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Old 10 September 2016, 19:28   #21
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Interested in digging up some productivity software, I tried a bunch of word processors a while ago. I have come to really like Excellence! even though it looks pretty oldfashioned.
i would like to try excellence! v3.1 (latest version?) but can't find any download.
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Old 18 September 2016, 07:08   #22
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i would like to try excellence! v3.1 (latest version?) but can't find any download.
A zipped archive of the three Excellence! v3.1 (1993) (Micro-Systems Software) ADF's is in The Zone.

Now, if anyone has a copy of V2.2 of Transwrite by Gold Disk, it would be very much appreciated.
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not Gold Disk, but: Transwrite v2.2 (1992)(AHA! Software).dms (zoned)
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not Gold Disk, but: Transwrite v2.2 (1992)(AHA! Software).dms (zoned)
Thanks greatly, emufan! Much obliged.
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thanks Amiwolf, will give it a go.

And regarding WordPerfect:
https://amigalove.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=117

author makes however the mistake to take the fake v5.0 as an official version.

Anyway, I do remember when buying my A4000 in 1995 in Germany (Hirsch & Wolf in Neuwied), I had a chat with the technician who prepped the machine prior to takeaway, and he had a boxed version of WP sitting on his cupboard, and he himself said that the Amiga platform was doomed as being taken seriously aka "the beginning of the end", the day WordPerfect Corp decided to stop developing WP on the Amiga. I couldn't agree more...
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Old 20 October 2016, 13:00   #26
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winuae doesn't open transwrite.dms, how can i use .dms files?

//edit: nevermind. after restarting winuae, image file is recognized...
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Those with a Vamp can run MacOS 8 under Fusion and use whatever Office suite that was available for it. ;-)
But If you think back, Word and Excel were the killer apps for Windows (v2, v3) which was in most other ways inferior to Amiga OS at the time.
This lack of professional office software always was the Achilles heel of the Amiga. I'm guessing FW97 should be as good as it gets on classic Amigas?


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Old 20 October 2016, 13:25   #28
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btw. does anyone know, where i can find a german version of transwrite?
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Old 21 October 2016, 03:05   #29
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Why not use BeckerText instead?
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What a stupid reply. He wants to word process on his Amiga, like many do. Why should MS Office or Open office or whatever else compatibility matter? Amiga has its own formats for documents. ;-)

You might as well have said 'why use a 25+ year old computer at all for anything?'
It's actually a very sensible reply. 99% of documents are in MS Word format. Using anything which isn't capable of loading or saving into that format is absolutely pointless.
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It's actually a very sensible reply. 99% of documents are in MS Word format. Using anything which isn't capable of loading or saving into that format is absolutely pointless.
well, if one intends using wordprocessor running on amiga, one doesn't really care about compatibility to modern office formats, just like me.
i use wordprocessing on amiga side for special things which won't be shared with anyone, anytime. so i don't give a shit about compatibility.
there is nobody else out there who should be able to read it. noone else must be able to read it. just sole me and as bonus there's nostalgia.

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I prefer FinalWriter 97. It has elegant GUI and does what I need for basic word processing, and I think it doesn't lose with features either. It has really fine printing output too, in old times it was way better than other programs did, and still does really good job on today's laser printers.

Sometimes I've also used Amiga Writer, and while it's pretty fine program, I still feel more like home with FW97 and keep launching it by default. FW was developed much longer, so it also feels more mature software. If I need some quick good quality printout I always go for FW97.

Why I still use these? Because I mostly create documents and printable material myself, so I don't need mainstream compatibility at home. And I don't want to turn on PCs or Macs just for doing a page or two for printing something, because I mostly use Amigas and compatibles at home. So, perfectly fine for my use and not useless at all!

I prefer Final Writer for obvious reasons
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does this new final writer run in 68k environment and winuae?
how much does it cost, where to purchase?
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does this new final writer run in 68k environment and winuae?
how much does it cost, where to purchase?

Yes 68K has always and will always be supported. Sadly it's not quite finished so it isn't for sale yet.
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i have a question about kindwords 3 which is located in the zone, consisting of 4 disks.
disk 1 (program disk), disk 3 (dictionary), disk 3 (extras), disk 4 (thesaurus)
so one of these two disks 3 is obviously a wrong labelled disk 2 i guess. but which one?
does disk 2 contain dictionary or does it contain extras? what is correct order of disks?
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KindWords is a sordid program. If you want to run a word processor from that age, run ProWrite.
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Old 27 November 2016, 09:30   #39
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thx, i'll give it a try! i assume, v3.3.2 is the latest version in the zone?

//edit: can't use that one, it's in a language i don't understand...
but so there's a chance a german version exists somewhere...
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