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    Apr. 07, 2010
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    Free to try; Single User License (30-day trial, print-disabled); $27.95 to buy
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5 stars

"Best in its class!"

July 20, 2015  |  By El Capitán

2015-07-20 18:58:58  |  By El Capitán

 |  Version: PolyEdit 5.4


Fast, frugal, full-featured and fun. Best darn word processor in the Windows world, period.


Incites an awful lot of envy.


It is unfortunate that some reviewers are quick to denigrate an "excellent" piece of software (as rated by's editors, no less, in their review of PolyEdit Lite, the free version, which see), simply because they could not get the first thing they tried to work. Superficial judgments do no service to the readers of these user reviews.
Replacing the default font for documents does work as promised, indeed. I am not the only one certifying this. Keblensis, in his review of PolyEdit Lite version 5.4 (which see), states it plainly: "The default Courier 10 font is easily changed (Edit/Options)." You then have to open or double-click "General" and click on "Default Font", but this is obvious by the "+" symbol plainly shown in the options tree.
Fact is, PolyEdit kicks wicked in the personal word processor category, and some folks don't seem to like that. I mean, it's disk footprint when installed is a mere 3.55 MB. Compare that to WordPad's 4.37 MB (excluding dll and mui miscellanea!), even though WP is totally blown out of the water by the full-featured PolyEdit. Even Jarte, PolyEdit's closest contender, weighs in at a hefty 12.2 MB, installed. No contest.
Do yourself a favor and check out PolyEdit for yourself. It's got a 30-day trail offer. (And PolyEdit Lite is free.) Beware of suspicious negative reviews that may keep you from finding this gold nugget.

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Publisher PolySoft Solutions
Publisher web site
Release Date April 07, 2010
Date Added April 07, 2010
Version 5.4
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.97MB
File Name polyedit_setup.exe
Total Downloads 1,674
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, print-disabled
Price $27.95

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