Word Pro

Word Pro

A full-featured Windows word processing program from IBM Lotus. It provides groupware features that allow documents to be created and edited collaboratively and also includes version control for tracking document updates. Word Pro was the successor to Ami Pro, developed by Samna Corporation, which was one of the first full-featured word processors for Windows. Word Pro is part of the Lotus application suite (see Lotus SmartSuite).
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The first part of the word pro simply means ``ahead of'' and blemcomes from the Greek verb ballo -``to throw''.Putting the two together we arrive at problem, which was originally something thrown in our path causing us to slow down and/or find a way round it.
The software works with MS Word, WordPerfect, or Word Pro under Windows 3.x, 95, 98, NT, or 2000.
Simply put, VoiceType is a Windows application utility that lets you open e-mail, surf the Web, send faxes, navigate the desktop and dictate text directly into applications like Microsoft Word and Lotus Word Pro.
By comparison, checking a format in Microsoft Word or Lotus Word Pro is not as easy.
At Lotus, for example, products will now get names like "Lotus Word Pro 96 Edition for Windows 95." Just to make sure consumers won't get a teensy bit confused about potential compatibility problems, Lotus says Word Pro 96 will actually ship in 1995.
Now when I try to load them on to my new PC, I get this message "Word pro could not determine the type of file", and gives a list to choose from.
A ALTHOUGH Lotus Word Pro can open files created by a lot of other companies' programs, Microsoft Works' document format unfortunately isn't among them.
So, stretched out on my sofa on a wet afternoon with a cup of tea, I was ready for a lesson in Windows 98 followed by Word Pro - courtesy of my TV set.