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1. Microsoft Visio 2003 Standard
$79.99 $79.88 list($99.99)
2. Palo Alto Business Plan Pro 2005
$189.99 list($229.00)
3. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
$869.99 $400.00 list($999.00)
4. Microsoft Project Professional
$173.99 $173.97 list($299.95)
5. Niles Endnote 8.0 Windows
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6. Wizcom QuickLink Elite Pen Scanner
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7. Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade
$182.99 list($199.99)
8. Palo Alto Business Plan Pro 2005
$68.99 $54.95 list($79.95)
9. QuickBooks Customer Manager 2.0
$88.99 list($109.00)
10. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Upgrade
$177.99 $177.43 list($195.00)
11. Crystal Reports 10, Standard Full
$256.49 $17.59 list($299.99)
12. Corel WordPerfect Office 12
$85.49 $78.92 list($99.99)
13. Art Explosion Publisher Pro
$699.00 list($1,470.00)
14. PowerPlugs: Ultimate Combo 15
$447.99 list($495.00)
15. Crystal Reports XI Professional
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16. Crystal Reports XI Standard Edition
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17. Corel Ventura 10 Upgrade Intelligent
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18. ResumeMaker Career Edition
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19. Logo Design Studio
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20. Video Explosion Deluxe

1. Microsoft Visio 2003 Standard
by Microsoft
list price: $199.00
our price: $170.99
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Asin: B0000AZJVM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 1498
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Microsoft® Office Visio 2003 gives business and technical users the power to visualize and communicate ideas, information, and systems. Use the simple, flexible tools in Visio 2003 to easily create business and technical charts and graphics that capture your inspiration and communicate it with impact.

Features:

  • Visio helps you improve systems and processes by turning data from existing applications into interactive diagrams.
  • Visio helps you easily create business and technical diagrams to think through, better understand, and design ideas, processes and systems.
  • Diagrams created in Visio help you communicate information clearly, concisely and effectively in a way that text and numbers alone can not.
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Features

  • Integrate with other business systems by extracting data from Visio diagrams and importing it to Excel, Word, Access,SQL Server, XML and other formats
  • It's never been easier to assemble diagrams -- just drag the pre-defined Microsoft SmartShapes symbols into the desired location
  • Generate common diagram types from all sorts of existing data, to put complex concepts, processes, and relationships into their proper context
  • Create visually rich diagrams that ive your ideas maximum impact -- then share them in workspace files on your team's SharePoint site
  • Track reviewer's comments and customize your diagram, to meet the needs of your organization

Reviews (7)

3-0 out of 5 stars Missing features of previous versions
Visio 2003 Pro is a good product, but the fact that several key features are gone is the reason for a 3 star rating.

I use Visio 2003 Pro for general diagramming and for informal data modeling and process modeling in the course of developing system requirements.I used the simple data flow model diagram for years in Visio 2000, but 2003 has removed the "model" capabilities; it's just a picture now with no reusable components.

Pluses:
Good screen layout options
Still reverse-engineers databases
Better shape manipulation
Shape transparency

Minuses:
Removed "explorer" and modeling capabilities of Data Flow Model diagram
Does not generate DDL (Data Definition Language) anymore (need Visual Studio)
No longer exports to ERWin ERX files
Does not save to Visio 5 format (only 2002)
Removed Auto-Discovery
Removed a bunch of file converters and import tools

I recommend looking at Microsoft's "What you won't find in Microsoft Office Visio 2003" found at http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010857571033.aspx.


5-0 out of 5 stars Does everything but tie your shoelaces for you
I was able to turn out a complicated flowchart polished enough for professional training purposes in just two hours - despite having never used this kind of software before, and having no assistancewhatsoever besides the program's own Help files. Now *that's* ease-of-use.

1-0 out of 5 stars Beware!!!Not an upgrade for Visio 2003 Standard
I just purchased this thinking that "of course I can upgrade to Visio 2003 Pro from Visio 2003 Standard".Nope. This is just plain silly. I still am trying to figure out if I can even upgrade my Visio *2003* Standard version to Professional.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Valuable Upgrade
I have been using the Visio diagramming software since the 2000 version.In my mind this upgrade is the best I have purchased.

The interface with the rest of the Office XP 2003 Suite is vastly improved.I can now take a diagram created in Visio and drop it into Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations and e-mails without having to reformat it.In the past the transfer was never clean.

Once the diagram is embedded, I can emphasize and clarify key points, gather input from team members and even share documents using SharePoint services.This is a huge timesaver for me.

If you embed your diagrams in other documents, you will love this upgrade.

4-0 out of 5 stars Powerful, Versatile, Sophisticated Business Diagramming
Visio has always been an excellent solution for technical diagramming. Version 2003 is no exception and improves upon its predecessor with support for the web and integration with other Office applications. The program still lacks certain elements of Microsoft Office which I feel concerned about. Users are able to import Native Auto CAD drawings directly into Visio, and use the Visio tools to further customize and edit drawings to their hearts content. You can create custom stencils save them and share with other Visio users over a corporate network. You can export diagrams as a webpage so that users who don't have Visio installed locally on their machine can View diagrams through web browser at different resolutions with ease. The program enables IT Adminstrators to create Diagrams for Active Directory role outs for Windows 2000 Server and Server 2003. SQL Server or other third party database products such as Oracle and IBM DB2 can use the Visio functionality to outline a companies storage of data through active digrams that automate how data is stored and used. You can create simple project management task, and also export other Visio digrams to PowerPoint and further edit within PowerPoint or Word.Other features include searching for stencils online in the program, which makes it easy for you to find that particular diagram. Visio still lacks certain elements such as native support for WordArt. Overall, this upgrade is a must have for existing Visio 2000 or 5.0 users, but some 2002 users might not see any need for some of the functionality and might wait first to see if their diagramming and network infrastructure needs demand the new functionality and technology that Visio 2003 has to offer. ... Read more


2. Palo Alto Business Plan Pro 2005
by Palo Alto Software, Inc.
list price: $99.99
our price: $79.99
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Asin: B0002IKHIK
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Sales Rank: 40
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Features:

  • EasyPlan Wizard:The EasyPlan Wizard provides step-by-step guidance and asks you simple questions to guide you through the process of producing a complete business plan. Based on your answers, the EasyPlan Wizard selects the plan outline that is right for your business.
  • Develop a Strategy:Business Plan Pro helps you identify keys to success and define your market. Expert guidance at every step provides the tools you need to make critical business decisions.
  • Detailed Instructions and Examples:Every step includes in-depth instructions and multiple examples from real business plans.
  • Wizard-driven Financials:Make sure your numbers work. Every financial table includes a built-in wizard to guide you through the process of creating solid business numbers.
  • Row-by-Row Spreadsheet Help:You can't get stuck with the automatic row-by-row help system. It provides advice, information, and answers for every step of every spreadsheet. No template can give you that level of assistance.
  • Tim Berry, the Wizard Behind the EasyPlan Wizard:Business planning expert Tim Berry is the author of Business Plan Pro. Use his experience to your advantage.
  • 400+ Complete Sample Business Plans:Avoid writer's block with over 400 sample business plans. Use them for inspiration and research. Import sample plans directly into your own plan.
  • 2 Business Books Included:Learn the fundamentals of business planning and marketing planning with the two books by Tim Berry, included with your software.
  • Legal Tools & Business Reference Library:Get the ins and outs of small business legal issues and learn how to choose a legal structure for your business.
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Features

