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More Writing Time:  With a lap top, you can write on your lunch break, at the kid's dance lessons, or
even in the car while waiting for the school bell. When you need alone time to write, there's always
the back yard or the park. Just grab your LT and go.
Microsoft Word 2010 offers the best of all worlds: enhanced features to
create professional-quality documents, easier ways to work together with
people, and almost-anywhere access to your files. Designed to give you the
finest document-formatting tools, Word 2010 also helps you easily organize
and write your documents more efficiently, and stay within reach so you can
capture your best ideas whenever and wherever they occur. Create visually
compelling documents more easily than ever: Word 2010 provides an array
of new and improved tools that help you look like a design pro and make
your important content stand out. Add impressive formatting effects--such as
gradient fills and reflections--directly to the text in your document. You can
now apply many of the same effects to text and shapes that you might
already use for pictures, charts, and SmartArt graphics.
Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a document authoring program that helps
people create and share great-looking documents by combining a
comprehensive set of writing tools with an easy-to-use interface. Thanks to a
host of new tools, you can quickly construct documents from predefined
parts and styles, as well as compose and publish blogs directly from within
the Word. Advanced integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
2007 and new XML-based file formats make Word 2007 the ideal choice for
building integrated document management solutions.
MS Word: If you want to be a professional writer, the best writing program to use is Word. That's
because most editors or agents you work with use Word and want files sent to them in Word. Many
even do line edits in Word and return your work to you. You do the edits and resend from Word.
This seems to be the case with just about all kinds of writing, from freelance articles to novels.
to complete schoolwork and other tasks. Includes 2007  or 2010
versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote. Intuitive user
interface that exposes commonly used commands; updated graphics
and formatting galleries help you to easily produce high-quality
documents. Work with confidence and security thanks to the improved
automatic Document Recovery tool and the Document Inspector tool,
which removes personally identifiable information from your document.
Enhanced Help system includes online tutorials with step-by-step
instructions; includes OneNote, a digital notebook that helps you
gather, organize, and search many types of information in one place
Office: This is an all in one. You get Word with Office, but you also get Excel, PowerPoint and my
favorite, OneNote. I like OneNote because you can type in it, paste text to it, paste pictures, move
things around with ease, set things up under all kinds of tabs, ect... It just makes it really easy to
keep notes on characters, settings, and such, while you work on a story.
Every Writer Needs a Website: The programs below will help you make your own, so you are the one
in control and can update and change things when you want.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 combines power and simplicity so you can
easily tell amazing stories with your photos. Bring all your photos and video
clips together in one convenient place where you can easily find, view, and
manage them; protect them with automatic online backup and 2GB of free
storage; and then dive right into a full range of creative activities. Make
photos to any size while keeping key subjects intact; combine multiple
exposures into a single, perfectly lit shot; and quickly preview a range of
adjustments before choosing the perfect one. And share your stories in
unique photo books, scrapbook pages, slide shows, and interactive online
Build world-class websites and applications with one of the industry's
leading web authoring tools. Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 software is ideal
for web designers, web developers, and visual designers. Manipulate
pixel-level designs in Design view, or craft complex code in Code view
while working in the real browser environment of Live View.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 lets you tackle creative graphics and
design projects with confidence. New tools make it easier and quicker than
ever to deliver any creative project, from layout and photo editing, to ever
to deliver any creative project, from layout and photo editing, to
enhancements give you the look you want plus market-leading file
compatibility makes collaboration easy. Updated high-quality content, a
compatibility makes collaboration easy. Updated high-quality content, a
step-by-step Hints Docker and new tutorials written by experts get you
started fast. Professional and aspiring designers along with anyone who
needs to express creative ideas will be able to turn their ideas into
professional results: from distinctive logos and signs, to striking marketing
materials and eye-catching web graphics.
800,000 premium royalty-free graphics on 5 DVD-ROMs. Complete
professional art library; no downloading required. Scale most images to any
size; popular file formats. 32-bit image browser software with full-color
previews. Includes DrawPlus 5, a powerful graphics editor
4000 Fonts is Summitsoft’s best font collection yet, offering over 4,000 never-
before seen fonts, hand-crafted by our very own SummitType™ font foundry.
free), giving you the freedom to be creative without worry. The collection
also includes full character sets and a font manager for quick preview and
Got a story in mind? How about an idea for a story? Either way, Dramatica
Pro acts as your creative-writing partner. The software takes you to a Got a
story in mind? How about an idea for a story? Either way, Dramatica
problems that prevent many good stories from becoming good enough to Pro
acts as your creative-writing partner. The software takes you to a sell.
Dramatica's StoryGuide assists you from the initial idea all the way
story-development environment, where you'll solve the plot and character
story-development environment, where you'll solve the plot and character
problems that prevent many good stories from becoming good enough to
sell. Dramatica's StoryGuide assists you from the initial idea all the way
through to completed narrative treatment, inspiring you and supporting you
along the way.
formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package specifically designed for
Final Draft 8 combines powerful word processing with professional script writing
movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays. No need to learn about
script formatting rules--Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your
script to industry standards as you write. Television show, screenplay, stage
play and graphic novel templates are included to help get you started. Have
your script read back to you by assigning different male and female voices to
each of your characters with text-to-speech. New XML file format for
compatibility with a wide variety of other products.
