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Old 12 April 2006, 17:35   #1
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Final Writer 97

Does anybody know where to get a copy of fw97?

Not for sale anywhere I've seen.

No where for download. Is it is legally on general release - or at least 'abandonware'?

Got WW, AmigaWriter - not too keen on them.
DTP proggie a bit over the top for letters...

If only one of the free WP proggies ( Abiword? ) could be ported.

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Old 13 April 2006, 00:37   #2
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I can understand you not being keen on AmigaWriter, but what's wrong with Wordworth? What version have you got? FinalWriter 97 is almost as good as WordWorth 7 - so if you don't like Wordworth 7, then you probably won't like FinalWriter 97.

Here's a link to FinalWriter 5 (one before 97):
http://museum.babolo.ru/ftp/Amiga/FinalWriter/

...and Wordworth 7 is there too:
http://museum.babolo.ru/ftp/Amiga/Wo...Worth_7.0E_CD/
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Old 14 April 2006, 01:29   #3
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Thanks for the reply:
I'm just weird I guess - My 'Amiga' system is Amithlon, so if I wanted to use an up to date word pro I could just boot into another OS - it multiboots five others.

( Um, before it caught fire anyway!! - DON'T buy from OverclockersUK, their customer support is scandalously bad!!! )

Got AW - came with Amithlon ( latest version? )
Got WW7
Got FW5 - on a par with the above from my strange point of view. ( I go for personal fit rather than features - same reason I use AOS so much )
So...
I was curious to see if FW97 was best - from my point of view.

Anybody know where to get??

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Old 14 April 2006, 06:37   #4
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I don't think there's that much difference between FinalWriter 5 and FinalWriter 97. I just did a quick test and although I didn't do a complete FinalWriter 5 install, they looked the same. I can see that you'd want the final version though. Softwood was a great company and always made changes for the better - unlike many other companies.

I'd upload my copy, but I had to pay $25 a couple years ago (after a massive search) and the guy who sold it to me ended up screwing me and only let me download it instead of the agreed complete boxed software. So naturally, I don't really feel like uploading it.

Well... if you can find for me working copies of "MacGolf Classic" or "Road Racer" (1988/89 Mac games) or keyfiles for Amiga programs (that can't be registered) FMsynth or Klondike (WallyWare Solitaire), then I'll give you FinalWriter 97.
(I bet somebody will post a link for you anyway, ruining my plans )

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Thanks again.
Sorry, can't help you with any of the above.
Both of our bad luck - I can't expect you to upload for free what you spent good money on.
Mind you if FW5 isn't much different from FW97 maybe I should stop bothering...
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Ah wrong forum - thanks
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FinalWriter 97 bad disk #2

I am reviving this old thread because it came up when I googled FinalWriter 97. I just tried to install my copy of FW97 and found that my #2 disk has succumbed to bit rot and I can no longer complete the install process.

I was wondering if anyone here would send me an adf of disk #2 so I can recreate it and complete the install? I prefer FW over Wordworth as I have been using all of Softwood's products since the first Final Copy came out, plus the fact that I have all the Postscript fonts and clip art that they produced, or sold for use with FW97 and earlier versions. I know that the clipart and fonts can probably be used with any capable Amiga word processor, but I would still like to get FW97 working again and I don't know if I can recover a hard drive install of it from one of my ancient hard drives. They might fail as well.

Thanks in advance,
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I am reviving this old thread because it came up when I googled FinalWriter 97.
[...]
I was wondering if anyone here would send me an adf of disk #2 so I can recreate it and complete the install?
Get it yourself lazy bum

http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=45522

To GMs: I think it would be good to merge some threads:
- This one
- http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=45522
- http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=26967
- http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=5330
and perhaps those two too:
- http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=9273
- http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=47478

I may have missed some.
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I am reviving this old thread because it came up when I googled FinalWriter 97. I just tried to install my copy of FW97 and found that my #2 disk has succumbed to bit rot and I can no longer complete the install process.

I was wondering if anyone here would send me an adf of disk #2 so I can recreate it and complete the install? I prefer FW over Wordworth as I have been using all of Softwood's products since the first Final Copy came out, plus the fact that I have all the Postscript fonts and clip art that they produced, or sold for use with FW97 and earlier versions. I know that the clipart and fonts can probably be used with any capable Amiga word processor, but I would still like to get FW97 working again and I don't know if I can recover a hard drive install of it from one of my ancient hard drives. They might fail as well.

Thanks in advance,
David
Ah, another Softwood hardcore nut too. I love Final Copy II... Best Word Processor ever. Makes Office 2007 look like a piece of crap
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