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System Requirements

Upgrade Information

Kidspiration 2.1b Updater – US Edition

Kidspiration 2.1a Updater – International English Edition

Quick Start Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions

 


System Requirements

Windows®
Pentium 75 MHz or faster
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, ME, XP (including Tablet PC Edition) or Vista
8 MB RAM
640 x 480, 256 color display
7 MB available hard drive minimum,
25 MB hard drive available for all symbols and Help
CD-ROM drive (for installation)
Optional:

  • Windows compatible printer
  • Internet browser
  • Soundcard 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
640 x 480, 256 color display
7 MB available hard drive minimum,
35 MB hard drive available for all symbols and Help
CD-ROM drive (for installation)
Optional:

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


Upgrade Information

Learn what's new in Kidspiration® 3!


If you are a Kidspiration user, you will still be able to read your files and use your previously created activities and symbol libraries with Kidspiration 3. One of the many great features of Kidspiration 3 is that you can save your Kidspiration 3 files as Kidspiration 2 files, for exchanging with others who haven't yet upgraded. 

 

Single license upgrades
Click here to purchase a single upgrade license for Kidspiration 3. 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.


Kidspiration 2.1b US Updater

Download the Kidspiration® 2.1b updater
The current version for Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.0, ME or XP is 2.1.

Note: This updater is for the US edition only.

Windows

Macintosh

 

This free update adds:

  • A Universal update: The ability to run natively on Intel-based Macintosh computers. Click here for more information
  • The capability to sync with Inspiration® for Palm OS®
  • The ability to draw and write directly on interactive whiteboards, Tablet PCs and Wacom® Tablets
  • Support for one-click transfer to Scholastic Keys
     

Windows users currently running Kidspiration 2.x will be updated to version 2.1. Macintosh users currently running Kidspiration 2.x will be updated to version 2.1.b.

 


How to download and run the updater

Windows

Click the Kidspiration 2.1 updater link above. Once the download is complete, double click on the file "Kidspiration 2.1 Updater."  

Macintosh OS X
Kidspiration 2.1b requires Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher. 

Running the Kidspiration 2.1b OS X Updater will update your existing version of Kidspiration. To continue to also run Kidspiration in OS 9, it is recommended that you make a separate copy of the Kidspiration folder to use as the OS X version. If you did not customize the installation of Kidspiration, this folder will be located in the Applications (Mac OS 9) folder.

Click the 2.1b updater link above. Once the download is complete, double-click Kidspiration 2.1 Updater OS X.

Note: The 2.1b updater is a ZIP compressed file. If it does not decode automatically, you will need to double-click the ZIP file. Contained inside the ZIP file is an OS X disk image file (DMG). Double-click the DMG file to mount the disk image on your desktop.


Kidspiration 2.1a International English Updater

Download the Kidspiration 2.1a updater

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

Windows

Macintosh OS X

 

This free update adds:

  • Support for Mac OS X version 10.4.x. This update is intended for both the Intel Mac platform using Apple's Rosetta technology and for the PowerPC Mac platform.
  • The capability to sync with Inspiration for Palm OS
  • The ability to draw and write directly on interactive whiteboards, Tablet PCs and Wacom Tablets.
  • Support for one-click transfer to Scholastic Keys.


Users currently running Kidspiration 2.x will be updated to version 2.1.a.

 
How to download and run the updater

Windows

Click the Kidspiration 2.1 updater link below. Once the download is complete, double click on the file "Kids21IntlUpdater.exe."  

Macintosh OS X
Kidspiration® 2.1a requires Mac OS X version 10.1.5 or higher. 

Running the Kidspiration 2.1a OS X Updater will update your existing version of Kidspiration. To continue to also run Kidspiration in OS 9, it is recommended that you make a separate copy of the Kidspiration folder to use as the OS X version. If you did not customize the installation of Kidspiration, this folder will be located in the Applications (Mac OS 9) folder.

Click the 2.1a updater link above. Once the download is complete, double-click Kidspiration 2.1a Updater OS X.

Note: The 2.1a updater is a ZIP compressed file. If it does not decode automatically, you will need to double-click the ZIP file. Contained inside the ZIP file is an OS X disk image file (DMG). Double-click the DMG file to mount the disk image on your desktop. International English edition.


Quick Start Tutorials


This tutorial is a great starting point for learning how to use Kidspiration.

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

 

This tutorial will help you begin using the basic diagramming and writing tools in Kidspiration. Use this tutorial when you download your trial version and when you begin using your own copy of Kidspiration 2.


Frequently Asked Questions

Installation/Startup
Upgrade
Administration/Defaults
Usage
Documents
Import/Export
Using a stylus and/or interactive whiteboard with Kidspiration – Devices
Using a stylus and/or whiteboard with Kidspiration - Handwriting Recognition
Using a stylus and/or whiteboard with Kidspiration - Special stylus tools
Sync to Palm
Publish to Scholastic Keys
Sound
Miscellaneous
Installation/Setup