Word 95/97

Subject: Word 95/97
From: Steve Taylor <breakaway -at- BREAKAWAYNET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 09:02:16 -0600

Dave-Koch -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net wrote:

<I am facing a major dilemma!! I'm looking for a Word95/Word97 expert's
(someone who has used both extensively) opinion on whether to upgrade to
Word97. I'm getting a new PC (300Mhz, 64MB RAM, etc.) next week that comes
with Office 97 Small Business Edition installed. I hesitate removing
Word97 and then installing Word95. I'm using RoboHELP 4.0 with Word 95,
which has been a very, very stable configuration for me!!>

Definitely upgrade. Make sure you install the Service Pack 1 as well, which
fixed the Save As filter for Word 6 docs (which may already be part of a
new install).

Word 97 is more stable, in my experience, and has much better interface
with web-based documents...now that I've used Office 97, I'll never return
to Office 95. I'm using Word 97 (which is actually Word version 8.0) to
single source docs, the export them to PageMaker 6.5 and to HTML Help.

However, Word is still a word processor, even though it tries to be
more...it handles text great, but graphics are still better in a high-end
publishing program such as PageMaker.

I have not used Word with RH, though I'd like to. A few months ago, we had
a debate here about new tools. My boss wanted PageMaker, I wanted RoboHelp
(or similar). I lost because she didn't want to learn new software. We just
had a layoff and she's gone. Now I may have an opportunity to purchase

Just remember, the person that can do more, ends up with more (or at least
gets to stay).

Steve Taylor
staylor -at- breakawaynet -dot- com

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