You can't possibly go wrong with Instant Text
by Terri Johnson
Just putting in my two cents in here (or probably more like 50 cents)...
I too was a diehard PRD+ user and absolutely loved it, to say the very least. I tried Instant Text a number of years ago (I think it was one of the very first versions) and back then, Instant Text did not do some of the things that I could do in PRD. Part of the problem was probably that I was still working in DOS and just making the switch over to Windows.
I received the upgrade for Instant Text a few months ago, and the new and improved version of Instant Text will not only do what PRD could do, but much, much more.
One of the things that I didn't like about PRD, which I do like about Instant Text, is that with Instant Text you have the ability to see all of your glossary entries in the Advisory window while you work. There is absolutely no way that I could memorize the thousands of glossary entries that I have (one of the problems that I had with PRD). But with the IT Advisory on my screen, I can quickly look at the list to refresh my memory.
At first, I did think that it was a tad bit annoying to have that Advisory window on the bottom half of my screen as I worked, but that's probably because making any changes to our usual daily routines is always difficult. Now I use the Advisory screen all the time and would probably go kicking and screaming if someone tried to take it away from me. But, again, one of the great things about Instant Text is its versatility...if you really don't like it, all you have to do is use the Alt+\ to hide it.
And, in my opinion, here's the best part: The support that you get with Instant Text, their willingness to listen to the likes/dislikes/wish list from IT users, and most important of all, their continual efforts to constantly work on Instant Text to make it more "user friendly" and a more powerful expander are unequaled.
I honestly don't think that anybody could go wrong by chosing Instant Text... and this is coming from someone who used to hate it, but now couldn't possibly live without it!
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