Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 135 / NOVEMBER 1991 / PAGE 134

By Design. (graphics utility software) (evaluation)
by Joey Latimer

Most WordPerfect users know that versions 5.0 and 5.1 have features for mixing text and state-of-the-art graphics to make professional-looking documents. Many people, however, find that these features are hard to use--so they don't use them.

A memory-resident program, By Design automatically loads when you run WordPerfect. Pressing Alt-D installs pull-down menus across the top of the screen. At your fingertips (through the keyboard or mouse) are design tools for creating page borders, titles, letterheads, page layouts, resumes, and labels, and an option for previewing pages. Also included are sample designs, clip art, and fonts. By Design looks and works great on my system and contains many of the features that ought to but won't necessarily be included in WordPerfect version 6.0. For now, you can increase your productivity painlessly by installing By Design.