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Subject:Re: word processing programs From:UC Bobby Collins <ucbcolli -at- SYSTEMA -dot- WESTARK -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 2 Nov 1995 09:23:46 -0600
I have been using Amipro (and its companion Freelance Graphics) for about
two years now, and I love it. It's easy to grasp, convenient to use, and
it has a nice conversion tool which takes most other programs well (for
instance, all those wp51 docs you have laying around in your hard drive)
I don't like the new Wordperfect 6.1, because it seems really cumbersome.
The designers tossed out many of the more friendly aspects you enjoy with
just my opinion,
Techwriter for UALR
On Wed, 1 Nov 1995, tscom 01 fl95 Thury wrote:
> Dear Techwriters:
> I am in the process of upgrading the software on my PC and I
> wanted to get some comments about different word processing programs.
> The program I am currently using is Wordperfect5.1, I have had this for
> about 5 years. Although it still works fine, I am looking for something
> that offers more options for graphics and fonts, etc. The two programs
> that I am looking at are Wordperfect 6.1 for windows and Microsoft Word
> for windows. I have also recently heard about a program called Amipro
> but I don't know much about it.
> I would like to hear about what other writers like/dislike about
> these programs. Thank you very much.