What is reasonable is to use the tool with more educational advantages. If the training is conducted in the appropriate manner and the student really learns the generic of certain type of tools use, it will be very easy and quick to adapt to any program in this category. (b) costs for institutions and centres of training we have calculated the cost of equipping a computer room of 15 PCs with Microsoft Office Standard 2003 s. whereas pricing for educational license 2, which is around 180, we obtain a cost of 2,700. This amount would be sufficient as to incorporate 4 computers in the classroom, or to obtain an expert instructor about 100 hours of training.
(c) costs for the Office Student students need to have the program at home to be able to practice and assimilate the knowledge acquired in the course. If it is an unemployed, though meager, the disbursement of 180 can be very burdensome. If it’s an entrepreneur and want to legally use the program in your growing business, it is not enough educational license: must obtain a license to use commercial for each PC that uses it, which amounts to 610 per PC. (d) do not program availability in regional languages is understood that cost Microsoft to translate its products into a minority such as the catalan language: question of costs 3. But it is not clear that the world sees as the most natural thing that the program to make letters, reports, budgets and presentations will not be available in your own language. This is the starting situation. Fortunately, this is no longer so. It seems that Microsoft, properly stimulated by their agreements with the Government of the Generalitat, has taken note and has done the homework, so exclusively for new users of Office 2003, there is available a patch without extra cost which allows you to enjoy the program in catalan 4.