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Version 2.3 of Ted, an easy rich text processor for Unix/X-Windows released. Description of Ted ------------------- Ted is a text editor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Ted was developed as an operating system accessory a little more advanced than Wordpad on MS-Windows. In our opinion, the possibility to type a letter or a note on a Unix/Linux machine is clearly missing. Only too often, you have to turn to a Windows machine to write a letter or an e-mail message. Teds function is to be able to edit rich text documents on Unix/Linux in a wysiwyg way. Changes since version 2.2 -------------------------- Compared to version 2.2, 2.3 is yet another usability update. Apart from yet more improvements in the user interface, support for the following was added/improved: * Printing of tables. * Support for space before/after paragraphs. * X11 servers with a 'depth' that is not a multiple of 8 supported. Better cooperation with widow managers that do not force a window to fit on the screen. * Displaying and printing of metafile pictures that are not just a bitmap. * Embedded png and jpeg pictures. * A multitude of little annoyances were removed. * Better conformance to commonly accepted user interface conventions. Changes since version 2.0 -------------------------- Compared to version 2.0, 2.2 does not offer much more functionality. Many little features have been added, and a myriad of bugs has been fixed. The user interface has been polished a lot to improve Teds usability. The compilation procedure has been improved a lot, and Ted has been tested with LessTif. To my own modest opinion, Ted is really easy to use and of good quality Available from --------------- ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/editors/ted http://www.nllgg.nl/Ted Details on Ted --------------- Ted is a text editor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Compatibility with popular MS-Windows applications played an important role in the design of Ted. Every document produced by Ted should be accepted as a legal .rtf file by Word without any loss of formatting or information. Compatibility in the other direction is more difficult to achieve. Ted supports most basic text formatting, as supported by the Microsoft applications. Other formatting instructions and meta information are ignored. *) By ignoring unsupported formatting Ted tries to get the complete text of a document on screen. Ted can be used to read formatted e-mail sent from a Windows machine to Unix, or as an RTF viewer in Netscape. *) Most of the ignored information is not saved either when you modify and then save an RTF document with Ted. I hope that you will find Ted useful. Features --------- * Wysiwyg rich text editing. You can use all fonts for which you have a .afm file and that are available as an X11 font. Ted is delivered with .afm files for the Adobe fonts that are available on Motif systems and in all postscript printers: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol. Other fonts can be added with the normal X11 procedure. Font properties like bold and italic are supported; so is underlining. * Ted uses Microsoft RTF as its native file format. Microsoft Word and Wordpad can read files produced by Ted. Usually Ted can read .rtf files from Microsoft Word and Wordpad. As Ted does not support all features of Word, some formatting information might be lost. * In line pictures. * Postscript printing. * Spelling checking in several Latin languages. (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.) * Directly mailing documents from Ted. * Cut/Copy/Paste, also with other applications. * Find/Replace. * Ruler: Paragraph indentation, Indentation of first line, Tabs. Copy/Paste Ruler. * Page breaks. * Tables: Insert Table, Row, Column. Changing the column width of tables with their ruler. * Symbols and accented characters are fully supported. * Hyperlinks. * Saving a document in HTML format. For a detailed description and a manual, refer to the readme files in plain text, HTML or RTF format. February 28, 1999 Mark de Does.