[Coco] Re: I said *word* *processors*!!!
wdg3rd at comcast.net
Tue Feb 14 22:05:07 EST 2006
On 02/14/2006 09:49 pm, Roger Taylor wrote:
> At 03:59 PM 2/14/2006, you wrote:
> >Mark Marlette <mark at ...> writes:
> > > Leon,
> > >
> > > I take it you don't have the programs?
> >Not yet. Are you taking orders again?
> > > Buy VED if you don't.
> >Not if it is just an editor and doesn't do any formating itself, and
> > that's what your site seems to say. A word processor is supposed to edit
> > text and get
> >it ready to print. There should be no need for a seperate formatting
> > program.
> I think Vanderpoel might have designed the print formatter so that other
> editors could use it. Hopefully VED uses the print filter seamlessly.
Personally, I prefer that my editor and formatter be separate programs. When
I am creating text, I don't want to be deluged with all of the special
features of a "modern" over-integrated "word processor", and I _especially_
don't want any WYSIWYG nonsense. 85% of my text editing time is spent in
some version or clone of vi and 10% is done on a Model 100. When I've got my
text created, _then_ it's time to pretty it up. At work, that unfortunately
means sucking my text into Word. At home, I have a lot more choices. If
it's nothing fancy, TRS-80 Model II Scripsit 2.0 is a good one. Or TeX. Or
best of all, Prosoft's Allwrite! on my Model 4. That last is a program I'd
love to see an equivalent to on OS-9, but I'm not the programmer to do it.
Is there anything close to nroff/troff available for OS-9? I haven't checked
the archives lately.
Yes, I often create text on a completely different platform than the one I'll
use to print it. (I hate PC keyboards -- my AT&T 7300 has the best keyboard
in the house). Null modems and I are old and close friends.
Ward Griffiths wdg3rd at comcast.net
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