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    Default Top 9 Word Processing Software For Windows 8

    Microsoft Word
    WordPerfect
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    Oracle Open Office Writer
    TextMaker
    Corel Write
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    Microsoft Word is the ultimate in word processing programs. It has more features and better usability than any other writing software on the market.

    Usability:

    This word processing software breaks away from the traditional drop-down menu navigation. Word implements the use of tabs in what they call a "ribbon" instead. Each time you click on a tab, a menu opens that doesn't close until you click on another tab. This can be a useful aspect to use during different stages of document creation. For example, while you are editing a document you can have the Reference tab open so all of the editing tools are available with one click.

    This type of layout also makes it easy to find the tool you are looking for. Each tab displays tools using large fonts and icons. The whole program is very intuitive, which will make it easy for new users to learn.

    Basic Features:

    Microsoft Word has all of the basics that you would expect from word processing software, with a few extras mixed in.

    Want to make sure that no one prints out your document and distributes it as their own? Use the watermark feature to add your own custom mark to every page.

    Another interesting tool is the highlighting feature. It works just like using a highlighting marker. You select the text you want to highlight, choose the color of your highlight and click the highlight button. This feature is helpful for keeping track of certain passages in the document you may want to refer to later.

    Sometimes when you are writing a lengthy document such as an eBook or reference paper, you may want to leave a note like, "see table on page 7 for more information." But what if you move the table to page six and forget to change the note? This is where Word's Cross-Reference option helps out. Using this button, you can add notes that will automatically change themselves if the item they refer to is moved. This can save a lot of time and can help avoid errors in the document.

    If you hate setting up formatting for each part of a document, you're in luck. You can use the Format Painter to copy a format in your document and paste elsewhere. The new format is set up automatically. Getting rid of the formatting is easy, too. Simply push the Clear Formatting button and start from scratch. If you simply don't want to mess with any type of formatting, but still want a clean, professional looking document, then Word's templates may be the answer. Word has dozens of pre-made documents, such as chore lists, brochures, business cards and contracts, you can add your text to. The only word processing software that can match Word's vast number of templates is Microsoft Works.

    If you just want to add a certain style to a passage, such as a heading or a quote, you can use the style toolbar to automatically change the text to the style format of your choice. If you copy and paste from one document to another, the Normal style button will change the text to a predetermined font and size so that all of the text in your document matches.




    Editing Tools:

    Microsoft Word has the best selection of editing tools around. No matter what your writing level, chances are, with this word processing software, you can produce a neat and tidy document free of most errors.

    In the Reference section you can check your spelling, grammar, word count, character count, and look up words, you can also choose whether you want your document have citations in certain style guidelines such as APA, MLA, Chicago and more. This can be very handy for the professional writer or the student that needs to produce a document that is a certain style.

    Paper writers will also love that Word has a bibliography button that helps you insert properly formatted bibliographies depending on the style guide you choose.

    If you are editing a document with another person, you may want to use the Comment option. This allows you to add notes to the document that the other person will be able to clearly see when they look over the document.

    You may want to see the changes the other person made to the document, as well. Word has a tracking system that can show you the changes made to a document in red, so it is easy to see how the document has evolved. If you really hate the changes, there is a Reject button that quickly changes the document back to the original wording.

    Need to translate a foreign document into English so that you can read it? No problem, Word can do that to. All you have to do is press the Translate button. A menu pops up and allows you to select the language you want to translate the document to. Using this process, you can also change a document into more than 25 different languages including Greek, French and Japanese.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    With Microsoft Word there are several ways to share a document. One of the most interesting ways is the Mailings option. With the Mailing option you can mass email the document to different recipients. What makes this feature really handy is that you can customize the mass mailing to each recipient. For example, you can make sure that each email opens with the recipient's name for a friendlier feel. This is a useful feature for business emails, email marketing and newsletters.

    Insert Tools:

    A plain word document is boring and doesn't always communicate as clearly as it could. With Word, you can insert charts, pictures, clip art, tables, photo captions, callouts, word art, drop cap letters, signature lines and shapes.

    While you may have heard of most of these items, callouts is a more unique feature. Callouts makes certain parts of the text stand out from the rest. It is often used to break up large areas of text and to emphasize certain information.

