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Product: Publisher 2002
Company: Microsoft
Estimated Street Price: $129.00
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Advanced Features

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Microsoft Publisher 2002.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 90%
Ease of use: 97%
Templates' Richness:
Templates' Quality: 97%
Adaptation to Small
Biz Needs: 97%
Features: 90%
Office Integration: 95%
Price: 85%
Overall: 93%

Microsoft Publisher 2002 is the perfect and an essential state-of-the-art companion of the Microsoft Office XP family for everyone who is serious about creating high quality printed materials whether it’s intended to be greetings cards, high school newspapers, invoices, marketing materials, etc. Through the years the software has been completed with powerful features that have been added with one thing in mind: simplicity. Indeed Microsoft Publisher 2002 remains the easiest to use small-business desktop publishing program available on the market. The provided customizable templates, the design guidance, the ability to create websites or publish stuff on the web as well as the perfect integration with Microsoft Office turns Microsoft Publisher 2002 into a state-of-the-art program that is a must have for everyone.


Specs & Package
Overall Score 93%
Version Reviewed Microsoft Publisher 2002
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box 1 CD-Rom,
1 Users' Guide
The Good Points Easy to Use,
Features Rich,
Integration with Microsoft Office XP,
New TaskPane,
Wide choice of layouts via the incredible number of high quality templates included,
Smart Tags Support,
Inclusion of MS VBA.
The Bad Points No Calculations possible in tables,
Too Few Smart Tags,
A bit heavy.
Reviewers PC Setup

Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus

Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
Logitech Cordless Freedom Optical

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2200E

PC Required

Minimum System Requirements

Pentium 133MHz (PIII Highly Recommended)
Microsoft® Windows®  98/98SE, Windows Millennium, Windows NT 4 SP6, Windows 2000 or Windows XP Home/Pro
64Mb of RAM
180Mb of available hard disk space (100MB of additional storage are required for the Office Media Contents)
16 bit color display adapter
Quad Speed or faster CD-Rom drive


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