Software for Students, Faculty and Staff

Adobe Creative Suite 

The newest version of Adobe Creative Suite software, CS6, can be downloaded by all campus faculty, staff, and students at no cost to individuals or departments. Students can download the Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium Edition and use it throughout their time at UC Berkeley. Faculty and staff may install and use the full Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection on both their office and home computers for the duration of the site license, currently three years. Both suites include Adobe Acrobat X Pro.

Adobe offers free online tutorials to help you get started with each product within Creative Suite.

Microsoft Office Suite

Students can download one copy of Office Professional Plus or Office for Mac Home & Business and may keep the software perpetually upon graduation. Faculty and staff can download one copy of Office Professional Plus or Office for Mac Home & Business, as well as Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio. The agreement also allows faculty, staff, and students to download Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System (OS). Upgrades include Windows 7 Enterprise, and have a free subscription to TechNet.

Microsoft offers free online help and how-tos for their Office products, as well as free online training for:

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UC Berkeley's Software Central lists a wide variety of software available to the campus community, many at no additional cost. Have your CalNet ID and Password ready as you will need them to access these resources.

CalPact Training

Cal People and Computer Training (CalPact) offers hand-on and online training in

  • MS Office  (Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Adobe (Indesign, Illustrator, etc.)
  • web design
  • and more!

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