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Table of Contents 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

INTRODUCTION 1 

■ What's New in this Version 3 

■ System Requirements 4 

■ What's in This Package 4 

H Why Not Add an Accessory Pack? 5 

S How to Use This Manual 5 

■ How WW's Files Are Organized 6 

| PREPARING TO USE WW 7 

■ Making Back-up Disks 7 

II Installing WORD WRITER 8 

1) Drives 9 

2) Automatic Install 10 

3) Installing Your Printer 11 

4) Installing Fonts 12 

5) Setting Preferences 16 

6) Converting Text Files 18 

7) Copying or Deleting Files 19 

8) Running WORD WRITER 21 

[THE QUICK-START MINI-MANUAL 23 

■ Reading the README File 23 

H The WORD WRITER Display 24 

■ Text Mode vs. Font Mode 24 

■ Loading a File 26 



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■ What Are Those Funny Marks For? 26 

■ Seeing the Difference between Text and Font Mode 27 

■ Moving Beyond Text Mode vs. Font Mode 29 

■ Moving and Copying 32 

■ Checking Your Spelling 32 

■ Using the Cardfile 33 

The Cardfile Display 33 

Loading a Cardfile 34 

Moving around the Cardfile 34 

Adding a Card 35 

Going to a Card 35 

Deleting a Card 36 

■ Saving and Quitting 36 

THE WORD PROCESSOR REFERENCE 37 

A 37 

Art Library 37 

B 37 

Boldface, Turn On/Off 37 

Bookmark 38 

Bottom of Screen 38 

C 38 

Caps Lock 38 

Cardfile 38 

Case, Changing 39 

Centering Text 39 

Chaining Pages 39 

Check Spelling 39 

Check Thesaurus 39 

Check mark, Deleting a 40 

Check mark, Entering a 40 



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Clearing a Document 41 

Clearing a Tab 42 

Colors, Changing 42 

Copying Files 42 

Copy Block 42 

Cursor Keys.. 42 

Cursor, Moving the 43 

Cursor, Fast 43 

D 44 

Define Macro 44 

Delete Block 44 

Deleting Files 44 

Deleting a Character 44 

Deleting a Line or to the End of a Line 44 

Deleting a Word 45 

Delimiter 45 

Dictionary, Creating a Personal 45 

Disk Commands 45 

Disk Directory, Viewing 47 

Double Spacing 47 

E 47 

Erasing (Scratching) a File 47 

Expanded Fonts 48 

F 48 

Fast Cursor Up or Down 48 

Files, Copying 48 

Files, Erasing 48 

Files Renaming 48 

Font Mode 49 

Font Tokens, Entering 49 

Fonts, Installing 50 

Font and Style Information 50 



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Footer, Entering a 51 

Formatting a Disk 51 

G 52 

Going to a Specific Page 52 

Graphics, Adding 52 

Tips for Working with Graphics 55 

Graphics in the Art Library 57 

Graphics, Reading 58 

Graphics, Using Your Own 59 

H 61 

Hard Return 61 

Header (Footers), Entering :. 61 

Headers (Footers), Entering Fonts, Styles and Margins ...63 
Help 64 

I 65 

Inserting a Character 65 

Inserting a Line 65 

Insert Mode 65 

Italics, Turn On/Off. 65 

J 66 

Justify Text 66 

L 66 

Left Align 66 

Linefeeds 66 

Linked Printing 67 

Loading a File 68 

M 69 

Macro, Defining, Playing and Saving 69 

Margins, Setting 70 

Mark, Set and Go to Next 71 

Memory, Query 72 

Merge (Files) 72 



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Merging Names (Mail Merge) 72 

Modes, FONT and TEXT 73 

Moving around in Your Document 73 

Moving Text 73 

Multiple Copies, Printing 73 

N 73 

New Document 73 

New (Format) Command 74 

Non-typable ASCII Characters, Inserting 74 

Normal ASCII 74 

Number Pages (When Printing) 74 

O •. 75 

Outline Index 75 

Outline Mode 75 

Overwrite Mode 75 

P 75 

Page Breaks 75 

Page Length, Changing 76 

Play Macro 76 

Preferences, Setting 76 

Printer Codes, Defining 76 

Printer Codes (Entering Style Tokens) 77 

Printer Device 78 

Printer, Installing 78 

Printing a Document 78 

Print Preview 80 

Q 80 

Quit 80 

R 81 

Reformatting Your Document 81 

Reformatting a Paragraph 81 

Renaming a File 81 



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Return, Entering a Hard or Soft 81 

Right Align 82 

S 82 

Saving Your Documents 82 

Saving Your Settings 84 

Search/Replace 84 

Search Again 85 

Set Printer Codes 85 

Sheet Feed 85 

Set Tab 85 

Spacing 85 

Spacing for Super and Subscripts 86 

Style Tokens, Entering 86 

Subscript Text, Turn On/Off 87 

Superscript Text, Turn On/Off 87 

T 87 

Tabs 87 

Tabs, Setting 88 

Tabs, Deleting 89 

Text Files, Converting 89 

Text Mode 89 

U 90 

Underline, Turn On/Off 90 

V 91 

Viewing the Disk Directory 91 

Virtual Margins 91 

W 91 

Word Count 91 

Wordwrap 92 



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| ALL ABOUT PRINTING 93 

■ The Print Options Window 93 

■ Unraveling the Mystery of Your Printer 103 

Using Special Printer Features in FONT Mode 103 

Using Special Printer Features in TEXT Mode 103 

Helpful Printing Hints 106 

USING THE SPELL CHECKER AND THESAURUS ..109 

11 Checking Your Spelling 109 

H Checking a Personal Dictionary 110 

Correcting Your Misspelled Words Ill 

Saving the Suspect Word List 112 

H Using the Thesaurus 114 

USING THE OUTLINER 117 

■ Indexing the Outline 118 

■ Formatting an Existing Outline 119 

II Editing Your Outline 120 

Index One Level Lower 120 

Index One Level Higher 121 

■ Saving, Loading and Quitting 122 

USING THE CARDFILE 123 

H Accessing the CARDFILE 124 

The CARDFILE Display 124 

Moving Around in the Cardfile 125 

S Creating a New Cardfile 126 

■ Loading a Cardfile 127 

Modifying the Field Name 128 



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Entering Data in a Card 128 

Adding a Card 128 

Inserting a Card 129 

Deleting a Card 129 

Going to a Card 129 

Sorting Cards 130 

■ Printing Your Cardfile 130 

■ Cardfile Quick Keys 131 

Saving a Cardfile 132 

Searching in Cards 132 

PERSONALIZING MASS MAILINGS 133 

■ Creating Address Lists 133 

Using Lists from DATA MANAGER 2 and SWIFTCALC..134 

H Preparing to Print 135 

H Creating Form Letters 136 

■ Printing Form Letters 138 

1 THE APPENDIXES 139 

■ The Font Library 139 

8 Troubleshooting 152 

Error Messages 153 

■ Pre-Call Checklist 155 

H Glossary 156 

SlNDEX 159 



VIII 



Introduction: 1 



INTRODUCTION 

What is WORD WRITER? 

WORD WRITER is a complete writing environment for memos, 
manuscripts and everything in between. It provides all the tools 
necessary for organizing your thoughts before you turn them into 
text plus everything you need to edit, insert, delete (remove) and 
rearrange your text. You'll produce professional-looking documents 
that reflect your writing style, using either your printer's built-in text 
mode features or using WW's premium-quality fonts. 

For those of you who are new to word processing on a computer, 
let's begin with a quick explanation of how word processing differs 
from typing. There are three main differences: 

• You don't have to press the (carriage) return at the end of each 
line. After you set the margins, the word processor "knows" 
when you've reached the end of the line and will automatically 
"wrap" the next word to the beginning of the next line. You only 
have to press (RETURN) to signal the end of the paragraph or to tell 
the program that you want to leave a blank line. 

• If you don't like what you've written, you can go back and make 
corrections by either erasing text (called "deleting"); typing over 
existing text (called "overwrite"); inserting new text or by 
copying or moving text — all before you ever print a single 
character. 



1: Introduction 



• And last, and this is the tricky part for long-time typists, many 
procedures are accomplished by pressing two keys at once — not 
consecutively, but simultaneously. Usually, it is the ©, the 
(CTRL) , or the (SHIFT) key that is pressed in conjunction with 
another key. 

Now that we've talked about the things you'll have to learn (or 
unlearn) to get into word processing, let's talk briefly about why 
word processing is more than worth the effort it takes to learn. 

After a little practice, you're sure to be able to word process faster 
than you can type. If there are any similarities among your 
documents, you can eliminate repetitious typing. 

With a word processor, you're sure to become a better writer. Since 
editing is so easily accomplished, you won't be tempted to let the 
incorrect or mediocre "slide." 

And, word processors do many things better and faster than you ever 
could — like spell checking, outlining and searching and replacing. 

To further simplify and speed things up, most of the commands (or 
instructions for the computer) appear on the two keyboard overlays, 
which came with this program. In addition, a Help screen is always 
available. You can use WORD WRITER with Timeworks DATA 
MANAGER 2, SWBFTCALC and PARTNER 64 programs. This 
unique compatibility lets you expand the capabilities of WORD 
WRITER far beyond those of conventional word processing 
programs. 



Introduction: 1 



There is one very important concept, unique to WW, that we should 
talk about before going any further. The program has two different, 
easily switched operating modes: TEXT or FONT. In TEXT mode 
all characters will be of equal width when printed out, just like on a 
standard typewriter. In FONT mode, characters are created 
graphically and proportionally as in typesetting. 

TEXT mode is by far the simpler of the two and is the fastest way to 
print your document. Text mode uses the printer's built-in, mono- 
spaced character set (all the characters are the same width) and any 
text enhancement styles your printer supports. 

FONT mode uses your dot-matrix printer in its graphics mode. 
Printing is done by WORD WRITER'S high-quality, proportionally- 
spaced fonts (a small "i" is narrower than a capital "W"), and built- 
in styles of underlined, bold, italics, Scilati (back slanting italics), 
superscript and subscript. While the fonts themselves are not 
displayed on the screen, the screen will always reflect the correct 
words on each line and the number of lines on each page. 




The features added or improved since WORD WRITER 5 include: 

• The Cardfile — a collection of information that can be stored and 
organized for personal and business use. You can easily store, 
sort and keep track of important names, addresses and phone 
numbers. 

• Form Letter printout — You can use the Cardfile with the Merge 
Names printing option to print form letters, plus you can skip 
over fields you don't need and just print the parts of the Cardfile 
you want. 



1: Introduction 



• Go To Page — You can now move directly to a specific page of 
your document with the new Go To command. 

• Font and Style Bar — This option has been improved to include 
text justification. 

• Tabs — Tabs are easier to set and use, with pre-set defaults. 

Details on each of these features can be found in this manual. 
Now, let's make sure you have the right hardware to run WW. 




A Commodore 64 or 128 in 64 mode 

One or two disk drives (the Thesaurus and Graphics Converter 
require a 1541/1571 or compatible drive) 

A monitor 

A printer — Daisywheel or dot matrix for TEXT mode, dot matrix 
for FONT mode 




Before we go any further, let's make sure that your copy of WW is 
complete. There should be: 

• Three 5 1/4-inch Timeworks program disks (five sides) 

• This user's manual 

• The Art Library Supplement 

• Two keyboard overlays 



Introduction: 1 



• A registration card 

• An update and exchange policy card 

If you are missing any of the above, contact our Timeworks 
Customer Support Department for a replacement. 



Why Not Md an Accessory Pack? 



Refer to the enclosed card to order our add-on Font Pack or Art 
Accessory Packs. The Font Pack will provide you with sixteen 
additional typefaces in 36 sizes! And each of the Art Packs provide 
130 additional graphics! 




Because of WW's keyboard overlays and Help, it is possible to use 
the program without first thoroughly reading the manual. However, 
you should stick with us at least through the first three chapters 
while we get you up and running. This should take about an hour. 
Chapter 3 is our Quick-start Mini-manual. At the beginning of this 
chapter is a very important instruction for the README file. Don't 
miss it! 

After that, you may either continue along, exploring all the 
program's features and options in an organized progression of 
concepts and procedures, or you may jump right into the program. 
Note that, for ease of reference, Chapter 4 explains all of the word 
processing procedures in a straight alphabetic order. How's that for 
making it easy for you to find what you want? 



1: Introduction 



In the manual, keystrokes are contained in rounded-corner boxes to 
resemble keys, and text which you type in is set in a typeface 
selected to resemble typewriter type. The up and down arrow keys 
are represented as (TR and the right and left arrow keys are 
represented as ( £+) . 

We provide brief definitions as we introduce each term which may 
be unfamiliar to you, but more complete definitions are provided in 
the Glossary at the end of Chapter 10. 



How WW's Files Are Organized 



The disk labeled PROGRAM contains the WORD WRITER 
program, the Text and Font printer driver files; the Install program 
and its related files; and the Graphics Converter and other utilities. 

Side 2 of the program disk, labeled FONTS/SAMPLE DATA, 
contains the 27 font files for WORD WRITER, 10 Sample Graphics 
files and the sample data files used in the Quick-start Mini-manual. 

The disk labeled DICTIONARY contains the 26 Spell Checker 
dictionary files. 

Side 2 of the dictionary disk contains the THESAURUS. 

The third disk, labeled ART LIBRARY, contains 144 sample 
graphics files. 



Now, let's move right into "Preparing to Use WW.' 



Preparing to Use WORD WRITER: 2 



PREPARING TO USE WORD WRITER 

Before you can begin composing and editing text, there are a few 
housekeeping chores to do. First, cut the keyboard overlay that came 
with your WORD WRITER package at the spot marked "trim here." 
Position the longer of the two overlays above the numeric keys and 
the shorter along side the keys marked Fl through F8. Make sure the 
side labeled "Word Writer" is on top. These keyboard overlays will 
serve as a constant reminder on how to use WW features. 



Additional help is provided when the program is running. Simply 
press (£1), and the Help screen will pop up. ((H) is but one of eight 
function keys, the special set of keys on your computer identified as 
Fl, F2, F3, etc.) Remember, in order to activate the even-numbered 
function keys, you must press the (SHIFT) while you press the 
function key. The Overlays and Help screen show WW's functions. 




To guard against the loss of important information, we recommend 
that you make back-up copies of the five sides of WORD WRITER 
and use these as your working program disks. WW is not copy- 
protected, so you may use any commercially available back-up 
program to make your back-up copies. Put the originals away for 
safekeeping, making certain that they are not near magnets, 
moisture, dust or excessive heat. 



2: Preparing to Use WORD WRITER 



NOTE: To make a back-up copy of the Thesaurus disk, use a 
program that can copy an entire disk — a file copy program, such as 
the one contained in the INSTALL program will not copy the 
Thesaurus disk. 



installing WORD WRITER 



Before you can use WORD WRITER, you'll have to install your 
printer and fonts and set certain preferences. The INSTALL program 
included in this package will help you do this — plus create work 
disks, convert text files and copy or delete files. 

NOTE FOR FASTLOAD USERS: You should disable or remove 
FASTLOAD when using the INSTALL program. 

To execute the INSTALL program: 

1 . Turn on your computer, including your disk drive and printer. 

2. Insert your Program disk (the disk containing the WORD 
WRITER program) in the disk drive (Device 8) so that Side 1 
faces up. Now close the gate. 



3. Type LOAD "INSTALL"^ and press (retDrn) . 

4. "SEARCHING FOR INSTALL, LOADING, READY" will 
appear on your screen. 



5. TYPE RUN and press (HTDrn). 

The INSTALL program will read two files: FONTS.DEF which 
contains information about any fonts you have installed; and 
DEFAULT.TXT which contains all your selected program settings, 
such as screen colors, print options and disk drive set-up. 



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After reading your files (if they exist), the WORD WRITER 
INSTALL menu will appear on your screen. 



To abort any function in the INSTALL program, press the (RUN/STOP) 
key. To exit INSTALL and save your changes, press GD at the main 
menu. 

These procedures are listed in a logical progression and will help 
you get ready to use WORD WRITER. Here are the INSTALL 
program options. 











WORD WRITER 6 INSTALL 




1) Drives (now single 8) 

2) Automatic Install 

3) Install Printer 

4) Install Fonts 

5) Set Preferences 

6) Convert Text Files 

7) Copy or Delete Files 

8) Run Word Writer 6 


SELECT ITEM OR Q TO QUIT 







Figure 1 

■ 1) Drives 

This first menu option reflects the current setting. If you have a 
single disk drive that is device 8, you don't need to change this 
option. If you have a single device 9, two drives or a dual drive, 
press CD until this option reflects your disk drive configuration. 



2: Preparing to Use WORD WRITER 



This option also sets the default settings for the other INSTALL 
program options. Therefore, if you are using two drives, you should 
specify this fact here, or you will be restricted to one drive in the 
other options. 

■ 2) Automatic Install 

We recommend that you use this option the very first time you run 
the INSTALL program. It will guide you through formatting a data 
disk to use with WORD WRITER and help you to install your 
printer, a pre-selected set of fonts and two graphic files. This is the 
easiest, fastest way to get started. Later, you can return to the 
INSTALL program and make any changes you like. 

1. Press (T) to start the Automatic Install procedure. 

2. When you are asked if you want to format a disk, press (7) if 
you need to (knowing that formatting will erase any files on the 
disk) or QJD if you already have a formatted disk. If you press 
(T). you will be asked to enter a disk name (up to fifteen 
characters) and an ID number (any two characters). Make sure 
you have a blank disk in the drive (not your Program disk) and 
then enter your name and ID and press (RETURN) . The formatting 
will take about two minutes. This will be your WORK disk. 

3. Next, you will be asked to select a printer from a list of names 
which will appear (more on that immediately following.) If your 
printer supports fonts, you will be prompted to place your FONT 
disk in the drive and press (RETURN) . A pre-selected group of ten 
fonts and two graphics will be copied to your new data disk. 



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For single-drive users: 

The Automatic Install option creates a disk containing your selected 
printer driver, now named DEFAULT.GRF; a draft mode printer 
driver (if your printer supports it) named DEFAULT.DRF; ten font 
files and two graphics. Your data files (documents) must be saved on 
this disk as well. We call this your WORK disk. 

In other words, in order to print your documents using only one 
drive, all of the needed printer driver, font files and graphics have to 
be on the same disk as the document you want to print. When your 
WORK disk is full, you have to either create a new WORK disk or 
transfer your data files off to a non-printable storage disk. 

For two-drive users: 

The Automatic Install option will copy the same printer driver, font 
files and graphics to disk and is also referred to as your WORK disk. 
Your documents, however, should be saved onto a separate 
formatted disk, which we will call your DATA disk. When working 
with WW, you will have the WORK disk in one drive and the DATA 
disk in the other drive. 

■ 3) Installing Your Printer 

Press (T) and a list of printer names will appear. Use the QD to 
move through the window. Select the name of your printer and press 
(RETURN) to install that printer driver. 



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NOTE: If you intend to use GEOS fonts, install a printer whose 
name ends with "/g." These drivers are matched to the lower density 
GEOS fonts and will provide a better print quality when GEOS fonts 
are used. Printing GEOS density fonts with a standard WW printer 
driver tends to print the characters thinner and taller than you might 
like. Not all printer drivers offer /g versions. If yours does not, select 
the standard printer driver. 

If Your Printer Is Not Listed 

If the name of your printer is not on the list, your printer is probably 
compatible with one that is. Here's what to look for: 

• If your printer is Epson compatible, try the Epson it is compatible 
with or the LIKE.EPSON.l, LIKE.EPSON.2, LIKE.EPSON.3 
and LIKE.EPSON.4 drivers— in that order. 

• If your printer is Commodore 1525 compatible, try the 
LIKE.1525.1 and LIKE. 1525.2 drivers. 

• As a last resort, check your printer's manual or contact the printer 
manufacturer to find out which listed printer is compatible with 
yours. 

You'll need to go on and try to print to see if your choice is correct. 
If printing fonts fails, simply reload INSTALL and choose a 
different printer driver. 



■ 4) Installing Fonts 



NOTE: You must have installed a printer that can print fonts before 
you can use this option. 



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Side 2 of the program disk is labeled FONTS and contains 27 font 
files for use in WORD WRITER. However, since WW can only use 
ten fonts per document, this option lets you select which fonts you 
want to use. (To see what the fonts look like, turn to "The Font 
Library" in Chapter 10.) Fonts can be installed or deinstalled at any 
time; however, the font files themselves are not copied using this 
option. 

1. Copy all the fonts that you want installed to your WORK disk. 
Use Option 7, Copy/Delete Files, to copy the desired fonts to 
your disk. 

2. From the WORD WRITER INSTALL menu, press CD • The 
Install Fonts Window will appear. 

3. Insert the disk which contains your fonts in the indicated drive. 

4. To install/deinstall fonts, press CD and the Install/Deinstall Fonts 
Window will appear. If you have previously selected this option, 
the currently installed fonts will be flagged by check marks. 
Press © to move the highlighted selector among the fonts. Press 
(RETURN) to install, press (INST/DEU to deinstall. You can install 
up to ten fonts. Press (F7) after you've completed your selections 
or (RUN/STOP) to exit this option. 

5. The default font is the font that will be used in your document 
initially. It is a good idea to select a standard size text font such 
as Deerfield 10 or Desplaines 12 as your default. Press CTT) to 
move the cursor among the installed fonts. (A font must be 
installed before it can be selected as a default.) Press (SPACEBAR ) 
to select the default font. Press (INST/DEL) to deinstall any of 
these fonts. 