    The Signature Line option allows you to quickly add a signature line to a contract or other document that needs to be signed by the reader. The signature line can be customized to fit the needs of the document. For example, you can add a date, the person's printed name, an email address and more.

    File Formats:

    Word can open most popular file formats such as doc, docx and odf. You can also save documents in pdf, WordPerfect, Works, txt or xps format.

    Summary:

    Microsoft Word's massive amount of features and easy learning curve makes this software perfect for the casual user and the die-hard writer alike.

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    Corel's WordPerfect X5 is a feature-filled word processer that rivals MS Word and MS Works. It was created for making professional looking reports, fax cover sheets, letters, brochures, labels, reports, resumes and more. It does have some drawbacks, but you may find that some of the more creative features make up for it. In fact, you may like this word processing software more than Microsoft Word.

    Usability:

    Though WordPerfect X5 has ordinary dropdown menus and very small bar buttons, this word processing software does have a couple of handy features that may make up for the lack of design effort.

    If you are used to using Microsoft Word or an older version of WordPerfect and think that it will be too hard to get used to word processing software, don't worry. WordPerfect X4 has a simulation mode that is accessed through the Workspace Manager. When the software is in this mode, all of its tabs and buttons are in the same places as older versions or Word, depending on what type of simulation mode you choose.

    It is also fully customizable. Toolbars, menus and more can be adjusted to where you like it.

    The newly designed help feature is the best around. It includes an easy button-style menu that is clean and organized. It is perfect for the beginner looking for information on WordPerfect tools. This layout is much easier to use than Microsoft Word's.

    Basic Features:

    WordPerfect X5 has a wide-range of basic features that anyone would expect from high-functioning word processing software. It also includes two unique features that other word processors just don't have: the X5's Application Launcher and the PerfectExpert menu.

    The Application Launcher button in the tool bar allows you to quickly jump to online applications with the click of a button. This feature is particularly clever if you have several projects you are doing at once.

    The templates feature supplies you with a long list of pre-made documents. All you have to do is simply fill in the text fields for a professional looking document. This saves time and frustration, especially if you are new to creating various documents like brochures, labels and business cards.

    The complete web integration of the software allows you to access information without leaving the software window. This is an essential feature for users that want to add up-to-date facts to their reports and documents. WordPerfect iFilter also lets you search your WordPerfect documents that are stored in a Microsoft SharePoint server.

    The new Make-It-Fit feature will automatically size a block of text to fit an area in your document. No more fiddling with font size!

    Editing Tools:

    WordPerfect is jam-packed with editing tools that rival Microsoft Word's.

    If you like having a library of reference books included in your word processing software, then WordPerfect is perfect for you. It includes the Oxford University Press Dictionary, a thesaurus, a Grammatik grammar checker and a spell checker.

    If you are a bad speller and need some help while you type, the Prompt-as-You-Go feature allows you to see suggested spelling options while you type. If you see the word that you want you can click on it and the software will type the word for you with perfect spelling. This feature is one-of-a-kind and incredibly useful. It's so useful, in fact, you may wonder why other word processing software hasn't copied it yet, because once you get used to using Prompt-as-You-Go you'll never want to use another brand of software.

    Unfortunately, X5 doesn't have a file translator like MS Word, which can be a real drawback for anyone that must produce documents in a number of languages. For most people, though, this tool won't be needed or missed.




    Publishing/Print Options:

    WordPerfect X5 gives you a nice variety of publishing options for your document. You can fax it, email it or post it to the web. You can also create a PDF version, which is a handy option for creating eBooks or sharing large amounts of information on the internet without making a multipage website. Your frugal side will love the PDF creation feature because you won't have to buy Adobe Acrobat software, which sells for several hundred dollars.

    Insert Tools:

    If you have used word processing software before, you are probably used to the idea of inserting clip art, graphs, tables and photos into your documents. X5 puts a twist on this idea and allows you to draw your own graphics and insert them on the screen. The drawing feature includes premade shapes, a freehand drawing tool, frames and more. You may find other software with this type of tool, but most won't have the more advanced drawing tools that WordPerfect has.

    This option is perfect for the artistically inclined person who can't seem to find the perfect image. The drawing feature is also a great way to get children to add their own personal touch to letters and emails to grandparents and friends.

