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16. Office Tools

16.1 Corel WordPerfect 8

Description:

WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition is a world-class word processor, native on Linux. It offers the same outstanding tools, intuitive graphical interface and file formatas the Windows version. WordPerfect 8 for Linux imports over 40 document types (including Microsoft Word97), and supports over 1,000 different printers.

WordPerfect 8 for Linux Server Edition includes everything from the Personal Edition, plus a character terminal binary and several powerful utilities, such as background merge and print. Server Edition also offers concurrent licensing for business use.

WordPerfect 8 for Linux (both editions) offer localized versions in English (US), English (UK), English (Canada), English (Australia), French (national), French (Canada), German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition: licensing is per machine. WordPerfect 8 for Linux Server Edition: licensing is concurrent use.

OS provisions:

Kernel 2.0.x and later stable versions; libc. For X Windows, 9 MB of RAM for first user, 2.5 MB RAM for each additional user, 43-104 MB hard disk space (depending on install options). For Character terminals, 2 MB RAM for first user, 1 MB RAM for each additional user, 31-40 MB hard disk space (depending on install options).

Documentation:

Printed manuals: GUI binary, character terminal binary (approximately 750 pages each). Online (Adobe Acrobat format) manuals available for GUI binary.

Product support:

WordPerfect 8 for Linux Personal Edition: self-support (knowledge base, discussion groups, etc.), EMail support, telephone toll support. WordPerfect 8 for Linux Server Edition: 30 day up-and-running telephone support, EMail support; additional support and maintenance packages are available.

Extra features and add-ons:

100's of Language modules (provided by Corel, these provide keyboard templates, spelling dictionaries, and other tools needed to create documents in other languages). Medical spelling dictionaries (provided by third parties--contact info@sdcorp.com for details).

Available since:

September, 1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$39.95-$495.

Vendor:

Software Development Corporation

512 East 1860 South
Provo, UT 84606
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 801 370 9600

Fax:

+1 801 370 9696

EMail:

info@sdcorp.com

URL:

http://www.sdcorp.com

Contact:

John Gleave

Last modified:

August 15, 1998.

16.2 The American Heritage Dictionary Deluxe

Description:

This long-awaited release is ideal for technical writers, authors, and researchers. Previously available only on PC's, the product offers the ultimate reference tool for Linux users, with full definitions for well over 200,000 words, plus pronunciations, derivations, proper usage, idioms and sample sentences. The world reknowned Roget's 500,000 word Thesarus is fully integrated with the AHD. Browse, word and topic search, anagrams and more. Single user, network, academic and site licenses are available for Linux and key Unix platforms.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tapes, Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Single user node locked or server license (shared). A free unclockable demo is available at our web site.

OS provisions:

Motif GUI, 8-16 MB RAM, 15 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM.

Documentation:

Documentation as a help text file. English language.

Product support:

Maintenance available. Call DUX for details.

Extra features and add-ons:

Addlitional reference volumes and additional language support to be announced.

Available since:

February, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

Currently sold in the USA and Germany. However, sales are made internationally via unclockable FTP/WWW copies and sold with authorized major credit card.

Price range:

US$49.95 for node lock single user. Call DUX or an authorized reseller for sliding scale or site license pricing.

Vendor:

DUX Software Corporation

425 Sherman Avenue Ste 330
Palo Alto, CA 94306
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 543 4999, +1 415 473 1800

Fax:

+1 415 462 8723

EMail:

sales@dux.com

URL:

http://www.dux.com

Contact:

Bob Adams, Rob DuFrane

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

16.3 Applixware Office Suite for Linux

Description:

Fully-graphical, fully-integrated office suite for Linux. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, mail, database client, and HTML authoring software. Also includes Builder, a graphical rapid application development program.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Per concurrent user license.

OS provisions:

Kernel 1.2.13 or better, XFree86 3.1.2 or better, 16 MB RAM, 150 MB hard disk.

Documentation:

Make-It-Happen Manual. Online documentation in English, French, and German.

Product support:

Paid support avaailable. Users can subscribe to mailing list applixware-list@applix.com, and see archives and FAQ's at http://linux.applixware.com.

Extra features and add-ons:

French and German interface, international dictionaries.

