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System Requirements
Upgrade Information
Inspiration 8.0 b Updater - US Edition
Quick Tour
Quick Start Tutorial
Frequently Asked Questions
Inspired Tips
Contact Technical Support

 

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Version 8.0b (released December 2006)
 

Inspiration® 8.0b runs in native mode on the new Intel Macs. Also, Inspiration 8.0b works well with only minor problems under Leopard, Apple's new OS, and is supported.

 

System Requirements

Windows®

Pentium 75 MHz or higher

Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, ME, XP (including Tablet PC Edition) or Vista

8 MB RAM

15 MB available hard drive

50 MB for full install

Recommended:

  • Internet connection*
  • QuickTime® 

Optional:

  • Interactive electronic whiteboard
  • Microphone


Macintosh®

System 8.6, 9.x or OS X (10.1.5 or higher), Leopard compatible

5 MB available RAM

10 MB available hard drive (8.6 and 9.x)

65 MB for full install

QuickTime

Recommended:

  • Internet connection*

Optional:

  • Interactive electronic whiteboard
  • Microphone 

* For downloaded products, the computer on which the downloaded product is installed must be connected to the Internet for the product to be activated.


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 8.0b Updater

Download the Inspiration 8.0b updater


Note: This updater is for the US edition only.
Windows
Macintosh OS X

 

This free update adds:

  • A Universal update: The ability to run natively on Intel-based Macintosh computers. Click here for more information.
  • Operational enhancements optimizing performance on Windows and Mac OS X.


Users currently running Inspiration 8.0 will be updated to version 8.0b.


 

Quick Tour

See first hand how Inspiration helps students grade 6 to adult develop strong thinking skills!

 
View the Inspiration Quick Tour, a comprehensive tutorial illustrating the key features of Inspiration 8. You'll see how easy it is for students to brainstorm, plan, organize, outline, diagram and write. Plus learn how Inspiration's integrated diagramming and outlining environments work together to help students comprehend concepts and information across the curriculum.

In addition to the system requirements listed below, you will need a QuickTime® player to view the Quick Tours. To get QuickTime, click here.

 
Quick Tour System Requirements
Macintosh Classic
Power Macintosh G3
Mac OS 9.2 or later
300 MHz or faster
64 MB installed RAM
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1
 

Macintosh OS X
Power Macintosh G3
Mac OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6, 10.3, 10.4
300 MHz or faster
128 MB installed RAM
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 or later
Netscape 7.1
Safari
 

Windows

Win98
Pentium II
300 MHz or faster
64 MB installed RAM

Win 2K
Pentium III
300 MHz or faster
128 MB installed RAM

Win XP
Pentium III
300 MHz or faster
128 MB installed RAM

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6sp1, 5.5sp2, 5.01sp2
Netscape 7.1 


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.


Contact Technical Support

If you don't find what you need here, please feel free to contact technical support.


Frequently Asked Questions

Installation/Startup
Miscellaneous
Drag-and-Drop
Curriculum Packets
Convertible Trial
Audio/Video


Inspired Tips

Edit or Create Libraries in a Lab