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Type of Program: Word Processor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95r2/98/NT/ME/2000/XP
Company Name: E-press, Corp.
Version: April 2002 release
Price: Free
Installed Size: 10 megs


EasyWord, extracted from EasyOffice 2001, is a good word processing program. It opens MS Word documents, as well as RTF, and plain text. It can even view hypertext pages. Good thesaurus and spell check. Does well with headers, footnotes, and end notes, not something you see with every RTF word processor. Support for tables and graphics. MDI, Multiple Document Interface with 'documents open' strip just above the status bar. Tinyeasyword.exe, the 6.2 meg install file, makes for a much faster download than a full office suite.

Several features, such as a dictionary, mail merge, export to PDF, fax, and speech are not available in the free version. The interface is a little too busy for my liking, buttons everywhere, including on the side. Fortunately, you can reduce the number (and size) of buttons by going to advanced mode. Non-standard buttons and menu can be confusing. Ctrl+S produces "save as" instead of "save." Problems with hyphenation and flickering. Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher *MUST* be installed for EasyWord to work.

Nagware. Bait for full version of EasyOffice 2001.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by - Janice Chandler

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