Originally we were told this version would be available by Mid October and sadly we passed this information on in our last newsletter. The Mid October release did not happen, that latest I have heard is that the full version will be available by Mid December but the upgrade to 3.1 will not be available till January. These dates could change but hopefully not again! Because 3.1 has not been released yet we are still offering the upgrade to version 3.1 at the prerelease price of only $35.00. The list price on the upgrade is $79.95.
The upgrade will include almost 2,000 newer entries that have been added to the OED since 1997 and have been available only to on-line OED subscribers until now. Once this product is released we will probably have to charge more as we are getting special prerelease pricing from Oxford. To purchase this as a prerelease item please do not include other items with your order and we will not actually charge your card till we actually ship the Version 3.1. You can of course make additional orders for other items that are available now.
To purchase the upgrade, go to http://www.elearnaid.com/oxendiupfrve.html
If you are upgrading from version 3.0 you will get the following improvements:
More complex searches can be done with logical operators, case sensitive searching, exact character searching and with an extended range of wild card options and much more.
Automatic look-up feature enables fast access to the OED headwords from any Microsoft Office 97, 2000 or XP.
If you are upgrading from 2.0 you will get all the improvements that were in 3.0 plus 3.1 all for $35.00.
All of the details are at http://www.elearnaid.com/oxendiupfrve.html
If you are thinking of purchasing the Oxford English Dictionary on CD as a holiday present I would recommend our package deal where you get 3.0 shipped now and the 3.1 upgrade when it comes out. That way, if Version 3.1 is delayed again you will still have something to give. This package is only $225.00. Go to