  • 2 expert business and marketing planning books included
  • Software for professional and customizable business plans
  • 400+ sample plans; instructions and examples at every step
  • Easily exports to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF
  • Built-in Plan Review ensures bullet-proof financials

Reviews (2)

1-0 out of 5 stars Won't even install without manual hack
So, I wanted some software help in writing my very first ever business plan. This one came highly recommended from reviews here, and elsewhere. So I bought a copy.
Guess what? Won't install. Get "Error 1935". I click on 'Contact Us' from the installer. Tech Support? It's a toll call-- no 800 number. So I go to the web page. Track down an article on this problem. The Fix? About an hour's worth of manual labor on my part that *might* fix it-- Palo Alto Software would really like to hear from me if it works.
Not likely. This is being returned today.
1 star for putting a product on the floor that won't install, and then offering a fix that requires 21 manual steps, including a diagnostic boot in Windows XP.
I'll just write up my business plan in Word, thank you very much.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for me...
It has everything that I need, easy to understand it complicate and not complicate business plans (as I wish). Also one of the features I loved it is sample business plans they cover almost all kind of business. It is perfect... I strongly recommend it. ... Read more


3. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003
by Microsoft
list price: $229.00
our price: $189.99
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Asin: B0000AZJVH
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 144
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 includes new tools to help you create, present, and collaborate on presentations that have more impact.

Features:

  • Work Together and Share Presentations with Confidence Now it's easier to collaborate on compelling presentations and share them with others.
  • Impress Your Audience Use PowerPoint 2003 to create exciting slide shows with graphics, animations, and multimediaand make them easier to present.
  • Access Information at Your Fingertips Find the information you need without having to leave PowerPoint 2003.
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Features

  • Advanced multimedia support makes it easier to transfer Powerpoint files to a CD
  • Cross-platform compatibility with support for Macintosh and Netscape users
  • Create rich-media presentations that deliver better communications -- whether you're doing marketing presentations, online learning or executive broadcasts
  • Improved audio and video options give you a wealth of backgrounds, templates and special effects to include in tyour presentation
  • Enhanced SMart Tags make it easier to manage and track different aspects of your presentation or project

Reviews (1)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not Wallet Compatible
Let me start by saying that I'm no computer expert (far from it) and that Power Point 2003 is a good program that is already reaping rewards for me. BUT I have to say that this version is too high for me and that one should buy this in a package deal (Microsoft Student Edition) if you don't need all the "extra" features that are basically useless for someone using this stuff at home. Through a series of events (or calamity, as my wallet put it) I ended up buying Microsoft Office Basics 2003 that came with (a) Word 2003 (b) Excel 2003 and (c) Outlook but that didn't have Powerpoint included. So, I thought that I'd be able to get an Upgrade addition to work on my computer because the box lists a series of Office editions that would be upgradeable. When I got it home, however, I found that it didn't work with Office 2003 and that I'd have to get the extended version. It would work if I had an older computer with older software, but newer stuff required a stand alone piece of software if it isn't included in the bundle.

When I went back with this quandary, the price of this program cost more than my bundle pack of software and I found myself a bit unhappy because I could either (a) buy this overpriced thing by forking out almost two hundred bucks or (b) buy a student addition that basically meant repurchasing all the programs I had and forking out hundred + dollars. I opted for the second, not really happy with the choice but needing the presentation power in my hands and not wanting to pay too much, and I kept thinking that this piece of software is wayyy too expensive for the average laptop.

The moral of the story: If you need the extended pack, then you have a specific reason brought to the table. If you don't know a reason you'd have to have a stand-alone version then you probably don't need it, and should buy the compact versions and SHOP WISELY - avoiding oversight.


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4. Microsoft Project Professional 2003
by Microsoft
list price: $999.00
our price: $869.99
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Asin: B0000BZ54N
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 1827
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Product Description

Microsoft Project 2003 Professional.Microsoft Office Project 2003 is used by project managers who need a desktop tool to manage their projects independently but who do not require strong coordination with other project managers or the ability to manage resources from a central repository. Project 2003 is designed to improve your ability to organize work and communicate effectively and succinctly through familiar, easy-to-use tools. Organized Work:Better organize and manage work and people to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget. Compelling CommunicationsConvey your project plans and status effectively and succinctly. Ease of UseEnhance your productivity and effectiveness by learning and applying project management practices easily. ... Read more

Features

  • Use for portfolio management, modeling, resource management, and project collaboration
  • Microsoft's desktop enterprise project management program
  • Used with Project Server 2003 and Project Web Access
  • Offers all the tools found in Project Standard
  • Provides powerful enterprise project management capabilities when used with Project Server

5. Niles Endnote 8.0 Windows
by Niles Software
list price: $299.95
our price: $173.99
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Asin: B0002ER3GI
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Niles Software
Sales Rank: 142
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

ISI EndNote v.8.0 - Document Management - 1 User(s) - PCUsed by millions of researchers, students and librarians, EndNote 8 expands easy bibliographies to any language, allows you to build libraries of any size and more. With EndNote you can search online bibliographic databases, organize references and images, and create instant bibliographies. Endnote 8 demonstrates ISI ResearchSoft's ongoing commitment to improve core features that make EndNote an essential tool for your research, writing and publishing needs. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theISI 5018 - ENDNOTE 8 WIN SINGLE USER NO RETURNS 8/31/05 and all other ISI Software - Educ ... Read more

Features

  • Essential tool for research, writing, and publishing
  • Create instant bibliographies; organize references and images
  • Build libraries of any size; new reference types and fields
  • Add, edit, and display references in any language
  • Search online bibliographic databases

Reviews (1)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't even think about it
Do not buy this program. Version 8 is a complete rewrite to support Unicode and is definitely not ready for prime time. We tried version 8.0.1 where I work and computers are crashing, libraries are not opening up and saving properly on network drives, the program itself is slow and clunky and annoying even when it's working. I love version 5! After I try version 7 we may make version 7 the standard. ... Read more


6. Wizcom QuickLink Elite Pen Scanner (E04087)
by Wizcom

our price: $141.54
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Asin: B0002MPVEQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Wizcom
Sales Rank: 2474
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The QuickLink-Pen Elite is the latest version of the very popular and successful QuickLink-Pen, providing users with new and improved electronic note-taking capabilities: reads notes and definitions aloud; beams to Smartphones, as well as to PDAs and PCs; includes English dictionary definitions; USB connection to PC.Used just like a yellow highlighter, the QuickLink-Pen Elite allows the user to collect, electronically, notes from any printed text - anytime, anywhere!The QuickLink-Pen Elite is ideal for students, doctors, business people, or researchers who need the ability to quickly and easily take notes whenever and wherever they might be - in a library, on a plane, or in a business meeting. ... Read more

Features

  • USB and IrDA infra red ports, PC compatible
  • Stores up to 1,000 pages of text; text-to-speech software
  • Supports English, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and French
  • Exports data to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
  • 97% OCR accuracy, recognizes 6-22 point font sizes

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with OS X
I want to like this thing, but I can't, for it does not work at all with OS X.

