Since we are a MAC environment, we use Oxygen which is amazing and runs on the cheaper side of shareware.
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On 6/23/06, Shaw, Sarah <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

We use NoteTab Pro for our EAD work at Brown University, and it includes a find/replace feature, plus the "undo/redo" arrows, definitely worth the $20 for "NoteTab Pro" versus the free NoteTab in my opinion.

-- Sarah

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Nichele Scalessa wrote:


I prefer to use a freeware program called NoteTab light, although

NoteTab Pro is worth the small fee to upgrade. . I was

introduced to it when I attended Daniel Pitti's EAD Publishing class at

Rare Book School . The only feature I miss compared to X-Metal is the

search and replace function, therefore I keep an old copy of X-Metal 3.0

on hand.


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Diane Worrell wrote:


> Good morning,


> A colleague and I are working on implementing EAD, which we are

> finding quite a challenge.  I would be interested in hearing opinions

> as to the advantages and disadvantages of using XMetal 4.6 vs. Word

> Perfect 12 software for encoding.


> Thanks,

> Diane



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