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John B. Harrell III, in 2000 Plus (August 1984, p. 177), omits several worthy points when he compares Profile to dBase II. For example, Harrell fails to mention Profile's ability to span disk drives: up to eight, compared to dBase II's one.
Profile can sort and index any of its segments. Profile also offers more space wth 999 fields and 4,608 characters as opposed to dBase II's 32 fields and 1,000 characters. In addition to creating multiple screens and reports, Profile builds one data entry screen and one report format automatically.
In light of these omissions, I'm forced to conclude that Harrell didn't use the version of Profile developed for the Model 2000.
H. Christopher Ayers Seattle, WA
john B. Harrell III unfairly compares dBase II with Profile. His basis for comparison is lopsided as the two products are meant for two different machines: dBase is for the Model 2000, while Profile is for the Model III. Had Harrell compared dBase II with FilePro 16, designed specifically for the Model 2000, he'd realize that FilePro far exceeds the capabilities of dBase II.
John J. Esak Vice President The Small Computer Company New York, NY
I disagree with Terry Kepner's review of SuperScripsit for the Model 4 (August 1984, p. 184). While SuperScripsit for the Models I and III is a fine piece of software, the Model 4 version is unsatisfactory.
The most obvious bug is that the keyboard/keyboard buffer doesn't keep pace with the touch typist; it drops characters during word wraps and at the end of the line. A second
problem is the trashing of long files during scrolling and disk access. This bug alone renders the program useless.
John L. Ragle Amherst, MA
Kepner's review of the Model 4 SuperScripsit Dictionary is shortsighted.
The MEMDISK feature on the Models 4 and 4P lets you gain a 57K useable disk drive in RAM. You can then copy documents from a data disk to MEMDISK, remove the data disk, and insert the SuperScripsit Dictionary. When you're finished checking your documents, simply copy them back to the data disk. As a Model 4P user, I find MEMDISK invaluable.
A. Ackart Ventura, CA
After reading Terry Kepner's review of SuperScripsit, I feel compelled to comment. First, Kepner's statements regarding the reset button are inaccurate. If a file is closed with con-trol/Q (exit document), it can be reac-cessed, even if a subsequent exit was by means of the reset button.
Also, you can preserve a document under a different name with a one-drive system, although it's more difficult, The control/R recalls the copied text under the new name after you block and copy the original document.
The biggest problem with this is the lack of available disk space as the same disk must accommodate the original, the copy, and the new document.
When used with an appropriate printer, SuperScripsit provides features lacking in most word processors: micro justification, proportional spacing, double underlining, and true boldface.
Robert B. Ormsby Newhall, CA
A reviewer's criticisms should be realistic and appropriate. Kepner, in his review, doesn't exhibit either of these qualities.
Kepner doesn't address the differences between SuperScripsit for the Models III and 4, nor does he discuss the Model 4 features that can't be used with SuperScripsit. In addition, it's unrealistic to expect SuperScripsit to work with full efficiency in one drive.
Kenneth W. Collins Falls Church, VA
I didn't experience difficulty with the keystroke, nor did I notice problems during scrolling or disk accessing. As TRSDOS 6.X is a very reliable DOS, I'd suspect power-line problems before blaming SuperScripsit. I don't think it's unfair to expect SuperScripsit to work on a one-drive system; other, more powerful word processors manage with one disk drive.
It's true that certain Model 4 features aren't compatible with SuperScripsit. For example, the Model 4 print spooling and keyboard filters don't work because SuperScripsit makes system calls that circumvent those features of TRSDOS 6.X. Furthermore, TRSDOS 6.X doesn't honor the TRSDOS Himem pointer.
Unfortunately, the extended memory provided by MEMDISK doesn't satisfy the 174K required by the SuperScripsit Dictionary.
Terry Kepner Peterborough, NH
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