So, if, like me, you run Apples, just pass on by this page because the thing will not work for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the C-Pen 800C
I'm measuring, first and foremost, ease and precision of scanning. Speed of scanning and ease of installation on the computer are, in my mind, about the same for both this, the Wizcom QuickLink Elite, and the C-Pen 800C. They differ sufficiently, however, in the primary question of ease and quality of scanning. For the record, I bought both at the same time, with the intent of keeping the better of the two. You can just go ahead and buy the C-Pen 800C.
I have had one horrible experience with a pen scanner by Siemens, the "Pocket Reader." It was truly useless. It scanned so poorly that I just put it aside. By the time I though to return it, Siemens was no longer making it, and I couldn't get customer service here in the U.S.
The Wizcom QuickLink Elite is not so bad. It's serviceable. I don't think it lives up to its 95% accuracy guarantee, but perhaps meets a 90% threshold, measured impressionistically. It's interface is also reasonable and satisfactory.
However, the C-Pen 800C is even more precise, truly approaching 95%. Moreover, if you discount errors in spacing from this accuracy percentage, its precision is even higher. Whereas the Wizcom is just as likely to make a content error, misread letters, etc., the 800C's errors are more likely to be the absence of a space when there should be one. A rare missed space doesn't make you puzzle over the text when you come back to it two months later.
C-Pen is also lighter, and it's rechargeable, so while it's more expensive, in the long run, you'll save on batteries.
Both have comparable single-language dictionaries, though Wizcom has more built in or for free (C-Pen allows you one free dictionary, including bilingual ones). Wizcom is a only a bit slower on the uptake, but significantly more likely to warn you "Scan too fast." I've never had that from C-Pen, and again, the precision at any speed is appreciably better with C-Pen.
Both have comparable PC and PDA compatibility capacity.

3-0 out of 5 stars Too much capability can be a bad thing....
I chose this device over the competitor products based on (1) ergonomics, (2) local device controls, and (3) independent operation from the PC.Unfortunately, the device software has fallen prey to the age-old issues of any device that tries to perform "smart" syncing operations.It gets confused...

My goal was to use the pen as a remote scanning device and then be able to upload the scanned text to either my home PC or my laptop.I installed the desktop application on both machines with no apparent problems.However, after successfully syncing with one machine, a subsequent attempt to sync with the second machine failed miserably.One such failure caused me to permanently lose 2 hours worth of scanned input.I was horrified.

I need a scanning pen that is exactly just that.A scanner.I don't need a smart device that wants to 'remember' what I've done or what I want to do.I don't get this type of behavior with my digital camera or my flatbed scanner, so I don't expect it from a pen.When you perform an alleged upload operation, the software tries to write information back into the pen.If I'm "uploading" then I don't want anything to be "downloaded" into the pen... period.This is the bane of my tests and the failures.

There are certainly other factors that affected decision to return the equipment to the manufacturer for refund, such as sluggish processing times between scans, and extremely poor ability to read Times New Roman (note: all their samples are in Arial, but find a textbook that isn't TNR!).I could still have lived with these ideosyncracies if it weren't for the high risk of data loss.This was intended to be a time saver, but it simply wasn't.

My rating here is based on the hardware.This device could be vastly improved with a change in software philosophy.Just upload the data and don't second-guess the operator.

4-0 out of 5 stars Portable, useful, and easy to use
I received QuickLink Elite pen today and have been testing it for the past 6 hours. Now I am finished, I would like to share my thought about this device with you. The box came with the content as described by Amazon. My surprise was that the 135 page color manual, I thought those were extinct! That is in addition to the PDF one in the CD.

Installation on Windows XP Pro. SP2 (Tablet edition) went smoothly, the instructions on the self run CD were easy to follow. You basically install the driver for the cable [serial at the device connector to USB (II in my case) at the PC end], then you install the desktop application which is a very basic utility that lists the files on your pen, and allows you to communicate, change settings, transfer data, and add software to your pen. Once you install the software, you will be asked to connect the device to the computer to start the communication. Initially I had a problem connecting to the device because it conflicted with Bluetooth serial ports. So I disabled the Bluetooth serial ports and removed some extra unused serial COM ports from the computer device manager. I reinstalled the pen drive from the CD, restarted the computer but before I connect again I did one more IMPORTANT step that is not mentioned anywhere. You Baud rate on the pen (go to settings, communications, baud rate) must be the same as your computer COM port (go to device manager, right click on the new COM port), choose a rate, in my case 57600 worked best. After that I managed to exchange files, install software to the pen. In addition, It tried the IrDA with my laptop, the text file was transferred instantly. PDA (iPAQ) recognize the device but transfer of files needed third-party software (Peacmaker $15). In their website, they say there will be an upgrade where third party will not be needed.

After that scanning the text went smoothly, I also scanned small image ( max 8 mm wide), installed the tables software on the pen, scanned directly on the PC ... all went very well. I scanned a type font 10 textbook, out of the total 543,24 were mis-recognized (some missing one letter, some had capital letter in the middle, while others were just a mess). That is about 95.5% accuracy, not bad, considering that I get about 85% with a flatbed scanner. It takes me about 5 to 6 seconds per line (about 5 minutes per page), so this is truly for text snippets rather than a whole page scanning. Image scanning is useful for signatures, Greek letters, etc. Quality is just OK, you can also scan tables, business cards (to outlook), URLs (get sent to favorites) with the included add-ins on the CD, and bar codes (additional downloads from the wizcom website). All in all I will recommend this device for students, researchers, & people who type slow or rather collect different set of texts from books, journals, etc. It fits 1000 pages internal memory, besides scanning directly to your word processor. It has built in English dictionary, good for language students. It also read aloud any text that is scanned (I do not see the use of this one) but the pen comes with earphone with volume controls.
All in all, this pen turn out as it was described and I think it is a keeper. Thanks for reading this long review and I hope it helped someone.
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7. Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Upgrade from Pro (Mac DVD)
by Apple Computer
list price: $399.00
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0009319LW
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Apple Computer
Sales Rank: 1892
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Product Description

The scalability, performance and Emmy Award-winning workflow of Final Cut Pro 5 make it the first choice of professional video editors everywhere.

