If you are looking for software for your home computer so that your child could complete school assignments at home, try looking at journeyed.com. We have greatly reduced pricing available to students and staff for Microsoft and Adobe products at http://www.journeyed.com/edResources .
This software is similar to Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and more. There is a movement for FREE and legal software downloads on the net. Many of our students say that they do not have Microsoft Office at home on their own computers. We share this website with them and advise them to speak to their parents before they download anything.
The Applications are easy to use and, most important, they are free and legal. The toolbars are similar to those in Microsoft.
Check out the site….below is the conversion of the components in OpenOffice to the appropriate Microsoft product:
- Writer = Word
- Impress = PowerPoint
- Calc = Excel
- Base = Access
Some people are not comfortable with open source software, for whatever reason. Google apps are web based office applications. With Google Apps there are no downloads all you need is an Internet connection and a modern web browser and you can create and edit documents.