change the display settings for the clean pages by clicking the dropdown arrow next to the filter button on the toolbar.
The following customizations are available:
- Font size and font family
- Line height
- Maximum width of text lines
- Background color and text color
Save to MyFiles Feature
Save the main text of a webpage to MyFiles. "Save to MyFiles" function provides one-click save of the main content of a webpage to MyFiles. Before you can save to MyFiles, you need to sign up
to obtain a Readonweb account.
When you are browsing the Internet and want to save a cleaned page, simply click the "Save to MyFiles" button
on the Readonweb Toolbar or click the "Save to MyFiles" menu item under the CleanPage dropdown menu. The CleanPage software will automatically clean the webpage in the web browser and pop up a window with necessary information filled out. You only need to choose a category then click the "Add" button to save the clean copy of the webpage to MyFiles.
The following is the screenshot of the Save to MyFiles window when clicking the Save button for this page:
CleanPage Email Feature
Email the main text of a webpage. The email content contains the original link to the webpage followed by the main text found on the webpage.
The first time you use CleanPage email feature on your system, you need to specify the "From" address and the "To" addresses. However, the settings will be remembered once you make any changes; CleanPage will automatically fill in these settings for you. The email subject and content will be automatically filled in according to the original webpage. You only need to click on "Send
Email Address Book
CleanPage uses the Microsoft Outlook address book and the Windows Address Book to manage Email addresses. If Outlook is installed on your Windows PC, CleanPage will automatically use the Outlook address book. Otherwise, CleanPage will use the Windows Address Book, which is installed by default on all Windows systems.
For most of CleanPage users, there is no need to change the advanced settings of the email feature. CleanPage will by default use the Readonweb email server to send out your messages.
However, Readonweb provides an interface for you to change the default settings of the email feature. You can specified a different outgoing mail server other than the Readonweb email server. The "Advanced Settings" interface provides the following options for sending your email:
1. Use my Readonweb account
This is the default mode to send your messages. It's also the most convenient and fastest way to send email. You use your Readonweb account, which is the same account as your Readonweb Forum account, to send email messages.
2. Use my GMail account (your firewall must allow port# 465)
CleanPage provides an integrated method for using the email feature through your GMail account. Email messages will be sent by your GMail account. If you are behind a firewall, it needs to allow Internet access through port #465.
3. Use my PC as a simulated email server (restrictions may apply)
NOTE: In our best effort to stop email spam, this option has been removed from the latest versions of CleanPage.
4. ~ enter a new server ~
You can specify a new server by choosing this option. After you specify your own server settings, the new email server will show up below the "~ enter a new server ~" option in the pull-down menu. You can choose your newly specified email server to be your default outgoing mail server.
Let the computer read out loud the main text on the webpage.
After you click the Text-to-Speech button, Readonweb extracts and reads out loud the main text on the webpage for you. A separate program named ReadonwebTTS will appear.
ReadonwebTTS program interface window
Readonweb highlights each word being read out loud. You can watch the highlight move while your computer reads the text.
By minimizing the ReadonwebTTS window, you can let the PC read in the background
. When you browse to a new webpage and want your PC to read the new text, simply click on the Text-to-Speech button. Readonweb will stop reading the previous text and start to read the new text.
Within the ReadonwebTTS window, you can stop the PC reading out and select the text block of your interest:
How to pause/resume reading
- Click the read button will have the PC to resume reading from the selected text block.
- Click the "speak only the select text" button will have the PC to read out all the text in the selected block only. This button is located right to the Stop button.
If the ReadonwebTTS program is in the background, click on the drop-down arrow next to the
(Text-to-Speech) button, then click on "Pause" or "Resume".
If the ReadonwebTTS program is in the foreground, click on the
(resume) button inside the ReadonwebTTS window.
Available voice types
CleanPage currently uses the Microsoft Text-to-Speech Engine, which is free licensed to end users. CleanPage automatically finds all of the available voice types installed on your system. You can change the voice type by click on the dropdown field labeled "voice" in the ReadonwebTTS window.
If your PC can't open the Readonweb Text-to-Speech window
, you need to download and install the Microsoft TTS Engine.
When your PC is running Windows 2000 or XP, If the Readonweb Text-to-Speech window only shows Microsoft Sam as the available voice type
, you can download and install the free Microsoft Mike and Mary voice types
. Microsoft Mike and Mary voice types provide better voice quality than Microsoft Sam.
The Text-to-Speech feature is included in the CleanPage TTS Subscription and in the CleanPage Premium Subscription.
CleanPage Print Feature
Print the main content of a cleaned webpage.
With CleanPage print feature, you can specify your favorite text font size and font type from the drop-down list. In addition, you can choose whether to print the original webpage link:
1. Print the link above the main text.
2. Print the link below the main text.
3. do NOT print the link
After you choose the font size, font type, and the way to print the original webpage link, CleanPage remembers the options you specified. So you do not need to specify them each time you want to print.
CleanPage Edit Feature
Edit the main content of a webpage using Microsoft Word.
Before using this feature, you need to have Microsoft Word installed in your Windows system. Otherwise, nothing happens upon clicking the
(edit) button. After you finish editing, you need to save the document to a different directory with a filename other than the temporary file that Readonweb uses.
Speed Reading Feature
Use the main text of a webpage as a resource for practising and improving your reading skills.
After clicking on the Speed Reading button, Readonweb extracts the main text on the webpage and feeds it into the Readonweb Speed Reading software. You will see a Speed Reading window pop up in the foreground.
CleanPage grays out the text and only highlights the lines you are reading.
Within the Speed Reading window, you can specify the font size and type to be displayed, the number of lines highlighted to be read, and your reading speed.
The reading speed is measured by Words per minute or Characters per minute. Speed in "Words" per minute is for languages that are word based, such as English. Speed in "Characters" per minute is for languages that are character based, such as Chinese. You can change the reading speed at any time during speed reading.
After installation, there is no Readonweb Toolbar in the Internet Explorer. What's wrong?First
, make sure that your Internet Explorer is running as 32-bit mode with Add-ons enabled, as in the following screenshot:
, make sure that third-party browser extensions are enabled. To check this setting, go to the Tools
menu in the Internet Explorer, then select Internet Options
and make sure that "[x] Enable third party browser extensions" is checked.
, make sure that the Readonweb Toolbar is enabled. To check this setting, go to the View
menu in the Internet Explorer, then select Toolbars
, and make sure that "ReadonwebToolbar" is enabled.