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Converting GEOS Fonts 

As well as having its own high-density fonts, WW can also use the 
lower-density GEOS fonts (not Mega fonts). For best results, do not 
mix WORD WRITER fonts and GEOS fonts in the same document. 
The choice of which ones you use is a matter of personal preference. 

However, if you decide to use GEOS fonts, you must first convert 
them before you can install them. The procedure is slightly different 
for single and two drive users. In short, if you are using a single 
drive, the GEOS fonts are converted and written to the same disk. If 
you have two drives or a dual drive, the fonts are simultaneously 
converted and written to your WORK disk. To convert GEOS fonts: 

If you are using a single disk drive: 

1. Use GEOS to copy the desired GEOS font or fonts to your 
WORK disk. The INSTALL program cannot copy GEOS files! 

2. Load the WW INSTALL program and press (T) from the main 
menu. 

3. Insert your WORK disk into the indicated drive. 

4. Press ® to select the Convert GEOS Fonts option. You must 
already have installed your printer to use this option. 

5. Press ( U ) to move the cursor between files and press (RETURN) 
to select individual files. To select (or toggle on) all files, press 
( SPACEBAR! (INST/DEL) deselects. When you have made your 
selections, press (E). "PROCEED?" will appear in the prompt 
area at the top of the window. If you wish to continue, press (Tl 
A series of messages will inform you of the progress of the 
copying. 



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NOTE: If you have enough room on the GEOS fonts disk, you can 
do the conversion first, then after converting the GEOS fonts, copy 
the new font files to your WORK disk using the Copy or Delete 
Files option. The converted font file names all begin with a 
highlighted "f". 

6. Finally, use the Install/Deinstall Fonts option as previously 
described. 

If you are using two disk drives or a dual drive: 

1. Load the INSTALL program and press (T) from the main menu. 

2. Insert your WORK disk into the indicated drive. 

3. Insert your GEOS disk into the indicated drive. 

4. Press ® to select the Convert GEOS Fonts option. You MUST 
already have installed your printer to use this option. 

5. Press the ( tl ) keys to move the cursor among files and press 
(RETURN) to select individual files. To select (or toggle on) all 
files, press the ( SPACEBAR ) key. (INST/DEL) deselects. When you 
have made your selections, press QD . "PROCEED?" will appear 
in the prompt area at the top of the window. If you wish to 
continue, press (T). A series of messages will inform you of the 
progress of the copying. 

6. After converting the GEOS fonts, use the Install/Deinstall Fonts 
option as previously described. 



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NOTE: If you intend to use GEOS fonts, install a printer whose 
name ends with "/g." These drivers are matched to the lower density 
GEOS fonts and will provide a better print quality when GEOS fonts 
are used. Printing GEOS density fonts with a standard WW printer 
driver tends to print the characters thinner and taller than you might 
like. Not all printer drivers offer /g versions. If yours does not, select 
the standard printer driver. 



■ 5) Setting Preferences 

WORD WRITER allows you to select text, background and status 
line colors, a solid or a blinking cursor and which drive will hold the 
various WW program disks. 

From the WORD WRITER INSTALL menu, press (T) to set your 
preferences. 

• To set your text color, press (T) from the Set Preferences 
Window. Continue to press Q) until the contrast is to your liking. 

• To change the background, press (T) from the Set Preferences 
Window. Continue to press (T) until the setting is to your liking. 

• The Set Status option sets the color for the prompt boxes and the 
status line at the top of the screen. To cycle through the available 
choices, keep pressing (T) from the Set Preferences Window. 

• To toggle between a blinking or a solid cursor, press ® from the 
Set Preferences Window. 



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• To choose your overlay preference, press (T) from the Set 
Preferences Window. (The default is Cardfile. You'll probably 
want to leave this setting at the default for now.) The overlay you 
select (Outliner or Cardfile) will be available when you start 
WW. The non-selected option is still available, but WW will ask 
you to insert the Program disk. 

The remaining preferences instruct WORD WRITER where to look 
for each of the three listed disks. We recommend you set these 
options as follows: 

With a single 1541 drive: 

DATA DRIVE (now 8) 

THES/DICT DRIVE (now 8-0) 
FONT DRIVE (now 8-0) 

With two 1541 drives: 

DATA DRIVE (now 8) 

THES/DICT DRIVE (now 9-0) 
FONT DRIVE (now 9-0) 

NOTE: If you are using a 1541 and a 1581 together, designate the 
1581 for fonts and data. The Thesaurus and the Graphics Converter 
will not work on a 1581. If you won't be using the Thesaurus, you 
may also copy the Dictionary files to the 1581 disk. If you choose to 
do this, all drive assignments will be to the same drive. 



With a dual drive: 

DATA DRIVE (now 8-0) 

THES/DICT DRIVE (now 8-1) 

FONT DRIVE (now 8-1) 



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■ 6) Converting Text Files 

WORD WRITER can load directly files created in previous WORD 
WRITER 64 programs, including WORD WRITER 3, 4 and 5. In 
addition, you can convert files from other popular word processing 
programs and use them in WORD WRITER. In most cases, the 
converted file will contain all of the text underlining, bold, italics, 
super and subscript style information of the original. Converting a 
file will not alter your original file. 

You can also convert WORD WRITER files into plain ASCII, 
PetASCH or GEOS Text Scrap files if you desire. 

To convert text files: 

1. Press (T) at the INSTALL menu. 

2. Insert the disk that contains the file to convert. Don't convert 
WW3, WW4 or WW5 files. 

3. Select the appropriate conversion from the list on the screen. 

4. The directory of your disk will be displayed. Select the file you 
wish to convert. 

5. You will be asked for a file name to Save As. Enter a name which 
is different from the original name or else the file will be 
overwritten. Press (RETURN) to complete the conversion. The new 
file will be written to the same disk as the original file. If you 
have a single disk drive, use the Copy or Delete Files option to 
copy the file to your WORK disk. If you have two drives, copy 
the file(s) to your DATA disk. 



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NOTE: If you want to convert a WW file to GEOS, use the 
INSTALL program to copy your WW file to your GEOS work disk 
before conversion. The converted file becomes your current text 
scrap. 

Word processors have many different ways of embedding formatting 
commands and style information. Much of this is not recognized by 
WW. WORD WRITER will insert a highlighted symbol whenever it 
encounters a command it doesn't recognize. You can easily find 
these symbols with WW by simply invoking the Go to Next Mark 
function ©CE) from within the program. This procedure allows you 
to locate and edit these areas quickly. After converting, you should 
load the file to make any needed touch-ups and to reformat it before 
printing. 

■ 7) Copying or Deleting Files 

You can copy and delete files or format a disk using this option. The 
INSTALL program cannot copy GEOS files. 

1) Set Source — Press (T) from the Copy or Delete Files Window to 
specify which drive is your source drive. The source drive contains 
the disk from which the file(s) will be copied. 

2) Set Destination — Press® from the Copy or Delete Files 
Window to specify which drive is your destination drive. The 
destination drive contains the disk to which the file(s) will be 
copied. 



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NOTE: If you use a single disk drive, both the source and the 
destination must be the same. Remember, the choices you made in 
INSTALL under "Drives" will determine your choices for Source 
and Destination. If you set the Drives option to SINGLE 8, you will 
not be able to change the Source and Destination drives here. 

3) Source Directory — To view the Source Directory, press ® from 
the Copy or Delete Files Window. You will see a directory of the 
disk in the Source drive, the name assigned to the disk and the 
amount of free disk space. 

4) Copy Source Files — To select the files you want to copy from the 
source disk to the destination disk, press CD from the Copy or 
Delete Files Window. 

The Copy Files Window will present a directory of files. Press ftp 
to move the cursor between files and press (RETURN) to select 



individual files. To select (or toggle on) all files, press the ( SPACEBAR J 
key. (INST/DEL) deselects. 

When you have made your selections, press Q[). "PROCEED?" will 
appear in the prompt area at the top of the window. If you wish to 
continue, press (7). A series of messages will inform you of the 
progress of the copying. 

If you are using a single disk drive, you will be prompted when to 
insert the appropriate disk. When the program has finished, you will 
return to the Copy Files Window. You may continue to copy files, or 
you can return to the INSTALL program menu by pressing 
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5) Delete Destination Files — To delete destination files, press (W) 
from the Copy or Delete Files Window. The Delete Files Window, 
with a directory of the files in the destination drive, will pop up. 
Press ( U ) to move the cursor between individual files. Press 
(RETURN) to select individual files. Press (SPACEBAR ) to toggle on (or 
select) all files. Press (INST/DEL) to deselect individual files. 

When you have selected your files, press QJ). "PROCEED?" will 
appear at the top of the window. Press (T) if you are certain that you 
want to delete the checked files. 

HINT: If you have two drives, use this option to view the directory 
on the destination disk. To leave this option without deleting any 
files, press (RUN/STOP) . 

6) Format a Disk — To format a disk, press (TT) from the Copy or 
Delete Files Window. A window will pop up, and you will be asked 
to provide a disk name and ID. Type in this information at the 
cursor. The disk name can be any name, up to sixteen characters. 
The ID must be two characters. A second window will ask you to 
insert a new disk into the destination drive. Press (RETURN) . 

■ 8) Running WORD WRITER 

This option exits the INSTALL program, saves your settings on your 
program disk and loads the WORD WRITER program. Before 
choosing this option, place your program disk (with the Write 
Protect notch uncovered) in the drive. 

Since many times you'll be loading and running WW without 
needing the other options from INSTALL, there are two other ways 
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Loading WORD WRITER from BASIC 

1 . Turn on your computer, including your disk drive and printer. 

2. Insert your program disk in disk drive 8 so that Side 1 faces up. 
Close the gate. 



3. Type LOAD":*",8 and press (RETURN) . 



4. When "READY" appears, type RUN and press (RETURN) . 

NOTE: To load WORD WRITER without using the SWIFTLOAeT 
feature, or if you use JiffyDos, type LOAD"WW6" l 8 and press 
(RETURN) and then type RUN and press (RETURN) , instead of the 
usual LOAD":*"^,!. 

Loading WORD WRITER from GEOS 

1. After booting your system with GEOS, insert your WW program 
disk (labeled Side 1) into drive 8, with Side 1 facing up. 

2. Use either the mouse or joystick to move the arrow on your 
screen to the disk drive icon and click on the button. 

3. File icons will appear on your screen. Move to the WW icon and 
select the main program by double-clicking on the button. This 
will load WORD WRITER into your computer. 



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THE QUICK-START MINI-MANUAL 



Now that you've completed your preliminary housekeeping, you're 
ready to start word processing. At this point you should have your 
keyboard overlays positioned on your keyboard and should have run 
the Automatic Install option in the INSTALL program. By the end of 
this chapter, you'll be ready to compose your own document. 




After loading WW, but before you go any further, read the 
README file on your Work disk. (Two-drive users can load this 
file from Side 2 of their Program disk.) This file contains any 
modifications that do not appear in this manual. To view this file 
after loading WW, remove the Program disk and insert your Work 
disk. Then press © CD to load the file. At the prompt, "LOAD 
FILENAME?" type readme and press (RETURN) . The file will 
appear on your screen. 



Let's get acquainted with the editing screen display. To create a new 



document after reading the README file, press (CTRLX JU. In 
response to "NEW DOCUMENT OR QUIT?(N/Q)" press QD . You 
will now see a clear WORD WRITER display. 



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The WORII Wfllf ER toispl^ 



At the top of the display you will see: 

WORD WRITER I P:01 L:01 C:01 

This is the Status line. WW sometimes asks you questions. These 
questions or prompts always appear on the Status line. On the right 
side of the Status line, you will see P:01 L:01 C:01. These numbers 
tell you the location of the cursor (the lighted marker that indicates 
where keyboard input will take place). For example: P:01 stands for 
the page number where your cursor is located. You can create 
documents of up to twenty pages. (You are now on Page 1.) 

L:01 stands for the line number where your cursor is located. You 
are now on Line 1. 

C.01 stands for the column number. The column number is your 
horizontal position on the display. You are now in Column 1. 




WORD WRITER provides you with two printing/text creation 
modes — font and text. TEXT mode is by far the simpler of the two 
and is the fastest way to print your document. TEXT mode uses the 
printer's built-in, mono-spaced character set (all the characters are 
the same width) and any text enhancement styles your printer 
supports. 



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FONT mode uses your dot-matrix printer in its graphics mode. 
WORD WRITER will print high-quality, proportionally-spaced 
fonts (a small "i" taking less space than a capital "W"), and built-in 
styles of underlined, bold, italics, superscript and subscript. These 
fonts and styles can be combined in many ways, even adding 
graphics for complete flexibility. 

WORD WRITER can easily switch between FONT mode and TEXT 
mode at any time. Your document will quickly reformat to your 
selected margins and page lengths — all at the press of a key. In 
FONT mode, while the fonts themselves are not displayed on the 
screen, the screen will always reflect the correct number of words on 
each line and the number of lines on each page. This allows the 
program to operate very quickly and simplifies editing since you can 
always see exactly where your text appears on each line and on each 
page. 

All of this will mean much more to you when you print the sample 
file SAMPLE, first as a text document and then as a font document 
(assuming you have a dot matrix printer.) 

Place your Work disk into your disk drive (two-drive users can use 
Side 2 of the Program disk). This disk contains the sample document 
(and another document called town). 



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Before you begin, first take a look at the document SAMPLE. To 
load this document into WW, press (?D (see the overlay). 
Remember, the even-numbered function keys are accessed with the 
(SHIFT) key. For example, (£2) is obtained by pressing ( SHIFT )(fD . 

"SAVE/LOAD/MERGE? (S/L/M)" will appear in the status area at 
the top of the screen. Press (T) to load. "LOAD FILENAME?" will 
appear in the status area at the top of your screen. Type in sample 
and press (RETURN) . The document will appear on your screen. 



What Are Those Funny Marks For? 



Very briefly, the codes "embedded" in this document are — from top 
to bottom — check marks (they look like check marks), hard returns 
(they look like ^), font codes (they look like El ) and style codes to 
tell the printer to use certain enhancements, such as underlining 
(they look like Q ). 

The check mark at the top of the document (Vm, 1 0,60 ( RETURN ) ) sets 
the left margin and line length. Just precisely what 10 and 60 stand 
for depends on whether you are in TEXT or FONT mode. More on 
that later. The next two lines (Vcenter and VS3) instructs WW to 
center the text on the following lines and the amount of spacing to 
put between each line. The fourth line tells WW that a graphic will 
be printed here, starting at position 52, in normal orientation and the 
file name to look for is baseball.pic. 



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(See "Check mark, Entering a" in Chapter 4.) 

The hard returns are shown on your screen as left-facing arrows and 
tell the program that this is the end of a paragraph. 

The highlighted numbers, or "font tokens," in the document are used 
in FONT mode to tell WORD WRITER that you wish to switch 
from one font to another. 

The highlighted letters, or "style tokens," tell the program that the 
text in between these codes is to be printed in a special style, such as 
underlined or italic. The uppercase (capital) letters are set by 
pressing (CTRL) along with that letter and begin that particular 
printing enhancement. The lowercase (small) letters are created by 
pressing © along with the corresponding letter and end the 
enhancement. 

Later in this manual, we'll show you how to enter, change and delete 
the font and style tokens. You have complete control and flexibility 
in the way your text looks. 



Since the object of this exercise is to show you the difference 
between TEXT and FONT mode, press (CTRL)®. The PRINTER 
OPTIONS menu will appear. Let's first print SAMPLE in TEXT 
mode. To do so, set the Print Fonts option to N by pressing QQ . Be 
sure your printer is connected, turned on and has paper. Now, press 
(RETURN) . The document will print out in TEXT mode. 



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When you installed your printer in Chapter 2, (and responded to the 
options in the Set Preferences Window) the values for options 
OPEN 4,4?, NORMAL ASCII and LINEFEEDS were pre-set for 
your printer and will probably never need to be changed. A detailed 
explanation of these options can be found in Chapter 5, "All about 
Printing." 

NOTE: If the document doesn't print or doesn't appear to print 
correctly, you may have installed the wrong printer. Return to 
Chapter 2 and install the correct printer. 

TEXT mode printing is the fastest way to get your document on 
paper. In many cases this will suffice. However, if you have a dot 
matrix printer, you have another option. To print in FONT mode, 
you'll have to set that first option in the PRINT OPTIONS menu, so 
press (CTRL) (D. At the menu press QD to toggle back to Y(es) for 
print fonts. 



Now press (RETURN) to print. 

In FONT mode, you can print only from disk. (There's much too 
much going on to be held within the Commodore 64's 64K 
memory.) If you had just created SAMPLE — or any other 
document — or if you had made any changes to the document, you 
would be prompted to save the file before printing in FONT mode. 
After the file was saved to disk, you would print that file from disk. 
Since SAMPLE is already on disk, "PRINT FILENAME?" will 
appear on the Status line at the top of your screen followed by the 
current filename — sample. Respond by pressing (RETURN) . 



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WARNING: Printing in FONT mode will erase any document in 
memory. It is essential that you save your document before printing 
in FONT mode, or your work will be lost. 

This is lesson Number One in printing in FONT mode — The more 
you switch among fonts, the more time it takes to print a page. 

When your document has finished printing, compare this print-out 
with your first print-out. In what can only be described as a graphic 
demonstration, this second printing of SAMPLE certainly looks 
more like an announcement. 

And now you know the difference between TEXT and FONT 
mode — and the trade-offs that are involved in selecting one mode 
over the other. 




You have already learned quite a bit in working with SAMPLE: 
loading a file, checkmarks, hard returns, font and style tokens, the 
differences between TEXT and FONT mode and printing. 

Now let's try some editing functions, using the same file, SAMPLE. 



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Instead of relying on the keyboard overlay, this time press the 
mnemonic ©CD. This will load a file directly, by-passing the 
"SAVE/LOAD/MERGE" prompt. The prompt "LOAD 
FILENAME?" will appear, along with the name of the current file. 
Simply press (RETURN) — just as you've done before. Now that 
SAMPLE is on your screen, we're going to move from the top of the 
screen to the bottom of the screen. Press fc^ HCLR/HOME) . The cursor 
will move from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. 

To return to the top left of the screen, press (HOME) . 

To scroll quickly through your document, press (FT) to move a 
quarter way down the screen, (FS) ( (SHIFT)(F7) ) to move a quarter 
way up the screen. 

For other ways to move within your document, see "Cursor 
Movement" in Chapter 4. 

A quick way to move about in a document — particularly a long 
document that you've created — is to use the search feature. 

Making certain that you're at the top of SAMPLE (since WW 
searches down from the current cursor position), check the keyboard 
overlay at the top of your computer to find the search function. Press 
(CTRLY T)(one). At the prompt "SEARCH FOR?" type RED and 
press (RETURN) . For now, by-pass the prompt "REPLACE WITH?" 
and press (RETURN) . The cursor will jump to the first occurrence of 
RED. Go to the second occurrence, by pressing (CTRL) CD 
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Now let's find another word for "RED" by using the Check 
Thesaurus feature. Place the Thesaurus disk in the drive you 
assigned for it in the INSTALL program and press (RT). (Remember 
that even-numbered function keys are accessed by pressing (SHIFT) .) 
"RED" will appear in the Status line at the top of your screen. Press 
(RETURN) , and the Thesaurus will respond with a list of suitable 



synonyms. Let's select crimson by typing 2 and pressing (RETURN) . 

You'll learn more about the Thesaurus in Chapter 6. 

Oh dear, we didn't want just "crimson." We wanted "bright 
crimson." You can edit text in either the INSERT or the 
OVERWRITE mode. To show you the difference between INSERT 
mode and OVERWRITE mode, press (SHJFT)(n) to move the 
cursor to the "c" in crimson and then press (CTRL) (INST/DEL) to 
change to INSERT mode. When you are in INSERT mode, the letter 
"I" will appear in the Status line. 

Now type bright. As you type, the word "crimson" is pushed aside. 
You can press (CTRlTH INST/DEL) again to return to OVERWRITE 
mode. While we're in the business of adding and replacing words, 
press (HOME) to go to the top of the screen. Once again, press 
(CTRL) fD to enter the Search & Replace feature. At the prompt 
"SEARCH FOR?," type FEAST and press (RETURN) . At the prompt 
"REPLACE WITH" type PIG OUT and press (RETURN) . We now 
have PIG OUT on Hot Dogs, Pizza, Chili!. Every occurrence of 
"Feast" will now be replaced by "PIG OUT" from the cursor to the 
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Now we're ready for some fancy stuff — move and copy. Move the 
cursor to the first letter in PACK the PLACE and press ©CD 
(copy). At the prompt "CRSR TO SELECT, RETURN TO COPY," 
move the cursor to the last letter in PACK the PLACE and press 
(RETURN) . At the prompt, "PRESS RETURN AT NEW 
LOCATION," press (c=)GD to go to the very end of the document 
and press (RETURN) . PACK THE PLACE will now be repeated at the 
bottom of SAMPLE. 




We have one more task — checking the spelling of our document. To 
use the Spell Checker, load the document to be checked into 
WORD WRITER, and select the Check Spelling option by pressing 
(F3) (check spelling). 

