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Type of Program: MS Word Formatting
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: Levit & James, Inc.
Price: $75.00
Installed Size: 4.3 Mb


The installation was easy and intuitive. No problem there. You will probably get into a conversation with Word on accepting Macros. Say yes.

Okay I'll admit when I was assigned this program to review I let out a groan. I couldn't see how any program that's purpose is to show Word formatting could be worth $75. Or be useful at all. I was wrong. Let's get to it.

This program is going to be useful in every office on the planet. Let me give you an easy to understand example. How many times have you gotten a Word document that you had to edit and it took you forever to figure out why this or that was turning your brain into jelly because you could not figure out what was making it look that way? How about the trouble you have with formatting after you paste text from another source into your document?

Well those days are over once you have CrossEyes. Here is the deal. You have CrossEyes installed. You get to a place in any document where you need to see what is "really" going on with the formatting. You then just click on the CrossEyes icon on the toolbar and low and behold the bottom of your screen reveals all. There you will be synchronized with Word. As you move your cursor in your Word document it moves in the CrossEyes window below.

It is really intuitive. The CrossEyes window appears as a light green color and all the formatting information appears in different colors. So it really makes it easy to see. (you can customize the way it looks) It makes it easy to change the formatting of a document and you can also make a snapshot of the CrossEyes window which you can email to someone or print out.

I could go on and on about the ways that CrossEyes is useful. (Like Manipulating section breaks..) But why bother? You can get your own trial version of CrossEyes and see for yourself. Your office won't be able to be without it after five minutes.

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Reviewed by Jean Kritz

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