It would be help full if the computers on the first floor as well as the
other floors had Microsoft Word, Exel and Power Piont. The lad on the
ground floor fills up so fast. Sometimes I just want to drink my coffe
and type my paper and I can't do that....the word pad thing just does
cut it. Also I love the 24 hour thing but the closing at 9 on saturdays
is kind of rough. for me the weeknights are my major work nights.
Jimmy Ghaphery of Library Information Systems replies....
Microsoft Office is available on all computers at Tompkins-McCaw Library and at selected computers in the James Branch Cabell Library. Cabell Library also has OpenOffice installed on its public computers. OpenOffice is a free and highly regarded alternative to Microsoft Office. Among other things, it will open, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.
Instead of Wordpad, give OpenOffice a try. Start-->Programs-->OpenOffice or by clicking on the icon with the seagulls in the system tray, bottom right hand corner.
More on OpenOffice is available at http://www.openoffice.org/