Features:

  • The first choice for multicamera and native HDV editing.Make videos and movies in any format with Final Cut Pro 5, a major upgrade to Apple's award-winning video editing application. It features powerful new multicamera editing, native HDV support, precision editing tools, scalable real-time effects processing, advanced real-time color correction and image manipulation filters and audio control surface support.
  • Edit anything.Whatever video format you choose, Final Cut Pro 5 is up to the task. Edit everything from DV and SD to DVCPRO HD and fully uncompressed 10-bit high-definition video. Or work with new formats like native HDV (long-GOP MPEG2) and 50Mbps IMX. Capture and output video accurately using professional decks, or go tapeless with new Panasonic P2 media support.
  • Wait for nothing.From precision editing tools to its amazing real-time multistream effects architecture, Final Cut Pro 5 is built for speed with new support for real-time effects on fully uncompressed HD video. Use Dynamic RT to maximize real-time performance by automatically adjusting video quality and frame-rate during playback. Simultaneously view and cut from multiple sources in real time using powerful new multicamera editing tools that support up to 128 cameras.
  • Work together.Deep integration with Apple's Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro and Shake lets editors seamlessly move from one creative task to the next. And when Final Cut Pro 5 is paired with Xsan, you can capture once, save time and share media with multiple editors.
Note: Must have a registered version of Final Cut Pro to use this software. ... Read more

Features

  • This upgrade is for purchasers of previous versions of Apple Final Cut Pro
  • RT Extreme with Dynamic RT -- editors have access to real-time effects processing that scales with their systems, from DV to fully uncompressed HD
  • Multiple, scalable format support -- new in Final Cut Pro 5 is supprot for IMX, Panasonic P2, and Native HDV. Final Cut Pro editors can work natively with a variety of DV, SD, and HD formats
  • Final Cut Pro's suite of editing tools allow editors to work with speed and precision on both single- and multi-camera projects
  • Multicamera editing lets editors simultaneously view and cut from multiple sources in real time, in DV, SD, and HD. Up to 128 sources can be grouped together into multiclips with simultaneous playback of up to 16 at a time

8. Palo Alto Business Plan Pro 2005 Premier
by Palo Alto Software, Inc.
list price: $199.99
our price: $182.99
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Asin: B0002EBGCU
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Palo Alto Software, Inc.
Sales Rank: 986
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Product Description

Business Plan Pro 2005 Premier Edition ... Read more

Features

  • 2 expert business and marketing planning books included
  • Business-planning software with helpful collaboration tools
  • 400+ sample plans; expert instructions and examples at every step
  • Easily exports to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe PDF
  • Built-in Plan Review ensures bullet-proof financials

9. QuickBooks Customer Manager 2.0
by Intuit, Inc.
list price: $79.95
our price: $68.99
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Asin: B00062AKI4
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Intuit, Inc.
Sales Rank: 283
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Intuit QuickBooks Customer Manager v.2.0 - Complete Product - Contact Management - 1 User(s) Complete Product - Standard - PCQuickBooks Customer Manager is hands-down the easiest way to give your customers great service to keep them coming back. It puts all the information you need at your fingertips, and synchronizes information between your key applications. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theIntuit 284255 - QUICKBOOKS CUSTOMER MANAGER 2.0 WIN and all other Intuit Software - Misc ... Read more

Features

  • Import contacts from QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and more
  • Create group mailings instantly; familiar look and feel of QuickBooks
  • Information management tool for delivering great customer service
  • See customers at a glance and detailed information instantly
  • Synchronize information between key applications

Reviews (6)

1-0 out of 5 stars TOO SLOW, TOO MANY BUGS!
This is, on paper, an excellent idea and has lots of potential. Unfortunately, it SLOOOOOWS your system down to a crawl -- which is frustrating to the point where I don't want to use the product.

As I said, its a great idea for me. I have been searching for a product that could help me track my many projects without the overkill of a MS Project.

It also has many annoying bugs that need to be addressed.

The program has great potential and if it worked as it claims I would give it 5 stars -- but, it can't live up to its promises and until Intuit addresses these -- DON'T BUY IT!!

Too bad -- I love Quickbooks and am disappointed in this product, especially since this is version 2.0.

1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I had that slow, unstable, featureless version
Spare a thought for us international users, who can't even get the slow, unstable and featureless version 2.0 of the product.

I am based in Ireland, and so require the UK version of this product to integrate with Quickbooks. Unlike the US version, this costs 200 euros per person, three times the price of the US version.

To add to the insult, only version 1.0 is available in the UK. The difference is, version 1.0 does not synchronise emails. I know a team member sent an email, but I can't see it. This product has zero value. It is a shared address book.

I contacted Quickbooks support (April 2005), and was informed that they "are not shipping version 2.0 in the UK, because they only started shipping versin 1.0 in September." This out of date version is clearly selling like a dog, but they will wait until the shelves clear before shipping the 2004 version. With luck, that will be out of date by then too.

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your money (and time)
I am very sorry to say that all the bad reviews are correct. I thought they were being to hard on Quickbooks. I thought that maybe, if you took your time and didn't expect too much, that the software could help you say organized to some extent.
My apologies go out to all the reviewers. I was soooo wrong! I spent hours trying to make this work for me. All I got was messed up customer records in quickbooks & outlook, which took me hours to fix.
Even when using the program, there are problems. Example - I emailed an attachment by clicking on "Email" in the contact's file, he could not open it. If I send the same attachment through Outlook directly, no problem. What's the use in having that email ability if it doesn't work.
When you transfer names from Quickbooks to this program, the address goes under "Bill To" - OK. Now sync to Outlook - hey, there is no "Bill To", so guess what - you get NOTHING! So now I have 1800 names in my outlook with no info.
I could go on, but you get the point. This program would be bad even as a beta version, but this is version 2!

1-0 out of 5 stars THE WORSE!
As insulted as we were to buy 5 licenses for version 1.0, version 2.0 is still as buggy as version 1.0.Total waste of time, money, and cdrom space!

1-0 out of 5 stars The bigger they get the worse they are.
I purchased this software after extensive conferencing with "Quick Books SALES STAFF, all good and fine, they pick up the phone spend unlimited time with you. Tell you everything is fine answer all your questions

Now when you purchase the product there is the RUB!!!!

#1 the product does not work, in any shape or form. Tey as one might.
# CSR is off shore so you are on hold over an hour. Than they tell you that even though you called the # on package , for some reason ( heaven only knows) they are not the right department ( if they are not the right deptpartment why do they put that # on the box, to call) , Then they say the right dept is # an other # and they transfer you. Well you guessed it, the "other dept" is closed.

If they planned to make you miserable they could not have succeeded better.

Take your money and not give you a thing for it, These poeple should have some serious competetion or maybe this is the American Way now.

Good luck if you BUY anything FRom THEM!!!!

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10. Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Upgrade
by Microsoft
list price: $109.00
our price: $88.99
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Asin: B0000AZJVI
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 336
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Product Description

Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 includes new tools to help you create, present, and collaborate on presentations that have more impact.

