KidOffice
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Office Suite for kids.   Demo ($11.99)
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KidOffice is an Office Suite designed from the ground up to be easy to use for kids. Features include: Writing: -A full-featured word processor with kid-friendly controls. -Spell Checker & Chart maker. -Insert pictures that have been drawn earlier or draw them on the spot. -Read the text out loud with text-to speech. Drawing: -A full selection of drawing tools: Pencil, Line, Square & Filled Square, Circle & Filled Circle, Eraser, Paint Can, and Text. -Import pictures from KidPix 3. Slide Show: -Present your drawings full-screen. -Let the computer narrate each slide using
What's New
Verison 1.0:
  • Added the ability to export a slide show as a folder of images - hold down the command key when you click save.
  • Fixed the the print command in the Slide Show module.
  • Fixed a few other minor bugs.
  • KidOffice is now shareware - $11.99.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later



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ver. 1.x:
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jjlange (developer) commented on 11 Apr 2006
The release version will be coming in a few days, thank you for your patience!
[Version 1.0pre2.2]


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doreney commented on 24 Mar 2006
I would like to know how and where to buy this program.
[Version 1.0pre2.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 24 Mar 2006
You can contact the developer here.
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Informatix commented on 24 Mar 2006
To the developer: Please sort this under "demo", not "free".

Nobody minds if you charge for your work, but please be straight about it right on the cover page, i. e. the MacUpdate home page, not just in the info text.
[Version 1.0pre2.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 24 Mar 2006
Changed the listing to "demo".
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 19 Feb 2006
I had tried out the previous version of this app with no adverse effects to my Mac, but when I launched this new version, my screen went black and stayed that way, could not force-quit, could not do anything but force a restart of my computer, and then it could not get past the grey Apple screen, and I waited patiently to no avail. I then forced another restart and held down the option-command-O-F key combination to boot into Open Firmware. In Open Firmware I issued the 'reset NVRAM', 'set defaults', and 'reset all' commands and then my Mac booted properly.

This version is therefore no longer available for download.
[Version 1.0pre2]

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Gaoshan replied on 19 Feb 2006
Thanks for checking this out and pulling it. I would certainly have downloaded and tried this one out otherwise. You saved me from a bad experience!
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 19 Feb 2006
You're welcome.

I was well and truly angered by the experience. I've never had a similar event happen to me. I've used Apple computers since 1978, maybe I've just been lucky.
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jjlange (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2006
Sorry. I've uploaded a fixed version to my server. If you do a Get Info on this version, you'll see that it is version 1.0pre2.1. Nothing else has changed. I do test these things before I post them, but it worked on my computer because I had some debug files that no one else has.
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KeMacSabe replied on 22 Feb 2006
Dear Admin: I read your warning about this crashing your Mac as well as the Developer's reply. Taking the chance that he fixed this, I attempted to download. As per the Editor's comment above the description, it downloaded as code (I forgot to OPT-click). However, when I did OPT-click the link, I got a .txt file which opens as a page of code. I will attempt to send this to Developer as well, but thought you needed to know this.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 22 Feb 2006
and whenever this sort of thing occurs, simply remove the .txt suffix from the downloaded file.
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Acc tipped on 13 Feb 2006
I really liked the idea so I tested it on my children and they loved it. Here are some suggestions.

I draw mode
1. If I klick on the pencil I would like to have the pencil. not a choice. Put another icon for marker.
2. I would like to be able to always have a window for a/ pencil/marker/line thickness
b/ fast choosing of colour. let say 10 standard
Almost as you have in text mode
3. It would be nice if I could get a "stamp" with some standard figures and to be able to set size.
4. I really would like to be able change size of window and be able to "maximise" the "window"
5. be able to see the "side" of the paper. As if it was a real paper you was drawing on.
6. Move Color and New icons the the bottom. Where undo is. (in text mode)
7. Be able to change font color.
8. See the text when you "klick" it in

I text mode
1. Be able to set/change the size of drawing and let text flow around it.
2. Be able to mail it without saving it first.
3. Be able to see the "side" of the paper. As if it was a real paper you was writing on.
[Version 1.0pre]

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jjlange (developer) replied on 13 Feb 2006
Thanks for your input, I will try to add at least some of these features to a future version.
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ssedro commented on 11 Feb 2006
Impressive software. I was an elementary computer specialist for the past four years and I would have loved to use this with my students. Kidpix is a great tools, but kids intentionally or unintentionally got lost among the options. This has just enough options to inspire creativity.

One note, I could get pictures to import into the slide show program, but I couldn't get a written page to import.
[Version 1.0pre]

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jjlange (developer) replied on 12 Feb 2006
The intention was that you would use the text tool in the drawing module and the narrate function in the slide show module if you needed to present text. I will, however, look into adding the ability to import text with a future version.
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jimwick replied on 19 Feb 2006
Is a Universal version for iMac Intel planned?
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jjlange (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2006
The intel version will be released sometime in the summer, probably.
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dodge-greybeard commented on 11 Feb 2006
The idea behind this application is wonderful and so I will try to help with some suggestions:
1. Make the background more simple and less distracting.
2. Allow the word processing window to be adjustable in size.
3. Specify where the files are being saved to. I still can't find them.

Keep up the good work.
[Version 1.0pre]

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jjlange (developer) replied on 11 Feb 2006
The files are saved to /Users/Shared/KidOffice Documents//
This was done to make the interface less confusing for kids. You can change the folder that they are saved to in the settings window. You can also use the "Save to Disk" button to save the files to any location.

The background pattern is randomly chosen each time you run the program. You can change it by holding down the apple and option keys and pressing "B" a few times.

I'll look into making the Writing window resizable in a future version.

Thanks for your input.
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Reynir had trouble on 22 Dec 2009
Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease tell my where to download demo!!!!!!! I have been long time searching for it but no luck! :(
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:2,395
Type:Education : Science
License:Demo
Date:14 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $11.99
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KidOffice is an Office Suite designed from the ground up to be easy to use for kids. Features include: Writing: -A full-featured word processor with kid-friendly controls. -Spell Checker & Chart maker. -Insert pictures that have been drawn earlier or draw them on the spot. -Read the text out loud with text-to speech. Drawing: -A full selection of drawing tools: Pencil, Line, Square & Filled Square, Circle & Filled Circle, Eraser, Paint Can, and Text. -Import pictures from KidPix 3. Slide Show: -Present your drawings full-screen. -Let the computer narrate each slide using text-to-speech. -Optionally run the slide show as a loop. -Over 130 fun transitions. E-mail: -Share your Writing Documents, Drawings, and Slide Shows with anyone who has an E-mail address.


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