Word vs WordPerfect

For me its no contest. Word has been the better app for years. I admit I used word perfect back around version 5. But once I switched permanently to Word, I haven’t looked back.

The newest version of Office is just amazing. In fact anyone that is planning to upgrade from 2000 to XP, I have advised to hold off until Office 2003/11 is released later this year. Its miles ahead of anything else and completely in line with Microsoft’s document management and collaboration initiatives.

For me it?s no contest. Word has been the better for years. I admit I used word perfect back around version 5. But once I switched permanently to Word, I haven’t looked back.

The newest version of Office is just amazing. In fact anyone that is planning to upgrade from 2000 to XP, I have advised to hold off until Office 2003/11 is released later this year. Its miles ahead of anything else and completely in line with Microsoft’s Document management and collaboration initiatives.

Add to that Infopath. An amazing form application that empowers non tech operators like me to build in an hour a form that I would normally require a programmer to work on for a day maybe even week.

It still has some apparent limitations, (tying to an already designed form to a data source seems to be one) but for a beta of a v1, I am still excited and using it whenever I can.

I do wish Microsoft would consider a reader version of the form software to make it easier to deploy in small businesses. But who knows.

One comment on “Word vs WordPerfect

  1. Wendy says:

    You want to try using Word for large documents. It stinks. Word Perfect is the best and most stable, and, duh, intuitive. “What You See Is What You Get” word processing is the only way to go.

    I loathe MS Word. It’s messed up so many documents. And don’t get me started on making tables in MS Word. Can’t even keep the outside borders straight!

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