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More than a glorified typewriter

The great irony about word processors is that most operators do not use a fraction of their functions.

Thursday, 16 October, 1997, 12:00am

Spellcheck absence a misunderstanding

I have just converted to Windows 95. I was using 3.1 prior to this upgrade. The first thing I noticed about Windows 95 is that there are no spelling check and justify icons on the toolbar. Please help. What should I do besides buy a dictionary and use the space bar to justify my new paragraphs? H Wong TW Trading Co TST There is some confusion here.

1 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Time ripe for Oil Change

Deviating slightly from the norm, today's column concerns a particularly useful piece of software I recently came across.

Oil Change is a program geared towards keeping Windows PC users up to date on the latest fixes and improvements for their software - assuming they have access to the Internet.

20 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Moving on the suite track

Life's a suite as far as software companies are concerned.

Bundled software is all the rage in the industry, as Microsoft, Lotus, Corel (WordPerfect) and Claris slug it out for market share, particularly in Asia's growing consumer markets.

Each company is loading more and more unneeded 'accessories' to attract users.

30 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

A fresh start for WordPerfect

Marketing, stupid. WordPerfect's languid pace has given Microsoft Office a strong lead. But since Novell handed the company to Corel in March, WordPerfect has closed in on the software leader.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am

Tool to analyse abilities

Recruitment consultancy Drake has developed a computer-based skills assessment programme Kryterion, which has been designed to determine a person's current skill level in the most popular word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.

It can also be used to help employers analyse training needs.

24 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Friendly confusion in exhibition maze

APPLE and its partners this year at MacWorld Expo '95 had to pay the price of success: they had to move from the cosy but chaotic venue on the first floor of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to the seventh floor.

The event has grown so big, they needed the space.

7 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

ClarisWorks provides plenty of choices

CLARISWORKS seems to do nothing but get better all the time. It is now available on both the Windows and the Macintosh platform. The two programs are not alike because there are things that can be done on the Macintosh that simply cannot be done in Windows. For some people, ClarisWorks may well be all they need.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Spirit in the machine

LIKE most of you, I was pleased to learn that NASA had to delay the launch of the US space shuttle Discovery. The cause was a delightful technical mishap known as the yellow-shafted flicker woodpecker. Just why the insulating foam on the external fuel tank happens to taste like a blue spruce is not known. What is known is why we find it funny.

18 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Filters help word processors

I AM new to computers, and have just bought a Compaq Presario. I like the machine because its tutorial has helped me learn quite a bit about computers, which, due to my ignorance, I mainly use for word processing and games. I have to leave for Britain in December and need to take some documents with me for a friend.

15 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Improved version

WORDPERFECT is offering WordPerfect 6.0 on two UNIX platforms: SunOS and Solaris 2.

The new version is binary file compatible across UNIX, Windows, DOS and OpenVMS versions and includes a utility that allows batch printing, command line printing and merging.

30 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Compaq wins name stakes

WHAT'S in a name? And more importantly, how much is it worth? Rather a lot, according to Financial World Magazine, which annually lists corporate name recognition rankings.

For IBM, which had seemed for a time to have put bad news behind it, the news was not good.

12 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

WordPerfect hits HK on Main Street

THE 19 software products making up the WordPerfect's Main Street range are now available in Hong Kong.

Main Street products, encompassing entertainment, communications, clip art and productivity software, are aimed at those who use computers at home, school or in small businesses.

One that is particularly useful for the small office is WordPerfect Works.

17 May 1994 - 12:00am

Selecting the soundest of software systems

MY company has just bought five IBM compatible PCs which we want to use for the standard office tasks of word processing, performing spreadsheet and accounting functions and database maintenance. Our computers came bundled with Windows 3.1 - which is justas well since none of my employees are particularly computer-literate.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

No tricks in Packard Bell's green package

I SAW an advertisement for Packard Bell computers in a recent issue of the South China Morning Post, and later found there is a three-year warranty on the computers.

However, on reading a US computer magazine, I found the authorised dealers there provide only a one-year, on-site warranty.

15 Mar 1994 - 12:00am