Features:

  • Work Together and Share Presentations with Confidence Now it's easier to collaborate on compelling presentations and share them with others.
  • Impress Your Audience Use PowerPoint 2003 to create exciting slide shows with graphics, animations, and multimediaand make them easier to present.
  • Access Information at Your Fingertips Find the information you need without having to leave PowerPoint 2003.
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Features

  • Advanced multimedia support makes it easier to transfer Powerpoint files to a CD
  • PowerPoint 2003 gives you the ability to create an impact with your ideas, whether it's in person or online!
  • Create rich-media presentations that deliver better communications -- whether you're doing marketing presentations, online learning or executive broadcasts
  • Improved audio and video options give you a wealth of backgrounds, templates and special effects to include in tyour presentation
  • Enhanced SMart Tags make it easier to manage and track different aspects of your presentation or project

11. Crystal Reports 10, Standard Full Product
by Business Objects
list price: $195.00
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Asin: B0001BRD6C
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Business Objects
Sales Rank: 342
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Product Description

Business Objects Crystal Reports v.10.0 - Complete Product - Report Generating - 1 User(s) Complete Product - PCCrystal Reports is a powerful reporting toolkit that helps you design flexible, feature-rich reports. Its proven query technology gives you access to virtually any data source, including XML, OLAP, and enterprise data sources. Extensive formatting options deliver complete control over how the data is presented to your end users. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theBusiness Objects WRPRC010 - CRYSTAL REPORTS 10 STANDARD FULL PRODUCT and all other Business Objects Software - Misc ... Read more

Features

  • Provides basic report design functionality off PC-based data sources
  • Enhanced features for greater productivity and easier reporting
  • Format painter for faster report formatting
  • Enhanced Excel export for greater end-user flexibility
  • 100-percent Java reporting component for J2EE applications

12. Corel WordPerfect Office 12
by Corel
list price: $299.99
our price: $256.49
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Asin: B0001H9L34
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Corel
Sales Rank: 964
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

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Features

  • Feature-rich, compatible office productivity suite at a competitive price
  • Powerful word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications
  • Compatible with Microsoft Office, PDF, HTML, XML, and more
  • Intuitive Publish to PDF feature; no need for additional PDF software
  • Maximizes efficiency; versatile and easy to use

Reviews (10)

1-0 out of 5 stars NOT for a network printer
We have had Corel WP for years.We recently upgraded from 8 to 12 (we're a non profit) and 12 barely works with our network printer.I've even spoken with COrel techs who've instructed me on how to set up documents to print to our printer-- it is so awkward a procedure (not to mention totally dumb).What's worse is that it just doesn't work all the time.THings are SO bad that I am constantly called to try to figure out why it won't print AGAIN.We wish we'd thought to get the trial version first!Many others have told me how horrible Corel's products are getting.Nothing but trouble for us!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Better Word Processor
I don't have much use for anything in the suite except WordPerfect. I've been using WordPerfect since before Windows, when, if you were lucky enough to afford a 4 color screen, the word processor could display a blue or a green background, displayed ASCII characters, there were no fonts except Courier, and laser printers cost a small fortune. I work for a number of attorneys -- WordPerfect is the software of choice for wordprocessing in most offices I've worked in because, in my opinion, it is the better product for the job. It has many features specifically designed for law office use incuding the pleading macro, a toolbar for legal work, and tables of authorities and table of contents designed for legal documents.It may also be because WordPerfect has been around for so long that everyone just migrated without changing. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

When WordPerfect came out, it took over the market. When MicroSoft came out with Word, I had the feeling they did everything they could to make it different from WordPerfect just to use its power in the industry to take over the wordprocessing market, just like MicroSoft did with every other good software idea to come along. (e.g., Mozilla/Netscape, Norton Utilities.) I hate Microsoft's stupid animated paperclip -- it makes me feel like a 7 year old. "It looks like your writing a letter ..." Go away! It was amusing to watch it roll itself up and spit itself through some imaginary pinch rollers when you print a document, but only once. By the fourth time that stupid paperclip reared its animated eyeballs and interfered with my workflow, I wanted to tell MicroSoft to wrap that annoying the paperclip around their cable modems!! I'm an adult!

I have two versions of Word and WordPerfect 5, 7, 8, 10 and 12. (I just threw out 5.2 for Windows and 7 when I moved.) I use the MicroSoft product only when absolutely necessary -- usually because someone else needs the document in that format.

In my experience, Word does one thing better than WordPerfect -- and it is a biggie -- it works with HTML documents better than the Corel WordPerfect. With Word, you can copy an entire page from the Web and paste it directly into Word and it will pull most of the pictures from the Web. WordPerfect does not go and get the pictures. HEAR THAT COREL!?! However, I don't often copy entire web pages into my documents.

The reason I like WordPerfect so much is that it types more like a typewriter. You can set up and use styles if you want, but you can also just hit the tab button to indent the first line of a paragraph. If you want to change the margins for the entire document, you simply change the margins. The rest of the document follows the change. You don't have to change each paragraph.

In addition, you can get to the formatting codes. Hit Alt-F3 and the screen splits in half and displays all of the formatting codes -- bold, underline, tabs, indent codes, line spacing, column on and off, etc. Then you know exactly what you have done and fix and format it easily. This ability has proven useful on several occasions when clients, who insist on using Word for legal documents, cannot cajole Word to put their unruly documents into the format they want. (This is particularly true when using OCR with scanned or faxed documents.) By opening the Word document in WordPerfect, I have been able to use "Alt-F3" to identify the errant codes and quickly repair them.The ability to easily replace formatting codes becomes extremely powerful when combined with global search and replace commands.WordPerfect can then save the document in Word/RTF format with the problems fixed.

Working with columns is also easier. You turn on columns and tell it how many colums you want, set the width of each, and the space between them, and away you go. You have four types of columns to work with -- newspaper, balanced newspaper, parallel and parallel with block protect. It handles columns much better. I've tried the other software, and if you change text or printers, you can never get the columns to line up the way you want it. With Word, each colum change or page change seems to introduce new control codes, and a complete set of formatting, and you can never get it back the way you want it. I once tried to scan in a list of names and addresses which were in two or three columns into Word. Each name and address was placed in its own text box. I could never work with it.

The most prominent change between WP 10 and 12 is the workspace manager which allows you to switch between legal mode, original (classic) WordPerfect 5.1 mode (with the blue screen), legal mode, standard WordPerfect for Windows mode and Word mode. They have also included the ability to publish to Adobe PDF, HTML, and RTF/Word formats.

This is full featured software, and does everything I need. It handles tables, tables of content, tables of authorities, column sorts -- everything I need in a law office. Graphics can be dropped in with a click of the mouse. I'm considered to be almost an expert, and there is a lot I don't know!

Take time to get to know the software and you'll be glad you purchased it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than MS Office
WordPerfect 12 is better than Office in that it is far more user friendly, has more features and is faster and less likely to crash.You can also use WordPerfect on most operating systems, which you cannot do with MS Office.People ask, why use Corel when you can just use Office?The answer is that it is better in every single way than Office, and if you don't believe it, try it yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Far superior to any other office package!
So, the "whole world" used Microsoft Office.Why should you buy this if it is just the same thing?First, I am pretty sure this is a bit cheaper than microsoft.Second, you can save any Corel file into office format to be compatible with the world.Third, Corel customer support is much more friendly. Finally, The corel software package is far superior.Specifically . . .

Wordperfect:The word processor that is far superior to MS Word or any other that I have used.If you do nothing but type plain text, anything will work for you, even wordpad.However, as soon as you want to FORMAT with columns, tables, graphics, special characters, or anything fancy, WORDPERFECT is the best.You can type alt-F3 within the program to "reveal codes."This makes it so that you can see exactly what the program is doing. I "fluent" in literally dozens of different word processors and nothing gives you the power and control of wordperfect.I can get the job done with anything, but wordperfect saves me tons of time, and makes my life so much easier.

Quatro Pro:A spreadsheet program similar to microsoft excel.I do prefer this program over excel, but honestly I don't find it any better than excel.One advantage over excel is everybody else is using it.

