When a 1-2-3 for Windows spreadsheet is shared under Notes, several users can make changes to the same spreadsheet simultaneously without overwriting the others.
In this respect Excel has always been the first of the Windows spreadsheet, and incorporated much of the ease of use that Windows offered.
This means that SuperCalc does more for you than any other similar fast graphing facility I have come across - including those in Windows spreadsheets.
Quattro Pro 4.0 comes close to matching the ease of use and power of a Windows spreadsheet.
It does not, however, have the ability to share data with other applications, which Windows spreadsheets have.
Typically, most Windows spreadsheets perform better doing what Windows was designed for in the first place - graphical presentation.
As a result, very few software companies developed Windows spreadsheets and the field was left clear for Microsoft's Excel.
For a start, 1-2-3 for Windows has a more Lotus-compatible interface than any of the other Windows spreadsheets.
You must have guessed by now that 1-2-3 for Windows isn't the best Windows spreadsheet on the market.
Many customers, apparently sharing that belief, bolted for Excel, the Windows spreadsheet from Microsoft.