Lotus SmartSuite 9.0

Lotus SmartSuite 9.0 PC CD Word Pro 1-2-3 Organizer processor speadsheet suite + 

Application 

Windows 

Lotus 

1998 

CD 

$66.99
Packaging
Lotus 1-2-3 Lotus Approach Lotus FastSite Lotus Freelance Graphics Lotus Organizer Lotus WordPro Lotus SmartCenter

With the office suite market now whittled down to just three major players - Corel, Lotus and Microsoft - some business users are making decisions based solely on their recognition of a company name. That's not particularly clever, as the products from these three vendors differ greatly. Lotus' latest venture is this slightly premature Millennium Edition, which brings together several office-related applications in a single package.

For users familiar with Microsoft Word, Lotus' word-processor has a somewhat unusual interface, but the change is not unwelcome. There's a fair amount of thought gone into the design of this latest version of Word Pro; for instance, if you want to create a header or footer, just click the mouse in the appropriate part of the page. There are context-sensitive menus (which can be altered to mimic Word or WordPerfect) and bubble help, single-click access to important features such as the page layout box, easy creation of tables, frames and styles and so on. There's a good range of import and export formats, too, including the latest versions of competing products such as Microsoft Word.

1-2-3 was the spreadsheet application that helped to sell early PCs, and it's still going strong today as part of this package. In most respects it is similar to the version that shipped as part of SmartSuite 97, but there are plenty of new formulae functions.

Other applications which will be familiar to SmartSuite users include the Approach database package and Freelance Graphics presentation program, and the latest versions of these two are also included here. So is Organizer, Lotus' handy time- and contact-management package that has one of the best user interfaces of any PIM available. There's a copy of ScreenCam, too, for multimedia authoring, along with the latest Web browsers from Microsoft and Netscape and a Lotus e-mail client. New to this release is FastSite, Lotus' Internet/Intranet publishing tool, aimed at end-users who want to publish several files in HTML format simultaneously. It provides an easy way to link pages together, with all the main components of SmartSuite able to import and export data in HTML format. The majority of these applications can be launched from the single-click icons placed on the taskbar by the install program.

Features

Features Lotus Word Pro, 1-2-3, Freelance Graphics, Approach, SmartCenter, and ScreenCam

Integrated speech recognition in both the Word Pro word processor and the 1-2-3 spreadsheet

Lotus Organizer adds Internet group-scheduling capabilities, contact-management functionality, and PDA synchronization

FastSite Release 2 allows users to build a complete, customized Web site within minutes

Enhanced and updated file filters provide users with a high level of file format compatibility

For Windows (32-bit Systems) [*Please review compatibility/platform sections in 'What You Get']

WHAT YOU GET:

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IMAGES:

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COMPATIBILITY:

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PLATFORM:

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64-Bit Windows OS Systems:
For 64-bit Operating Systems, older games most likely will NOT work due to 64-bit systems not being able to run 16-bit programming code (most games prior to 2000). For DOS games, you may need to play it with a free DOSbox program.

Macintosh Systems:
For Macintosh programs, most older games will need to be run in Classic Environment if you have a MAC OS X 10.0 - 10.4 version. Please research Google on how to do this, or send us a message for information prior to purchasing. If your MAC OS system doesn't support Classic Environment (ie. MAC OS X 10.5 or Higher OR Intel Macs), you will have to try running it using the free program called SheepShaver, but compatibility is not ensured. Please research prior to purchasing or ask questions.

MEDIA FORMAT:

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A SMOOTH PURCHASE:

  • Ask questions PRIOR to purchasing an order to avoid any confusion.
  • Be patient if there are problems during installation or gameplay. Typically someone else has already ran into that problem and has listed a solution online. Contact us and we will do our best to help.
  • Be sure to update your video card drivers and search for updates to the game from the manufacturer.


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