Presentations: Similar to Mirosoft Powerpoint.This is another superior program.It can open powerpoint files.The huge advantage is the ease of use and the power to create great presentations in a little time.Often a program like this is something on your laptop, in which case, it doesn't matter if you have Powerpoint or not.If you create you presentations at home and present them on another computer, Presentations will save things in powerpoint format.You can download a free powerpoint viewer to make sure the conversion really worked.Every conversion I have ever done worked perfectly.

Conclusion, the corel suit is a better program.The program is faster, more efficient, more user friendly, makes smaller file sizes, and overall causes less stress.My advice: buy it!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best word processor for a bargain price
WordPerfect is more intuitively user-friendly than MS Word, and really grows on you as you realize this.Example #1: the "Reveal Codes" View option, which you'll love if you ever have trouble figuring out a formatting complexity.Example #2: Menu items are laid out logically - such as page formatting, which is listed under the "Format" menu, not the "File" menu!Example #3: the User Agreement gives you more leeway on how you use the program.There are more examples, but the best advice I can give is to try it - it's a real bargain. ... Read more


13. Art Explosion Publisher Pro
by Nova Development
list price: $99.99
our price: $85.49
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Asin: B0002C7WS4
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Nova Development
Sales Rank: 1259
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Art Explosion® Publisher Pro™ is the fastest, easiest way to create documents with impact. From single-page flyers to multi-page brochures and newsletters, Publisher Pro has all of the powerful tools and readymade templates you need to turn out spectacular publications.

Whether you're printing to your own inkjet printer or plan to prepare a document for professional printing, this award-winning desktop publishing software puts innovative text, graphics and page layout features right at your fingertipsall in one easy-to-use program.
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Features

  • Full-featured image editor included
  • All-in-one desktop publishing
  • 2500+ professionally designed templates
  • Powerful text handling; sophisticated graphics
  • Professional printing capabilities

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars So simple to use it's laughable
Two months ago I bought Quarkxpress 6 hoping I would be able to teach myself how to use it for my church newletter.Needless to say,after 3 weeks the only thing I became really good at was getting frustrated at how impossiblly hard it was to master it or even productively use it without some kind of professional trainning.And then I went to Bestbuy saw the Publisher Pro and decided to risk $79.Now two days later I consider myself somewhat an expert in desktop publishing.The 12 page very-first -class looking newsletter I made is at the printers and all indications are that its going to be a hugely successful project.Unless you are looking for something NASA would shop for this software is a real STEAL at the price.Highly recommended for anyone with high expectations little patience and a limited budget.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Value!
Nova is a company that buyssoftware from other companies and then they jazz it up with templates, other software, graphics, etc.For the end user this can mean a great deal.You may not get the latest version but you will get solid software with lots of extras.I usually can figure out what software the product really is, not so with this one.What I can tell you is that it is pretty high end as it offers tons of features not found in lesser packages including the ability to create PDF files and Postscript (with color separations) for professional publishing.It also has high end features like the ability to create a table on contents.Add to all of this a quality photo editor.The photo editor sort of looks like an older version of PhotoPaint.It doesn't have wizards (like automatic color balance)...it is strickly manual.With that said, it does has higher end controls like "levels and curves."Remember that your getting this program for FREE.Add to all of this TONS of professionally designed ready made templates and (they say, I have not counted!)100,000 clip art images.Some of the images are really fun like those BW ad people from the 1950s.Nova has a $30 competative rebate going on too making Publisher Pro super cheap.For years I have used MS Publisher 2000 for most of my publishing needs (including producing a company newsletter).I think this product offers a lot more than Microsoft Publisher.A definate buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Choice!
I purchased this software because it had the formats required by the professional printers I use.I have been even more pleased with how easy it is to use this program.It is much like the program by Microsoft I was accustom to working.Within one hour of starting this program I had a professional design laid out for my client ready to go to the printer.It is much more user-friendly than Corel Draw 12 or Adobe products.I am very pleased with my purchase.I would definitely recomment this product. ... Read more


14. PowerPlugs: Ultimate Combo 15 for Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations
by CrystalGraphics, Inc.
list price: $1,470.00
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Asin: B000309CA6
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: CrystalGraphics, Inc.
Sales Rank: 5162
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

PowerPlugs: Ultimate Combo 15 is a sure-fire way for PowerPoint users to "bring that wow factor back to presentations" (Successful Meeting). This fabulous collection of PowerPoint enhencement tools is a wise investment. You get tremendous savings on CrystalGraphics' complete suite of 15 PowerPlugs for PowerPoint titles (there's a total of 25 volumes on 8 CDs)! included are- 1. PowerPlugs: Transitions I-VTV-style transitions with catchy sound effects! 2. PowerPlugs: Video Backgrounds Player and selected Content - Easily add full-screen still or moving backgrounds to PowerPoint presentations and overlay / play animated text and graphics! 3. PowerPlugs: ChartsPowerful charting plug-in with 2D & 3D models! 4. PowerPlugs: PicturesYour choice of any 100 professional presentations/ Web-quality images. Over 20,000 professional royalty free photos and images to pick from! 5. PowerPlugs: FlashReadyThe easy way to add Flash to PowerPoint! 6. PowerPlugs: Presentations to GoJump-start the creation of your presentations with professionally produced presentation shells. 7. PowerPlugs: Templates Favorites I,II & IIIOver 5,000 hand selected beautiful PowerPoint templates! 8. PowerPlugs: PhotoActive FX I& IIOne-click photo animation and textures! 9. PowerPlugs: SuperShapes I& IIExciting shape effects to highlight key points! 10. PowerPlugs: 3D Titles I& II3D title animations with high-energy intro music! 11. PowerPlugs: Music I& IIUpbeat background music! 12. PowerPlugs: Screensaver CreatorTurn presentations into screensavers! 13. PowerPlugs: Quotations45,000 famous quotes, from inspiration to humor! 14. PowerPlugs: Slides That Win!Tips and tricks from PowerPoint designers! 15. PowerPlugs: Headings I& IIArtistic slide headings for numerous topics! Special BONUS - FREE VersaPoint Communicator remote control! ... Read more

Features

  • Energize Microsoft PowerPoint with cool Flash animations, 3D effects, charts, video backgrounds, templates & much more!
  • PowerPlugs work right inside of PowerPoint and are incredibly easy to use!
  • PowerPlugs "Ultimate Combo" includes essential tools to create more memorable presentations!
  • PowerPlugs is extremely affordable - save over 60% on the Ultimate Combo 15 suite!
  • One of the best investments in yourself is what others seeshow your audience what style you have!

