Type of Program: Novel design Program
Support Platforms: Win 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Installed Size: 7.42MB
LeftMargin Pro is an excellent program for the aspiring author.
It offers a step-by-step process for creating a novel from outline to finished
manuscript. At $229.00 it's a little pricey, but the serious writer should find
it worth the investement. While the demo-version is complete with no dissabled
features, the 30 day trial peroid isn't enough time for most writers to complete
an entire project.
With easy to use features, the writer can create individual character profiles
and even import pictures. A spell check and thesaurus are easily accessible from
the scene editing tool bar. Scene notes allow the writer to keep track of
characters, places and actions. (A helpful tool for following plot progression)
The export feature produces and sends a finished manuscript to the wordprocessor
complete with cover page and word count. The standard manuscript format meets
the requirements of virtually all agents and publishing houses.
Some of the advanced features are a little complicated while others seem
completely pointless. Overall LeftMargin Pro performed better than most
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Bradley Kelley