WordPro Upgrade?

WordPro Upgrade?

Post by Mr. Ma » Sun, 08 Feb 2004 12:32:02

I have Lotus SmartSuite 9.5 with WordPro. The newest version is
WordPro 9.8. Are there any improvements or significant changes in the
application that would warrant an upgrade?
Thanks for any comments to this issue.

WordPro Upgrade?

Post by Jose » Mon, 09 Feb 2004 02:12:32

On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 03:32:02 GMT, Mr. Man wrote in

It depends what you do and what operating system you use. If you
use or plan to use Windows XP, then 9.5 will not work. If you
collaborate with people who use MS Word or Excel, then the 9.5
filters are pretty good but the 9.8 filters are better,
particularly with Word. Because 9.8 is the third release to come
after 9.5, there were a number of code fixes.

One other point: Although 9.8 is the current release, there is,
in fact, a 9.8.1. You have to have a Passport Advantage contract
with Lotus (about US$150 if I recall correctly), and then they'll
upgrade your 9.8 to 9.8.1. There are a few improvements, but it
depends on your specific uses.

All in all, I'd say that you should upgrade. The cost is not that
great, certainly not compared to MS, and the improvements are