Writing, processing and designing of text will always be a standard task for computers. The same goes for the Amiga. Although there are more and more voice recognition systems in use, this will only obviate typing text with the keyboard. Doing layout, correcting and printing continue to need the features of an excellent word processor.
Platform independent standards
AmigaWriter will be the first word processor developed on the Amiga that uses concepts and technologies standard in text systems on other platforms. The flexible expandibility of a typical Amiga application is also used in AmigaWriter, and allows the extension of its external functionality. Commercial-, shareware- and freeware-developers will add new loaders and savers for different text and image formats and expand AmigaWriter with features superior to the standard applications on other platforms.
Ease of use
It will be incredibly easy with AmigaWriter to perform tasks like selecting a new font or defining the actual screen resolution. You wont have to struggle with badly designed requesters, no complicated mouse acrobatics are necessary to select paragraph formats. Cooperating with experienced users we designed a superb graphic user interface concept that our developers then implemented. Things like WYSIWYG note editing be they at the end of the actual page, chapter or document will be standard, of course.
Amiga look and feel
The interface makes full use of the Amiga's multitasking capabilities. So nearly every requester is non-modal (that means you can leave it open while working on the document, other requesters, or the preferences windows). This is especially noticable in the paragraph format dialog. You can set tabulators by typing their values into a requester, or by clicking on the horizontal ruler of the document while leaving the requester opened. It's not everyday you get to have it both ways at the same time! Fast loading and saving of documents are also features that distinguish the Amiga.
Full paragraph control
The paragraph requester will satisfy (almost) all your wishes. Special features are: Connected chapter and page format and a huge number of options for setting tabulators. You can create a paragraph format and set a chapter format for it, which greatly eases formatting of floating text. By applying the paragraph format you can not only change font settings and text alignment but also the look of the actual chapter. There is no easier automation than this one.
Page formats and chapter management
With AmigaWriter you can create more than one page format, a feature not seen on many word processors. A page format can even be linked to a paragraph. You can use this to set different layout and text formatting options for the chapters of a book. For example, you can set a page format in the paragraph format for beginning a chapter, and that can be different from the page format used for the list of contents.
Open for different image formats
Embedding and printing graphics are no longer unique features of desktop publishing programs! Using a flexible import interface, AmigaWriter can load graphics in the IFF and JPEG formats. But it can also use AmigaOS datatypes, enabling you to place pictures of the most exotic format in the text.
AmigaWriter is delivered on CD with a printed manual in a box and costs just 14,95 Euro. Order it at once from our OnlineShop.
You will learn to use AmigaWriter and its requesters very fast, because it is similar but not limited to standard word processors. You wont have to look up the documentation very often.
Support for Amiga's font handling. You can use all bitmap- and CompuGraphic-fonts as well as fonts of other font engines installed (for example: TrueType, Postscript, ...). Footnotes, end notes, marks.
Huge variety of paragraph settings
Outstanding flexible tabulator settings
Many font manipulation options
Box- or frame options
Page format options
Amiga Magazine 9/98:
Amiga Special 12/98:
"AmigaWriter is the first and only Amiga word processor with footnote management deserves this expression."
Amiga Plus 10/98:
"The first version of AmigaWriter is already a good word processor.", "85%"