Type of Program: Text Editor
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Crystal Office Systems
Installed Size: 4.5MB
NotePro is a text editor, which sits somewhere between WordPad
(the editor bundled with Windows) and full blown word processor.
Taking WordPad as the yardstick, I'll run through some of the features NotePro
has. The first obvious inclusion - and a god send if your typing is much like
mine - is a spell checker and thesaurus. The default language is American
English, but additional languages (English, technical English, Dutch, Finnish,
French, German, Italian and Portuguese) are available from the Crystal Office
The interface has all the modern features, like XP style menus and adjustable
toolbars, and drag and drop editing. NotePro can also open multiple documents,
and one of the toolbars allows you to select between documents, in a similar way
to the taskbar in Windows allows you swap between running programs. This makes
swapping between files a lot quicker than having to use the Window menu. Another
nice feature is the option to have fonts displayed in the font selection drop
NotePro can be edit plain text, rich text, Microsoft Word, Windows Write and
HTML documents. In the registered version of the program, documents can also
have objects and pictures added into them, so you want to brighten up your work,
Three unusual features in a program in this price range are the clipboard
viewer, calculator and table features. The tables created are limited in the
fact that you can have columns with different numbers of rows. However, if you
just want to help format text, then they're a welcome addition.
All in all, NotePro is one of the best editors I've seen. It's packed full of
features, is simple to use, fast in operation and well worth the asking price.
If you want something that's better than WordPad but doesn't have the cost of
Word, than I'd recommend you give NotePro a trial.
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Reviewed by Mike Hathaway