Outline 4D gives you the most powerful way to outline, plan, and present your
ideas! It is a remarkable outlining program that lets you brainstorm, create,
structure and organize your ideas. In addition to a traditional vertical outline
format, Outline 4D has a horizontal timeline format that is vastly superior to index
for your big ideas. The software enhances the research and organization of your
writing, helps you visualize your project and outline structure, and speeds the
process of brainstorming and creation. It lets you create virtual index cards that
contain unlimited text: from a few words to hundreds of pages. Structure your
ideas with Outline 4D's powerful Outline View or remarkable Timeline View to get
a stronger visual sense of your outline. The Tracking Feature allows you to track
anything you want in your project, as well as show connections between events
and characters, objects or key words, revealing the rhythms and patterns of your
project in seconds. Outline 4D lets you see your outlines like never before.
Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and
share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch,
pause, rewind, and record TV (a broadcast TV tuner may be required). Get
the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium. Do you
use your PC for work, run Windows XP programs, or require enhanced
security? Consider Windows 7 Professional.
Not sure if you need the upgrade version or the full version? You can
purchase the Upgrade version of Windows 7 if you're currently running
Windows Vista or Windows XP on your PC. If you're not running Windows
XP or Windows Vista on your PC, you'll need to purchase the Full version of
Windows 7.
Microsoft Expression Web 3 gives you the tools you need to produce
high-quality, standards-based Web sites. Flexible support for PHP,
AJAX, Silverlight, Flash, Photoshop files, and video/audio for webcasting
Generate elegant, modern CSS layouts with a state-of-the-art design
surface. Compare your pages in multiple browsers on your development
PC with SuperPreview. Easily add Silverlight, Flash, Deep Zoom or
Windows Media files with drag-and-drop controls.
Brother HL-2170W 23ppm Laser Printer with Wireless and Wired
Network Interfaces. Monochrome laser printer prints up to 23 ppm,
perfect for home or office use. High-quality 2400 x 600 dpi resolution.
Features network connectivity via wireless/wired interfaces. 250-sheet
capacity tray, Starter Toner Cartridge
Brother TN360 High Yield Black Toner Cartridge. Expected lifetime yield
of 2,600 pages based on 5-percent coverage. Fine particles create rich
blacks and subtle grays. Easy to install design.
Compaq CQ4010F Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium).
AMD Sempron LE-1300 Processor (2.3 GHz, 512 KB L2 Cache, 1600
MHz System Bus). 2 GB PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM memory (1x2048
for ultimate performance) (expandable to 4GB). 250GB 7200RPM
Serial ATA hard drive; SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe
Technology. NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Graphics with 256GB
integrated shared graphics memory. Up to 895MB Total Available
Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows 7. Genuine Windows 7
Home Premium 64-bit.
Technology gives the Mouse more precision, more responsiveness, and
smoother tracking. Mouse & Keyboard 2.4 GHz Wireless Technology
connects wirelessly right out of the box with virtually no interference.
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000. High Definition Laser
Advanced Ergonomic Design promotes a more natural hand, wrist, and
forearm position for greater comfort.
Belkin F8E262-BLK WaveRest Gel Mouse Pad (Black). Conforms to
your wrist for maximum support. Provides excellent tracking surface for
your mouse. Reduces wrist stress which can lead to repetitive motion
disorders. Promotes proper hand and wrist movement.
Belkin F8E263-BLK Wave Rest Gel-Filled Cushion Wrist Rest Pad
(Black). Helps avoid injuries that can lead to repetitive stress disorder.
Promotes upper hand and wrist movement with unique WaveRest
design. Lightweight-yet-durable construction for years of use. GelFlex
Comfort Zone cushioning for flexible support.
Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5037 TruBrite 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black).
2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M Processor. 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory. 500GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (5400RPM); DVD SuperMulti
Drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats. 15.6" CCFL (16:9) 1366x768
Display; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD. Window 7 Home Premium
Compaq Presario CQ61-410US 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black). AMD Sempron
Processor for Notebook PCs M120 ( 2.1 GHz, 512KB L2 Cache). 2GB
DDR2 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 4 GB). 250GB (7200RPM)
Hard Drive (SATA), LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double
Layer Support. Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25
Hours of Battery Life. 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition HP BrightView
Widescreen Display (1366x768). ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Graphics
with 128MB Display Cache Memory with up to 1022MB total graphics
Targus TLE400 17 Deluxe Leather Notebook Case. Notebook
Compartment with Protective Nyflex Lining Compatible with Notebooks
with Up to 17in Screens. Front Zip-Down Workstation Houses Business
Card Holder, Key Clip, Pen Loops, Accessory Pockets and File Section
Removable, Mesh Accessory Pouch. External Mobile Phone Pocket.
Luggage Strap for Easy Attachment to Rolling Travel Cases.
tablet for storing handwritten notes electronically. Easily view, edit, organize,
and share handwritten notes in Windows. Instantly and digitally records
SolidTek DigiMemo 692 Digital Notepad with Memory. Versatile digital note
notes, ideas, sketches, drawings, and flowcharts without scanning. Manages
up to 999 digital pages on 35 MB storage device. Notepad weighs only 1.24
Story Helpers: The below programs can help you figure things out, keep track, give
you a kick start, or just help you find your way.
The Sims 3: Okay Sims3 is a computer game, but it's a great way to build the homes in your story,
flesh our and even dress your characters, ect.... You can save pictures of rooms and characters in
outfits, and paste them into OneNote. Great way to bring your story to life in your mind--and to help
you remember what the hero's living room looks like, or how your heroine wears her hair. Just don't
have so much fun playing that your forget to write.
and wrists so they'll be good to you.