This section lists the software required for participation in The Potter's School. Browser.
We recommend Google Chrome for StudyPlace and any other TPS web browser applications. Chrome is the most stable, secure, full-featured, fully cross-platform (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) browser, offering users a consistent experience across all their computers and devices. We also support Firefox. Families may use other browser, but we don't support them. PDF Reader.
We require all families to have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader
, or an equivalent application. We sometimes distribute school documents in PDF format. Office Documents.
To minimize compatibility reading and editing compatibility problems between teacher and students across operating systems and word processors, TPS supports the .doc (Word 97/200/2003/XP) format for editable word processing files. (.docx is becoming more common, but has important editing/reviewing features that are not universally supported.) To save families from having to buy extra software, TPS supports Libre Office
Writer as a word processor that works on Windows and Mac, and produces universally-readable and editable .doc files. Students are welcome to use other Office software, but if a student has trouble viewing or editing a document for class, or if a teacher has trouble viewing or editing a submitted document, the student and teacher will be required to use Libre Office and .doc format for that document to ensure compatibility.