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Author Topic: KISS  (Read 4773 times)

zxcvbn

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KISS
« on: February 09, 2007, 06:28:27 AM »
Thank you for the review.

I have used the Microsoft products in the past (Office 97) and Word Perfect before that.  I am currently on Open Office.  This is quite satisfactory, but slow to load.  My main gripe with all these (and I am hesitant about mentioning this in such august company  ;)) is that they all do wonderful things which I don't need.

Power Point, Access and Drawing programmes, or their equivalents are superfluous to my requirements.  Recently Clif Notes nesletter mentioned a free programme called <a href="http://www.jarte.com/">Jarte</a> which I am currently trying out.  It seems to do all that I need to do (including spell checking), and fires up instantly.

Will you be covering this sort of programme in your later reviews - or are you falling about laughing at me ?   :(
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Re: KISS
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 08:58:39 AM »
This somehow reminds me of another "alternative" word processor called "Yeah Write" (shareware) that uses a drawer metaphor instead of opening/saving and a tabbed interface to make things easier:
http://www.yeahwrite.com

OTOH, it adds stuff like an address book, fax and email interfaces, that's not an essential necessity.
Not sure if this program is developed anymore, or if they're only after some revenue from the annoying ads on their homepage.

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Re: KISS
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 09:18:16 PM »
Not a bad suggestion, but there are a few of these RTF programs around, some of which are quite good. However, you may come to see by Part 3 that online processors will make these programs obsolete. They can open and save to a variety of formats, have simple interfaces, and have the advantage of online storage and sharing. Oh, and they're free if that counts.