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Select this link to Download Current Version or Other Versions including zip (Compressed) then follow the steps below

Installer Instructions

1. select download now - put it someplace where you can find it (e.g. C:/z-shareware/cassbeth)
2. when download completes find installpla.exe and double click it
3. follow install instructions
4. start PLA by going to your Start Menu, look for CassBeth PLA and select Start PLA
5. when browser starts up, wait till PLA default page with lots of links is displayed
6. press submit
7. enter the activation keys: Demo Keys
for full function keys Buy Now
8. respond to the license and wait till PLA default page with lots of links is displayed
9. this completes the install of PLA

Compressed Instructions Use this if you are prevented from using the Installer

1. For the zip version download the .freedom version
2. rename it to .zip
3. unzip (uncompress) the file
4. place it on your C drive as C:\z-cassbeth
5. go to C:\z-cassbeth\pla
6. look for startsat.exe, create a shortcut, and select Start PLA
7. follow steps 6 - 9 in the Installer Instructions

Note: This is the way programs were installed in the past. It provides full visibility into where the program goes and executes on your computer.

Win95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, ME using Netscape or IE or other browsers
let us know if it works on your APPLE
Various UNIX platforms avaliable upon request


Plain Language Analysis tool is a new revolutionary analysis tool to help users create clear, concise, unambiguous documents using the Plain Language technique.

On June 1, 1998, President Clinton issued an executive memo requiring agencies to write in plain language. Several statutes have also admonished agencies to write certain types of documents in plain language. Our Plain Language Analysis (PLA) tool is based on the SAT technologies; this tool allows a user to analyze documents using Plane Language Analysis Templates. The Plain Language Analysis Templates can be created by any user and applied in any of our document analysis tools. This tool is specifically for those chartered with the Pain Language compliance tasks.

Who is PLA for and what does it do for us?

PLA is for anyone involved in editing, publishing, and reviewing documents. Plain Language is about communications so PLA also includes templates from our other tools that can help anyone understand a document.


PLA is for every legislator and government representative on earth. As we ponder our actions and seal our role in history. As we create legislation and serve the forces we decide to serve.

PLA is for every teacher and student in every country on earth. If you are able to use an Internet search engine you are able to use PLA. So children can use it in their history and social studies classes that we provide.

PLA is for every professor and advanced student in every country on earth. It allows the serious academic to ruthlessly slice through text and provide quantitative results of our studies. It helps to remove the bias of our cultural and educational past.

PLA is for every human on earth. To help us understand our present and our history. To ruthlessly slice through a document and gather the evidence that it's content reveals.

Release History

Release 1.6 April 17, 2016


- updated to run on Win7 and beyond
- updated for install to use compressed download so everyone can install no matter what


Release 1.5 February 16, 2013



- updated demo keys and added demo keys link
- added other two book image
- updated installed company info to be CassBeth
- updated Apache to include FMT in conf file

Release 1.4 March 10, 2009



- Corrected problem associated with new parameter added in 1.3

Release 1.3 February 22, 2009

- New parameter added allowing rule set to mine objects bound by various categories. In this case there was a GDA need to find dollar appropriations based on different power generation approaches in President Obamas' American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

- updated APACHE to show full file name in template, history, and document areas


Release 1.2 October 18, 2008

- Offered free version that displays book and link


- Updaded key management system

Release 1.1 Decmber 02, 2007

- added .{25,} to noise words pattern

- updated keys
- updated help files
- updated default keys

- fixed spelling errors
- removed service PUI artifact

Release 1.0 October 09, 2007

- Removed third party license mechanism
- Added library descriptions
- Removed Demo version analysis restrictions all data is now provided

- Provided stop now for large documents
- Improved GUI
- Moved help and libraries to top of page
- Reduced size

- Changed exit to make sure Apache child process fully shuts down on all installations

Release 0.4.5 November 21, 2006

- Added search check boxes to Analysis Results to perform on the spot searches while reviewing objects
- Changed search radio buttons to check boxes to perform multi-searches in Accessed Words and Patterns
- Added Show Search check box for fast rule changes and ad hoc searches

- Provided exit feature to shut down apache server
- Added check boxes to quickly hide unwanted report areas
- Added PUI link to Analysis Report search returns

- Changed startup to delete previously uploaded files

Release 0.4.4 August 28, 2006

Intial release

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