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Specialist Software

The table below lists a selection of specialist software.  Important Note: Before purchasing the software, please check that your School/Directorate is not already licensed to use the software via the Microsoft Campus Agreement.  If you have any queries (including queries about software which is not listed here), contact the Computer Helpdesk for advice.

Software Name Software Licence Fee Accessing the Software
*Adobe Acrobat Professional (Mac version also available) Yes, licence is required.  Contact the
Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
*Adobe Illustrator Yes, licence is required.  Contact the
Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
*Adobe Pagemaker Yes, licence is required.  Contact the
Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
*Adobe Photoshop (Mac version also available) Yes, licence is required.  Contact the
Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
Macromedia Dreamweaver Yes, licence is required.  Visit Pugh Computers for the latest versions and prices. Pugh Computers website
MS Project (Standard and Professional versions) Microsoft Select Agreement.  Contact the
Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
MS Visio (Standard and Professional versions) Microsoft Select Agreement.  Contact the Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices. Computer Shop - McClay Library
MS Visual Studio. NET (Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual J#)

Microsoft Campus Agreement.  Contact the Computer Helpdesk for the latest versions and prices.

Did you know...MS Visual Studio Express is freely available for home use?  Visit the MS Visual Studio website for more information.  Alternatively, Microsoft makes the full version available under its Dreamspark programme.
Computer Shop - McClay Library
SnagIT Yes, licence is required.  Visit the TechSmith website for the latest versions and prices. TechSmith website
SPSS, ArcInfo, ArcEditor, ArcView, AVS, Minitab, NAG libraries, Uniras, Vista Exceed Chest Software.  Visit the EduServ website for more details.  EduServ website

*Important Note: No upgrades of Adobe Products are available.  You must purchase a new licence at full price!  Other Adobe Products can be purchased from Pugh Computers.

Copies of all available software can be ordered via the Computer Shop in the McClay Library, provided that the Institution/Department is licensed for the requested software.  A £5 administration fee is levied for the production of each CD.  The Institution/Department then keeps the CD. 

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