The program will then sort the words of your document into 
alphabetical order. After sorting, WORD WRITER will tell you the 
number of words and the unique words in your document. 
Remember to insert your dictionary disk in the disk drive you 
specified in the INSTALL program so that the computer can read the 
Spell Checker dictionary. Press (RETURN) to check the spelling or 
(RUN/STOP) to obtain only the word count display. 

After checking its own dictionary, WW will ask if you are using a 
Personal Dictionary. For now, simply press®. When the computer 
is finished checking your document against the WW Spell Checker 
dictionary, you will see the prompt: 

"FliREPLACE WORD F3:NEXT WORD F8:EXIT." Press (£8) to 
exit the Spell Checker and return to your document. 



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For more Spell Checker information, see Chapter 6. 




Next, a quick introduction to the Cardfile. 

A Cardfile is a collection of information that is stored and organized 
for personal and business use. You can keep track of important 
names, addresses and phone numbers. The cardfile will store, sort, 
and retrieve all the information you need. 

The three elements of a Cardfile are: the cards that make up the 
Cardfile; the fields within a Card; and the information you enter 
within the fields. 

To access the Cardfile, press (F5). "OUTLINER OR CARDFILE? 
(O/C)" will be displayed. PressQD for the Cardfile. 

You'll get a chance to save the document you're working on, if you 
have made any changes since you saved. For now, press® for No. 

When you're asked how many fields the Cardfile will have, type 5 
and press (RETURN) . 

■ The CARDFILE Display 

At the top of the display you will see: 
WORD WRITER CARDFILE I R: 01 F:01 C: 01 

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I: stands for INSERT mode. 

R: 01 stands for the record (card) number — this is card number 1. 
You can enter up to 255 cards in a Cardfile. 

F:01 stands for the field number. You are now on field number 1. 
You may have as few as 3 fields or as many as 23 fields in a card. A 
field may be 60 characters long. 

C: 01 stands for the column number. The column number is your 
horizontal position on the display. You are now in Column 1. 

■ Loading a Cardfile 

Let's take a look at the sample cardfile we've included. To load this 
document in the Cardfile, press ©CD- "LOAD FILENAME ?" will 
appear at the top of your screen. Type cardsample and press 
(RETURN) . The first card will appear. 

■ Moving Around the Cardfile 

Press G§) QD to move from field to field and card to card. 

Press (CTRL O P to go to the first card in the file and ©CD to go to 
the last card. 

Press (CTRL)® to go to the next card and (CTRL) fP) to go to the 
previous card. 

When you press (RETURN) , the cursor moves to the next field. You 
can move to the beginning of a field by pressing ©CD and the end 
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■ Adding a Card 

You can add data to a cardfile by just typing in the fields. After you 
finish typing the last field and press (RETURN) , WORD WRITER 
automatically places the cursor in the first field on the next card. If 
you want to skip a field, just press (RETURN) and the cursor moves to 
the next field. 

1. Press ©QD to go to the last card in Cardsample. Notice that the 
Status Line shows the field name FirstName. 



2. Type Ellen and press (RETURN) . 

3. The cursor moves to the second field and LastName appears in 
the Status Line. Type Anderson and press (RETURN) . 

Follow this example to complete a few more fields in the new card. 
Remember to press (RETURN) after each field. 

MAXWELL CO. 

1545 W. 117th St. 

West Brooklyn MI 34567 

■ Going to a Card 

Sometimes you'll want to go directly to a specific card, without 
viewing each one. To do that: 

• Press (CTRp fD . At the "GOTO #" prompt, type 2 and press 
(RETURN) . 

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■ Deleting a Card 

From time to time, you'll probably need to remove a card. Since you 
have card #2 already in view, you can delete that. 

Press fCTRp fT). "DELETE CARD? (Y/N)" will appear. Press Y to 
delete the card. (If you change your mind and want to keep it, 
press N.) 




Saving a Cardfile is the same as saving any WORD WRITER 
document. To save your cardsample, press (F2). At the prompt, 
"SAVE/LOAD/MERGE? (S/L/M)," press CD for the Save function. 
Press (RETURN) to save. 

For more information on the Cardfile (including printing), see 
Chapter 8. 

After you've saved, you can simply quit. To quit, press (CTRL) CD . 
At the prompt "NEW DOCUMENT OR QUIT" press (¥) to begin a 
new document or press QD to Quit WORD WRITER. 

If you have any specific questions about WW's functions, consult 
Chapter 4. Answers to your printing questions may be found in 
Chapters 4 and 5. 



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THE WORD PROCESSOR REFERENCE 

Printing, Spell Checking, the Thesaurus, the Outliner, Mail Merging, 
Troubleshooting and the Glossary are covered in greater detail in 
subsequent chapters. This chapter presents a straight alphabetic 
reference to WW's most used features. We have tried to list each 
feature under the word we think you would look for. Where we 
weren't sure, we have cross-referenced. 



Art Library 

See "Graphics." 

■ R 

Boldface, Turn On/Off (ctrl)CD / ©CD 

To turn on Boldfacing, press (CTRL)® . A highlighted capital letter 
"B" will be inserted at the cursor location and all following text will 
be printed boldface. To turn boldface off, position the cursor after 
the last character to be boldfaced and press ©CD - A highlighted 
lower case "b" will be inserted to indicate where the boldfacing will 
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In FONT mode, the bold style is created by WORD WRITER. In 
TEXT mode, the bold style must be supported by your printer. 
WORD WRITER simply sends the codes defined in the Printer 
Codes Window, ©CD- 

Bookmark (ctrl)(s) ©(n) 

See "Mark, Set and Go to." 

Bottom of Screen (^ (clr/homT) 

See "Cursor, Moving the." 



Caps Lock ©GD 

WORD WRITER allows you to toggle between all uppercase 
(CAPITAL) letters and upper and lowercase letters. The default 
mode is lowercase, using the (SHIFT) key to create individual capital 
letters. To toggle to all uppercase letters, press ©Cc) . The letter C 
on the Status line will be highlighted. Pressing (SHIFT) now gives 
lowercase letters. To change back, p ress ©(c) again. This does 
not affect the number keys as does (SHIFT/LOCK) . 

Cardfile 

See Chapter 8, "Using the Cardfile." 



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Case, Changing 

To change any of your text to all UPPER or all lower case letters, 
press (c=)CD or ©CD to select a block of text. Your highlighted 
block cannot begin with a check mark line. When you have selected 
the text (just as with the Move and Copy commands), press © QD 
. You will see the prompt "UPPER OR LOWER CASE?(U/L)." 

Press CU) for upper case, CD for lower case, or (RUN/STOP) if you 
change your mind. Numbers and symbols are not affected. 

Centering Text V CENTER 

To center lines of text, press (CTRL) GO, to enter a check mark. Type 
center and press (RETURN) . All following text will be centered until 
the next formatting check mark is inserted. V left is the default 
style. Check marks can be deleted by deleting the entire line — 

(ctrQ CD. 

Chaining Pages 

See "Linked Printing" and "Printing Your Document." 

Check Spelling (re) 

See Chapter 6. 

Check Thesaurus © 

See Chapter 6. 



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Check mark, Deleting a (ctrO fT) 

To delete a check mark, move the cursor to the check mark and press 
(CTRL)®, the delete line function. 

Check mark. Entering a (ctrP GD 

Check marks control document formatting. To insert a check mark, 
press (CTRL) CJD, and then enter the command — such as "center" — 
and then press (RETURN) . Commands can be abbreviated to their first 
letter. To delete a check mark, move the cursor to the.check mark 
and press (CTRL)®* the delete line function. Check mark lines do 
not print out. 

Here are the check mark commands: 

c for center (Vc) 

e+ for expanded on (Ve+) 

e- for expanded off (Ve-) 

f for footers (VF.tal.ll.Left ©Center ©Right) 

g for graphics (Vg,lm,n,filename,pic or 

Vg,lm,f ,filename.pic) with lm for the left margin, n for 
Normal or f for Flipped, and the file name of the graphic. 
See the section on "Graphics" for details. 

h for headers (VHjlm.ll.Left ©Center ©Right) 



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j for justified text (Vj) 

1 for left aligned text only (Vl) 

m for margins (Vm,lm,ll) with lm representing left margin 

and 11 representing line length 

n for linked printing, (Vn,filename) with the next file name 

to be attached at this point. Available in TEXT mode only. 

p for forcing a page break (Vp or Vpage) 

r for right aligned text (Vr) 

s for spacing of lines. In FONT mode, the command Vs,nn 

represents leading, with "nn" a value in points. In 
typesetting, a point is equal to l/72nd of a vertical inch. 
Spacing must be between and 15 or it will be ignored. In 
TEXT mode, nn represents single, double and triple spacing, 
where n stands for a number (Vsl, Vs2, and Vs3). 

Also see Chapters 5 and 10. 

Clearing a Document (5X2) or (ctrlT IT) 

To clear a document from your screen, press ©Q3) or (CTRp fD . 
NEW DOCUMENT OR QUIT?(N/Q) will appear on the Status line 
at the top of your screen. Press (N) . (If you press (Q) , you will exit 
the program.) 



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Clearing a Tab 

See "Tab, Deleting." 
Colors, Changing 

See "Setting Preferences" in the INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Copying Files 

See "Copying or Deleting Files" in the INSTALL section in 
Chapter 2. 

Copy Block ©d) 

To copy a block of text, move the cursor to the first character of the 
text you want to copy and press ©QD . Move the cursor to select 
the text you want to copy, and to press (RETURN) . Finally, move the 
cursor to the position (outside the highlighted area) where you want 
the copied text to appear and press (RETURN) . 

Cursor Keys QDO 

The two cursor keys are on the lower right corner of the keyboard. 
They are used to move the cursor within your document. If a 
document is not on the screen, the keys will not function. 



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Cursor, Moving the 

Up one line, press ( SHIFT )CfT) . 

Down one line, press ( U ) . 

Left one character, press ( SHIFT )f£^) . 

Right one character, press 05) . 

To the beginning of the line, press (gXjO . 

To the end of the line, press (CTRL) CD . 

To the beginning of the next line, press (RETURN) . 

To the bottom of this or the next screen, press (^ (CLR/HOME) . 

To the top of this or the previous screen, press (HOME) . 

To the next tab location, press ©. 

To the next page, press (CTRL) OsD. 

To the previous page, press (CTRL) (p). 

To the top of the document, press (CTRL) (G) . 

To the end of the document, press ©Gg) . 



Cursor, Fast (ft) and © ( (^hjft) (f7)) 

To scroll quickly through your document, press (FS) ( ( SHIFT )(f7) ) to 
move a quarter way up the screen, (?7) to move a quarter way down 
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m q 

Define Macro ©CD 

See "Macro, Defining, Playing and Saving." 

Delete Block ©CD 

To delete a block of text, press ©CD . Move the cursor to highlight 
the text you want to remove from your document and press 
(RETURN) . To abort the operation, press (RUN/STOP") . 

Deleting Files 

See the INSTALL section in Chapter 2 and "Disk Commands, the 
SCRATCH command." 

Deleting a Character (del) , ©(d) 

To delete a character to the left, press (DEL) . To delete a character at 
the cursor location, press ©GD . 

Deleting a Line or to the End of a Line (ctrl)(ID 

To delete a line of text or to delete from the cursor to the end of the 
line, move the cursor to the desired position on the line and press 
(CTRL) CD. If you place the cursor on the first character, the whole 
line will be deleted. If you place the cursor anywhere else, the 
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Deleting a Word ©CD 

To delete a word, place the cursor within the word and press (CfYD . 
Delimiter (ctrl)(d) 

The delimiter symbol L is used for three purposes: for marking 
fields in form letters, for ending each address of an address list and 
for calling for a page number to be printed in a header or footer. 

See "Headers, Entering" and Chapter 9, "Personalizing Mass 
Mailings." 

Dictionary, Creating a Personal 

See Chapter 6. 

Disk Commands ©CD 

When you first enter the Disk Commands option, if there is an error 
condition on the data drive, the error code will be displayed on the 
Status line. Press any key to clear a displayed error before entering a 
disk command. 

Disk commands are instructions that you send to your disk drive via 
your computer. The following is a list of some of the more common 
commands and the syntax you must enter to use these commands 
from WW. Also consult your disk drive user's manual. The in each 
of the following disk command formats represents a disk drive 
number. If you are using drive 1 of a dual drive, enter 1 in these 
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The SCRATCH (Delete/Erase) command — Tells your drive to erase 
a specific file. To scratch (or erase) a file on a disk, press ©CD . 
In response to "DISK COMMAND?," enter sO: followed by the 
name of the file you want to scratch. (If you have used the Scratch 
command on a disk three times, use the Validate command on that 
disk before scratching another file.) 

The NEW (Format) command — Instructs the disk drive to erase 
completely all of the information on the disk currently in your drive. 
This is commonly referred to as formatting a disk. You can then use 
that blank disk with any program that you like. To format, or 
"NEW" a disk, press ©®. In response to the prompt "DISK 
COMMAND?," enter nO: followed by the new name you want to 
assign to your disk, followed by a comma and a two-character 
identification code that you assign. For example, you might enter 
nO:work,la. 

The RENAME command — To rename a file, press (cIXJD. 
"ENTER DISK COMMAND" will appear on the Status line at the 
top of your screen. Type R0:NEWNAME=OLDNAME where 
NEWNAME is the new name for the file and OLDNAME is the 
current name of the file. 

The INITIALIZE command — Resets the internal workings of your 
disk drive and clears any error light. To execute this command, press 
the ©CD keys. Then, in response to "DISK COMMAND?" enter 
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The VALIDATE command — Instructs the drive to remove damaged 
files and to make sure that any available space on the disk is 
accounted for. You may be able to fit more files onto that disk. To 
validate a disk, press ©CD- In response to "DISK COMMAND?," 
enter vO. Your disk will be validated. 

Disk Directory, Viewing ©GD or (ctrl)GD 

In WORD WRITER, you have two different ways to view your disk 
directories. 

To view the entire Disk Directory — a list of all the files on your 
disk — press (CTRL) fcP). When finished, press any key to continue. 

To scan the disk directory for a list of only files you have created 
(seq files), press ©GD- 



Double Spacing 

See Chapter 5, "Double Space." 



Erasing (Scratching) a File ©GD 

See "Copying/Deleting Files" in the INSTALL section in Chapter 2 
and Disk Commands, SCRATCH. 



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Expanded Fonts V e+ / Ve- 
in FONT mode, to double the printed size of a line, press (CTRL) © 
to enter a V and type e+. The size of the fonts on the lines following 
will be doubled. To turn off the expanded fonts option, press 
(CTRU OD to enter a V and type e-. 



Fast Cursor Up or Down (JD or (?7) 
See "Cursor, Fast." 
Files, Copying 

See "Copying/Deleting Files" in the INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Files, Erasing ©CD 

See "Copying/Deleting Files" in the INSTALL section in Chapter 2 
and Disk Commands, SCRATCH. 

Files Renaming ©(D 

See "Disk Commands," RENAME. 



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Font Mode (ctrl)®-® 

Select FONT mode from the Printer Options Window. The Printer 
Options Window is accessed by pressing (CTRU dT) or ©QD- 
Press CA) to set the PRINT FONTS option, to T. 

When you switch from TEXT mode to FONT mode and vice versa, 
your document is reformatted to reflect how it will print in that 
mode. You'll always know where and how each line and each page 
will print. 

In FONT mode, while the fonts themselves are not displayed on the 
screen, the screen will always reflect the correct number of words on 
each line and the number of lines on each page. 

Font Tokens, Entering (ctrlI GD (FONT mode only) 

You must be in FONT mode in order to enter fonts in your 
documents. To select fonts in FONT mode, press (CTRL) CfD . The 
FONTS menu will appear with the name of the current font 
highlighted. 

Press the number of the desired font, or use ffF) to highlight the 
font and press (RETURN) to select the font. The selected font will 
begin at the cursor position within your document. 



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The default fonts in FONT mode are: 



1) 


RACINE 12 


2) 


DEERFIELD 10 


3) 


DEERFIELD 12 


4) 


DESPLAINES 10 


5) 


DESPLABSfES 12 


6) 


DESPLAINES 36 


7) 


WILMETTE36 


8) 


RAVINIA18 


9) 


WESTWOOD 18 


0) 


DOODAD 24 



To see what each font looks like, turn to "The Font Library" in 
Chapter 10. 

See also "Font Mode," "Printing Your Document" and the INSTALL 
section in Chapter 2. 

Fonts, Installing 

See the INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Font and Style Information ©GD 

When entering text or editing a large document, you can often find 
yourself way beyond any previously entered font or style tokens. To 
determine the font and style of the text at the current cursor location, 
press ©CD • The Font/Style Bar will appear and display the 
current font (or the words IN TEXT MODE if that is the case); the 
current text justification and styles; and the amount of leading 
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In the first line of the following illustration, the Font/Style Bar 
shows that the current text is Deerfield 10; the text is left-justified; 
it's underlined and italic, and the leading is three points. 



DEERFIELD 10 
or, in text mode: 

IN TEXT MODE 
justification ■ 
underline - 
boldface — 
italics 



Q]B|]+ - W X Y03 



-L- 



U B I + - W X Y 03 loaHincf 
j | | leading 

L user-defined styles 



L? 



subscript 
superscript 



Figure 2 

Footer, Entering a 

See "Header, Entering a." 

Formatting a Disk ©CD 

See "Disk Commands," the NEW command and the INSTALL 
section in Chapter 2. 



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HH %3 

Going to a Specific Page 

To go directly to a specific page of your WORD WRITER 6 
document, press (CTRQ GD . At the prompt "GOTO #" type in the 
page number you want to jump to and press (RETURN) . The cursor 
will rest in the first column of the first line of that page. 

Graphics, Adding 

To create documents containing graphics, follow these steps. 
Remember, you must be in FONT mode to print graphics in WORD 
WRITER. 

1. Be sure the graphic files are on your WORK disk with your fonts 
and printer driver. All of the graphics in the Art Library have file 
names ending in .pic. You can use WORD WRITER'S INSTALL 
program to copy these files to the WORK disk you wish to use. 
See Chapter 2 for instructions. (If you use another file copy 
program, it should work fine.) 

2. Enter your graphic printing check mark command. Place your 
cursor on the line where you would like the artwork to begin and 
press (CTRL) QT) to insert a check mark. For example, you might 
enter: 

VG, 1 0,n,baseball.pic 



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• The G specifies a graphic print command. 

• 10 is the graphic's left margin; a graphic with a left margin of 10 
will print one inch (units are tenths of inches, like text margins) 
from the left edge of the page. 

• N, the flip specification, means the graphic is printed normally. 
Place an F here to print the graphic flipped right to left. 

• The last part of the check mark command is the graphic's file 
name. Remember, a file name may not contain spaces. 

NOTE: Your document will print without the graphic if your 
graphic printing check mark command is missing a margin or flip 
specification, if you mistyped the graphic file name, or if the file is 
not on your WORK disk. 

3. Next, you need to allow vertical space for the graphic. The 
easiest way to leave space is by pressing (RETURN) to enter blank 
lines. Included in the Art Library listing, you will find the height 
of the graphic. BASEBALL.PIC is 107 dots tall when printed. 
Based on the size of the current font, you can estimate how many 
text lines the graphic will require. 

You can use the Height Conversion Chart included with the Art 
Library supplement to find the number of lines needed. For this 
example, if the graphic is 107 dots tall and you're using a 14 
point font, it will require approximately 8 lines (always round up, 
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4. WORD WRITER lets you print text to the left, right or even over 
a graphic, depending on the text margins you define. If you want 
text to print next to the artwork, adjust your text margins with a 
check mark command immediately below the graphic print 
command. For this example, assuming your text margins were set 
at Vm, 10,60, you might enter 

Vm,23,47 

to move the text to the right side of the graphic. Refer to the Art 
Library supplement to convert the width of the graphic to the 
width it will print for your printer (in tenths of inches, just like 
your text and graphic margins). 

For example, BASEBALL.PIC is 160 dots wide. This prints 13 
tenths of an inch wide on an Epson printer. Since we have placed 
Baseball at a left margin of 10, and it is 13 tenths of an inch 
wide, we can set the text's left margin at 23 so it will begin just to 
the right of the graphic. 

To make the graphic appear at the right of text, you could set the 
graphic left margin at 57, and reduce the current line length by 
13. 

NOTE: Commodore (and compatible) printers will print graphics 
approximately twice as wide as Epson (and compatible) printers, as 
they print fewer dots per inch. Users of Epson printers with GEOS 
printer drivers, 1526 or MPS 802 printers will find that the print 
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Epson 



GEOS 









Commodore 



Tips for Working with Graphics 

If you're unsure whether your printer is Epson or Commodore- 
compatible, perform a test printing (in FONT mode) of the graphic 
shown here. Then compare its size with these examples when 
calculating graphics. 



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When you have allowed enough vertical space for the graphic, you 
can enter another margin check mark command to return your text 
margins to their previous settings. 

You can, of course, print text over the graphics for special effects. 

Although you may have several pieces of art on a page, 
WORD WRITER can print only ONE graphic in a given space. If 
you place a second graphic check mark in space allotted to the first, 
WW will stop printing the first one, and begin the second. 

Graphics might be chopped off (or truncated) if they are too close to 
the right hand side of the paper. They will not necessarily be 
truncated at the right margin you set for text, but at the 8" point of 
the paper. 

Art does not flow from one page to another. When the printer 
reaches the end of a page, the graphic will stop printing. It will not 
continue onto the next page. 

