I used Lotus 123, and Word perfect extensively for many years - indeed 123 was the package I learnt all about spreadsheets. Used the Windows versions for a while too. But we changed over to MS products in about 1994 - so have no recent personal experience - but have heard of a few people using the current products who are perfectly happy. I wonder if any of the computer mags have done one of their software comparisons ? But may be worth downloading on a trial basis ?. And good that MS have some realistic competitor.