Office – Computer

g0171142-WPTips to save money on computer programs and equipment.

COMPUTER PROGRAMS – Free Downloads
Computer programs can be the most expensive part of your computer.  There are free downloads available for everything from office documents to audio editing.
Here are a few that I have used:

Open Office  Office Documents (text editor, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.)
OpenOffice-iconDownload: Open Office http://sourceforge.net
Note:  You must convert documents to a PDF format in order to share them with others.  People using Word will not be able to read the document format unless you convert it to PDF.

CutePDF Writer
Download:  http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
This program installs as a printer and allows you to save documents and webpages in PDF format.

Audacity-iconAudacity Audio Editor
Download:   http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/
This program operates by recording audio or using audio samples.
Note:  You can download free audio samples from Sample Swap.

acidxpress-iconSony Acid Xpress Audio Editor
Download:  SONY Acid Xpress Download
This program edits audio.  You pick audio samples and drop them into the track editor.  Audacity is much more user-friendly and has more options.
Note:  You can download free audio samples from Sample Swap.   

ABC-iconABC Music Creation (sheet music and audio playback)
Download:   http://abcnotation.com/software#ABCEditor
This program operates by manually entering each note.  You can add lyrics and chord notations.  I have used the ABC2Win version. 

LilyPond-iconLilyPond Music Creation (sheet music and audio playback)
Download:  http://www.lilypond.org/download.html
This program operates by manually entering each note.  It can handle multiple musical parts for choral works.  You can add lyrics and chord notations.

sampleswap-iconCOMPUTER FILES
SampleSwap
  Free audio samples
Download:  http://sampleswap.org/ 

Dover Weekly Free Clipart
Download Sign-Up:  Dover Weekly Clipart Download Sign-up  

CRAFT SITES
See the Gifts/Craft page for free tutorials and patterns for knitting, crochet, sewing, etc.

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  1. I had the wrong link listed for Open Office – I apologize.

    The link has been corrected.
    Thank you.

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