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Type of Program: Text/Word Processor
Supported Platforms: Win95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Crystal Office Systems
Version: 2.1
Price: $17
Installed Size: 4.65 MB


Imagine Notepad on steroids, and you'll find NotePro. What a nifty little tool! I actually used the software to write this review, instead of my usual Notepad.

NotePro gives you a lot of functionality you would normally find in a full-featured word processor like MS Word, including paragraph and text formatting, embedded hyperlinks, tables, bullets/numbering, spell checking and help files. I especially liked the ability to create and tile multiple windows, the Table Insert function, the Spell Checker and Thesaurus. I also thought it was handy that the Time/Date stamp gives you a choice of date formatting. To be honest, I didn't see the point of having a built-in calculator, until I noticed that you can Paste the results from the calculator to the file you're editing.

The evaluation version is good for 30 days and has some limitations, including a rather annoying registration popup window that launches every time you open the application, reminding you this is a feature-limited version and hyperlinking you to the web site for purchase. I could not evaluate the Insert Object or Insert Picture functions, as they were disabled in the evaluation version. Along with a disabled print function, which was a minor annoyance, as it can easily be gotten around by saving the file as an rtf (or txt or doc or html) then opening and printing the file outside of NotePro.

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Reviewed by Roberta Dulay

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