Desktop Software

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a collection of applications for doing word processing, Spreadsheets, E-mail and presentations. Its applications include Word, Excel, Outlook email and PowerPoint. The Microsoft Office suite should be available on any standard Whitman-owned Mac or PC that is set up by WCTS. Whitman's site license does not allow installation of Whitman's MS Office on personally-owned computers.

Whitman faculty and staff who use Microsoft Office in the course of fulfilling their job responsibilities are eligible to participate in Microsoft's Home Use Program (HUP). Such faculty/staff who would like MS Office on their personally-owned or home computer may acquire a licensed copy via the Microsoft HUP web site. You may use the HUP software at home while you are employed at Whitman College. Microsoft charges a fulfillment fee of $9.95* to cover packaging, shipping, and handling costs. Please contact Ronnelle Partlow at 509-527-5415 or to obtain the program code assigned to Whitman College. *Price is subject to change. Applicable taxes may apply.

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program Web site:

  • Go to
  • Select the country to which you want your order shipped, and choose the language for viewing the order Web site.
  • Enter your corporate e-mail address and insert the program code.
    Note: This program code is assigned to our organization for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization.
  • Place your order online, and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen.

Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit




SPSS is used for statistical analysis in social science. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations and others. In addition to statistical analysis, it also has data management and data documentation features. View the SPSS guide.

Amadeus and Audacity

Amadeus is a Mac-only application for capturing, recording, and editing digital audio.  It is the WCTS-recommended application for audio editing.  Amadeus is always available on the Macintoshes in the MDL (Multimedia Development Lab in Hunter 108) as well as in a number of specialized departmental labs for departments that use the software in their courses. Whitman has a site license allowing us to install Amadeus on any Whitman-owned, WCTS-supported Macintosh.  If you are a faculty member wanting Amadeus on your Whitman computer, contact your Academic Technology Consultant.

Audacity is free, downloadable, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. View the Audacity guide


EndNote is premium bibliographic citation management software for both Mac and Windows. Whitman's site license allows Whitman faculty, staff, and students to install the software on personally-owned computers.  View the EndNote guide for information and instructions for downloading and installing EndNote yourself on your computer.