When you are printing fonts, you can use the Ve command to double 
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Graphics in the Art Library 

WORD WRITER comes with 154 different graphics you can install 
on your WORK disk. All WW graphics end in .pic. The Art Library 
supplement shows actual size samples of each. 

Included in the same supplement are size conversion charts useful in 
approximating the horizontal and vertical space you must allow for 
each graphic. 

Below each graphic, you will see its height and width in dots. Use 
these amounts when calculating the amount of space to allow. 
Estimate the height by reserving enough vertical lines to total the 
height of the graphic. For example, if you are using a 12 point font, 
and your graphic is 60 dots tall, reserve 5 lines vertically (60/12 = 5 
lines). 

To estimate the width, you can use the conversion chart in the Art 
Library supplement. For art you create in GEOS or DOODLE*, use 
the READGRAPH program included with WW. This program will 
provide the height and width in dots, as well as the printed width in 
tenths of inches as in the conversion charts. 

Use WW's INSTALL program (or any file copy program you like) 
to copy these graphics onto your WORK disk (with your fonts and 
printer driver files). WORD WRITER can only print graphics from 
that disk. 

See the instructions on "Graphics, Using Your Own" for information 
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Graphics, Reading 

Readgraph, a utility program supplied with WW on the Program 
disk, reads through any disk directory, and then displays (and prints, 
if you choose) horizontal and vertical size information for all WW 
graphic files. (It will also identify document files and font files.) 
This is useful if you create your own graphics and need size 
information when placing the graphics into WORD WRITER 
documents. The Art Library supplement lists size information for 
each graphic included with WW. 

To use Readgraph: 

1 . Make sure you have exited WW. Insert the Program disk into the 
drive and type LOAD"READGRAPH",8 and press (RETURN) . 



When the Ready prompt appears, type RUN and press (RETURN) . 

2. You will see an explanation of the Readgraph program, followed 
by "Send results to printer? (Y/N)." Remove the Program disk 
and insert the disk you want read. Press (Y) or (N) and 
Readgraph will check the disk. If any graphic files are found, the 
information will be presented. 

3. If you want to read another disk, when the Ready prompt 
appears, type RUN and press (RETURN) . 



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Graphics, Using Your Own 

If you have created graphic files in GEOS or DOODLE, you'll need 
to convert them to WORD WRITER format before saving them onto 
your WORK disk (with your fonts). To convert these files: 

1. Exit WORD WRITER. 

2. Insert the Program disk and then type 
LOAD"GRAPHIC CONVERT"^ and press (RETURN) . When 
the Ready prompt appears, type RUN and press (RETURN) . The 
Graphic Converter program will appear. 

3. To select the source format, press (fD to toggle between GEOS 
Photo Scrap, GEOS Photo Album, DOODLE and WW formats. 
Art from GEOS (versions 1.3 or 2.0) must be saved as a Photo 
Scrap or Photo Album (for details, see your GEOS manual). If 
the graphic is in GEOS Photo Album format, use ALL 
UPPERCASE when naming the file in GEOS. If the graphic is in 
DOODLE format, its file name must begin with "dd" for the 
Converter to find and work with. 

4. When you have selected the format of your graphic, press CD to 
move the cursor to the Source File line and enter the file name 
you want to load (for GEOS Photo Scraps, no file name is 
required, just insert the correct disk). If you can't remember the 
file name, or you're not sure that it is on the current disk, press 

(RUN/STOP) and then QD to view the directory. GEOS Photo 
Album file names are entered all lower case, although you saved 
it in GEOS all upper case. 



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5. When the file has loaded, you can reverse it with the (F3) key, 
flip it horizontally with the(F5) key or vertically by pressing the 
(FT) key. Press (F2) to toggle between the menu and the graphic. 
In GEOS Photo Album format, press (F8) to load the next picture 
in the album. 

6. When you're ready, press (jS) to crop, or cut out, a portion of the 
art and save it as a WW graphic. Use the arrow keys to move the 
cropping lines to the top and left border of the area you want to 
save and then press (RETURN) . For faster movement, press (SHIFT) 
and the CQ QD, (K) and (M) keys. The cropping lines reappear 
so you can set the bottom and right borders. When the borders 
surround the correct area to be cropped, press (RETURN) . To save 
this graphic, press (RETURN) again. The menu reappears with the 
cursor in the Save line (Destination File). Type in a file name and 
press (RETURN) to save it. When you give the graphic a name, 
enter .pic at the end, as in baseball.pic. 

The Graphic Convert program can also overwrite files. When you 
save a file, you can overwrite the file with a different graphic, but 
retain the original file name. You'll see this prompt "File Exists! 
Scratch old file? (Y/N)". Press © to overwrite the old file or QD 
to return to the Save Destination line and enter a new name. 

Now you can save it onto your WORK disk. You can use the 
INSTALL program or any file copy program to move your graphics 
to other disks. 



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8838 |J 

in n 

Hard Return 

See "Return, Entering a Hard or Soft." 

Header (Footers), Entering 

Headers are the running text that appears at the top of each page. 
Footers are the same as headers, only at the bottom of the page. 

Headers (and footers) are defined as three regions — left, center and 
right. You can enter the text in each region. Then press the © key to 
skip to the start of the next region. 

For example, to center a header at the top of each page, move the 
cursor to the top left corner of Page 1 and press (CTRL) fF) to enter a 
V. Next, enter an H to indicate a header; an © (up arrow) to skip the 
left region entry; the text to be centered (such as MY REPORT). The 
command line would look like this: 

VhTmy REPORT 

If you wanted text left, center and right, your command might look 
like this: 

Vhmy NAMEtMY REPORTtTHIS DATE 



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The © tells WORD WRITER to begin the following text in the next 
region. So, if you wanted only your name, for instance, at the top 
right of each page, you would enter: 

VhTTmy name 

If you want your headers to skip Page 1 and start on Page 2, you 
must have at least one line of regular text on Page 1 before entering 
the header information. Likewise, if you want your header on Page 
1, you must define it before any regular text (including blank lines). 

Now, let's suppose you would like the page number to appear as part 
of your header, say in the upper right. To do this, insert the delimiter 
symbol ( (CTRL) Cd)). Your command line might look like this: 

VHYOUR NAMEtCOMPUTER SCIENCE 360tPage L . 

This command tells the printer to place "YOUR NAME" on the left, 
"COMPUTER SCIENCE 360" in the center of the line and to place 
a page number following the word "Page" in the right position. 

Footers work the same way, except you enter an F instead of an H 
in the check mark line. 

You can turn headers and footers on and off. For example, if a page 
in your report contains a full-page table and you don't want the 
header to appear on that page, just move the cursor to the preceding 
page on your screen and enter: 

Vh 

Be sure to re-enter your header information at the top of the next 
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Headers and footers require at least one line of space in the top and 
bottom margins in TEXT mode. In FONT mode, each line of Top or 
Bottom margin is equal to 7 points on most printers (6 points on a 
Commodore printer.) Therefore, to print an 18-point font, you'll 
need at least 18 points of margin. You'd set your margin to 3. (3 
times 7 = 21.) Your header or footer will be centered within the 
margin area. 

NOTE: In both TEXT and FONT modes, if there is not enough 
margin specified, your header or footer will not be printed. To 
correct this, simply specify a greater margin value. 

Headers (Footers), Entering Fonts, Styles and Margins 

Headers and footers will print in the current font unless a font is 
specified in the header/footer. In general, if you are using multiple 
fonts in your document, it is best to specify a font in your headers 
and footers — this will keep them consistent when printing. 

Entering fonts or styles in a header or footer is the same as anywhere 
else in the document. But, since WW's formatting will not examine 
check mark lines, it is necessary for you to be sure that the desired 
font or style will fit when the line is printed. 

Headers and footers will also use the current margins unless 
otherwise specified in the header or footer. Define the margins by 
entering ,12X1,11, after the H or F. All three commas are required. The 
"lm" is the left margin value and the "11" is the line length. 



VH,5,65,LEFTTCENTERtRIGHT 



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The fonts, styles and margins chosen for your headers and footers 
will not affect the remainder of your document. See the explanation 
of margins and line lengths and how they apply in TEXT and FONT 
mode under Margins, Settings. 

Help (ZD 

Help is provided both within the program and with two plastic 
keyboard overlays. To get help within WW, press (ED- The HELP 
screen will appear. Press any key to return to editing. 



WORD WRITER 6 


I P:01L:01C:01 




COMM KEYS ^M 


■CTRL KEYS ■ 






BOLD OFF 3 


BOLD ON 




DEL CHAR RT 3 


DELIMITER 






FONT/STYLE 1 


FONT SELECT 






GOTO END j 


GOTO TOP 






ITALICS OFF 3 


ITALICS ON 






LOAD DOC 3 


LOWER INDEX 






NEXT MARK 9 


NEXT PAGE 






PRINT DOC 3 


PREVPAGE 






QUIT OR NEW 3 


QUERY MEMRY 






RETURN TOGL 3 


RAISE INDEX 






SAVE DOC 3 


SET MARK 






UNDRLN OFF 3 


UNDRLN ON 






VIEW DIR j 


VIRTUAL MAR 






CODE 1 OFF Q 


CODE 1 ON 






CODE 2 OFF Q 


CODE 2 ON 






CODE 3 OFF Q 


CODE 3 ON 













Figure 3 



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Inserting a Character ©Qns) or (shjfT)(1ns1 
To insert a single character, press ©Qn|) or ( SHIFT )fJNS) . 
Inserting a Line (CTRp fD 



To insert a blank line, press (CTRL)®. This inserts a blank line at 
the cursor line. You can enter new text on the new line. 

Insert Mode (ctrQQnsSdel) 

In INSERT mode, existing letters and characters are pushed to the 
right as you type. The opposite of INSERT mode is OVERWRITE 
mode. In OVERWRITE mode, letters or other characters are 
replaced by your keyboard input. To toggle between INSERT mode 
and OVERWRITE modes, press (CTF^nNST/DEp . The message on 
the Status line at the top of your screen will switch between I 
andO. 

Italics, Turn On/Off (ctrl)CD / ©CD 

To turn on italics, press (CTRL) CD. A highlighted capital letter "I" 
will be inserted at the cursor location and all following text will be 
printed italics. To turn italics off, position the cursor after the last 
character to be italicized and press ©CD . A highlighted lower 
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Another type of italics is available in FONT mode. Scilati is an italic 
style where the letters slant left instead of right. Press (CTRL) Cw) to 
turn it on and ©® to return to normal. 

In FONT mode, the italic style is created by WORD WRITER. In 
TEXT mode, the italic style must be supported by your printer. 
WORD WRITER simply sends the codes defined in the Printer 
Codes Window, ©(f). 



Justify Text VJUSUFY 

To print text, aligned both left and right, press (CTRL) CD to enter a 
V, type justify and press (RETURN) . 



Left Align Vleft 

Left aligned is the default setting. Should you elect another format 
option, such as justified or centered, you must insert the appropriate 
V. To return to the default mode, press (CTRL) (D to insert a check 
mark, type left and press (RETURN) . 

See "Centering Text," "Justify Text," and"Right Align." 

Linefeeds ©© or (ctrl)® / Option E 
See "Printing Your Document." 



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Linked Printing 

To use linking, simply load your document, move to the end of the 
file (or wherever you want the next file to begin printing) and enter: 

VN,fUename 

The filename must be a WORD WRITER 4 or higher file on your 
data disk, each file should begin with a margin check mark 
command, and the name cannot have any spaces in it. If you want an 
easy way to remember what file this chains to, you could enter a 
"comment" check mark near the top of your file, for example: 

V*-Links to file "chapter2." 

With linking, you're not limited to printing just one file. For 
example, at the end of the document called Filel, you could link to 
File2. Then at the bottom of File2, you could add a check mark 
command to link to File3. Just remember that all of these files need 
their own check mark command and they all need to be on the same 
data disk when you print them. 

Save Your File Before Printing! If any changes have been made to 
the document, WW won't begin printing until the file has been 
saved. 

Press ©GD to bring up the PRINT menu, and set Option G, 
Linked Print to Yes. When doing a linked print, you cannot be in 
FONT mode, merge names or do multiple copies, but all other 
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Make sure you have all the linked file names on the same data disk. 

Press (RETURN) to print your document, and one continuous 
document, up to 255 pages, will automatically print. 



NOTE: Remember that you can use WW's page breaks command 
(Vpage) to make your documents start new pages at any time. This is 
very useful for l inked documents. 

Loading a File (ra) or ©CD 

To load a file, press ® ( CSHiFn CFD). "SAVE, LOAD OR 
MERGE?(S/L/M)" will appear on the Status line. Press CD to load. 
A prompt will warn you that any changes you have made to a file on 
the screen will be lost, and you will be asked if you are sure you 
want to proceed. If you are, press ®(es). Otherwise, press QD , 
and you will be given an opportunity to save your file. 

Next, you will be asked for the name of the file you wish to load. 
Type in the file name and press (RETURN) . The file will appear on 
your screen. To see a directory of file names on the current data disk, 
press ( RUN/STOP) to exit the load function and then press (CTRL) HP 
or (cDGD to view the disk directory. 

NOTE: When loading a file that was previously saved in FONT 
mode, the information regarding the fonts that were installed at that 
time will be reloaded and will appear in the Font Select Window. To 
load a file that was saved in FONT mode without also loading the 
saved font information, use Merge instead of Load. Files saved in 
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When you load a file not created by WORD WRITER 3, 4, 5, or 6, 
you will see this prompt: 

WW, DM-REPORT, PETASCII? (W/D/P) 

Press W if the file was created with WORD WRITER 64, 
SWIFTCALC, PARTNER or is a DATA MANAGER Address List 
(labels). 

Press D ONLY if the file is a DATA MANAGER Report. 

Press P if the file is a standard PETASCII file— but be aware that 
control codes may cause unpredictable results. 

Also see "Merging Files" and "Saving Your Document." 

■ M 

Macro, Defining, Playing and Saving ©CD/ (ctrlX P 

A macro can be either a short amount of text or a keyboard 
procedure that can be recorded and played back by pressing a key. 
Most people use macros for commonly used phrases — such as 
"Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." 

WORD WRITER allows you to create two macros, which share a 
total of up to 110 keystrokes. To create a macro: 

1. Press ©CD. "DEFINE MACRO?(l/2)" will appear on the 
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2. Press QQ for macro 1 or (2) for macro 2 or (RUN/STOP) to 
return to editing. 

Create the macros by typing anything you normally would. You can 
"record" any keys, including cursor movement keys, returns or even 
functions like cursor movement or jumping to the end of the 
document. 

When you've completed your key sequence, press ©(H) again. 
"MACRO ENDED" will appear on the Status Line. 

To play a macro, press ( CTRL) (ID for Macro 1 or (CTRL)® for 
Macro 2, and the macro will play out beginning at the cursor 
position within your document. The macros will be saved to disk 
when you save your default settings. See "Saving Your Settings". 

Margins, Setting VM 

To set margins in either FONT or TEXT mode, press (CTRL) (T) to 
insert a check mark. Type M followed by a comma, the left margin, 
a comma, and the line length, and press (RETURN) . Remember, the 
second number is not the right margin. The actual "right margin" is 
the sum of the left margin plus the line length. 

Here's an example: VM, 10,60 (RETURN) 

When you move the cursor off the check mark line and back into 
text, the text automatically will be reformatted to your specified 
margin and line length. While the margin and line length of the 
printed document will appear very similar in both FONT and TEXT 
modes, they should be thought of as follows: 



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In TEXT mode the values are in characters. In the preceding 
example, the left margin would be ten spaces and the line length 
would be sixty characters. Most printers print a standard eighty 
characters per line in 10 pitch — 10 characters per inch. 

In FONT mode the values are in tenths of inches. In the preceding 
example, the left margin would be 10 tenths or 1 inch. (Think of it as 
1.0 inches without the decimal point.) The line length would be 60 
tenths or 6 inches (6.0 inches). 

NOTE: Because the characters are of varying widths in FONT 
mode, the number of characters per line will vary. 

The advantage of handling the margins and line lengths in this 
manner is that you can easily switch between TEXT mode and 
FONT mode without having to re-enter or modify your margin 
settings throughout your document. 

Mark, Set and Go to Next (ctrl)(D / ©® 

WORD WRITER allows you to place one or more "book marks" 
within your document, a reference point to which you can return. To 
set a mark, position the cursor to the desired location and press 
(CTRL) dD. You may set any number of marks in your document. To 
move quickly to the next mark, press ©CS) . You can only move 
forward to the next mark with this function. If you have reached the 
last mark, "NOT FOUND" will appear in the Status line. To "loop 
back" to the first mark, press (CTRL) (g) (Go to top of document) 
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Memory, Query CctrlD Cq) 



To find out how much memory is available, press (CTRL) fQ) . The 
number of available bytes (or characters) and the percent of free 
space will appear on the Status line. Use this feature to see if you 
have enough memory for the remainder of your document. 

Merge (Files) (H) ((shiftXIT)) 

Use this feature to append one document to another. The second 
document will be appended to the end of the document that is 
already on your screen. You can append — or chain — any number of 
documents as long as the resulting document does not exceed 
available memory. To merge one file with another, press (FZ) 
( ( SHIFT )(Fp ). This is the same key you use to load a document, 
except that you should reply to the prompt by pressing (M) for 
"Merge." 

NOTE: When merging a document created in FONT mode, the font 
table information (nottiie font tokens) saved with the document will 
be ignored, and the document originally on the screen will determine 
the fonts used in the secondary documents. 

Merging Names (Mail Merge) 

This feature is available in TEXT mode only. It allows you to create 
individual form letters using a previously created Cardfile or address 
list. When you print, you will be prompted for the file name of the 
address list. See Chapter 8, "Using the Cardfile" and Chapter 9, 
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Modes, FONT and TEXT ((cQQp) or (ctrl)®, Option A) 

To switch between TEXT and FONT mode, press either©© or 
(CTRL) GD and press QD to toggle between Y(es) — FONT mode — 
and N(o)— TEXT mode. Also see "Printing Your Document." 

Moving around in Your Document 

See "Cursor, Moving the." 

Moving Text ©CD 

To move text from one location to another, position the cursor on the 
first character you want to move and press ©QD • Move the cursor 
to select the text you want to move, and press (RETURN) . Finally, 
position the cursor where you want the text to be and press (RETURN) . 

Multiple Copies, Printing (©CD or (ctrO CD, Option 
0) 

See "Printing Your Document." 

■ N 

New Document (xTrQ GD 

To clear your screen and begin a new document, press (CTRL) Cs) or 
©Q) . You will be prompted, "NEW DOCUMENT OR QUIT? 

(N/Q)." Press®. 



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New (Format) Command 



©® 



See "Disk Commands," NEW and "Copying/Deleting Files" in the 
INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Non-typable ASCII Characters, Inserting 

To insert ASCII characters that are not represented on the 
Commodore keyboard but which are available on all printers in 
FONT mode and will appear as follows in TEXT mode: 









With a 


When you 


The screen 


With an 


Commodore 


press 


will show 


ASCII printer 


printer 


[CTRL 11 [] 


L 


{ 


[ 


[CTRL HI] 


J 


} 


1 


I CTRL H tl 


1 


1 


1 


[CTRL][ = ] 


_ _ 


__ 


^_ 


[CTRL]!/] 


% 


\ 


(SPACE) 


[CTRL][*] 




~ 


(SPACE) 


[CTRL][@] 


■ 


i 


t 



Commodore graphic characters are used to represent these 
characters on the screen. 

Normal ASCII (©QD or (ctrDCI) , Option D) 

See "Printing Your Document." 

Number Pages (When Printing) (©(E) or (ctrDGD / 
Option B) 

See "Printing Your Document." 



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■ o 

Outline Index 

See Chapter 7. 

Outline Mode 

See Chapter 7. 

Overwrite Mode (ctrDCH) 

In OVERWRITE mode, letters or other characters are replaced by 
your keyboard input. In INSERT mode, existing letters and 
characters are pushed to the right. To toggle between modes, press 
(CTRL)fiNS) . The message on the Status line will switch between I 
andO. 



Page Breaks 

Sometimes you need to make sure that a new page starts at a specific 
point, such as a new chapter. That's when you need page breaks. 
Page Breaks work in TEXT or FONT Mode. 

Just enter a check mark, followed by the word page, like this: 

Vpage 

The line below the check mark will be line one of the next page, 
regardless of how many lines were left on the previous page. Your 
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If you enter two page break commands in a row, only the first will 
be executed. If you want the second page break carried out, make 
sure to leave a blank line between the check mark commands. 

Page Length, Changing ( (2d) , Option M) 

See Chapter 5, "All about Printing." 

Play Macro (xtrD CsV fcTRp fM) 

See "Macros, Defining, Playing and Saving." 

Preferences, Setting 

To change colors, cursor type or disk drive preferences. See the 
INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Printer Codes, Defining ©GD 

In the TEXT mode WW can be customized with eight pairs of 
printer control codes, three of which have not been defined and one 
global code. To view and edit these codes, press ©GD. The Printer 
Codes Window will appear. The codes you see here were determined 
by your printer selection in the INSTALL program. The first code 
line will be copied to the Status line of your display, and your cursor 
will be on the right edge of the text. Edit this just as you would 
regular text. After making any changes, press (RETURN) . These codes 
were pre-set when you installed your printer and probably don't 
need to be changed. If there is a printer code for the entire document, 
such as an initialization code, enter it as the global code. To save any 
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See "Tabs" later in this chapter ; see also Chapter 5 for a further 
explanation of the ASCII values you might enter here. 