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Site for Microsoft Office Plugins!
I've been looking for ways to individualize my PowerPoint presentations because I want to give my audiences information in a creative and unique way. Well, I came across Crystal Graphics "PowerPlugs" products and felt like a kid in a candy store!They offer a ton of creative products that I can add to my presentations. I am so glad I found PowerPlugs! Looks like they've also got some cool products for Outlook, Excel and FrontPage.I've bookmarked Crystal Graphics site because I plan to visit it often to see what new products they come out with. ... Read more


15. Crystal Reports XI Professional Edition
by Business Objects
list price: $495.00
our price: $447.99
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Asin: B0007D8ES0
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Business Objects
Sales Rank: 1533
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Product Description

Business Objects Crystal Reports 11.0 Professional.Crystal Reports a proven, world standard solution helps you design, manage, and deliver reports via the web and embedded in enterprise applications. It can provide you with a solid starting point for your business intelligence (BI) strategy by helping you securely deliver the most requested pieces of information as highly-formatted reports to end users both inside and outside your organization.Crystal Reports allows you to:Access and present any data the way you want Deliver the right reports to end users at the right time Integrate reporting with applications and portalsDesigned for the creation and maintenance of highly formatted reports, the Professional Edition includes all features in the Standard edition plus access to almost any enterprise data sources. ... Read more


16. Crystal Reports XI Standard Edition
by Business Objects
list price: $195.00
our price: $170.99
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Asin: B0007D8ESU
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Business Objects
Sales Rank: 3622
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Product Description

Business Objects Crystal Reports 11.0 Standard.The Crystal Reports family of solutions helps you design, manage, and deliver reports via the web and embedded in enterprise applications. Designed for access to data stored in personal data sources and the creation of highly formatted reports, the Standard Edition provides basic report design functionality off PC-based data sources. ... Read more


17. Corel Ventura 10 Upgrade Intelligent Publishing for Business
by Corel

our price: $208.99
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Asin: B00006IZJ8
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Corel
Sales Rank: 1854
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This version of Corel's heavyweight desktop publishing program boosts its usefulness as a Web tool and further improves large-document handling. Corel describes Ventura 10 as "intelligent publishing for business," and for once the catch phrase is close to the truth. Ventura has been with Corel for five years, and during this time the company has molded the program into one of the key members of its professional graphics lineup.

Ventura has always been an excellent vehicle for designing large documents. If you have a book or lengthy report to produce, there's little that can compare with the document management provided by this program. More recently, though, Corel has added several ease-of-use features and improved graphics support by borrowing elements from CorelDRAW and Corel Photo-Paint. It has become an excellent general-purpose DTP program, aimed at business users.

Ventura 10 adds three key new features: XML import, table tags, and the ability to publish directly to PDF files. XML is rapidly becoming a de facto standard for text documents and this enhancement makes Ventura even more useful for creating pages intended for the Web.

Table tags work similarly to Ventura's paragraph tags, the program's way of handling styles. The new feature enables you to save the style of an entire table and apply it directly to other tables in the same or other documents. This can save a lot of time and help maintain a unified corporate style.

Ventura 10's ability to directly create Acrobat PDF files improves its ability to produce Internet documents quickly and easily. Among other new features and enhancements are 100 new effects you can apply directly to bitmap images, without using separate photo-enhancement software. There's a brand-new preflight engine, too, to reveal any problems with a document before it reaches printed proofs. A new wizard to help prepare for printing at a professional print shop works well with the preflight engine to prevent unexpected surprises.

The program is designed for Windows 2000 and XP only and comes with Database Publisher, the screen-capture utility Corel Capture, and a bar code tool. Over 1,500 TrueType and Type 1 fonts are bundled into the package. --Simon Williams, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars A new Start
We waited a long time for Corel to produce VPXML and when the did they called it Corel Ventura 10. A bit unadventurous ? In more ways than one.

First major change is that Ventura will now run only on Win2K or XP (and presumably the successors). Corel reason that instability was on of VP's bubears and have addressed this by running only on stable platforms. It seems to wrk. it has not crashed on me in 2 months.

The second big change is the ability to import XML. Lets make that clear. This is not an XML editor. It will import, format and paginate xml files. But they cannot be edited in situ. They are linked back to the original xml file which can be edited and VP will display any changes to the source xml.

The XML facilities have been bolted on to VP. A new utility called the Mapping Editor allows users to map xml structures to VP tags including paragraphs, inline formats, page styles, tables, frames, rows and cells. Ther map is stored as an xml file with a .vmf (Ventura Map Format ?) extension.

When an xml file is imported, a vmf file must be allocated to the import so that VP knows how to format the xml. A VMF can have an XSLT transformation attached to it so that the original xml can be restructured BEFORE VP sees it, again without affecting the source XML.

If this sounds complicated, well XML can be complicated. And to use the XML facilites to their best you need to understand XML itself.

The third major change is the addition of table tags. Know a standard table style can be allocated a name and reused accross a publication.

This is a very good start and for me the use of xml is key.

It works. But it needs a few more facilities to be top notch.

Score 4/5

5-0 out of 5 stars Powerhouse for Desktop Publishing
Ventura has always offered more features per dollar than its rival desktop publishing programs (some experts who use them all estimate it would cost $10,000 in add-ins for Quark Express to have all the features included with Ventura). I've tried some of the others, but none really can match the ease of use and power of Ventura 8, and now Ventura 10. Ventura is simply the best for publishing books, newsletters, magazines, brochures, flyers, and catalogs.

New to Version 10 is a great "Publish to PDF" feature that turns your Ventura documents into letter perfect PDF files with a few clicks of the mouse. Ventura's modeless cursor really speeds up production as does its built-in Database Publisher which enabled us to produce over 300 fully formated pages of our book "International Job Finder" in an afternoon -- including two extensive indexes! The Navigator makes it easy to change the order of chapters in a document and easily track down index entries, markers, and cross references.

I won't pretend Ventura 10 is perfect -- it was designed to run only in Windows XP and 2000. But it is very stable; bugs are no worse than what its competition offer. Since I started using version 8 several years ago, I have not had to call Tech Support even once. There's an incredible newgroup of Ventura users (at cnews.corel.ca, under corel.graphic_apps) around the world who can quickly -- and accurately -- answer any question you proffer. ... Read more


18. ResumeMaker Career Edition
by Individual Software
list price: $49.99
our price: $34.99
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Asin: B00062VOWK
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Individual Software
Sales Rank: 646
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Improved! Salary Research
  • Everything You Need to Land a Job You'll Enjoy!
  • New! Career Research
  • New! Search for Companies
  • New! Online Networking

Reviews (4)

3-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed with the Resume Maker Software
I recently purchased this software from Amazon, and I've been experiencing technical problems from the moment it was installed on my computer. I am using the program at work, on my brand new Dell system, and it just won't act right! The print preview function creates error messages, and when I printed my resume the software placed weired lines and boxes on my resume.I've contacted tech support, and they are unsure as to what the problem might be. They've asked me to switch printers, remove the software, and then install the software. We've been going back and forth for about 2 weeks. I've used a previous edition of Resume Maker and I had technical problems with the software, but I assumed it was because my computer was a bit older.
As for the content of the software, I do feel that it offers some useful information. You are provided with a resume coach, with tips on the types of resume that may suit you. I'm giving this product 3 stars because of the quality of the software.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed by poor quality software...
I was very disappointed by this software. Sure it has some good features (that's why I gave 2 instead of 1) but the built in word processor is terrible (Nope, I was not expecting another MS Word but at least expected consistency between various features/parts of the software).

One of the supposedly great features of Resumemaker is the ability to preserve some general formatting if you choose to (e.g.) send the resume as plain text (an important thing mind you) in an e-mail. It does so by offering a number of styles for formatting your Resume.

