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Simple, But Not Quite Complete

VOLKS WRITER SCIENTIFIC Lifetree Software Inc. 411 Pacific Street Monterey, CA 93940 (800) 543-3873 (800) 831-8733 (in Callibmia) Price: $495 Requirements: 256K RAM, DOS 2.0 or later, IBM color graphics card or equivalent (will not work with EGA) Perhaps the greatest advantage of Volkswriter Scientific is its simplicity. Simple menus guide you through edit sessions with ease. “What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) graphics capabilities facilitate its use. Despite these plusses,

David Chan

VOLKS WRITER SCIENTIFIC

Lifetree Software Inc.
411 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(800) 543-3873
(800) 831-8733 (in Callibmia)
Price: $495
Requirements: 256K RAM, DOS 2.0 or
later, IBM color graphics card or
equivalent (will not work with EGA)

Perhaps the greatest advantage of Volkswriter Scientific is its simplicity. Simple menus guide you through edit sessions with ease. “What you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) graphics capabilities facilitate its use. Despite these plusses, however, Volkswriter lacks some important features and falls short of being a complete scientific word processor.

The majority of Volkswriter’s formatting and editing commands can be accessed with one or two keystrokes. When creating a document, online help is available by pressing ? or the Fl key at any prompt. It is very important that you take care in selecting the margins at this time because it is impossible to change the settings for a line once...

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