PolyEdit Lite

PolyEdit Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    35,754
  • Date Added:
    August 21, 2009
  • File Size:
    2.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Although technical writers and other users who need a lot of advanced options will find this program lacking, for the average user, PolyEdit Lite provides everything one would want in a basic word-processing program. Its familiar layout allows users to get started right away.

The program's interface will look familiar to anyone who's used a pre-2007 version of Microsoft Word. The contents of some of the menus are a little different, but for the most part, everything is where experienced Word users would expect it to be. Users can also customize the color scheme of the interface, which we thought was a nice touch. Our experience with the program's features, in general, was that anything we'd typically use in Word was there, and anything that we usually had to go hunting around for in Word due to infrequent use was not there. Notably, there's no mail merge or label creation options, and the view options were lacking (we prefer to write in Word's print layout, but PolyEdit contains no such thing). We did like the fact that the program handles multiple open documents with tabs, which keeps everything tidy. Users will find the usual text-formatting options, find-and-replace, spell check, headers and footers, and most other basic word-processing features. Overall, we found the program to be a great lightweight alternative to more cumbersome word-processing programs.

PolyEdit Lite is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users who have light-to-moderate word-processing needs.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "I like it."

    May 28, 2011   |   By tbratzel

    Version: PolyEdit Lite 5.2

    Pros

    Familiar format.
    Handles .docx and will convert to other formats

    Cons

    No print layout

    Summary

    Good replacement if you can't afford Microsoft Office Word.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.4
    More keyboard shortcuts and other UI enhancements.
    General
    Publisher PolySoft Solutions
    Publisher web site http://polyedit.com
    Release Date August 21, 2009
    Date Added August 21, 2009
    Version 5.4
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Word Processing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.83MB
    File Name polyedit_lite.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 35,754
    Downloads Last Week 23
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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