Printer Codes (Entering Style Tokens) 

Style tokens are entered into text as an instruction to the printer to 
"customize" the appearance of the typeface, such as to italicize or 
boldface. Each style can be thought of as being able to be turned 
"on" with the (CTRL) key plus a letter key and "off' with the © 
key and the same letter key. Although the tokens are entered the 
same way in both TEXT and FONT mode, their function will differ. 

In TEXT mode, when WW encounters the style token during 
printing, it will send the control codes defined next to that token in 
the Printer Codes Window. Your printer must support that text style. 

In FONT mode, the printer codes are ignored as WW creates the 
styles itself— your printer does not. In FONT mode, the first five 
codes are pre-defined: underline, bold, italic, superscript and 
subscript. The remaining three codes are unused. 

To enter the style token in your text, press (CTRL) plus the letter for 
the uppercase token, © plus the letter for the lowercase token. 

For example, to turn on Underlining, position the cursor on the first 
character you want underlined and press (CTRL) fiJ) . To end 
underlining, position the cursor right after the last character you 
want underlined and press ©CD). 

See "Printing a Document" and "Boldface Text," "Italics," 
"Underlining," "Superscript" and "Subscript." 



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Printer Device (ctrQ CcT) 

If you have more than one printer connected to your system and 
want to print on the second printer, you may do so if that printer is 
device 5. Press (CTRL) Co) to specify a different printer device. 

Printer, Installing 

See the INSTALL section in Chapter 2. 

Printing a Document ©CD or (ctrl)GD 

The following is a quick summary to get you started. However, 
printing is a major function of WORD WRITER, and you should 
refer to Chapter 5, "All about Printing" before attempting any 
serious printing. 

To enter the Printer Options Window, press either ©CD or 
(CTRL) GD. This is what you'll see: 



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PRESS RETURN TO PRINT (A-O) TO CHANGE 


PRINTER OPTIONS 




A) PRINT FONTS 


Y 


B) NUMBER PAGES 


N 


C) BLANK SCREEN 


N 


D) EJECT PAGE 


Y 


E) LINEFEEDS 


Y 


F) NORMAL ASCn 


Y 


G) LINKED PRINT 


N 


H) MERGE NAMES 


N 


I) SHEET FEED 


N 


J) OPEN 4,4,? 


07 


K) TOP MARGIN 


04 


L) BOT MARGIN 


04 


M) PAGE LENGTH 


LT 


N) NUMBER FROM 


01 


O) # OF COPIES 


01 


Fl = PRINT PREVIEW 




RUNSTOP = END PRINT 





Figure 4 

You can toggle or switch between Y(es) and N(o) for Options A 
through I by pressing the letter that corresponds to that option. To 
increase Options J through O, press the letter that corresponds to that 
option. To decrease, hold down the (SHIFT) key and press the letter 
that corresponds to that option. 

The most important option is still "A) PRINT FONTS Y/N." Y 
indicates that you want to print fonts, meaning that you want to be in 
FONT rather than TEXT mode. In FONT mode, Options B-D and 
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mode, page length is either LT (letter— 11 inches long) or LG 
(legal — 14 inches long). In TEXT mode, page length can be 
increased or decreased from 1-99 lines (66 lines is an 11 -inch page.) 

Print Preview (ED from the Printer Options Window 

To preview your document on the screen before it is printed, press 
(?T) while the Printer Options Window is on your screen. Preview 
will work in either TEXT or FONT mode, but will not display fonts. 
The first 80 columns of your text will be displayed (including the 
left margin). Any text that you have assigned to printer code 1 
(underlining) will be underlined on your screen. All other text that 
you have assigned to other printer codes will appear highlighted. To 
pause the Print Preview mode, press (SPACEBAR) . Then pre ss any 
other key to start again. To exit this mode, press (RUN/STOP) . You 
will exit to your document. In FONT mode, since lines often contain 
more than eighty characters, WW will not include the left margin. 
Everything will appear left aligned. Also in FONT mode, 
pagination, headers and footers will not display. 

The Print Preview mode requires UK of free memory. If you do not 
have enough memory available, this function will not work. 

■ Q 

Quit ©Co) or (ctrl)GD 

To exit WORD WRITER, press ©Q) or (CTRL)®. NEW 
DOCUMENT OR QUIT?(N/Q) will appear on the Status line. 
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iS If 

Reformatting Your Document CctrD (clr/home ) 

WORD WRITER attempts to continuously keep the format of your 
document intact by rearranging (formatting) your text as you edit, 
enter or delete fonts, etc. However, after extensive editing, some text 
may not be formatted correctly. To assure that all is well, press 
(CTRL) (CLR/HOMEl to reformat your entire document. 

Reformatting a Paragraph ©CD 

During editing or rewriting a small part of your document, you can 
quickly format from the cursor to the end of the current paragraph 
where the cursor is located by pressing ©®. 

Renaming a File ©O 

See "Disk Commands"— RENAME command. 

Return, Entering a Hard or Soft CsHiFfX return^) / ©CI) 

A hard return symbol ♦ is used to tell the computer to keep two 
sections of text separate when it formats a document. Hard returns 
are needed at the end of a paragraph and on blank lines. When 
entering text, a hard return is entered by simply pressing (RETURN) at 
the end of a paragraph. A soft return is, so to speak, an invisible 
return placed in text after a word wrap occurs. The computer ignores 
soft returns when reformatting text. To enter a "hard return" within 
existing text, press (SJ#T)(RETURN) . 



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To toggle between soft and hard carriage returns at the end of a line, 
move the cursor onto the line and press (cDGD - The text on the 
following line will be brought up and appended to the current line, if 
there is room. 

Right Align Vright 

To align type to the right, press (CTRL)® to set a check mark, type 
right and press (RETURN) . The text following the V line will be 
aligned on the right. 

B88888 ^^ 

Saving Your Documents (JD or ©CD 

NOTE: If you are in FONT mode when saving, the list of installed 
fonts will be saved with your document. If you are in TEXT mode 
when you save, the font tokens within your document will be saved. 
However, the list of installed fonts will not. 

1. To save a document, press (ra) ( fSHFf) (Fr)). "SAVE, LOAD OR 
MERGE?(S/L/M)" will appear on the Status line at the top of 
your screen. Be sure that your data disk is in the disk drive, and 
press CD to save. 

2. If you only want to save a portion of your document, position the 
cursor on a V M(margin) line and then select the Save option. 
You will see the prompt, "SAVE FROM CURSOR? (Y/N)." This 
allows you to save a portion of a document and prevents you 
from excluding an important V formatting command. Press (7) if 
you only want to save text from the cursor to the end of the 
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3. You will be prompted for a file name. When you have typed in a 
file name (up to fourteen characters), press (RETURN) , and your 
file will be saved to disk. 

The document will remain on screen. You can continue to add to or 
modify it. If you use the same name when saving to disk, WW will 
prompt, "FILE EXISTS, OVERWRITE? (Y/N)." Pressing © 
overwrites the existing file. Press (H) to return to your document. 

When saving a document, remember: 

• To guard against losing a significant amount of information due 
to hardware problems, save your document every 10 to 15 
minutes so, at worst, you'll never lose more than a few minutes' 
work. 

• If a problem occurs while you are saving or loading a file, an 
error code will appear at the top of your display. See your disk 
drive manual for an explanation of error codes. 

• Some serious disk errors such as "DRIVE NOT READY" require 
you to turn off your disk drive and then turn it back on. 

• After saving a file, press ©(V) to look at the disk directory. 
The file should be listed with the name you specified. If the name 
of the file you just saved appears with the notation "*SEQ" after 
it, your file was only partially stored on your disk, and WORD 
WRITER will not allow you to reload a partial, or "open" file. If 
this happens, use the Validate command (see "Disk Commands") 
to remove the open file. Now resave the file to disk. If you still 
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Saving Your Settings ©CD from the Print 
Options Window 

You can have WW always start up with your preferred settings in the 
Print Options and Printer Codes Windows. To do so, set the options 
the way you want them. Then press ©GD to call up the Print 
Options Window and press GEOD . At the prompt "SAVE 
SETTINGS?" press (y). Be sure to insert your Program disk in the 
data drive and press (RETURN) . The next time WW is loaded, all of 
the settings will be set the same as they are now. Saving Settings 
will save: Insert/Overwrite mode, Print Options, Printer Codes, 
Macros and Tabs. After your settings have been saved, reinsert your 
DATA disk in the drive. 

Search/Replace CctrQ CD 

To search for a word or phrase within your document, press 
fCTRQ CD. "SEARCH FOR?" will appear on the Status line. Type in 
the word or phrase to be located and press (RETURN) . "REPLACE 
WITH?" will appear. If you simply want to search without replacing, 
press (RETURN) only. 

If the word or phrase is present between the cursor and the end of 
the document, the cursor will jump to the first letter of that word or 
phrase. If it is not present, "NOT FOUND" will appear. WW will 
only search for complete words, not fragments. For example, if you 
tell the computer to search for the word "here," it will only find 
"here" in your document. It will not find "there," "adhere" or other 
words that contain the same string as your search word. It also will 
not find "HERE" since search is case sensitive. Searching always 
begins from the point where your cursor is located and continues to 
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To search and replace, type in a new word or phrase at the prompt 
and press (RETURN) . All occurrences of the Search text will be 
replaced with the Replace text. Also see Search Again. 

Search Again (CTRp fp 

To search for additional occurrences of a word or phrase without re- 
entering your search text, press (CTRL) CD. When you reach the last 
occurrence, "NOT FOUND" will appear on the Status line. 

Set Printer Codes ©GD 

See "Printer Codes, Defining." 

Sheet Feed (©CD or (ctrl) CD, Option I) 
See "Printing Your Document." 

Set Tab 

See "Tabs, Setting." 

Spacing VSnn 

The spacing function is often referred to as leading, (pronounced 
LED-ing), in typesetting circles. It refers to the space between lines. 

In FONT mode, each typeface has a certain amount of built-in 
leading which keeps the printed lines from touching. To increase this 
inter-line spacing, press (CTRL ) ("£") to enter a check mark. Type CD 
followed by a number from through 15. The number represents the 
desired amount of spacing and is equal to l/72nd of an inch on most 
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In TEXT mode, the spacing check mark command changes the line 
spacing. SI, S2 and S3 are single, double and triple spacing, 
respectively. The spacing command will begin on the next line. 

The "blank" lines in between will not show on the screen, so you 
can see more text, but the line and page counter will always 
accurately show the current cursor position. 

If you have used the spacing command in FONT mode, it will not 
have the same effect in TEXT mode. To simplify things, if you have 
any number other than 1, 2 or 3, WORD WRITER will single space 
your document. So if you have a VS7 left over from a FONT mode 
printing, WORD WRITER will single space this. 

Spacing for Super and Subscripts 

Some word processors will force additional line spacing as required 
when you specify superscripts or subscripts. This can lead to a non- 
uniform appearance of your text. WORD WRITER allows you to 
control how much spacing you want or need and where you want it. 
If you specify a super or subscript, you must increase the spacing or 
the super/subscript will not have room to move — and will be printed 
normally. Try differing amounts from to 15 to see what looks best 
to you, generally one half to one third the point size. 

Style Tokens, Entering 

See "Printer Codes (Entering Style Tokens)." 



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Subscript Text, Turn On/Off (ctrl)©/ ©Q 

To turn Subscript on, press (CTRL)©- A large highlighted minus 
sign will be inserted in your text, to indicate where the subscripted 
text will start. To turn Subscript off, press ©©• A small 
highlighted minus sign will be inserted in your text, to indicate 
where the subscripted text ends. 

For FONT mode, see "Spacing for Super and Subscripts." 

Superscript Text, Turn On/Off (ctrD ® / ©© 

To turn Superscript on, press (CTRL)©. A large highlighted plus 
sign will be inserted in your text, to indicate where the superscript 
will start. To turn Superscript off, press ©© . A small 
highlighted plus sign will be inserted in your text, to indicate where 
the superscript ends. 

For FONT mode, see "Spacing for Super and Subscripts." 



Tabs 

Use tabs to place words at a particular column. WORD WRITER'S 
default tabs are 10,20,30,40,50,60 in TEXT mode (in Font mode 
10=1"; 20=2" etc.) 

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Press the © key once. A highlighted fl will be displayed on the 
screen to indicate the first tab setting and the column number in the 
Status Line will change. For example, press © twice and you will 
see two U on the screen indicating the start of this line at column 
20 (in TEXT mode). Note the column markers at the top right corner 
of the Status Line. 



WORD WRITER I P: 01 L:01 C: 01 



HThis is an example of a tab. This paragraph will begin 
printing in column 10. Below is a table with tabs 
aligning the columns. 

a Date nn Amount 
1/101 I 5 
2/101 I 16 
3/10 B| 22 



Use Tabs in Font mode the same way as you would in Text mode. 
The only difference is that, in Font mode, the column indicators 
display the number of characters from the beginning of the line 
rather than the tab location, because of the proportionally spaced 
fonts. 

Tabs, Setting ©CD 

1 . Press ©©• The Printer Codes window will appear. 

2. Press (SHIFT) (IT) once so the Tab settings appear on the Status 
Line (they're at the bottom of the window). The cursor will be at 
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You may set up to six Tab positions. Make sure to keep the Tab 
settings in ascending order. After making any changes, press 



(RETURN) . 



NOTE: Tab positions are measured from the margin, not the edge of 
the page. 

3. To save any changes you make here as the default setting, see 
"Saving Your Settings." 

Tabs, Deleting 

Deleting a Tab is as simple as deleting any character in your 
document. Move the cursor to the right of the fl and press (DEL) . 
Or position the cursor on a Q and press ©(D) . 

Text Files, Converting 

Files from previous Commodore WORD WRITER programs can be 
loaded directly into WW. To convert text files from other word 
processing programs for use in WORD WRITER, see the INSTALL 
section in Chapter 2. 

Text Mode (CTRp ftT)- QD 

Select TEXT mode from the Printer Options Window. The Printer 
Options Window is accessed by pressing ( CTRL ) QT) or ©CE)- 
Press (A) to set the PRINT FONTS option, to "N." 



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When you switch from TEXT mode to FONT mode and vice versa, 
your document is reformatted to reflect how it will print in that 
mode. You'll always know where and how each line and each page 
will print. 

For a discussion of TEXT vs. FONT mode, see Chapter 3. 

■ U 

Underline, Turn On/Off (ctrl)© / ©QD 

To begin underlining, press (CTRL) flD. A highlighted capital letter 
"U" will be inserted at the cursor location and all following text will 
be printed underlined. To turn underline off, position the cursor after 
the last character to be underlined and press (©(H). A highlighted 
lower case "u" will be inserted to indicate where underlining will 
end. 

NOTE: If you are using a Commodore 1526 or MPS802 printer, you 
can underline text in your document in TEXT mode by first setting 
the underline printer code. Press ©CD to see the Printer Codes 
Window. Then type MPS802-1526 and press (RETURN) . This should 
appear on the line with the U in the window. If you ran the 
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■ V 

Viewing the Disk Directory ©GD or CctrD GD 

To view the entire Disk Directory — a list of all the files on your 
disk — press (CTRL) GD. When finished, press any key to continue. 

To scan the disk directory for a list of only files you have created 
(seq files), press ©©. 

Virtual Margins (ctrl)© 

This feature allows text to be displayed in 40 columns so it all fits on 
your screen, regardless of the margins you set with Vm. This func- 
tion is most useful for entering or editing your document in TEXT 
mode. In FONT mode, this may not maintain all of your text on the 
screen, depending on the font selected. To override pre-set margins, 
press (CTRL) GD. To return to normal, press (CTRL) © again. 

NOTE: Saving and loading will "unset" virtual margins. 

■ w 

Word Count 

To determine the number of words and unique words in your 
document, use the Spell Check option. The values (number of 
words) will appear in the Status line. Press ( RUN/STOP^ to return to 
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Word Wrap 

Word Wrap allows you to type text into your document in a 
continuous stream, with no need to press (RETURN) . This is an 
automatic function. 

The point where a word wraps to the next line is determined, in part, 

hv thp. snp.r.ifip.H linp Ipnoth 



by the specified line length, 



In TEXT mode, when a word exceeds the line length (60 characters 
is the default), the word will be wrapped to the next line. In FONT 
mode, when the total width of all the characters on the line exceeds 
the line length (6 inches is the default), the word will be wrapped to 
the next line. 



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ALL ABOUT PRINTING 



There are so many considerations to printing — especially since you 
have your choice of printing either in the TEXT mode or the FONT 
mode — that printing deserves its own chapter. Actually, two 
chapters, since some of the more esoteric considerations are 
addressed in Chapter 9. 




To print a document, press ©(E) or (CTRL) CD. The Print Options 
Window will appear. 



Most of what you need to decide about printing can be accessed 
here. This is what it looks like: 



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PRESS RETURN TO PRINT (A-O) TO CHANGE 


PRINTER OPTIONS 




A) PRINT FONTS 


Y 


B) NUMBER PAGES 


N 


C) BLANK SCREEN 


N 


D) EJECT PAGE 


Y 


E) LINEFEEDS 


Y 


F) NORMAL ASCH 


Y 


G) LINKED PRINT 


N 


H) MERGE NAMES 


N 


I) SHEET FEED 


N 


J) OPEN 4,4,? 


07 


K) TOP MARGIN 


04 


L) EOT MARGIN 


04 


M) PAGE LENGTH 


LT 


N) NUMBER FROM 


01 


O) # OF COPIES 


01 


Fl = PRINT PREVIEW 




RUNSTOP = END PRINT 





Figure 5 

You can toggle or switch between Y(es) and N(o) for Options A — I 
by pressing the letter which appears at the left of each option. To 
increase Options J — O, press the letter that corresponds to that 
option. To decrease, hold down the (SHIFT) key and press the letter 
that corresponds to that option. 

The most important option is "A) PRINT FONTS Y/N." Y indicates 
that you want print fonts, meaning that you want to be in FONT 
rather than TEXT mode. In FONT mode, Options B-D and J-O are 
available. In TEXT mode, all options are available. In FONT mode, 



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page length is either LT (letter — 11 inches long) or LG (legal — 14 
inches long). In TEXT mode, page length can be increased or 
decreased from 1 — 99 lines (66 lines is an 11-inch page.) 

Since WW prints from disk in FONT mode, the selected font(s) and 
the printer driver (DEFAULT.GRF) must be on the same disk. If 
they are not, one of the following messages will appear on the Status 
line: 

1) FILE NOT FOUND 

2) FONT NOT FOUND 

3) DRIVER NOT FOUND 

If the font is not found, refer to the "Installing Fonts" section in 
Chapter 2 to install the correct font. 

In TEXT mode, you can print from the computer's memory. In 
FONT mode, you must print from disk. You will be given an 
opportunity to save your document to disk when you press (RETURN) 
to begin printing in FONT mode if the document has not been saved 
already. 

Following is an explanation of each option in the order in which 
they are listed. To set an option, type the letter which appears to the 
left of it. 

Print Fonts QD 

This is a simple Yes/No choice. Press ® to toggle between "Y" for 
FONT mode and "N" for TEXT mode. 



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Number Pages (3D 

If you want the printer to number the pages of your document 
without setting up a footer, press CD and the Number Pages option 
will toggle from N(o) to Y(es). If you want to change the number 
from which numbering begins, press (¥) to increase the number and 
(SHIFT D O to decrease the number. This method of page numbering 
places a simple number at the bottom center of each page. More 
advanced page numbering can be accomplished using Headers or 
Footers. A footer will override this page number option. In either 
case, you must have a bottom margin, or your page number will not 
print. 

Blank Screen (T) 

This is a Yes/No choice. Press GO to blank the screen while printing. 
Choosing this option will speed up the printing process, especially in 
FONT mode. 

Ejecting a Page CD 

If you want your printer to kick out the blank lines on the last page 
of your document (in TEXT or FONT mode), set Eject Page to Y. 
This will keep your paper aligned for your next printing. If you want 
the printer to simply stop when it finishes printing, set Eject Page to 
N. If you have used a footer or page numbering, then WORD 
WRITER will always eject the blank lines. 

Linefeed CD 

If your printer requires linefeeds, press CD. See your printer manual 
for information on linefeeds. FONT mode does not use this option. 



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Normal ASCII CD 

If your printer requires normal ASCII characters, you must set this 
option for Y(es). To change this option to No (on a Commodore 
printer), press (T). For more information on ASCII characters and 
your printer, consult your printer and interface manuals. This option 
is pre-set when you install your printer and probably won't need to 
be changed. It is not significant in FONT mode, however. 

Linked Print QS) 

Linking is a check mark function. If you have entered Vn commands 
in your document, make sure all the files you plan to link together 
are on the same WORK disk and they each need to begin with a 
margin check mark command. 

Save Your File Before Printing! If any changes have been made to 
the document, WW won't begin printing until the file has been 
saved. 

Press ©CD to bring up the PRINT menu, and set Option G, Linked 
Print to Yes. When doing a linked print, you cannot be in FONT 
mode, merge names or do multiple copies, but all other options are 
available. 

For details on entering the check mark command, see "Linked 
Printing" in Chapter 4. 



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Merge Names CD 

In TEXT mode, press QD to set this option to Yes when you want to 
merge names from a Cardfile or an address list into your document. 
When you press (RETURN) to print, you will be prompted for the 
name of your Cardfile or address list. You must insert field markers 
on the lines in the letter where the name and address will be inserted. 

