English Amiga Board Amiga Lore


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > support.Apps

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 18 June 2003, 17:47   #1
yadster
Junior Member
yadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Yorkshire UK
Age: 47
Posts: 160
Question Best WP like Protext?

I used to use Protext a few years back and liked it a lot for doing loads of word processing, but from what I remember it didn't have a scroll bar at the right hand side like most WPs enabling you to easily move through the document. So are there any other WPs like Protext which aren't flashy, not necesarily WYSIWYG, not bothered about graphics but with a decent spell checker / thesaurus that have that all important scroll bar?
yadster is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 18 June 2003, 17:50   #2
fiath
Moderator
fiath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: South East / UK
Age: 40
Posts: 1,926
Scribble!
fiath is offline  
Old 18 June 2003, 19:43   #3
yadster
Junior Member
yadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Yorkshire UK
Age: 47
Posts: 160
Thanks for that, I've found a download of the Amiga Format coverdisk which features a version. It doesn't include the thesaurus/dictionary but I should be able to get a feel of it so to speak and if I like it I'll have a peak on Ebay.
yadster is offline  
Old 18 June 2003, 23:35   #4
Severin
Registered User
Severin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gloucester / UK
Posts: 700
Send a message via ICQ to Severin
Scribble, hmmm, yep scroll bar is there but it's incredibly ancient (I bought it when it first came out), others you could try are excellence, pen pal, kindwords 1 or 2 (3 is an early wordworth renamed)...

Execellence! is quite happy with Picasso96 and OS3.9

I still think protext is the best and still use it alot (version 6.53)...
Severin is offline  
Old 18 June 2003, 23:38   #5
fiath
Moderator
fiath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: South East / UK
Age: 40
Posts: 1,926
Hey, don't knock Scribble - I used that for years!

fiath is offline  
Old 18 June 2003, 23:44   #6
BippyM
Global Moderator

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 42
Posts: 8,558
CygnusED .. Need I say more!!!
BippyM is offline  
Old 19 June 2003, 17:03   #7
7-Zark-7
Zone Friend
7-Zark-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Brisbane/Australia
Posts: 1,240
I used Scribble for a while too, although the version I had always cut-out with an "out of memory" message, which vanished when I managed to get a copy of Protext, could hammer out pages of text on that without it breaking a sweat.
7-Zark-7 is offline  
Old 19 June 2003, 17:44   #8
yadster
Junior Member
yadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Yorkshire UK
Age: 47
Posts: 160
That's what I liked about protext, it was pure 100% for bashing out pages of text, I just found the moving from page to page cumbersome. I think the version I had was 6.1 (or there abouts) so I'm not sure if later versions improved on that. I wish I hadn't chucked out my old copies of Amiga Format/CU Amiga some years ago so I could at least look at the reviews.
yadster is offline  
Old 19 June 2003, 18:12   #9
BippyM
Global Moderator

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 42
Posts: 8,558
If your a good boy, and I get the time over the weekend I'll dig out a couple of reviews and scan them for you
BippyM is offline  
Old 19 June 2003, 18:34   #10
yadster
Junior Member
yadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Yorkshire UK
Age: 47
Posts: 160
Cheers very muchly.
yadster is offline  
Old 19 June 2003, 21:37   #11
Severin
Registered User
Severin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gloucester / UK
Posts: 700
Send a message via ICQ to Severin
Faith, I'm not knocking scribble I too used it for many years until I got Protext

Bippym, hmmm, CygnusEd Wonderful but a bit lacking on the spell checker / theasarus side

Yadster, If you just want to chuck out text, try GoldEd, 4 or 5 is freeware, I have an original of 6 going cheap, or grab the ATX demo from the offical website (no spell checking though)...

PS. Bippym, welcome back to the BlitzList
Severin is offline  
Old 20 June 2003, 03:37   #12
BippyM
Global Moderator

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 42
Posts: 8,558
Quote:
PS. Bippym, welcome back to the BlitzList

eheheh cheers... and who be you on there?
BippyM is offline  
Old 22 June 2003, 21:27   #13
yadster
Junior Member
yadster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Yorkshire UK
Age: 47
Posts: 160
Thanks for the tip Severin. Does anyone know where I can get Golded5 as it's not available on the official site anymore and I can't find it on the web or aminet.
yadster is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
installing protext iggypop37 support.Amiga Forever 3 27 November 2012 13:10
Protext wanted Thorham request.Apps 21 27 November 2008 11:04
Arnor Protext 6.5+ again... rob72 request.Apps 5 29 January 2004 18:53
quicky about Protext 6.5 yadster request.Apps 11 05 January 2004 23:19

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 02:41.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.23086 seconds with 11 queries