Software Design Features Documentation Form

Name of Program: ______________________________________________________________
Publisher: _____________________________________________________________________

Version: HOME / SCHOOL

Directions: In the left column, place a checkmark next to all features that are contained in the program. In the right column, provide details to help you remember the program later.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING - IDEA GENERATION FEATURES

_____ Stimulus Pictures ______________________________________________________
_____ Clip Art _____________________________________________________________
_____ Scene Creation Tools __________________________________________________
_____ Drawing and Painting Tools  _____________________________________________
_____ Multimedia Authoring __________________________________________________
_____ Brainstorming and Freewriting ____________________________________________
_____ Mixed-Up Phrases ____________________________________________________
_____ Idea Lists ___________________________________________________________
_____ Story Starters ________________________________________________________
_____ On-screen Notepad ___________________________________________________

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING - ORGANIZATIONAL AID FEATURES

_____ Graphic Organizers ____________________________________________________
_____ Outliner _____________________________________________________________
_____ Prompted Writing _____________________________________________________
_____ Templates ___________________________________________________________

DRAFTING FEATURES

_____ Picture Symbols _______________________________________________________
_____ Word Cueing and Prediction  _____________________________________________
_____ Abbreviation Expansion and Macros _______________________________________
_____ Collaborative Writing ___________________________________________________
_____ Speech Recognition ____________________________________________________

REVISING AND EDITING FEATURES

_____ Standard Editing Tools  _________________________________________________
_____ Thesaurus Tool _______________________________________________________
_____ Rhyming Word Tool ___________________________________________________
_____ Spelling Checker ______________________________________________________
_____ Homonym Checker ____________________________________________________
_____ Grammar and Style Checker _____________________________________________
_____ Speech Synthesis _____________________________________________________
_____ On-Screen Manual ____________________________________________________

PUBLISHING - DESKTOP PUBLISHING FEATURES

_____ Desktop Publishing Features  _____________________________________________
_____ Book Formatting ______________________________________________________
_____ Alternative Publishing Formats ____________________________________________

PUBLISHING - DESKTOP PRESENTATION FEATURES

_____ Multimedia Options ____________________________________________________
_____ Electronic Book Formatting  ______________________________________________
_____ Publishing on the World Wide Web ________________________________________

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

Platform: _____ Macintosh _____ PowerPC _____ PC (Windows)
Format: _____ 3.5" disk _____ CD-ROM _____ Mac/Windows CD-ROM
Operating System: _____ Mac OS Version ____________
_____ Windows 3.1 _____ Windows 95 _____ Windows 98
Memory Required: _____ Mb _____ Gb
Price: _____ Home _____ School
_____ Single _____ Lab Pack _____ Site License _____ Network