    You can also insert scrapbook templates into documents. This feature lets you spiff up plain documents, or allows you to create printable scrapbook pages on your computer.

    One unusual feature that can't be found anywhere else is WordPerfect's Redaction feature. You can conceal sensitive information in your documents by placing a black bar over the information. Other parties won't be able to see the information or remove the bars. Only you will know what's there.

    File Formats:

    If you have a variety of different word processing software or you're worried about sharing documents with someone with different software, then you'll love WordPerfect X5. You can save your document as just about any file format you can think of, including old-school software such as WordStar. It is also fully compatible with all Microsoft Word file formats.

    Summary:

    WordPerfect X5 is almost the perfect word processing software. If you can embrace the unique features and abundance of basic features, it may be the perfect match for your needs.

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    EasyWord by E-Press Corp claims to have all of Microsoft Word's features and more, but does it really deliver? Well, yes and no. It is certainly jam-packed with features, but the layout and design isn't as slick as MS Word, which may turn some users off. Overall, it's a capable program for word processing, but not a real contender to replace Word.

    Usability:

    Though EasyWord seems to be a replica of Word in its abundance of features, it certainly doesn't implement those features as well.

    EasyWord is instantly unappealing to the eye because of its old-fashioned button styles. Though the buttons look like they came straight out of a 1995 word processing program, many of them are labeled with icons that are distinctively different from the icons used almost universally by other word processing programs. This can make this word processing software hard to learn and use if you are used to using Word, WordPerfect or Corel Write.

    Another major drawback for this software is that it has no online help, tutorials or forums, unlike Microsoft Word and WordPerfect X5. In fact, you will be hard-pressed to find any information on this software at all. The E-Press website has very little information about the software and its support page lists only an email address. This lack of support is another reason why new word processing software users should avoid EasyWord.

    One upside is that EasyWord can be used in 30 different languages, so it is great for multilingual environments like offices or schools.

    Basic Features:

    Despite EasyWord's lack of aesthetic appeal, it does offer a wide range of features that will meet the needs of most users. For the most part, it includes all of the same features of Microsoft Word, such as easy style and font selection through a dropdown menu features on the toolbar, envelope creation and bullet points. All of the features aren't easy to find though, and they certainly aren't intuitive. You may search for awhile before you find the tool you need, even if you have used the software before, because the buttons aren't where you would logically think they should be.

    Editing Tools:

    If you write reports or essays on a regular basis, then you are going to love EasyWord's editing tools. It features a spell check, grammar check, thesaurus and dictionary. All of these reference books combined into one piece of software are hard to find. Most word processing software, such as Ragtime and TextMaker, only have one or two word checking references.

    There's no need to have several dictionaries with this software. The EasyWord dictionary includes words in English (American and British), Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Swedish, Italian, Dutch, and even include Legal and Medical dictionaries.

    The citation and bibliography feature will also be useful to students that often have to do reports in a certain format such as MLA or APA.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    EasyWord has the best selection of publishing features out of any word processing software. Unlike Microsoft Word, EasyWord allows you to fax documents. The software also includes a full zip program that allows you to zip files for sending through email.

    Insert Tools:

    This word processing software allows you to insert many different types of media, such as charts, graphs and pictures into your text documents. Just like in Word, though, you cannot insert sound or movie clips. Other word processing software, such as StarOffice, would be better suited for these types of tasks.

    File Formats:

    EasyWord software files are compatible with Word files, rich text formats and plain text. It can also open and create PDF files, which negate the need for a separate software program such as Adobe. The creators were so interested in having this software be compatible with MS Word, it forgot to make it compatible with any other type of word software such as WordPerfect, though.

    Summary:

    EasyWord tries its best to be the same or better than Microsoft Word, but comes off like a cheaper imitation. If you don't need the fax feature, you are better off using the clean, easy-to-use Word or WordPerfect software.

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    Oracle Open Office Writer by Oracle (previously Sun Microsystem's StarOffice) is the purchasable software equivalent of the free online office suite OpenOffice. It looks the same, performs the same, but the actual word processor program also has a few extra features that the free online OpenOffice doesn't.