A full description of this advanced feature can be found in 
Chapter 9. 

Sheet Feed QD 

You'll need this option if you are using a printer with single sheet 
friction feed. From the PRINTER OPTIONS menu (G0CD or 
fCTRlD CD ), presQ) to toggle Y(es). This option is not available in 
FONT mode. 

Open 4, 4, ? CD 

Use Option J to set the secondary address for your printer interface. 
(The interface provides a connection between your computer and 
your printer.) This option is set when you install your printer and 
probably won't need to be changed. 

To change the secondary address in the Print window, press GD- The 
number on the right side of the window will increase. To decrease 
the number, press (SHFTlQ). Keep pressing the CD key until the 
number you want appears in the window. You have a choice of 
numbers from to 99. COMMODORE PRINTER OWNERS: 
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NOTE FOR COMMODORE MPS1000 PRINTER OWNERS: 

WORD WRITER only supports the MPS1000 printer in the IBM 
mode. At the Print window, press ( SHIFT ) C7) for the option OPEN 
4,4,? until it reads 99. This sets the correct secondary address for the 
MPS1000 printer. Press CD to select yes for NORMAL ASCII. 
Press CD to set LINEFEED at Y. Dip switches 1 and 3 on the printer 
should be ON and all others should be OFF. 

If your printer has trouble operating with WW (for example, if it will 
only print in capital letters or graphics), your interface may use a 
different secondary address. The table following shows some 
common interfaces and their secondary addresses: 



Interface 



Secondary Dip Switch 
Address Settings 



Axiom Parallel 5 

Easy Print 302 and 302C 7 

Easy Print Graphics 5 
Micro World 350 

Grappler 7 



Turbo Print GTC 
and GT2 



For the Cardco PS model 
Cardco (all models) only, set 
Switch 2 at the closed position. 
Switch 3 ON; switches 1 , 2, and 

4 OFF. 

Set switches 1 , 2, and 3 for 
your printer (see your interface 
manual); switch 4 OFF; switch 

5 ON; switch 6 OFF. 
Switches 1 and 2 OFF; 
switches 3, 4, and 5 ON; 
switches 6, 7, and 8 must be 
set for your printer (see your 
interface manual). 

Switch 1 ON; switches 3 and 4 
must be set for your printer (see 
your interface manual). 



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Secondar 


y Dip Switch 


Interface 


Address 


Settings 


Tymac 


6 


Switches 1 and 2 in lower right 
face of interface (under paper) 
must be closed. 


U Print 


1 


N/A 


Xetec GPI 


5 


Switches 1 , 2, and 3 OFF; 
switches A, B, and C must be 
set for your printer (see your 
interface manual). 


Xetec JR 


5 


Switches 2, 3, and 4 ON; switch 
8 OFF. 


Xetec 


5 


Switches 3 and 4 ON; switch 8 


Supergraphics 




OFF. Set switches 1 and 2 for 
the font you want to use. 



In general, your interface must be set for the Transparent mode. For 
more information on secondary addresses and dip switch settings, 
see your interface manual. 



Top and Bottom Margins 



GDandCD 



Top and bottom margins are also set from the PRINTER OPTIONS 
menu. Each is set at 4. In TEXT mode it is the number of lines in the 
margin. In FONT mode, this represents one tenth of an inch. For 
example, 5 would be 5/10 or one half inch. You may need to adjust 
these values slightly as you change between modes. To increase the 
number in the top margin, press GD ; to decrease, press ( SHIFT O D. 
To increase the number in the bottom margin, press CD; to decrease, 

press (SHFlXD. 

In FONT mode, headers and footers are centered in the margin if 
there is sufficient room. See "Headers, Entering" in Chapter 4. 



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Page Length, Changing CD 

Your options vary depending on whether you are in FONT mode or 
TEXT mode. 

Font Mode— If Y(es) appears after Option A (PRINT FONTS), you 
are in FONT mode. In FONT mode, you can select between letter 
length (11 inches) and legal length (14 inches) paper. Press CM) to 
toggle between LT (letter) and (LG) legal. 

Text Mode— If N(o) appears after Option A (PRINT FONTS), you 
are in TEXT mode. To increase the page length from 66 lines, press 
® . To decrease page length, press (SHJFJT M) . The actual number of 
text lines printed per page can be determined by this formula: text 
lines = page length - (top margin + bottom margin). 

Number from (H) 

Use this option to set the starting page number for your document. 

Number of Copies QD 

Use this option to tell WW how many copies of your document you 
want to print. From the Printer Options Window (©GD or 
(CTRL) (D). pressQj) and the number on the right side of the 
window will increase through 99. To decrease the number, press 
fSHIFfm 



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Print Preview (H) 

To preview your document on the screen before it is printed, press 
(FT) while the PRINTER OPTION menu is on your screen. Preview 
will work in either TEXT or FONT mode, but will not display fonts. 
The first 80 columns of your text will be displayed (including the 
left margin). Any text that you have assigned to printer code 1 
(underlining) will be underlined on your screen. All other text that 
you have assigned to other printer codes will appear highlighted. To 
pause the Print Preview mode, press the ( SPACEBAR ) key. Then, press 
any other key to start again. To exit this mode, press ( RUN/STOP) . You 
will exit to your document. In FONT mode, since lines often contain 
more than eighty characters, WW will not include the left margin. 
Everything will appear left aligned. Also in FONT mode, 
pagination, headers and footers will not display. 

The Print Preview mode requires UK of free memory. If you do not 
have enough memory available, this function will not work. 



Draft Printing (^hjfTICretDrn) 

Some printers support a Draft print function in WW. Draft printing is 
faster than FONT mode printing and can be used to preview the 
layout of your document prior to printing in the high-quality FONT 
mode. At the Printer Options Window (©CD ), press 
( SHIFT )(RETURN) for draft printing. If your printer does not support 
WW's Draft printing function, you'll see the message, "DRIVER 
NOT FOUND." In this case, use FONT and TEXT printing only. 



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Unraveling the IVIystery of Your Printer 



All of us would like to use all of our printer's special features 
without first learning about our printer. But given the variations 
among printers, that's virtually impossible. We'd like to help you 
learn about your printer as quickly and painlessly as possible so you 
can apply that knowledge to your work with WW. 

■ Using Special Printer Features 
in FONT Mode 

When you send a document to your printer in FONT mode, WW 
does all of the work, telling the printer precisely which dot to print 
in order to "draw" the characters correctly, based on the chosen font. 
This includes all of the text enhancements like underlining, bold, 
italics, superscript and subscript. These too are created by WW and 
sent to the printer — regardless of whether or not the printer itself 
supports these functions. 

Because each individual dot is controlled by WW, much more 
information is being sent to the printer in FONT mode than in TEXT 
mode. Consequently, printing takes longer. Although addressing 
each individual dot of every character sounds very complex, WW is 
in complete control — once you tell it what printer is connected, you 
simply sit back and enjoy the results. 

■ Using Special Printer Features 
in TEXT Mode 

Even in TEXT mode, the computer does not really send the 
document as you see it on your screen. The printer would not 
recognize the letters that you have typed in. Instead, your printer 



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understands numbers from to 255. For example, when you tell it to 
print "hello,'' the computer actually sends a numbered code that 
represents the word "hello": 

72, 69, 76, 76, 79 

These numbers represent a code called ASCII (American Standard 
Code for Information Interchange, pronounced ASK'ee). Each 
character that your printer prints has its own ASCII code: A is 65, B 
is 66, C is 67 and so on. To help confuse the issue, is 48, 1 is 49, 2 
is 50, and so forth. Fortunately, you only need to type a word like 
"hello" and your printer does the rest. 

Control Codes 

Although most of the ASCII codes tell the printer to print a letter or 
a number in TEXT mode, there are other numbers or groups of 
numbers that tell the printer to print in a certain way, such as italics, 
boldface, and underlining. These numbers, which are sometimes 
referred to as "control codes" or "printer codes," usually vary from 
printer to printer. For example, to print Double Width (expanded) on 
a Commodore printer, you must send the printer a single control 
code: 

Expanded on 14 
Expanded off 15 

However, to use the same function on a Star or Epson printer, you 
must send the printer three codes: 

Expanded on 27,87,1 
Expanded off 27,87,0 

On an Okidata printer, the codes are 27, 31 and 27, 30. Printers, as 
you can see, are far from standardized. 



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Somewhere in your printer manual, you should find a chart 
containing control codes for all of the special functions (underlining, 
expanded print, boldface, etc.) that your printer can perform. If a 
desired style is not listed in your printer manual, your printer 
probably does not support that style. 

The ESCAPE Code 

If you don't have a Commodore printer, one very important code 
that you should become familiar with is the ESCAPE (ESC) code. 
The ESC code is ASCII code 27. This code tells the printer that the 
number(s) that will follow represent a control code, not a printable 
character. For example, to use boldface on a Star, Panasonic or 
Epson printer, you must enter the codes: 

Boldface on 27, 71 
Boldface off 27, 72 

Printer manuals sometimes show these codes as characters. If your 
manual uses this method, you would see the following codes for 
boldface type: 

Boldface on ESC G 
Boldface off ESC H 

When the ESC code appears in your printer manual next to a 
character, you will know that you must enter the control code for G, 
not the letter itself. 

To find codes for letters like G and H, either look for the ASCII 
table in your printer manual, or turn on your computer and type: 

?asc<"g M > (RETURN) 



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The computer will respond: 71. You can enter any character and the 
computer will tell you its ASCII code. 

How to Read Your Printer Manual 

So now you confidently grab your printer manual, flip to the section 
on control codes — and as you look at the page of printer codes, you 
may become totally confused because you're faced with something 
that looks like this: 

Character Hex Decimal 

Underline on ESC "-" 1 2D,01 45,1 

Underline off ESC "-" 2D,00 45,0 

There are three basic things to keep in mind: 

1) Disregard any information labeled "Hex" or "Hexadecimal." 

2) The only information to be concerned with is in the "Character" 
or "Decimal" columns. 

3) The ESC code is often shown in only one of these columns, but it 
must be entered before the values shown in the "Decimal" 
column, even if your printer manual does not show this 
specifically. 

Refer back to Printer Codes, Defining and Printer Codes (Entering 
Style Tokens) in Chapter 4 for the procedures to use in applying this 
information to WORD WRITER. 

■ Helpful Printing Hints 

Printing can be an art — or the most frustrating part of using a word 
processor. The two most common trouble spots involve the number 
of printable lines on a page, and the correct paper alignment in the 
printer. 



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The Number of "Printable Lines" on a Page 

The number of printable lines is the actual number of lines on a page 
to which the printer's print head can be aligned to print a line of text. 
For the following explanations let us assume you are using either 
tractor feed or sheet feed paper that is a standard 11 inches long, and 
that your printer is set to print at a very common setting of six lines 
per inch. This yields 66 lines in TEXT mode — although in some 
cases these will not all be "printable" lines. We'll get to that in a 
moment. 

Correct Paper Alignment in the Printer 

Correct paper alignment refers to the positioning of the paper in the 
printer such that the printer's print head is set to print on the first 
printable line. The first printable line varies, depending on whether 
you are using tractor-feed or sheet-feed printing methods. 

Here's how they relate: 

TVactor Feed Alignment — If you are using continuous tractor feed 
paper, the first printable line is the one immediately after the 
perforation. On most printers, correct paper alignment is impossible 
on the first physical page of continuous paper. You must advance the 
paper to the second page and align the print head right after the 
perforation. There are 66 printable lines. In TEXT mode, you should 
set the page length at 66 in the Print Options Window. 

Sheet Feed Alignment — Laser printers and printers with automatic 
sheet feeders will position the paper automatically, but may not be 
able to print all 66 lines. 

If you are manually inserting each page into the printer, you 
probably cannot position the print head to the top of the paper — 
more like an inch or so down. This is not a problem, just make sure 



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you stay consistent with where you position the paper on each sheet. 
You definitely don't have 66 printable lines, and you'll need to 
adjust the page length in the Print Options Window to a lesser value. 

Removing Font Style Tokens 

If you want to remove all of the font and style tokens from within a 
document, simply switch to OUTLINE mode ((F5) ) and load the 
document. Without changing anything, save the file. It will be 
stripped of all font and style tokens and tabs. 

Saving Installed Font Tables 

WORD WRITER normally saves the table of installed fonts along 
with the document. If you set up a document with different fonts 
installed, anytime that document is loaded, its font table will replace 
the current one. There are two ways to get the original settings back: 

1.) Default Font Document — If you have a set of fonts you use 
often, set up the fonts, create a blank document and then save it 
with a name like fonttable. When you need this set of fonts, load 
the blank fonttable file and your default fonts are immediately 
available. Enter your text and save the file with a new, different 
name. You can create many default documents (each with 
different names) with font sets for various purposes. 

2.) Merging the file— The file will be "loaded," but the font table 
information will not. This is useful if you want to look at a file 
but do not want to disrupt the existing font information. (If you 
try to print, the existing font table information will be used.) 



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USING THE SPELL CHECKER 
AND THESAURUS 



WORD WRITER'S 85,000-word Spell Checker will check your 
document for misspelled words and flag them for correction. You 
can also enter your own personal dictionaries of words (or names) 
that are not in WW's dictionary. 

To use the Spell Checker, load the document and select the Check 
Spelling option by pressing (?3) (check spelling). Then, follow the 
procedure described below. 




The first thing the computer will do is check the length of your 
document to assure that it is not too long to check for spelling all at 
one time. If your document is too big, you will be notified. To check 
the spelling in a document of more than ten pages, you must save 
parts of the document under different file names and perform a 
spelling check on each of the smaller segments of the original 
document. Then, you can use WW's document chaining ability to 
print out your document as one continuous manuscript. 

The program will sort the words of your document into alphabetical 
order. After sorting, the program will tell you the number of words 
and the unique words found in your document. Remember to insert 
your dictionary disk in the disk drive you specified in the INSTALL 



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program so that the computer can read the Spell Checker dictionary. 
Press (RETURN) to check the spelling or (RUN/STOP") to obtain only 
the word count display. 

The program will begin checking the spelling in your document 
against its dictionary, leaving all words for which it cannot find a 
match. 



Checking a Persona! Dictionary 



After WW runs through its own dictionary it will ask you if you are 
using a personal dictionary. 

A personal dictionary is a list of up to 3,000 of your own personal 
spelling words that you can create using WORD WRITER. This 
word list may contain words such as proper names or technical terms 
that are not found in the Spell Checker dictionary but may occur in 
your documents. 

You can create a personal dictionary word list by entering your 
words into WORD WRITER in a single column. You can add to 
your personal dictionary at any time, just as you would add text or 
edit any other document. A typical word list might look like this: 

LIST 

Timeworks 
Swiftax 
Swiftcalc 



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You must enter the word LIST as the first word in your personal 
dictionary. 

After entering words in your personal dictionary, save it on a work 
disk. However, you must be in TEXT mode to do so. Look on Side 2 
of the Program disk for a sample personal dictionary called 
suspect.list. 



■ Correcting Your Misspelled Words 

When the computer is finished checking your document against both 
the WW Spell Checker dictionary and your personal dictionary, you 
will see the prompt: "F1:REPLACE WORD F3:NEXT WORD 
F8:EXIT." 

The computer assumes that those words that do not appear in either 
dictionary are misspelled, even though they may be spelled 
correctly. These words are called "suspect" words and are listed 
alphabetically. 

The computer will start at the top of the document and stop at the 
first suspect word. The word will be highlighted in your document, 
and the word will appear on the Status line. 

You now have three choices: 

• If you are certain that the highlighted word is indeed spelled 
correctly, then the computer only selected it because it did not 
appear in either dictionary. Press (?3) to continue checking other 
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• If the word is misspelled and you would like to enter the correct 
spelling, press (Ff). A cursor will appear after the word on the 
Status line. Edit the word by pressing the (INST/DEL) key to erase 
incorrect characters and then type in the correct characters. When 
you are satisfied that the word is correct, press (RETURN) . The 
incorrect spelling in your document will be replaced 
automatically with the edited word from the Status line. 

• To exit the Spell Checker before you have finished looking at the 
misspelled words, press (£8) ( ( SHIFT )(F7 )). You will be asked to 
confirm that you want to leave the Spell Checker. If you press 
® , you can continue looking at your misspelled words. If you 
press (y), you will be given an opportunity to save the 
suspect words. 

II Saving the Suspect Word List 

When you have corrected all of the misspellings in your document, 
or you have pressed (F8) to exit the Spell Checker, "SAVE 
SUSPECT WORDS?(Y/N)" will appear on the Status line. 

You will have a chance to save the list of words that the computer 
found as misspelled words in your document. You'll want to do this 
if the words were correctly spelled but not included in the WW 
dictionary. Press (y) to save the suspect word list. If you press (nD, 
you will return to editing your document. 

If you press GD, the word list will appear on your display. You may 
now edit it. When you are satisfied with the word list, you can save 
it on a disk to use later. 



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Save the suspect word list as you would any other WORD WRITER 
file by pressing ©CD- 

If you have previously saved a personal dictionary file on your disk 
and you wish to add the suspect word list to that file, follow these 
steps: 

1. Press © at the "SAVE SUSPECT WORDS?" prompt. When the 
list of suspect words appears on your screen, place the work disk 
containing your current personal dictionary in your disk drive. 

2. Save this new file onto your work disk. 

3. Press (F3) to return to your document. 

4. Be sure your original document is saved. 

5. Load your original personal dictionary. 

6. Next, press (F2) and select the Merge option by pressing (m). 

7. Enter the name of the new suspect word list you just saved and 
press (RETURN) . The two lists are now one long list. Scroll 
through the list and edit any problem areas. 

8. Press GJXE ) and make sure that Option A is set to N; then press 
( RUN/STOP") to return to your list. 

9. Save the merged lists (CfeXJD), suspect words under the file name 
of your original personal dictionary, overwriting the original. 



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NOTE: If a personal dictionary is not in alphabetical order, it could 
slow down the program during a spelling check. To put your 
personal dictionary in alphabetical order, perform a spelling check 
on the personal dictionary. The computer will sort your personal 
dictionary words into alphabetical order and delete duplicates and 
words that may already appear in WORD WRITER'S Spell Checker 
dictionary. Save your sorted personal dictionary as a list of "suspect" 
words. 




WORD WRITER'S Thesaurus provides synonyms for over 60,000 
words. The Thesaurus is located on the Thesaurus disk. This disk 
must be in the disk drive for the Thesaurus to work properly. 

NOTE: To use the Thesaurus, the disk must be in either a 1541 or 
1571 disk drive. 

To use the Thesaurus, just follow these steps: 

1. Move the cursor onto any word you want to replace in your 
document. You can also place the cursor in the space after the 
word. Then press (Rp . 

2. Insert your Thesaurus disk into your disk drive. This is what 
you'll see: 



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red 

INSERT THESAURUS DISK, TYPE WDRD TD FIND 



0PACK thB FLACE|jj|*- 

<- 

at<- 
0CENTRAL HIGH SCHDDL|jj|<- 

Dn «- 
0April ID, 11, 12 and 13 <- 

0FEJIST on Hat Dags, Pizza, and Chili! <- 

0WATCH thB SBninr|i]MBn'sQVarsity Basahall iBam! <- 

HAVE FUN with your friBndsIH! «- 

ENJDY an art display! <- 
CHEER for ThB RED DBvils! «- 
(WEAR RED!) «- 



Figure 6 

3. At the top of your display you will see the word you selected. 
You now have three options: 

• You can alter the word, 



• You can press ( RUN/STOPl and then press (RETURN) to 
return to your document, or 

• You can press (RETURN) , and the computer will begin 
searching for your word in the Thesaurus. 

If the computer finds your word, it will load lists of synonyms, 
presented in groups called "clusters," for your word. This may take 
up to a minute. 



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4. Each synonym is numbered, as is each cluster. To view the other 
clusters (if there are any,) press ( ti ) . 

If you do not want to replace your word with one of the selections, 
press (RETURN) . You will return to your unchanged document. 

To replace your word with one of the Thesaurus words, enter the 
corresponding number and press (RETURN) . The Thesaurus Window 
will disappear from the display, and the new word will be substituted 
in your document. 

The Thesaurus requires approximately 6K of memory, which is 
about three pages of text. You can check how much memory you 
have left by pressing (CTRL) (Q) . 



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USING THE OUTLINER 

WORD WRITER'S outlining capabilities can be of invaluable 
assistance if you create documents of any sizable length. Outlining 
helps you to organize your thoughts so that your ideas are presented 
in a logical order that is easy for your reader to follow. 

The real beauty of using a word processing outliner is that as you 
change your mind about how topics should be subordinated, one 
under another, the program will re-order everything automatically. 
What a great time saver! 

WORD WRITER offers you five levels for your outlines: 

I. to XXVI 

A. to Z. 
l.to99. 
a. to z. 
1) to 99) 

In outline form, these five levels would look like this: 

I. Main Topic 
A. Subtopic 

1. Subheading 

a. Breakdown of the subheading 

1 ) Further breakdown of the subheading 



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To create your own outline, press (£5), then press QD to enter the 
OUTLINE mode. (If you selected Cardfile when you set your 
preferences during the installation, you'll be asked to insert the 
Program disk now.) When you enter the Outliner, the WW document 
that's in memory will be erased. You will, however, be given an 
opportunity to save your document. Press (T) to do so orQj) to go 
directly into the Outliner. 




