galax wrote:It will show up eventually- I found a load of applications recently in a nearby basement, he had lots of Papyrus stuff but probably got rid of the older manuals in the past: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=26706&p=255351#p255351
TheFluffyOne wrote:In addition to getting teary-eyed, it did lead me on a series of tangents that resulted in the re-discovery of the existence of the word processing application Le Redacteur. And the horrible realisation that all this time I've been trying to track down the manual for Papyrus, I might have mixed up the two applications (I owned both). There is even less information about on Le Redacteur than there is for Papyrus, but there are numerous mentions of a 650-page manual with version 3, and having seen a few pictures of the box it might well be the one I was after.
Time to do some more digging!
viking272 wrote:I was a massive fan of Le Redacteur - it was streets ahead for word processing and did all my uni projects in it. Alas I didn't keep any of my software from back then
TheFluffyOne wrote:viking272 wrote:I was a massive fan of Le Redacteur - it was streets ahead for word processing and did all my uni projects in it. Alas I didn't keep any of my software from back then
Do you happen to remember if it contained the detailed information about typography/layout that I'm looking for? Would be good if I can confirm I'm looking for the right software this time!
viking272 wrote:Well Le Redacteur did have a large manual and it was not WYSIWYG, so was just simple text on the screen. However it was very fast and slick and did have good features.
I can't recall how the layout was done for different fonts etc. There are some screen shots of the software and packaging here, in French: http://christophe.bray.free.fr/informatique/atari_st2.htm
I think its the fifth title down Le Redacteur in English was (The) Editor ...
TheFluffyOne wrote:Yeah, it's specifically the manual that I'm interested in, and so far the best I've found is a reference or two on Usenet about the large manual.
viking272 wrote:The ST Club used to distribute it - maybe a new thread about Le Redacteur may shed some light from other users?
TheFluffyOne wrote:viking272 wrote:The ST Club used to distribute it - maybe a new thread about Le Redacteur may shed some light from other users?
I was on the fence as to whether I should clutter the place up with another thread, but it does make sense I guess
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