Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

New Word Processor Has Special Character

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

New Word Processor Has Special Character

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Marketing types call it "product loyalty." Most consumers would probably describe it as simply sticking with a product they like. And if the product is revised and enhanced to keep pace with user needs, well, so much the better. Such was the case with Dr. Louis D. Trombetta and the sequence of word processing programs released by Volkswriter, inc. of Monterey, Calif.

For 11 years, Trombetta has been a professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences at St. John's University in New York City. He teaches undergraduate courses in anatomy/physiology and pathology and offers graduate courses in pathophysiology and electron microscopy.

When he and his students first turned to word processors years ago, they experimented with many different packages, including the original Volkswriter. "It was definitely the easiest program to learn," recalls Trombetta. "No question about it." He says it was also faster and simpler to format. So, as subsequent versions of the word processor became available, they utilized Volkswriter Deluxe and Volkswriter Ill as well. N Fits Specialized Needs

But gradually, says Trornbetta, the desire grew for a more specialized package. "I was interested in finding a scientific word processor," explains, "because we do a lot of chemistry." Happily, it was at this time-two years ago-that Volkswriter, Inc. …

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