Each level of the Outliner is represented by an index. An index is the 
letter or number (L, A., 1., etc.) in front of an outline entry. The 
Outliner automatically indexes letters and numbers for you. Just 
press GO until the cursor is at the proper location for the level you 
want to enter. Listed below are the cursor positions for each of the 
outline levels: 

Cursor 

Location 1-6 7-9 10-12 13-15 16-20 

Outline 

Level 1 (l.etc.) 2(A, etc.) 3(1, etc.) 4(a,etc.) 5(1),etc.) 

Now press (F6), and the index that corresponds to this tab position 
will appear on your display. Next, enter the heading for this level of 
your outline. 

If WW finds a line that cannot be indexed, two asterisks (**) will 
appear next to it, indicating that there is an invalid level on this line. 
If you place an asterisk at the beginning of the line, the outliner will 
not alter that line. 



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Continue tabbing to other positions and entering your outline 
indexes by pressing (F6) until your outline looks something like this: 



I. Main Topic 


A. 


Subtopic 


B. 


Subtopic 


II. Second Main Topic 


A. 


Subtopic 


B. 


Subtopic 


C. 


Subtopic 




1. Subheading 




2. Subheading 


III. Third Main Topic 


A. 


Subtopic 




1. Subheading 




2. Subheading 




3. Subheading 


B. 


Subtopic 


[jHlj 


8 it* » 'x % 8 $j IL^ « !*,. S 8 lsil **$& 



After deleting, adding or moving lines in an outline, you may find 
that some of your indexes are wrong or out of place. You can re- 
index your outline by pressing ©CD- For this option to work 
properly, each line of your outline must be in its proper location. 



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Edit your outline the same way you would any other WW document. 
This includes inserting and deleting lines. Since this could cause 
indexes to become incorrect, press ©CD to reformat your indexes 
after heavy editing. See Chapter 4 to review other editing keys. 



■ Index One Level Lower 



fCTRD fD 



The "lower index" ( (CTRL) QD ) function moves an outline heading 
and all of its subordinate headings down one outline level. This is an 
advanced feature, so let's take a look at an exercise using the 
example you just entered. 

Let's say you decide that Main Topic III is actually another sub-topic 
of Main Topic II. To make this move, position the cursor on the line 
that contains Topic III. Then press (CTRL) fD to select the "Lower 
Index" function and move Topic HI and all of its related sub-topics 
and sub-headings under Topic n. Topic HI would then become Sub- 
topic D under Topic II, and your outline would now look like this: 



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I. Main Topic 

A. Subtopic 

B. Subtopic 

II. Second Main Topic 

A. Subtopic 

B. Subtopic 

C. Subtopic 

1. Subheading 

2. Subheading 

D. Third Main Topic 

1. Subtopic 

a. Subheading 

b. Subheading 

c. Subheading 

2. Subtopic 

The "Lower Index" function will not work on Level 5 headings 
(since 5 is the lowest level possible). 

■ Index One Level Higher (£trl)GD 

This option is the opposite of the "Lower Index" option — it raises 
part of the outline up to the next level. (Obviously, it has no effect on 
Level 1, the Roman Numeral headings.) To raise part of the outline 
up one level, press (CTRL) Cr). 



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Saving or loading an outline is the same as saving or loading any 
WW document — with one important difference. If your outline 
contains embedded font or style tokens, they will be removed. To 
save an outline, place your data disk in the disk drive and press 
(J3GD. Follow the prompts; then type in a file name for your outline. 

To edit an outline that you saved previously, make sure you are in 
the Outline mode ((£5)) and then press ©CD • Enter the file name 
of your outline and press (RETURN) . 

To exit the Outliner, press (£5) and then press Q). This will return 
you to WORD WRITER, with your outline still in memory just like 
a regular document. 

NOTE: Fonts may not be inserted while you are in the Outliner. You 
may add fonts to an outline after exiting the Outliner, however. In 
order to keep the indexes aligned with the text, we recommend 
choosing the Racine font, a mono-spaced typeface. If you choose 
another font, choose it for the text only, not the indexes. 



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USING THE CARDFILE 

A Cardfile is a collection of information that is stored and organized 
for personal and business use. You can keep track of important 
names, addresses and phone numbers. The cardfile will store, sort, 
and retrieve all the information you need. 

A phone book, a mailing list or a library catalog are examples of a 
Cardfile. The three elements that make up a Cardfile are: the cards 
that make up the Cardfile; the fields within a Card; and the 
information you enter within the fields. 

A cardfile is a collection of cards containing similar information. If 
you collected all the address cards in a file, you have a cardfile. 

A card contains all the information about one item. In an address 
book, the information about each person is on one location. Cards 
are the basic Cardfile unit. Each Card holds related information 
about people, places, ideas — anything you want. 

A field is a piece of information in the card. In an address book, 
there are usually fields for last name, first name, address etc. The 
Field name together with the actual information that you enter is 
called a field. In the WW Cardfile you can have from 3 to 23 fields. 



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Whenever you want to create a cardfile, or load an existing cardfile, 
you must be in the Cardfile Mode. 

To access the Cardfile Mode, press (F5). "OUTLINER OR 
CARDF1LE?(0/C)" will appear. Press CD for the Cardfile. 

NOTE: When you enter the Cardfile Mode, the WW document 
that's in view will be erased from memory. You will, however, be 
given an opportunity to save your document. 

Next, you will be asked for the number of fields to be created. If you 
are creating a new cardfile, type in the number of fields you want 
each card to have. You may have as few as 3 fields or as many as 23 
fields. Press (RETURN) . 



If you want to load an existing cardfile, just press (RETURN) when 
asked for the number of fields. Then press ©CD to load a file. We 
have included two sample Cardfiles so you can experiment, named 
cardsample (on Side 1) and Ubrarycatalog (on Side 2). 

■ The CARDFILE Display 

At the top of the display you will see: 
WORD WRITER CARDFILE I R: 01 F:01 C: 01 

This Status Line is similar to the WORD WRITER'S Status Line. 

I: stands for INSERT mode (for details on this mode, see "Insert 
Mode" in Chapter 4). 



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On the right side of the Status Line, you will see R: 01 F:01 C: 01. 
These numbers tell you the location of the cursor. For example: 

R: 01 stands for the record (card) number — this is card number 1. 
You can enter up to 255 cards in a Cardfile. 

F:01 stands for the field number. You are now on field number 1. 
You may have as few as 3 fields or as many as 23 fields in a card. A 
field may be 60 characters long. 

C: 01 stands for the column number. The column number is your 
horizontal position on the display. You are now in Column 1. 

■ Moving Around in the Cardfile 

The two cursor keys are on the lower right corner of the keyboard. 
They are used to move the cursor within your Cardfile. If a file is not 
on the screen, the keys will not function. 

Cursor Movement Keys 



Previous Field 


(SHIFTK ti ) 


Next Field 


QD 


Left one character 


(SHIFT)(±5) 


Right one character 


(M) 


To the beginning of the field 


(ME 


To the end of field 


(cniurei 


To the beginning of the next field 


(RETURN) 


To the bottom of this or the next card 


(C=)(CLR/H0ME) 


To the First field/Previous Card 


(HOME) 


To the Next Card 


(CTRLKN) 


To the Previous Card 


(CTRD(P) 


To the First Card in the Cardfile 


(CTRL)fQ) 


To the Last Card in the Cardfile 


CD® 



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For records with many fields, two more key combinations are 
available: 

To move a quarter way down the screen (F7) 

To move a quarter way up the screen (£8) ( ( SHIFT )(F7) ) 




To create a Cardfile: 

1. Press (F5). At the prompt "OUTLINER OR CARDFILE?(0/C)", 
press QD. If you're already in the Cardfile, you can start a new 
cardfile by pressing (CTRL) CD or ©(3) and then selecting N 
for New. 

NOTE: WORD WRITER may ask you to insert the Program disk. 
Once the Cardfile is loaded, remember to replace the Program disk 
with your Work disk (or Data disk, if you're using two drives), so 
you can save the completed cardfile. 

2. "NUMBER OF FIELDS?(3-23)" will appear on the Status Line. 
You can have up to 23 fields on a card. Type a number and press 
(RETURN) . 

It's better to enter a higher number of fields than you think you 
need right now, in case you change your mind and want to use an 
extra field or two later. 

3. Press ©CD and "FIELD NAME?" will appear. Type a field 
name (up to 11 characters) that will help you remember what to 
enter. For example, if you plan to print mailing labels and form 
letters, create a field called NAME, another field ADDRESS, etc. 
When you have entered the field name, press (RETURN) . The field 
name will appear just below the Status Line. 



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NOTE: You do not have to name every field. The field names are 
more of a reminder. 

4. The cursor is now in the first column of the first field. Type your 
data in the field as you would type any document in WW. A field 
may be as long as 60 characters or contain no characters at all. 
When you're finished with this field, press (RETURN) . 



WORD WRITER CARDFILE 


I 


R: 01R01C: 16 


name ^HH^HI^HIH 






Albert Finchley 1 



5. Repeat Steps 3 to 4 for as many fields as you selected in Step 2. 

6. After entering your data in the last field of the card, press 
(RETURN) and you are automatically in the next card. 




You can load a cardfile in Word processing or Cardfile mode. To 
load a card file in the Cardfile mode, first press (£5) to enter the 
Cardfile. 

Loading a Cardfile works the same as loading a WORD WRITER 
document (press (£2)). You can load a Cardfile as a regular docu- 
ment (when not in Cardfile mode), but if you then save it under the 
same name, all your field names and the number of fields per card 
will be lost. 



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■ Modifying the Field Name ©CD 

After you have named some or all the fields, you may discover that 
you want to change a field name. Modifying a field name is as 
simple as naming it. All you have to do is cursor to the desired field, 
press ©CD and type in a new name at the "FIELD NAME?" 
prompt. Press (RETURN) . 

■ Entering Data in a Card 

Typing data into a Card is as easy as typing any text in WW. If you 
make a mistake while typing information onto a card, you can easily 
correct it, using most of the same editing features you use when you 
correct any document in WORD WRITER. 

When the cursor enters a field, the field name will appear just below 
the Status Line. 

You can copy information into the current field from the previous 
card. Position the cursor in the field and press (CTRL) fF). The data 
you entered in that field in the previous card will be copied into the 
current card. 



■ Adding a Card 

Press ©CD to go to the end of the cardfile. The cursor will be in 
the first column of the first field, and the field name will remind you 
what information is to be typed into that filed. Type in your data and 
press (RETURN) . 

You can add cards to an existing file in any order you want. Later 
you can sort them. See Sorting Cards, below. 



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After completing the last field, press (RETURN) and WW automat- 
ically places the cursor into the first field of the next card. If you 
want to skip a field, simply press (RETURN) and the cursor will be in 
the next field. 

■ Inserting a Card (ctrDGD 

If you want to insert a card in a specific place within your cardfile, 
press (CTRL) fD . A new, blank card will appear, ready for you to fill 
in. 

■ Deleting a Card (ctrP CD 

If the information contained in a card becomes obsolete, or for any 
other reason you want to delete a card from your cardfile, use the 
Delete Card command. 

First, find the card to be deleted by using the Search or GoTo 
command (detailed later). Press (CTRL)Cz) . "DELETE CARD? 
(Y/N)" will appear and all the text in the card will be highlighted. To 
delete the card, press Y, to cancel deleting, press N. 

■ Going to a Card (ctrl)CD 

If you want to jump directly to a specific card to view, modify or 
delete it, use the GoTo command. Press (CTRLJCD and "GOTO #" 
will appear in the Status Line. Type in the card number you want to 
jump to and press (RETURN) . The selected card will be displayed on 
the screen. 



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■ Sorting Cards © 

You can sort cards on any field. You have the option of ascending or 
descending sorting. 

To sort the cards in your cardfile, place the cursor on the field you 
want to sort and press (£6) ( (SHIFT) (F5)). At the prompt 
"SORT?(A/D)" press ® for Ascending or (D) for Descending. 

For example: your cards contain addresses of your customers and 
you want the cards sorted by the State field in an ascending order. 
Place the cursor on the state field, press (F6) and type (3). All the 
cards with state IL will be placed before the state of MA. 

Tip: You can achieve the effect of a multiple-field sort by sorting the 
lesser field first. For example, if you want your address list sorted by 
State and then sorted by Zip Code within each state, you should sort 
by Zip Code first and then sort by State. 




When your Cardfile is ready, you can print it in two ways: as a 
regular WW document or selected fields in a form letter. 

To print the cardfile quickly, save your cardfile and press (F5) to exit 
the Cardfile mode. The cardfile will appear on your screen as a 
normal WW document. You can edit it, make font changes or just 
leave it as is and press (CTRL) CD to print. If you want to save this 
modified document, make sure you give it a different name than 
your cardfile. If you save it under the same name, all your field 
names and the number of fields per card will be lost. 



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Your cardfile can be used in form letters. For details, see Chapter 9, 
Personalizing Mass Mailings. 




Most of the Quick Keys available for word processing can be used 
in the Cardfile, including: 



Caps Lock 
Deleting a character 
Deleting a word 
Deleting a card 
Disk commands 
Disk directory, viewing 
Fast cursor up/down 
Goto Card 
Help 

Insert/Overwrite mode 
Inserting a character 
Loading a file 
Macros 
Memory query 
New cardfile 



©CD 

(did,©® 

©CD 

(ctrDCE 

©(D 

©CE)or(CIRD® 

CED/Cft) 
(ctrP CD 

CED 

(xt^(Tnst7deD 
©Qns) or (shIfDQns) 



(ED or©CD 

©©/(ctrDCE) 

(CTRL) fQ) 

(ctrD GD 

Non-typeable ASCII characters (see Page 74) 
Saving a file (£2) or ©CD 

Search/replace (CTRL) CD 

Search again (CTRL) (T) 

Spell check (fz) 

Thesaurus (Rp 

Word count (?3) 



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■ Saving a Cardfile 

You can save and load a cardfile just as you would any other WW 
document, but you cannot merge a cardfile. 

NOTE: You can load a Cardfile as a regular document (when not in 
Cardfile mode), but if you then save it with the same file name, all 
your field names and the number of fields per card will be lost. If 
this happens, enter Cardfile mode. When asked for the number of 
fields, enter the number the cardfile used to have and press (RETURN) . 
Load the file and your cardfile is back (although the field names are 
still lost). 

■ Searching in Cards 

You can search and replace in the Cardfile just as in a regular 
WORD WRITER document. Since WW searches down from the 
current cursor position, press (CTRL) GD if you want to search from 
the beginning of the cardfile. Searching always begins from the 
point where your cursor is located and continues to the end of the 
last card. 

The WW Cardfile will search for complete words, not fragments, 
and exactly the way you type it. For example, if you tell the 
computer to search for the word "IL", it will only find "IL" in your 
cards, it will not find "il", "Illinois", "Ileane" or other words that 
contain these same two letters. 



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PERSONALIZING MASS MAILINGS 

This feature, which works in TEXT mode only, allows you to create 
individual form letters using a previously created address list or 
Cardfile. When you print, you will be prompted for the file name of 
the Cardfile or address list. You can create your address list in 
several ways, including using Timeworks DATA MANAGER 2, 
PARTNER 64 or WORD WRITER. 



C reat i ng JM«l.r£s.s lliits' 



If you don't want to create a Cardfile (see Chapter 8), you can 
develop your address list using WORD WRITER 6. 

Type in your addresses, as shown in this example: 

Laurel Fox 
2345 W. Ontario 
Chicago, IL 60012 (cTRp fD) 

John Doe 

1234 Maple 

Ocean City, NJ 72345 (CTRp fff) 

Bob Johnson 

Acme Equipment Co. 

34567 State Dr. 

Williamsburg, PA 87654 (ctrlI Cd) (ctrlP ) 



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Where you see (CTRU fTD in the example, press (CTRU Qj) 
(delimiter). You will then see the L character. This character signals 
the computer that the full address has been entered. The double L 
after the last address signals the computer that all addresses have 
been entered. After typing in your address list, store it on your 
WORD WRITER WORK disk (one drive) or DATA disk (two 
drives.) You can recall and modify it at any time. 

A sample address list is included on the program disk in the file 
called adr. This is an example of how you must enter your 
addresses in WORD WRITER 6. To view the ADR file, load it into 
your computer just as you load other files. 

II Using Lists from DATA MANAGER 2 
and SWIFTCALC 

When you have already created an address list in DATA 
MANAGER 2, there's no need to recreate it in WORD WRITER. 
You can save the file in a format that WW can use. 

When you print labels in DATA MANAGER 2, you'll see a prompt 
"STORE ADDRESSES TO DISK?" Choose Yes, and when you're 
asked to enter a file name, insert a WORD WRITER Work disk and 
enter a name. 

If you want to use data from SWIFTCALC, follow the directions in 
that manual for Merging Your Spreadsheet with WORD WRITER. 
That creates a WW file. 

Now you're ready to move on to the next step. 



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NOTE: If you are using an address list created with previous 
versions of WORD WRITER or Data Manager, delete the line 
"ADDRESS LIST" at the beginning of the file and then save the file. 
WORD WRITER no longer requires you to start an address list file 
with the title "ADDRESS LIST". 

You can turn an address list into a Cardfile. First, make sure that 
every record in the list has the same number of lines. If necessary, 
edit the list. Then, enter Cardfile mode, set the number of fields to 
the number of lines in each record and load the address list. If all the 
records have the same number of lines, the Cardfile will read each 
record correctly into separate cards. 

You can also print just a range of records. Press (CTRL) CID twice at 
the first character of the first field of the first record you don't want 
to print, and (CTRL)® once at the first field of the first record you 
want to begin printing. (If you want to print them all, you don't need 
to enter anything.) 

For example, you want to print cards 5 through 9 out of 15 cards. At 
card 1, place the cursor at the first field and press (CTRL)® twice to 
insert two @ characters. In the Cardfile, two @ characters mean "Do 
not print until a single @ is found." Move through the cards until 
card 5 appears. In the first field, press (CTRL) CJD once. Since you 
want to print only through card 9, move down through the cards and 
at the first field of card 10, press (CTRL) fiT) twice again. As long as 
these @ characters are in the Cardfile, only cards 5 through 9 will 
print. 



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When you're finished, save the Cardfile and press (rD to exit 
Cardfile mode and return to the word processor. 




In WORD WRITER, load the letter you want to merge names into. 
Remember, the document can be no longer than four pages. The 
address list can be as large as you want. 

Press (CTRL) Cd) to place a field marker, t , where you want to place 
the first field of the cardfile. 

Move the cursor and press (CTRU flD again to place the second field, 
and so on. Repeat for as many fields from the card file or address list 
you want to place in the letter. 

Data from the card file is pulled into the marked places in sequence. 
In other words, the first cardfile field will appear at the first field 
marker, the second field at the second field marker and so forth. If 
your card file contains five fields for each address and you placed 
three field markers in your letter, the first three fields from the card 
file will print in the letter and WW will automatically skip the 
unused fields. 

You can also choose to skip a field within the card. Position the 
cursor on a field marker and press (CTRL) CF) again. This T means 
skip the field. When the letter is printed, if the field marker was the 
first one, the first field would not be printed and whatever other 
characters were typed on that line will appear there. You can use 
several of these skip field markers together to skip several fields. 



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There is also a third type of field marker. When you press (CTRL)fiT) 
three times at one cursor location, the field marker looks like this | 
and means "if the field to be printed here is blank, don't print this 
line at all." To prevent unexpected problems if the page is re- 
formatted, make sure that the line this field marker is on and the line 
before it end with a hard return (press (RETURN) ). 

Field markers are easiest to understand with an example. For 
instance, you have a cardfile containing addresses and each card has 
seven fields — Name, Phone, Address, Apt.No., City, State and 
ZipCode. The top of the form letter could look like this on your 
screen: 



WORD WRITER I P: 01 L:01 C: 01 



L T * Name and Phone fields 

L <■ Address field 

Q + Apt.No. field 

L L L ^ City, State and ZipCode fields 



When printed, Name and Address will appear on every letter and 
Phone would be skipped on every letter. If the Apt.No. field is blank, 
that line will not be printed and the line containing City, State and 
ZipCode will be pulled up. 

We have included a sample label file that you can use with your 
Cardfile or address lists called ldbelsample (on Side 2). 



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When you're ready to print your form letters, press (CTRp GD to 
position the cursor at the top of your document. Then press Ce=)fP) 
to call up the Print Options Window, and follow these steps: 

1 . You can print form letters only in TEXT mode. So press (X) to 
toggle N for Print Fonts. 

2. Set Option H, Merge Names, at Y for Yes. This feature is 
necessary for form letter print-out. 



When you are finished setting the print options, press (RETURN) . You 
will be asked for the name of the file you want to load. (This file can 
be an address list created with previous versions of Word Writer or 
Data Manager with the line ADDRESS LIST removed or a Cardfile 
created with the current program). Insert the disk that contains your 
address list or Cardfile into the disk drive, enter the file name and 
press (RETURN) . WORD WRITER will print your letters with the 
addresses included. 

Tip: Choose Print Preview to make sure your form letter will look 
right when it prints. 



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THE APPENDIXES 




WW comes with nine different typefaces and a variety of sizes 
of each plus one font of "mini-graphics" called "Doodad." 
Illustrated below are actual size samples of each. Many are 
similar to typefaces you are familiar with. Where appropriate, 
we have provided recommended uses for each. 

