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Software Available in the PC Centers

Microsoft Office Suite 2010

  • Access
    This database program allows you to create your own database or choose one that Microsoft has developed for you. Access is a great way to keep track of and combine large volumes of information!

  • Excel
    Number crunching is Excel's specialty. This spreadsheet program is used to organize, manipulate, and chart data as well as perform a number of mathematical calculations.

  • PowerPoint
    This program allows users to create presentations that range from the simple to the complicated. Add pictures, animations, sound and even information from the World Wide Web, Excel or Word. Presentations can be viewed on-screen or printed out.

  • Publisher
    Create slick pamphlets, signs, and even business cards using this application. Publisher provides you with templates or lets you create on your own.

  • Word
    This word processor lets you do everything from write a letter to a doctoral thesis. It includes templates and wizards that can create resumes, envelopes, and fax cover sheets. It also has the ability to incorporate a wide selection of clip art into a document, create tables, and perform mail merges.
 

Internet Access

  • Internet Explorer
    Internet browser that enables you to surf the web. You can use this to access any website, to check email, do on line banking, shopping, read newspapers, play games, listen to music, or any other web based utility.
  • Mozilla Firefox
    This is a popular Internet browser for those who do not prefer Microsoft products. When used at home it allows for customization and personalization of the web browser. You can use this to access any website, to check email, do on line banking, shopping, read newspapers, play games, listen to music, or any other web based utility.

Accessibility Programs

  • Magnifier
    A display utility that makes the computer screen more readable by creating a separate window that displays a magnified portion of the screen.

  • Narrator
    A text-to-speech utility that reads what is displayed on the screen – the contents of the active window, menu options, or text that has been typed.

  • On-Screen Keyboard
    Displays a virtual keyboard on the computer screen that allows you to type data by using a pointing device, such as a mouse.