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Do you have up to date computer software?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by LauraJane100, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Hi all!
    I was just wondering if you all have up to date software on your computers, including Microsoft word/ PowerPoint etc?
    I use Microsoft office 2010, do most schools have this?
    The reason i'm asking is as I had an interview this morning and everything I had prepared for the board was not compatible!
    Laura x
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    I would never assume that Office 2010 would be available. Save any .docx in .doc format, .pptx as .ppt, etc, and you should be fairly safe. Don't assume any other software/smartboard stuff without checking. And always have enough on paper that you can cope if things go wrong - memory stick rejected or something!
    I hope you managed to rescue things and the school were sympathetic to your plight.
  3. I did manage to still carry out the lesson so I hope it still went ok (I had a very detailed plan!). I know for next time not to do the same thing!
    Thanks x
  4. MarilynDan

    MarilynDan New commenter

    I have a teaching resource site and although I have PowerPoint 2010 and 2003 on my computer I still work in PowerPoint 2000 for that very reason. Many schools don't even have PPT 2003.

  5. greta444

    greta444 New commenter

    Ha!! Up to date software!! I use windows '97. Well I say use.... It takes 20 minutes to boot up and 2 and a half minutes to open a word document.
  6. This!
  7. and me.... truly dire.
  8. upsadaisy

    upsadaisy New commenter

    Quite a lot yes! With word, we just make sure the latest compatibility packs are on our system!

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