DevVicky Word 2010

DevVicky Word 2010


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0
File Size:
7.08MB
Date Added:
June 04, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
4,538
Downloads Last Week:
5
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

Editors' review

Microsoft Word is the king of word processing programs, but the market for less expensive, nonproprietary alternatives is burgeoning. DevVicky Word 2010 is a free word processing program that mimics a lot of Microsoft Word's features, but it has several drawbacks that kept us from taking it seriously among the non-Microsoft competition.

The program's interface is attractive and has the usual layout of a word processing program, with the typical toolbars across the top. Since it hews pretty closely to convention, it's not difficult to figure out how to use it; the program has most of the typical word processing features and not a lot of surprises. We liked it that the program makes it easy to export documents as PDFs, but opening PDFs, something the program is allegedly capable of, didn't work so well. DevVicky Word also seems incapable of having more than one file open at a time; there's a tabbed document display that looks like it would work well for displaying multiple documents, but every time we opened a second file the first one closed automatically. The program was also often slow to respond when we tried to access menus or open new files. DevVicky Word comes with absolutely nothing in the way of support; there's no Help file, and the publisher's Web site seems to have been taken over by a squatter. Overall, DevVicky Word works fairly well, but it didn't really impress us. It's worth trying, but users on the prowl for the perfect free word processor will probably want to keep looking.

DevVicky Word 2010 comes as a ZIP file, but installs and uninstalls without issues.

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  • 3 stars

    "Close to being a great word processing program"

    October 30, 2010   |   By tro511

    Version: DevVicky Word 2010 2.0

    Pros

    Interface is simple and familiar to those who have done any word processing. Can output documents that render well in MS Word, if you're a little careful. Does well importing PDF files and exporting them to Word formats. Not a huge download.

    Cons

    No tooltips on its "button-bar". Have to right click images and choose to embed them in document each time you insert one, this should be a simple checkbox in options. Anchoring options with images and textboxes can cause them to vanish in Word.

    Summary

    To expand on the "Cons" above, for some reason if you anchor images or textboxes using DevVicky's "Fixed Position on Page" option they won't render in Word using either RTF or DOC files. I can tell that the images are embedded but, somethings wrong with the code in the document. Simple fix, don't use that option.

    Having to choose to embed each photo in the document is extremely annoying.

    There's no contact information on the Developer's website, no forum, nothing.

    Bottom line, it's a good program that with a little work could be great.

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