    Usability:

    Oracle Open Office Writer has fresh looking icons that will be easy to identify if you use other major word processing programs such as Microsoft Word and, of course, OpenOffice. It offers a dropdown menu that will be familiar to most computer users, as well. This makes the software easy to learn and use for most people with some word processing software knowledge.

    Basic Features:

    You won't be disappointed with Oracle Writer's basic features. It includes just about every tool most users will need. The lack of watermark creation, though, may be a bother if you create a lot of business items using your word processing software, though.

    Editing Tools:

    This software's editing tools include a few extras that really shine. For example, you can view multiple pages of your document side-by-side either on a widescreen monitor or on multiple monitors.

    The spell checker can be used to correct a multitude of different languages and right-clicking on a word brings up a list of possible spelling choices automatically. Unfortunately, there is no thesaurus or dictionary to look up your word once it is spelled correctly.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    The best part about this software is the publishing options. Not only can you send your documents as emails, blogs or PDFs, you can also turn them into instant Wikis thanks to the MediaWiki software extension. This addition lets you publish text directly to a Wiki site.

    Insert Tools:

    Oracle Open Office Writer has a wide range of basic media that can be inserted into documents.

    3D charts, for instance, allow you to add shading and depth to charts so that they stand out on a page and are easier to read. "3D exploded pies" are a fun, three-dimensional take on a regular pie chart. The chart isn't just a flat drawing. It can be taken apart to highlight certain data and is created with shadows and lighting so that it almost pops off the page.

    Basic drawings can also become 3D in your documents thanks to the illumination tool. This feature allows you to add lighting and shadow to drawings.

    File Formats:

    There is no need to worry about file format compatibility with Oracle Writer. You can save and open your files in all of the major file formats, which will make sharing documents with others a snap.

    Summary:

    Oracle Open Office Writer is a fantastic word processor for just about any person. It has an abundant load of features that will meet the needs of a wide range of uses.

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    If you are looking for word processing software that works well with Microsoft Word, then TextMaker 2010 by SoftMaker may be the software for you. It was specifically designed to be compatible with Word 2007.

    Usability:

    Okay, TextMaker says that it wants to have "superior compatibility with Microsoft Word," but what does that really mean? Well, it doesn't mean that it functions like Word. There are a lot of new button icons to memorize with this software. It also doesn't use the same icon locations that are almost universally used by other word processing software, so there will be a learning curve.

    Basic Features:

    This software has some of the most basic features that are offered by Word. For example, you can highlight text, insert watermarks and change the page color.

    Multiple files are easy to access though, thanks to the handy tab organization of the file windows.

    Editing Tools:

    TextMaker 2010 has a few editing features you won't find in most other word processing software, but it is also lacking some of the features which some with programs such as Microsoft.

    If you write in various languages, then you'll love TextMaker's spellchecker. It will check the spelling of words in 20 different languages, including Arabic and Russian.

    This word processing software also lets you collaborate your documents with others. You can track changes made to the document, leave comments and reject changes you don't like with the easy collaboration tools.

    One huge oversight is that TextMaker doesn't have a grammar checker. For users that are used to having their software check their Ps and Qs, this will be a major drawback. Another slight drawback is that it is somewhat difficult to find the word count or character count checker. To get to it you must go to file/properties/ statistics exists, or you can right click on the toolbar and check the statistics option.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    TextMaker has a fair amount of publishing and editing tools which sets it amongst the same class with many desktop publishing software programs. It includes a way to fax and email documents from the software, so you don't have to copy and paste or switch screens.

    Insert Tools:

    Along with usual insert features, TextMaker has a few features that will add a little something extra to your reports and documents, including soft shadows, mirror effects, image manipulation and transparencies.

    Another unusual feature is that this word processing software has an address book feature that will automatically fill in a name when you are writing a letter.

    File Formats:

    One of the only ways that the TextMaker 2010 has "superior compatibility with Microsoft Word" is that is can be used to open or create Word files including .docx files. It can also open OpenOffce Open Document Text files.

    Summary:

    TextMaker 2010 has the basic features that that are required for most word processor users, and also includes some useful layout features. Any Word Processing user would be happy with the software and would find it a helpful alternative to Microsoft.

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    Corel Write is slick, well laid-out document processing software. If you like Microsoft Word, then Corel Write is a great option. It has some comparable features and a modern look.

