Training Course Options
Version 6.0 Training (v5.5 still available)
People sometimes say, "Why would I need training? Scientific Word/WorkPlace is very easy to use, and it already does everything I want it to do".
In one sense, that's true: the proof of the pudding is in the eating. On the other hand, it's a bit like buying a Ferrari, only discovering first gear, but declining driving lessons on the grounds that you find driving it very easy and it gets you everywhere you want to go. What a shame, when it has all that potential for so much more...
For people wanting the very best out of their Scientific Word/WorkPlace software, there can be no substitute for professional training. As UK Distributors for MacKichan Software, we are pleased to offer the following Training Course Options at the premises of customers around the world: our Standard Two-Day Course which has been tried and tested over several years and many groups of people; and the fast-moving Graduates' One-Day Course, developed at users' request. All courses are held at your premises.
Standard Two-Day Course – live
All you need to be fully functional in using Scientific Word/WorkPlace to produce beautifully typeset LaTeX documents. Covers everything that most users will ever need to know: the Course Summary is here.
- The Training Course consists of 2 days, each of 3 one-and-a-half hour sessions – you will find this quite enough to exhaust you! The times are:
10.30am – 12.00noon, Lunch, 1.00pm – 2.30pm, Tea/Coffee, 3.00pm – 4.30pm.
- Each Training Course costs a total of £6400 + VAT (with Educational discount to £4266 + VAT). This covers an open class of up to 100 participants and includes all manuals and documentation (mostly by download).
- Each person in the class will need a computer (Windows or Mac) with SW/P installed, plus one for the Trainer with video projection for demonstrating. We permit multiple installation for the purposes of training.
- The preparatory 'homework' for the Course involves reading just one page to ensure you grasp the logical design approach – headed "The Only Word Processor You Need" in the v6.0 Getting Started booklet (pp11-12) or "Understanding the Logical Design Approach" in the v5.5 Getting Started with SWP, SW and SNB booklet (pp3-4).
For 6 months after purchasing Scientific Word/WorkPlace from us, this Standard Two-Day Course is available to UK-based customers significantly discounted for classes limited to four people; this offers personal attention within the Course, enabling you to maximize the benefit of being trained in our software in the most cost-effective way (PoA).
Not right for you? See our video download option below.
Graduates' One-Day Course – live
By popular request we have created the "Graduates' One-Day Course" in Scientific Word/WorkPlace, covering the same material as our Standard Two-Day Course, but telescoping the 9 hours over 2 days into 6 hours on 1 day. This is achieved by:
- Restricting places to Graduates only
- Moving faster through the topics
- Shortening the exercises, trimming off the fat
- Lengthening the day from 3 sessions of one-and-a-half hours to 3 sessions of two hours:
10.00am – 12.00noon, Lunch, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Tea/Coffee, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
The Graduates' One-Day Course is charged at £4800 + VAT for the 6 hours (Educational discount to £3200 + VAT).
In the light of the travelling involved, we accept bookings for Graduates' One-Day Courses back to back with another course – a Standard Two-Day Course or another Graduates' One-Day Course (for different people, obviously) – so as to make the travelling worthwhile.
Again, for 6 months after purchasing Scientific Word/WorkPlace from us, this Graduates' One-Day Course is available to UK-based customers significantly discounted for classes limited to four people; this offers personal attention within the Course, enabling you to maximize the benefit of being trained in our software in the most cost-effective way (PoA).
Not right for you? See our video download option below.
v5.5 Training Course – video download
For some people, live Training (see the options above) isn't the best fit. Maybe there are travelling problems... or timetabling issues... or possibly you're the only person in your Department wanting the Course and you can't get a group of 4 together.License the videos of the Scientific Word/WorkPlace v5.5 Training Course...
For best clarity, start the video running and then select the Settings cog – Quality – 720HD, and Full screen mode
Now we're pleased to offer the same great content – which we've evolved and perfected over the last 20 years – delivered by download instead of in person: see the Promo sampler above. In 6 Sessions, you get more than 50 lectures/topics and over four hours of 720HD video content (be sure to watch in HD for the fine detail), with several exercises for you to complete throughout. It's the concentrated content from our Standard Two-Day Course (9-hours) above. The course ends with The Advanced Challenge!
In this new development, we're licensing the download of our Training videos (8Gb download; MP4 format) on a per person basis, at a cost way below even the 75% discount normally available for small groups of 4 people. You won't get Dr Christopher Mabb live for Q&A, and you won't have him personally supervising you during the exercises... but you'll have the opportunity to watch and re-watch the material – and all for a fraction of the cost: just £197 + VAT per person (Educational discount to £147 + VAT).
Annual Maintenance Sites: Please ask about the special campus-wide licensing of these Scientific Word Training Course videos.
Ready to buy? Email us here.
Or if you still prefer your Training live and in person... we'd love to come and visit – wherever you are!
Thank you for your interest in making the most of your MacKichan software; if you need any help clarifying your requirements for Scientific Word/WorkPlace Training, please Email them to us.
Last Updated: 12th September 2020