Let's face it, I spent minimal time with both these programs. I didn't try to get to know them inside and out. I just went in, opened them and attempted to complete the project at hand. But what I expected from these programs was what any busy entrepreneur would expect: fast, easy solutions to my desktop publishing needs.
Home Publisher helped me accomplish my goals, while Ready, Set, Go took more time to master. This is not to say that Ready, Set, Go isn't as powerful as Home Publisher. In fact, its list of features is more powerful. But power is in the hands of the user and, unless you need to create very sophisticated four-color documents, I recommend the faster and easier Home Publisher.
Cassandra Cavanah is the executive editor of PC Laptop magazine.