For example, for the Summary section, you can choose a bulleted list as formatting style. Resumemaker would create one card for each bullet item you create. If you send the Resume as plain text in an e-mail, Resume maker would format each of these bullet items with a * in front. This is all nice and good, but for Rich Text Formats, you lose the ability to highlight individual words/phrases (you have to highlight the whole bullet!) So, for MS Word formatted resumes, you just cannot have bold words/phrases that call attention (I want to note here that if your style is paragraph, Resumemaker would allow highlighting of individual words or phrases).

5-0 out of 5 stars RESUME MAKER SAVES THE DAY, MONTH, YEAR, CAREER!
I just received an offer for a "dream" job.I would attribute part of this success to Resume Maker Career Edition.Originally I wasn't going to get an interview because the interviewers weren't impressed with my resume.However, after one of the potential candidates couldn't meet, they approached me for an interview.I decided to run to Office Max and look for Resume software.Your product came highly recommended.I downloaded it into my PC and went to work.When I arrived at the interview, I gave them a new revised version of my resume.They were extremely impressed.The next thing I know I'm asked to fly to NJ for a second interview.This time I was meeting with upper level Executives.I used the Virtual Interview and practiced, practiced, practiced!!Well, apparently it worked!I got word yesterday that I will be receiving a final offer within 3 days.This position is a sales position where I will earn 6 figures my first year.This software had a hugh impact on my future.



5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST Career/Resume Software Ever!!!
I've been looking for a software program like this forever! More than just resumes, this product helps you with 1) Career Planning & Assessment 2) Resumes and Cover Letters 3) Find Job Openings and Companies 4) Interview and Salary Negotiation 5) Career Coaching and Advice. Finally, no-hassle software that's easy to use, and really helps me land the career of my dreams. Within 3 weeks of using this software, I landed 10 new job offers and put myself into a career I really love!!! Finally. ... Read more


19. Logo Design Studio
by Activision
list price: $29.99
our price: $28.49
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Asin: B0007TITAW
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Activision
Sales Rank: 889
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars THIS IS FANTASTIC!
What a great piece of software.It is extremely user friendly and allowed me to do things I haven't been able to accomplish with other programs I have tried.I urge everyone to try this...you won't be disappointed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Logo Design Studio
This product was fantastic!It did everything I needed and wanted it to do plus much more.I would highly reccomend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
This is an amazing product. I need "easy to use" as I am not very computer savvy and this was incredibly easy! I was able to develop and use several unique logos. I highly recommend this product!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing product!
This product was so easy to use!I am not a techy person at all.This product was easy to install and figure out without reading the manual.I ended up with a few amazing logos to choose from!So much less expensive then going to get one made but looks just as professional.I bought a few other products from Summitsoft and have always had great success.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pleased
I was very pleased with the Logo Design product. It was very easy to use and has given me great results. ... Read more


20. Video Explosion Deluxe
by Nova Development
list price: $79.99
our price: $66.49
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000066B44
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Nova Development
Sales Rank: 2025
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Now you can turn ordinary videos into professional productions with the most complete video editing software available. Video Explosion Deluxe gives you a one-of-a-kind combination of powerful movie making software and an enormous library of video clips, music, sound effects and more to enhance your own video footage. Video Explosion Deluxe even includes software to create your own DVDs!

Features:

  • 2 video tracks and 3 audio tracks with automatic time stretching.
  • Work faster with a storyboard and timeline in one.
  • Unlimited undo/redo.
  • Trim scenes, drag and drop, pan and crop.
  • Stay organized with marker tags.
  • Apply crossfades automatically.
  • Capture video with automatic scene detection.
  • Import video in MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, and QuickTime formats.
  • Add narration and music. Even extract audio from your music CDs.
  • Add excitement with GIF animations.
  • Create video for the web.
  • Video encoding wizard makes it easy
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Reviews (16)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to use without the clutter.
This video editing software is easy to use, feature rich, and doesn't have the annoying "skin" look that so many others have. It is incredibly good at applying filters on the fly and has a wide range of output formats. It is also very economical with your disk space. It uses the clips in-place without copying them into the project. The only blemish I have found so far is that it leaves files on your disk next to the imported media files. I am a programmer and my educated guess is that these are index files used to access the movies and audio files quickly during previews. Given the benefit they provide, I was unwilling to knock off even one star for this small annoyance. The files can safely be deleted and will be recreated the next time you open the project.

1-0 out of 5 stars Another video editor with A/V sync problem
I was hoping to get a video editor that does not have A/V sync problem that seems to plague all other video editors including Video Deluxe 2.0 and Pinnacle Studio 8.x.Unfortunately, this one has the same A/V sync issue if the video being rendored has lots of motion and scene transition.If the video has lots of transitions, the audio and video will lose sync and many video frames will be dropped (this is during the rendering phase which is NOT done in real time).This makes the software useless for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing program, the most powerful I've ever used.
First off, this is a great program, I don't know what I would do without it. It is so easy to trim video to exactly what you want, and the preview window usually renders in real time to show you almost exactly how the finished product will look. VED accepts almost any kind of video file and can render to just about any other format. Unfortunately, the included separate DVD writing software is crap, however, I can render to very nice MPEG 2 video and then use software like Pinnacle Studio (Much better for DVD than editing) to turn the edited video into a great looking DVD in no time. As for the included content, it's really not very impressive, but I use my own music and sound effects collection anyway, and some of the included stock footage is pretty good. I was thrilled that version 1.5 added a third video track as well as chromakeying (AKA Green/Blue screen). Some features I would love to see in future releases include reverse video and audio, rendering to different aspect ratios, and high resolution rendering (maximum now is 800x600). Still, VED is an awesome program and I wouldn't trade it for anything else I've ever used. Good job Nova!

3-0 out of 5 stars Navagation proves difficult.
Ok I have this program & have installed it & uninstalled it a number of times on my computer. I love all the cool effects it has, but I have had problems actaully trying ot use them!! I LOVE WMM2 & have found that VERY easy to navigate, but it doesnt have nearly the amt of cool effects as this does! If someone could help me out, I'd appreciate it!
I would love to continue making more BTVS videos, & hopefully get my $$'s worth out of this software!

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome video editing software
This software rules!I've wasted money on MGI Videowave, and Ulead Videostudio, but Video Explosion is better than all of these.It's incredibly easy to start making movies.I like the ability to use slow/fast motion in my videos, as lots of my video includes jumping off cliffs, surfing, stuff like that.You can choose what format to create your movies in, so its easy to make a short clip for an email, or a medium-quality movie for a CD-ROM, or a high quality DVD.I use a digital video camera, with a firewire (IEEE) cable to transfer video, and the end movie is just as clear as when I play it on TV directly from the camera.Its true that this software doesn't include a good DVD burning program, but I've been using 'Sonic My DVD', which came free with my Dell computer and it works great.All my family and friends think I should go into professional video production, but they don't understand how easy it really is.I haven't even begun to use all the sounds and short video clips that came with the software.If you're trying to edit home movies from a camcorder, then buy this software, you won't regret it! ... Read more


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