Jump to content

The Last Word - A New Word Processor for the XL/XE! (now NTSC-compatible)


Recommended Posts

I added a feature to LW which might prove useful, and makes the tab comb less like an ornament:



(right click and "Save Target")


I think these expanding tabs (previously, LW simply inserted spaces up to the next tab stop) should enhance LW's usefulness as a program text editor, and this surprisingly complex modification (which is still buggy) is a first small step towards live on-screen formatting. Short of a major UI rewrite, I envisage dual-document views, akin to Word Perfect's "reveal codes" feature. For the time being, "normal" view will simply supress tab expansion (useful if you want to load in a binary file). In the future, depending on how far the machine (and my brain!) can be pushed, I might think about implementing proportional fonts, bold, italic, etc, on screen. I really feel by that point, though, you need a good GUI. Investigating possible non-proprietary GUIs for future versions of LW, I've been looking at Diamond GOS, which has a nice API but clearly a very limited user base, as well as presenting massive technical problems with regard to program size, etc. The other (probably more sensible) route is to write a custom GUI...


[pinches self]... anyway, back to the real world for now. :) I know some folks are waiting for a stable second beta and I hope to get one ready within a few days.

Edited by flashjazzcat
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...