    Usability:

    One of the reasons Corel Write is so much like Microsoft Word is because it has the same tab-style menu and aesthetically pleasing buttons and color pallet. This layout is very easy to use, even for new computer users.

    Basic Features:

    The software also has many of the same basic features as Microsoft Word. One new feature is the Recent Files and Folders menu that is located on the right side of the screen. This is a handy feature if you are constantly opening and closing files while you work. This menu keeps a list of recent files with links that can be clicked on to open.

    Editing Tools:

    Unfortunately, Corel Write lacks many of the editing tools that make Word, and other word processing software, so helpful.

    Students and others that write research papers will lament the lack of citation and bibliography features that make scouring information infinitely easier.

    Those that share their documents with others will find the lack of tracking or notation features disheartening.

    Most importantly, Corel lacks a dictionary look-up feature that allows you to find the meaning of a word and synonyms and/or antonyms.

    Unlike most word processing software, though, Corel Write can automatically correct grammatical and spelling errors in English, Spanish, German and French. This can be a great feature for bilingual users or for those that are learning a new language.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    Corel Write has very few publishing options, which is fine for those that want to create and print simple documents and aren't worried about creating blog posts or faxes.

    Insert Tools:

    Though Corel Write lacks a drawing tool and word art, it does have most of the insertion tools that you will find in other word processing software such as graphics, charts, diagrams, shapes and more.

    File Formats:

    This word processing software is great if you only deal with Microsoft Word files. Otherwise, you will have problems opening and saving files in other formats such as WordPerfect or Microsoft Works. Fortunately, it can save files in plain text and rich text formats, which are usually compatible with other word processing software.

    Summary:

    If you are looking for a word processing program that has the look and feel of Word without all of the bells and whistles, then Corel Write will be the perfect choice for you. It is simple enough for the casual user and intuitive enough for the new user.

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    Kingsoft Writer is bare minimum word processor software. It lacks the features of competitors such as Microsoft Word and EasyWord, but it does offer some unusual features that its competitors do not have.

    Usability:

    Kingsoft Writer has easily identifiable icons for the toolbar buttons, and a lot of options laid out in the toolbar so that you don't have to search the dropdown menus for the tool you want. This will be helpful to many users, but all of the buttons also seem to make the toolbar seem a little cluttered.

    One unique feature is the software's New Document window on the right side of the screen. It displays recent documents and new document options so that a new file can be opened quickly, which will increase your productivity if you have a lot of text to write. By using the dropdown menu at the top of the New Document window, you can turn the window into the styles, Artistic Clips, Autoshapes or Backup Management toolbar.

    Basic Features:

    This word processing software has a minimum of the most basic text features. There is no watermark protection option for your documents, for instance. The style formatting, though, is very handy since you can automatically clear formatting and replace it with already created styles.

    Editing Tools:

    There are so few editing tools in Kingsoft it makes us wonder who the software was intended for. One feature it does have though is a Google search bar built right into the task area. Perhaps they thought there was no need for reference tools if users could look it up on Google?

    Publishing/Print Options:

    One strong point that this software has is its variety of publishing options. Users can convert their files into PDFs, HTML, faxes and emails.

    Insert Tools:

    For many, the first time using Kingsoft Writer will leave them wondering, "Where are the graphics tools?" Many people would look under the Insert menu and they would find the list lacking many of the software's features such as shape creating and drawing tools. These features are found on a toolbar located at the bottom of the page. It is a rarity to have any tools at the bottom of a page in any software, so it will probably be overlooked by most users.

    File Formats:

    Once again, Kingsoft Writer comes short in selection. The software is fully compatible with Microsoft Word, but that is about it. It can save documents in rich text format and plain text format, but that is the stretch of its usefulness in this area.

    Summary:

    The total lack of features and strange layout in Kingsoft Writer 2009 makes it seem like the whole word processing software was thrown together without much thought. For most casual users this won't be a problem since they won't need much to get the job done. On the other hand, users that write documents day in and day out will like beefier software, like Microsoft Word, better.

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    Ability Write 5 by ASI talks about how compatible it is with Microsoft Word, but if you're trying to compare it to another word processing application, it's basically a clone of Corel Write. In fact, the two are nearly indistinguishable from one another.

