Novell Announces PerfectWorks 2.1 For Windows
New Version Makes PerfectWorks More Integrated, Powerful and Easier
OREM, Utah -- April 3, 1995 -- Novell, Inc. today announced the
development of PerfectWorks 2.1 for Windows. The new version,
formerly known as WordPerfect Works, includes more than 30 new
features and enhancements found throughout the program, making
PerfectWorks the most integrated, powerful and easy-to-use Works
program available today.
PerfectWorks integrates Novell's PerfectSense technology with
QuickCorrect and Grammatik to help users improve their writing and save
time. QuickCorrect is the same writing technology found in Novell's
PerfectOffice that automatically corrects misspellings. The popular
Grammatik grammar and style checker uses PerfectSense technology to
help users improve their writing and usage; Grammatik even suggests
replacement words, phrases and sentences and then rewrites them if
desired, saving users valuable time.
"PerfectWorks really brings users a balance of functionality with
features such as grammar checking, Caller ID and personal finance,"
said Sam Yee, product marketing director, Novell's consumer products
division. "This functionality combined with the robust features in all of
PerfectWorks' modules will satisfy the needs of our customers."
Added features to PerfectWorks include an enhanced interface
for easier access to product features, timed backup to protect user's
valuable information, caller identification (Caller ID) to identify incoming
calls, and a dedicated communications module for data communications.
PerfectWorks has also added features that help users create
their documents easier and faster. Users can now drag-and-drop any
information between all of the modules and also insert multiple files into
one document. Documents can be saved as templates with long
document descriptions and organized into categories for easy access. If
users frequently access a certain template, they may define a template
to be loaded into a specific module each time it is opened.
Other time-saving features include WYSBYGI (What You See
Before You Get It), which lets users preview changes they have made
to their data in a dialog box before changes are implemented. Users can
also view their undo/redo history from the last 10 keyboard and mouse
steps. PerfectWorks comes with a new envelope feature which allows
users to quickly input and print addresses.
As with all integrated software packages, upward mobility is
always important if users wish to move from their works package to
larger stand alone applications. PerfectWorks is one of the only
integrated applications that allows users to import and export their files to
nearly every business application found in most of the popular software
suites including WordPerfect, Word, AmiPro, Quattro Pro, Excel,Lotus
1-2-3, and a variety of graphics formats. PerfectWorks can also import
and export databases.
For users who wish to take advantage of Windows95 when it
ships, PerfectWorks will have the functionality to run and interface with
the new Windows operating system.
Another important issue for users considering a works package
is the level of integration between modules. PerfectWorks provides the
highest level of integration between modules of any integrated software
package on the market. Integration within PerfectWorks is so
transparent, users need not focus on which module they are in, but
rather focus on what they need to get done. Any of the modules in
PerfectWorks are available in any part of a document. Users simply
select which module they want to use, create a frame and go to work;
no cutting, copying, pasting or publishing and subscribing is needed.
Purchasers of PerfectWorks 2.1 for Windows will also receive an
integrated version of the Quicken Special Edition for Windows, the
leading personal finance software package. Users will now be able to
take control of all their finances right from the file pull-down menu in
Version 2.0 recently won the PC Plus Gold award in the U.K. and
received a full 10 out of 10 points for the overall rating of the product.
ComputerLife recently gave WordPerfect Works 2.0 a five out of five star
rating in their April issue.
PerfectWorks 2.1 for Windows will be widely available on June 1
from software retailers, superstores, warehouse clubs and direct from
Novell, Inc. at 1-800-451-5151. The suggested retail price is $109 (US)
and users of version 2.0 may upgrade directly for $34.95 (US). System
requirements include a 386 processor, VGA monitor, Windows 3.1, 4MB
of RAM and 13.5MB of hard disk space.
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