Available since:

July, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

North America, Europe, Japan, Australia.

Price range:

US$99, upgrades for US$79.

Vendor:

Applix, Inc.

112 Turnpike Road
Westboro, MA 01581
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 508 870 0300

EMail:

mrlinux@applix.com

URL:

http://linux.applixware.com

Contact:

Richard Manly <rmanly@applix.com>

Last modified:

October 1, 1998.

16.4 D.M.S. Document Management System

Description:

The system collects documents in Tiff-g4, PostScript and JPEG and organizes them in folders with record information like names and descriptions. The system can be access using any web broswer: viewing, modify, full text retrieval and faxing are provided by a web interface. New documents are made by printing to printer spooler.

Licensing policy:

The system is installed by vendor on your Linux box with a server licence, unlimited clients, unlimited document number.

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0.

Documentation:

HTML.

Extra features and add-ons:

SQL server integrationm, print capture from accounting software.

Price range:

Upon request.

Vendor:

Studio LEADER Pro

Via Pietrastretta, 76
I-38100 Trento
Italy

Phone:

+39 461 828229

Fax:

+39 461 829826, +39 461 829877

EMail:

DMS@leader.it

URL:

http://www.leader.it

Contact:

Guido Brugnara <brugnara@leader.it>

Last modified:

August 19, 1997.

16.5 HotWire EasyFAX

Description:

Fully functional GUI Fax Management Program.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Free fully functional eval from WWW site..

OS provisions:

5.5 MB Disk, 4 MB RAM.

Documentation:

Online context-sensitive help.

Product support:

Via EMail and Usenet only.

Available since:

January 1, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

USA/Canada (Unisource Systems, Inc.), Germany/Europe (Delix Computer, GmbH).

Price range:

US$99.

Vendor:

Unisource Systems, Inc.

1409 N. Cove Boulevard
Longwood, FL 32750
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 407 834 1973

Fax:

+1 407 834 8013

EMail:

sales@unisrc.com

URL:

http://www.unisrc.com

Contact:

Gary Heller

Last modified:

October 3, 1997.

16.6 NExS, the Network Extensible Spreadsheet

Description:

NExS is a full-featured graphical spreadsheet package which is designed to take advantage of the advanced features of Unix and the X Window system. It includes more than 230 computational functions and 13 2D and 3D graph types for engineering, scientific and business applications. NExS is extensible through a network aware API that allows user-defined "plug-ins" to add new features and functions in a variety of programming languages. NExS software plug-in bus includes 63 "slots" for remote processes to connect and extend NExS' basic functionality, allowing for the development of sophisticated networked applications.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

The NExS Personal Edition license is for a single user and single platform type. The owner may use the license on multiple machines. The Professional Edition license is a floating network license which allows a pool of licenses to be used on any supported platform in your network. Without a license, NExS runs in "demo mode" with limited functionality.

OS provisions:

NExS runs on Linux kernels which support ELF binaries. There are two flavors for Linux, one which requires Motif 2.0 shared libraries, and one which includes Motif 2.0 statically linked.

Documentation:

The NExS User Guide is available in PostScript (letter format, 431 pages, or A4 format, 403 pages), and in HTML. API and tclNExS documentation are available separate from the User Guide, also in PostScript and HTML format. Printed documentation is also available. All documentation is in English.

Product support:

EMail support is standard at no cost. Phone-in support is available for a charge. Bug fix and minor version releases (e.g., 1.2.x -> 1.3.0) are no cost. Major releases are substantially discounted for existing licensees.

Extra features and add-ons:

NExS plug-ins and user-contributed code are available at http://www.xess.com/plugins.html.

Available since:

1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:
  • US$149 ($99 academic) for Personal Edition
  • US$249 ($125 academic) for Professional Edition
Vendor:

X Engineering Software Systems (XESS) Corp.

P.O. Box 33091
Raleigh, NC 27636
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 961 7840, +1 919 387 0076

Fax:

+1 919 387 1302

EMail:

info@xess.com

URL:

http://www.xess.com

FTP:

ftp://ftp.vnet.net/pub/users/xess/NExS

Contact:

Dave Van den Bout <devb@xess.com>

Last modified:

March 15, 1997.