    Usability:

    Ability Write 5, just like Corel Write, has a clean, well organized design that will be easy for new users to master. Not only is the design functional, it is also easy on the eyes thanks to clever shading and highlighting of the toolbar and buttons.

    On the right side of the screen, the software displays a Recent Files and Folders menu that displays all of your recently used documents so that you can open them quickly. This feature is useful for people who switch in-between files while they work. This exact feature can also be found on Corel Write.

    Basic Features:

    Though it has all of the same basic features of Corel Write, Ability Write 5 also has many of the same features as Microsoft Word. There are pre-made templates to expedite document creation, you can create professional looking envelopes and labels, and you can change text to pre-made styles instantly.

    There are many basic features that the software lacks, though. You cannot highlight text, for instance, or create watermarks to protect your documents, unlike in Microsoft Word.

    Editing Tools:

    Like Corel Write, this word processing software also lacks many common editing tools that can be found in Microsoft Word and EasyWord. There are no citation and bibliography features for adding important citation information to the end of a document, for example.

    Though there is a spell checker and grammar checker, there is no dictionary look-up feature that allows you find a word's synonyms, antonyms and/or definition.

    If you need to share a document with others, then this software is probably not your best choice. It has no tracking or notation features to document changes to a document or to keep track of ideas.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    With Ability Write there are very few publishing options. For many, this won't be an issue. If you want to create a blog, Wiki page or fax, though, you would be better off using EasyWord or Microsoft Word.

    Insert Tools:

    Ability Write also lacks word art abilities and drawing tools. This may not be a major concern to most people because it does offer charts, graphics, shapes and diagram tools.

    File Formats:

    Interestingly enough, though Ability Write 5 is exactly like Corel Write, it does not save files in Corel Write format. It does have the ability to save files in all Microsoft Word formats, as well as PDF, rich text and plain text formats.

    Summary:

    Ability Write 5 is not unique word processing software, but for casual users it has plenty of features to get the most basic jobs done.

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    RagTime 6 calls itself the "professional business processing solution," but that definition all depends on what you are looking for in word processing software. If you are looking for software that can layout everything from a brochure to a presentation, you may be happy with RagTime. On the other hand, if you are looking for software that is actually easy to learn, then RagTime may not be your best option.

    Usability:

    RagTime 6 has a simple drop-down menu format with menu labels and icons that are very different from the general layout used by most other word processing software. This can be confusing for new software users and old pros, alike.

    It is probably a good thing, then, that when you first open RagTime a popup called "First Steps" appears. This is an orientation presentation that is designed to get you comfortable with RagTime's basic features.

    Basic Features:

    If you are used to using Word, WordPerfect or Corel Write, you will notice at once how different RagTime 6 is.

    To open a new document you must use the RagTime Foyer, which is a menu that lists document types. You can choose from a layout, spreadsheet or drawing document type, though you can combine all three in a layout style document.

    Another difference users will find with RagTime 6 is that it lacks many of the basic features that businesses require from a word processor. It doesn't provide a watermark option to keep company images and logos safe from reproduction and it doesn't have a highlight feature, which is useful for pointing out key elements in text.

    Editing Tools:

    RagTime 6 contains almost no editing tools. There is no grammar checker, thesaurus, citation helper, change tracking, notation devices or word look-up feature. It does have an index generator, which can be helpful when creating book text or eBooks, but this feature doesn't have much use otherwise.

    Publishing/Print Options:

    Unfortunately, RagTime comes up short in this department as well. It offers very few publishing options. This is mildly surprising considering that businesses need to be able to get their media published in as many forms as possible. This software doesn't even offer a faxing option, which may be the most common sending options for businesses.

    Insert Tools:

    It seems that RagTime's strong point is the types of media that you can insert into the document and the freedom you have in arranging the media. Unlike other word processing software, you can easily insert media, such as sound, photos and text, into the document and then drag it to wherever you want it thanks to the software's media frames.

    File Formats:

    Another major drawback to RagTime 6 is that you can't save documents in other file formats. This means if you must send your documents to clients or co-workers that are using a different word processor they may not be able to open your documents.

    Summary:

    Overall, the massive lack of features makes RagTime 6 almost unusable for most people, business minded or not. The layout features may be its only redeemable area, but these features are best suited for those that need to design advertisements and book layouts.

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