"Slow performer, can't use previous data base files"1.5 starson by Fred Brychta
Pros: Very low price & nice box
Cons: slower than Works 2002 & can't read 2002 data base files
Summary: I can't believr MS ever tested this version before they released it for sale. Large documents (20+ pages) take 1+ minutes to load - the Works 2002 version took about 5 seconds (same machine & OS). My database with 3200* records gives an error & doesn't load - the exact same database loads OK when I reverted back to my Works 2002 version. Does anyone use this suite who also used the 1997 & 2002 versions & has some legacy data they use or does everyone just re-enter everything from scratch? This suite is good for people who have a lot of time to waste. Productivity will decline with this version.