Software Support

Information Services supports a wide range of software packages from the Operating System-standard packages such as Microsoft Office to discipline-specific packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe inDesign, SPSS and others.

Operating Systems

Information Services supports Windows as well as Macintosh operating systems. College owned systems have versions of Windows ranging from Windows XP or MacOS 8.6 to MacOS X v. 10.3.7.

If you are experiencing problems with your system resulting in errors being displayed or your system freezes up frequently, call Information Services at 515-961-1681.

Operating System FAQs
Operating System Related Resources

Microsoft Windows XP
Mac OS (Classic)

Mac OS X (10.3)
Mac OS X (10.2 and earlier)

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a suite of applications used by the college as well as most businesses and organizations. The suite of programs includes:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook (Entourage on the Macintosh)
  • Microsoft Access (Windows Only)
  • Microsoft Publisher (Windows Only)
  • Microsoft FrontPage(Windows Only)

The college participates in the Microsoft Campus Agreement which allows us to install Office on all college owned machines.

Information Services supports Office XP and Office 2003 on Windows and Office 2001, Office X and Office 2004 on Macintosh.

Office Resources

Office for Windows
Office for Macintosh

E-mail Programs

Information Services supports several different e-mail programs. The more common programs used on campus include:

  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Qualcomm’s Eudora
  • WebMail
  • Email Information