Inspiration 7.6 Help Center

 
 

Inspiration® 7.6 Help Center


System Requirements

Upgrade Information

Inspiration 7.6 Updater - US Edition

Inspiration 7.6 Updater - International English Edition

Quick Start Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

Inspired Tips 


System Requirements

Windows®

486 processor or higher
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, ME or XP (including Tablet PC Edition)
8 MB RAM
640x480 display, 256-color display
5 MB available hard drive;
20 MB for full install
CD-ROM drive (for installation)
Optional:

  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet browser
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Microphone
  • Interactive electronic whiteboard 

 

Macintosh®
Macintosh or Power Macintosh
System 7.1, 8.x, 9.x or OS X
4 MB available RAM
640x480 display, 256-color display
5 MB available hard drive minimum,
30 MB for full install
CD-ROM drive (for installation)
Optional:

  • Macintosh compatible printer
  • Internet browser
  • Microphone
  • Interactive electronic whiteboard


Upgrade Information

Learn what's new in Inspiration!

If you are an Inspiration user, you will still be able to read your files and use your previously created templates and symbol libraries with Inspiration 8. One of the many great features of Inspriation 8 is that you can save your Inspiration 8 files as Inspiration 7 files, for exchanging with others who haven't yet upgraded.

 

Single license upgrade
Click here to purchase a single upgrade license for Inspiration 8. Serial number is required.

 

Volume license upgrades
For multiple license upgrades, please call 800-877-4292, ext. 2, email upgrades@inspiration.com or contact an Inspiration Certified Dealer. 


Inspiration 7.6 Updater – US Edition

Download the Inspiration 7.6 updater

Note: This updater is for the US edition only.

Windows

Macintosh OS X

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x or 9.x

 

This free update adds:

  • The Transfer button to the Inspiration toolbar. With one click, users can transfer Inspiration projects to Microsoft® Word® or AppleWorks®.
  • 10 new templates to support writing across the curriculum
  • The capability to sync with Inspiration® for Palm OS®
  • The ability to draw and write directly on interactive whiteboards, Tablet PCs and Wacom® Tablets.

Windows and Macintosh OS X users currently running Inspiration 7, 7.0a, 7.5, 7.5a or 7.5b will be updated to Inspiration 7.6.

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x and 9.x users currently running Inspiration 7 or 7.0a will be updated to Inspiration 7.5. This free update includes the Transfer tool and 10 new templates.

 

How to download and run the updater

Windows
Click the Windows link above. Once the download is complete, double-click on the file "Inspiration76Updater.exe."

 

Macintosh OS X
Click the Macintosh OS X link above. Once the download is complete, you may need to use Stuffit Expander to decompress the file. (Stuffit Expander trial downloads are available from the Smith Microso web site.) Then double-click on the file "Insp76OSXupdater.sit."

 

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x or 9.x
Click the Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x or 9.x link above. Once the download is complete, you may need to use Stuffit Expander to decompress the file. (Stuffit Expander trial downloads are available from the Smith Microso web site.) Then double-click on the file "Inspiration 7.5 Updater."


Inspiration 7.6 Updater – International English Edition

Download the Inspiration 7.6 updater

Note: This updater is for the International English edition only.

Windows

Macintosh OS X

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x or 9.x

 

This free update adds:

  • The Transfer button to the Inspiration toolbar. With one click, users can transfer Inspiration projects to Microsoft Word or AppleWorks.
  • 10 new templates to support writing across the curriculum.
  • The capability to sync with Inspiration for Palm OS.
  • The ability to draw and write directly on interactive whiteboards, Tablet PCs and Wacom Tablets.


Windows and Macintosh OS X users currently running Inspiration 7, 7.0a, 7.5, 7.5a or 7.5b will be updated to Inspiration 7.6.

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x and 9.x users currently running Inspiration 7 or 7.0a will be updated to Inspiration 7.5. This free update includes the Transfer tool and 10 new templates.

 

How to download and run the updater

Windows
Click the 7.6 updater link below. Once the download is complete, double-click on the file "Insp76IntlUpdater.exe."
 

Macintosh OS X
Click the 7.6 updater link below. Once the download is complete, you may need to use Stuffit Expander to decompress the file. (Stuffit Expander trial downloads are available from the Smith Microso web site.) Then double-click on the file "IE_Insp76updater.sit."
 

Macintosh OS 7.x, 8.x or 9.x
Click the 7.5 updater link below. Once the download is complete, you may need to use Stuffit Expander to decompress the file. (Stuffit Expander trial downloads are available from the Smith Microso web site.) Then double-click on the file "Inspiration 7.5 Updater."

  


Quick Start Tutorial

Download the Inspiration quick start tutorial

To view this file you may need to install Adobe® Reader®.

 

This tutorial is a great starting point for learning how to use Inspiration. You'll learn how Inspiration's integrated diagramming and outlining environments work together to help students comprehend concepts and information. The tutorial walks you through creating a common brainstorming and planning task. The small, manageable mini-lessons make it easy to learn the basics quickly. Before you know it, you'll be using Inspiration to develop your own great ideas!

Use this tutorial when you download your trial version and when you begin using your own copy of Inspiration.


Frequently Asked Questions

Installation/Startup
Usage
Upgrade
Export
Import
Using a stylus and/or interactive whiteboard with Inspiration – Devices
Using a stylus and/or interactive whiteboard with Inspiration – Devices
Using a stylus and/or interactive whiteboard with Inspiration – Handwriting Recognition
Using a stylus and/or interactive whiteboard with Inspiration – Special stylus tools
Sound
Printing
Installation/Setup


Inspired Tips

Listed below are brief technical discussions and step-by-step instructions we thought you might find useful. These writeups cover not only how-to, but also why-should-I issues. If you have ideas for other topics, please let us know—just click on Contact Tech Support in the left menu.

 

Edit or Create Libraries in a Lab
Network Installation/Setup
Create a Timeline


 

 
 
 
     
 

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