16.7 Axene Office

Description:

Axene Office suite includes Xclamation (Desktop Publishing), XQuad (Spreadsheet), XAllWrite (Word Processor) and XMayday (HTML Documentation browser). Available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version by FTP.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation.

Available since:

1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$49.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.

30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/showroom.html

FTP:

ftp://ftp.axene.com/pub

Last modified:

February 8, 1998.

16.8 Projector and Projector/Net

Description:

Produces project schedules and Gantt charts using critical path analysis from list of activities (tasks) with their associated durations and prerequisites. Projector produces sleek printed output and Projector/Net produces HTML for web clients.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Single user and server licenses. There is a demo version available for downloading from our web site.

OS provisions:

PC/Linux. Projector requires GhostScript or PostScript printer. Projector/Net requires only a client-side web browser capable of displaying graphics (Netscape and IE are fine). RAM requirements for both versions are (very roughly) load module size plus 44 bytes/activity plus 32 bytes per prerequisite activity specification plus size of input project description file (excluding embedded comments). Tested only with Red Hat Linux 4.2. Projector/Net tested only with Linux/Apache server with Internet Explorer and Netscape on the client side.

Documentation:

All contained in the product distribution README and sample project description file (English).

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$200 for Projector. US$2500 for Projector/Net.

Vendor:

IEDU

Morris Dovey
1001 Office Park Road, Suite 300
West Des Moines, IA 50265
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 515 225 1636

EMail:

mrdovey@iedu.com

URL:

http://www.iedu.com/project

Contact:

Morris Dovey

Last modified:

May 8, 1998.

16.9 The Virtual Office System

Description:

Internet capable client/server, enterprise document imaging and management. Scan directly to Linux host from Window client without using EMail or FTP.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, tape and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Free Windows client demo available from our web site. 30 day evaluation of enterprise server available upon request.

OS provisions:

Server: Linux 2.0. Client: Windows 95 and Windows NT Desktop.

Documentation:

Online help and printed administrator's manual.

Extra features and add-ons:

Windows file archiving.

Price range:

US$4995 - 5 user, 1 scanner, enterprise edition.

Vendor:

CONTEXT Information Systems, Ltd.

314 S. 2nd Street
Oakland, MD 21550
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 301 334 6550

EMail:

sales@contextis.com

URL:

http://www.contextis.com

Last modified:

June 13, 1998.

16.10 Axene XAllWrite

Description:

The word-processing application Axene XAllWrite permits the user to create excellent quality documents with ease, whether a simple letter or a large, complex publication. It features tools for multi-document management, bitmap or line-art image integration, various font capabilities, and HTML format exportation. Available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version by FTP.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation.

Available since:

1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$25.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.

30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/xallwrite.html

FTP:

ftp://ftp.axene.com/pub

Last modified:

February 8, 1998.

16.11 Axene Xclamation

Description:

Xclamation has multidocument capabilities, multi-column and gutters capabilities, magnetic ruler marks, integration of text, bitmap or vectorized images within polymorphous frames, complex editing operations on frames (including logical, zooming, outlining, rotation, background transparency, etc.), and text exportation in HTML format. Available in English, French, Spanish and German.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version by FTP.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$25.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.

30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/xclamation.html

FTP:

ftp://ftp.axene.com/pub

Last modified:

February 8, 1998.

16.12 Axene XQuad

Description:

XQuad features all the necessary functions for scientific and financial calculations and for graphical presentation of numerical data, including over 100 mathematical, logical, and string manipulation functions, various types of graphs (from histograms to radar), importation of external data files (text, Excel, etc.), production tools which allow text in cells to have automatic effect on graphical presentation. Available in English, French, German and Spanish.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, tape, Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Workstation or floating licenses. Downloadable demo version by FTP.

OS provisions:

8-16 MB RAM, 10 MB harddisk or run from the CD-ROM. a.out or ELF version.

Documentation:

Online HTML help and printed documentation.

Available since:

1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$25.

Vendor:

AXENE, Inc.

30 Montgomery street, suite 604
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3821
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 201 434 4244

EMail:

info@axene.com

URL:

http://www.axene.com/english/xquad.html

FTP:

ftp://ftp.axene.com/pub

Last modified:

February 8, 1998.


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