Remember that each font can be doubled in size using the 
Expand function. However, fonts look their best in their original 
size. Therefore, choose Deerfield 24 rather than Deerfield 12 
Expanded if you can. Use the Expanded option to obtain sizes 
larger than those furnished. 



NOTE: Commodore (and compatible) printers will print fonts 
and graphics approximately twice as wide as Epson (and 
compatible) printers, as they print fewer dots per inch. Users of 
Epson printers with GEOS printer drivers, 1526 or MPS 802 
printers will find that the print width falls between the Epson 
and Commodore. 



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Cicero 

Cicero is another valuable headline font, with a more casual 
look. 



Cicero 24 point 

abcdefghijklmnopqr 

stuvwxyz 

1134567890 

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO 

P0.R8TUVWXYZ 

n:; w, <,>.|\~« 

Cicero 32 point 



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Deerfield 

Deerfield is a "square block" typeface which is also weighted. 
It's very appropriate for labeling drawings or adding a 
contemporary look to a document. This is a "serif typeface, 
that is the letters have little "feet" to make them look more 
connected. 



Deerfield 12 point 

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1234567B90 
ABCDEFQHUKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 
!@#$95 A &*(L-+={}[]:; ,,, < l >.|Vw^ 



Durf itld 9 point 
Deerfield 10 point 

Deerfield 24 point 



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Desplaines 

Desplaines is a clean-cut unornamented typeface which is 
similar to Univers. This is a "sans serif or "without feet" 
typeface. We recommend it for business writing and instructions. 



Desplaines 12 point 

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy z 1 234567890 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 
!@^$» A 8.*(L-+={}[1:;-< I >.|\^ 



Desplaines 9 point 
Desplaines 10 point 

Desplaines 18 point 

Desplaines 36 point 



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Madison 

Madison is very similar to the Art Deco typeface called 
Broadway. It is very dramatic and would be a real attention- 
getter on a sign or invitation. 



Madison 24 

abcdefghijklmncpqrst 

uvwxyz 

1234567890 

AECDEFGHIJiaMNCPQR 

STuvwxyz 

!@*$%&*()_-+={}[l:; Mt < s >« 



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Oldenglish 

This font is very ornate. You might use it for invitations, or 
sparingly, in headlines. 

(Plbtnglfeffj 28 point 
afttbrffllrijfelnmopqratutotoxp? 

1234567890 

[]:;"'<,>. I \~' 
<£Uwijjlfe|j 32 pint 



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Racine 

Racine is very similar to Courier, the familiar "typewriter" type. 
It is a mono-spaced typeface and is available in three sizes. 



Racine 12 point 

abcdetgnijklmnopqrstuwxyz 1234567890 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 
!Q#$V&*()_-+-{}[]«;'"<,>,|\«" 



Racine 14 point 



Racine 20 point 



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Ravinia 

Ravinia is an elegant typeface that you might choose to 
announce a more formal invitation. It is a very artistic typeface. 



Ravinia 18 point 

abcdcMijfeXmnopqrstupivxi|z 1Z34567890 
^BCDErGHlJKLHNOPQUSTUWXljZ 



Ravinia 36 point 



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Westwood 

Westwood is a strong, emphatic headline type which would 
combine well with the smaller sizes of Deerfield. It is also a 
square block face that would do well in a business graphics 
environment. 



Westwood 18 point 

abcdef ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1 23456789D 

ABCDEF6HIJKLMN0PQRSTUVWXYZ 

!(3*$VG*()_-+={}[]:; , "<,>.|V 



Westwood 36 point 



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Wilmette 

Wilmette is a "weighted" type face similar to Times Roman. It is 
a formal typeface, commonly used in book printing. 



Wilmette 12 point 

abcdef ghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 1 234567890 

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 

!©*$% A M0^-+-OD:;" , < J >.|V 



Wilmette 9 point 
Wilmette 10 point 

Wilmette 1 8 point 

Wilmette 36 point 



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The Appendixes: 10 



Doodad 

This font is really a collection of 93 popular printing symbols 
or "mini-graphics," all 24 points high. They are all represented 
below, along with the key you have to press. In your text, the 
normal character will display on the screen. The Doodads will 
be substituted at print-out time, just like any other font. 



e = = l = f 



.; 



^ffl^ 



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q= <3> 

.■0 



u = 



v = 



w 



y = 

2 = 



1 



A= U 
B*£ 

C- 



F 



G = "a — v 



H = 

1= ww*. 

K = #& 



N = 
= 



•• 



liTitt] 

_, linn 
S =]mji[ 

t = jyia. 

v = # 



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5 
6 

7 = E 

8 = 

9 = 
= 

-t 

-4 

■*-fcf 



.0S 



]■ 



4c 



<-8 

{-A 



-■? 



u4 

-.A 

*-0 



$ = 



% 



& 



•ft 

4 



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PROBLEM 



PROBABLE REMEDY 



PROGRAM WILL NOT 
LOAD 



1. Turn off disk drive and computer, and try 
again. 

2. Check computer hook-up. 

3. Make sure the program disk Side 1, not data 
disk or font disk, is in disk drive. 



DEVICE NOT 
PRESENT ERROR 



1. Check hook-up and power supply for all 
devices. 

2. Turn device OFF and then back ON. 



READ OR WRITE 
ERROR 



SYSTEM FROZEN, 
SCREEN BLANKS 
OUT, PROGRAM LOST 
(due to power 
fluctuations) 

PRINTER DOESN'T 
PRINT 



PRINTER PRINTS 
ONLY UPPERCASE 
LETTERS AND 
GRAPHIC SYMBOLS 



1. Insert correct disk into disk drive. 

2. Replace data disk with previous back-up. 

3. Remove write protection from data disk. 

1. Connect your computer to a different power 
source. 

2. Restart all devices and reload the program. 



1. Be sure printer is plugged in, turned on and 
on-line (selected). 

2. Be sure printer has a ribbon and paper. 

3. Turn printer off and then on again. 

4. Check to see that printer is connected to disk 
drive. 

Use the proper secondary address. (See Option 
j_Open 4, 4, ?— in the Print Options Window. 
Most Commodore printers use 7 as a secondary 
address.) 



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PROBLEM 



PROBABLE REMEDY 



PRINTER 

TRANSPOSES UPPER 
CASE AND LOWER 
CASE OR PRINTS 
ONLY UPPERCASE 
CHARACTERS 



If you are using an interface, be sure you've 
selected Y for Option D, "Normal ASCII/' in the 
Print Options Window. Then, select the proper 
secondary address for Option J to set your 
interface to the "Transparent" mode. See your 
interface user's manual for more information as 
well as the table in Chapter 4. 



NOTE: If you are using a Commodore or compatible printer, set option J 
in the Print Options Window, "Open 4,4,?," at 7 and option F, "Normal 
ASCII," choose N or your printer will not function properly. 



RIGHT SIDE OF 
PRINTOUT IS 
MISSING. 

LARGE GAPS 
BETWEEN WORDS 
WHEN TEXT IS 
JUSTIFIED. 

OTHER PROBLEMS 



Load the file; reformat it and save it. Try printing 
again. 

Load the file; reformat it and save it. Try printing 
again. 



Consult the Pre-Call Checklist before contacting 
Timeworks' Customer Support Help Line 



■ Error Messages 

Occasionally, when things go bump in the night, an error 
message will appear in the Status line. It indicates that either 
WORD WRITER or the computer has encountered a problem, 
and it won't continue to work until you correct it. Below are 
listed the most common error messages and their remedies. 
Others may be found in the manual for your operating system. 



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ERROR MESSAGE 



REMEDY 



1 . Device not present. 

2. Directory Error. 

3. Disk full. 

4. Disk ID mismatch. 

5. Drive not ready. 

6. Driver not found. 



7. File not found. 



8. Font not found. 



9. Read/Write error. 



1 0. Write protect on. 



Check to see that all peripheral equipment is 
properly cabled, plugged in, and turned on. 

The disk drive is not reading the disk properly. 
Turn the drive off and back on to reset it. 

Your file was not saved because there was not 
enough room on the disk to hold it. Save to a 
freshly formatted disk. 

Initialize the drive, using the disk commands 
options. (See Ch. 5.) Then, retry the function 
that caused the error. 

The disk drive has become "confused." Turn 
the drive off and back on to reset it. 

The WORK disk is not in the drive, or a printer 
that supports FONTS or Draft printing was not 
installed. Run the INSTALL program to install 
your printer, which must be a dot matrix to 
print fonts. 

View the directory. Perhaps the file name is 
incorrect or the file was not previously saved 
or was saved on a different disk. 

The default font (listed first in the Select Font 
Window) is not present on the current disk. 
Copy the correct fonts to your WORK disk 
using the INSTALL program. 

Copy any readable files over to a freshly 
formatted disk using the INSTALL program. 
Reformat the disk. If formatting fails, discard 
the disk. 

FILE WAS NOT SAVED. Uncover the notch on 
the disk and save again. 



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Before You Call. . . 

1. Have you investigated your manual thoroughly (Troubleshooting, 
Error Messages and the Index) for the answer to your question? 

2. Has the problem ever appeared before? What procedure did you 
use to produce the problem, and can you reproduce the situation 
repeatedly? Have you tried reproducing the problem with 
hardware other than your own? 

3. Are you using any additional equipment with your system, such 
as a keypad, modem, or fast-loading devices? If so, disconnect 
the additional hardware and try to repeat the problem. If not, did 
you change your hardware or software configurations before you 
first experienced the problem? 

4. If the problem is related to printing, have you checked your 
printer manual or contacted your printer manufacturer for the 
answer? Have you read your interface manual or contacted your 
interface manufacturer? 

5. Have you returned your Registration Card to Timeworks? 

If You Call. . . 

1. Which Timeworks product are you calling about, and what is the 
version number? (For example, WORD WRITER version 10.1.) 
You will find the version number on the disk directory. 



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2. What system are you using? (For example, Commodore 64.) 

3. Have your user's manuals at hand when you call, and keep your 
manual and any other pertinent materials near the phone in case 
we need to call you back. 



Back-up — A duplicate set of data to be used in case the original is 
lost, destroyed or accidentally altered. 

Byte — In computer language, the name given to eight bits of 
information. For our purposes, one byte = 1 character. 

Character — 

Numeric: through 9 

Alphabetic: A through Z 

Symbol: ! +;$%#*-/=? () 

Alphanumeric: Any combination of numerics, alphabetics, or 

symbols. 

Cluster — In the Thesaurus, a group of synonyms displayed on the 
same screen. 

Command — An instruction for the computer to follow. 

Crop — To select part of a picture by eliminating the unwanted parts. 

Cursor — The computer-generated square that pinpoints your 
position on the display. 



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Data — The information you enter to be processed. 

Data Disk — The disk created to store your documents. 

Delete — To remove from the file. 

Font — A typeface in a given point size. 

Font Disk — In WW, the disk containing the font files. 

Function Key — The special set of keys on your computer identified 
asFl,F2,F3,etc. 

Hard Return — Symbol used to tell the computer to keep two 
sections of text separate when it formats a document. Hard returns 
are needed at the end of a paragraph and on blank lines. See also 
Soft Return. 

Index — The letter or number (I., A., 1., etc.) in front of an outline 
entry. 

Initialization — To reset the disk drive after an error condition. 

Interface — A connection between two systems or devices, usually a 
computer and a printer. 

Leading — The space added above a line of text, usually measured in 
points (l/72nd of an inch). 

Program Disk — The disk you purchased, containing the WORD 
WRITER program. 



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Prompt — The line of words, located at the top of your screen, that 
requests your response. Ex — SEARCH FOR?. 

Search — To look through your document for a specific word or 
phrase. 

Search Item — A group of characters that the computer will search 
for. 

Soft Return — Invisible return placed in text by WORD WRITER. 
The computer ignores soft returns when formatting text. See also 
Hard Return. 

Synonym— A word with a similar meaning to another word. 

Thesaurus— The WORD WRITER feature containing over 60,000 
synonyms which can be substituted into WORD WRITER 
documents. 

Toggle — A key or sequence of keys which can either activate or 
deactivate a feature. For example, pressing ©CD to toggle between 
insert and overwrite mode. 

Work Disk — In WW, the disk that contains your fonts and printer 
driver files. 



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Cardfile 33, 123 




accessing 33, 124 


msmm 


create 126 


III |ND ex 


display 124 


mmm 


field name 126, 128 




fields 126 


A 


loading 34, 127 


Address list 133, 135 


moving around 34, 125 


cardfile 135 


print 130, 135 


delimiter 45, 134 


Quick Keys 131 


in DATA MANAGER 2 


samples 124 


134 


saving 36, 132 


Art Library 57 


searching 132 


ASCII characters 74, 97 


sorting 130 


ASCII code 104 


Cards 123 


finding 105 


add 35, 128 


ASCII files 18 


delete 36, 129 


Asterisks in Outliner 118 


entering 128 


Automatic install 10 


go to 35, 129 




inserting 129 


B 


print range 135 




Case, changing 39 


Back-up 156 


Center text 39 


Back-up copies 7 


Change case 39 


Thesaurus disk 8 


Check mark 26 


Blank the screen 96 


commands 40, 41 


Boldface 37 


delete 40 


Book marks 71 


enter 40 


Bottom margin 100 


Check Spelling 32, 109-120 




limitation 109 


C 


Clear a document 41 


Caps lock 38 


Clear screen 73 




Cluster 156 



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Codes, imbedded 26 
Color, changing 16 
Column number 24, 31, 125 
Control codes 104 
Converting files 18 

unrecognized commands 
19 
Copy 32, 42 
Copy and delete files 19 
Copy Files Window 20 
Crop 156 
Cursor 156 

changing 16 
Cursor, fast 43 
Cursor keys 6 
Cursor location 24, 125 
Cursor movement keys 30, 43 

Cardfile 125 



DATA MANAGER 2 69, 134 
Default font 13, 50 
Default font documents 108 
De-install fonts 13 
Delete a character 44 
Delete a line 44 
Delete a word 45 
Delete card 129 
Delete checkmark 40 
Delete destination files 21 

escape 21 
Delete text 44 



Delimiter symbol 45, 62, 134, 

136 
Destination drive 19 
DICTIONARY disk, contents 6 
Dictionary, personal 110 
Disk Commands 45 
Disk Directory 

view 47, 91 
Disk drives, selecting 9 
Disk name 

limitation 21 
Document 

clear 41 

limitation 24 

merging 72 

new 73 

reformat 81 
Doodad font 149 
DOODLE 59 
Draft print 102 
Drive assignments 17 
Drives option 9 



Eject page 96 
Erase file 46 
Error code 45 
Error messages 153 
ESCAPE code 105 
Exit the Outliner 122 
Exit WORD WRITER 80 
Expand function 139 
Expanded fonts 48 



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Index: 11 



FASTLOAD 8 
Field 123 
Field markers 136 
Fieldname 126 

modifying 128 
Field number 34, 125 
File name 

limitation 83 
Files 

converting 18 

copying or deleting 19 

erasing 46 

loading 26, 30, 68 

merging 72 

rename 46 

saving 82 
Font codes 26 
Font files 13 
Font library 139 
FONT mode 3, 25, 49 

display 49 

italics 66 

left margin 71 

loading options 68 

page length 79 

print preview 80 

printer codes 77 

printing 28, 103 

saving 82 

switching 73 

warning 29 
Font selection 12 



Font table 108 
Font tokens 27, 49 

removing 108 
Font/style bar 50 
Fonts 

display 3 

entering 49 

expanded 48 

expanded option 139 

installing 12 
Footers 61 

entering fonts, styles and 
margins 63 

limitation 63 

on and off 62 

printing problem 63 
Form letters 133, 136 

field markers 136 

limitation 136 

printing 138 
Format a disk 21, 46 

data disk 10 
Function keys 7, 26, 157 



GEOS fonts 12 

printer drivers 16 

with WW printer drivers 16 
GEOS fonts, converting 14 

single drive 14 

two disk drives 15 
GEOS Photo Album 59 
GEOS Photo Scrap 59 



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GEOS Text Scrap files 18 

Glossary 156 

Go to Next Mark 19 

Goto 

card 35, 129 

page 52 
Graphic Convert 59, 60 
Graphic files 

from other sources 59 
Graphics 52 

art library 57 

check mark command 52 

conversion charts 53 

cropping 60 

print problems 53 

printing 54 

reading 58 

tips 55 



Initialization 157 
Initialize 46 
Insert 

blank line 65 

card 129 

single character 65 
INSERT mode 31, 65, 75 
Install 

fonts 12 

printer 11 
INSTALL menu 9 
INSTALL program 8 

exit 9 
Interface 99, 157 

secondary address 98 
Italics 65 

off 65 



H 

Hard return 26, 27, 81, 157 
Headers 61 

entering fonts, styles and 
margins 63 

limitation 63 

on and off 62 

printing problem 63 
Help screen 7, 64 

I 

Imbedded codes 26 
Index 118, 157 



JiffyDOS 22 
Justification 50 
Justify text 66 

K 

Keyboard overlays 7 



Leading 85, 157 
Left aligned text 66 
Left margin 26, 70 
font mode 71 
text mode 71 



162 



Index: 11 



Letters, highlighted 27 
Limitations 

disk name 21 

document 24 

file name 83 

footers 63 

form letters 136 

headers 63 

merging in font mode 72 

page 24 

print preview 80, 102 

scratch 46 

search 84 

spell checker 109 

thesaurus 114, 116 
Line length 26 
Line number 24 
Line spacing 85 

for super and subscripts 86 
Linefeeds 96 
Linking 67, 97 
Load file 23, 26, 30, 68 

FONT mode options 68 

non-WORD WRITER 69 
Loading 22 

from BASIC 22 

from GEOS 22 
Lower index 120 

M 

Macros 69 

Manual conventions 5 



Margins 70 

top and bottom 100 

virtual 91 
Mark, go to next 71 
Mark, setting 71 
Mega fonts 14 
Memory available 72 
Merge files 72 
Merge names 72, 98 
Merging 

font mode limitation 72 
Modes 
Font and Text 73 

Insert and Overwrite 75 
Move text 73 

N 

New command 46 
New document 23, 73 
Normal ASCII characters 97 
Number of copies 101 
Number Pages 96 
Numbers, highlighted 27 



Outlinerll7 
asterisks 118 
choosing fonts 122 
edit 120 
index 118 
levels 117 



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Outliner (cont.) 

loading 122 

lower index 120 

quit 122 

reformat 119 

saving 122 

up one level 129 
Overlays 7 
OVERWRITE mode 31, 65, 75 



Package contents 4 
Page 

limitation 24 
Page breaks 68, 75 
Page length 79, 101 
Page number 24, 62, 96 

delimiter 45 

starting number 101 
Paper alignment 107 
Personal dictionary 110 

creating 110 

saving suspect words 112 

sorting 114 
PetASCIIfilesl8,69 
Point 41 

Pre-call checklist 155 
Preview 80, 102 
Print Options Window 93 
Print preview 80, 102 

limitation 80, 102 
Printable lines 107 



Printer 

compatible 12 

install 10, 11 

MPS 1000 information 99 

multiple 78 

problems 99 
Printer control codes 76, 104 
Printer device 78 
Printer, install 10, 11 

unlisted printer 12 

with GEOS fonts 12 
Printer manual, using 106 
PRINTER OPTIONS menu 27 
Printer Options Window 49, 78 
Printing 78, 93 

cardfile 130 

draft 102 

error messages 95 

font mode 28 

fonts 79, 95 

form letters 138 

graphics 54 

linked 67, 97 

multiple copies 101 

paper alignment 107 

printable lines 107 

problems 28 

text mode 27 
Printing tips 106 
PROGRAM disk, contents 6 
Prompt 158 



164 



Index: 11 



Q 

Quit 36, 80 



Re-index 119 
Readgraph 58 
README file 23 
Record number 34, 125 
Reformat 

document 81 

paragraph 81 
Removing font and style tokens 

108 
Rename a file 46 
Returns 27 

hard and soft 81 

toggling 82 
Right aligned text 82 
Right margin 70 



Sample address list 134 
Sample personal dictionary 111 
Sans serif typeface 142 
Saving 

document 82 

file 36 

font tables 108 

guidelines 83 

outline 122 

portion 82 

problems 83 



settings 84 

suspect words 112 
Scilati 66 
Scratch 46 

limitation 46 
Screen 

blanking 96 

clear 73 

color, changing 16 
Search 30, 158 

limitations 84 
Search & Replace 31, 84 
Search again 85 
Secondary address 98 
Serif typeface 141 
Set Status 16 
Setting preferences 16 
Sheet feed 98, 107 
Single disk drive 

source and destination 19 
Soft return 81, 158 
Sort cardfile 130 
Source Directory 20 
Source drive 20 
Spacing 85 
Spell Checker 32, 109, 111 

exit 112 

limitation 109 
Status line 24 

free space 72 
Style codes 26 
Style tokens 27, 77 

removing 108 



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Subscript 87 

line spacing 86 
Superscript 87 

line spacing 86 
Suspect words 111 

saving 112 
SWIFTCALC 69, 134 
SWIFTLOAD 22 
System requirements 4 



Tabs 87 

delete 89 

setting 88 
Text 

center 39 

copy 32, 42 

inserting ASCII characters 
74 

justify 66 

left align 66 

moving 73 

right align 82 
Text files 

converting 18, 89 
TEXT mode 3, 24, 89 

italics 65 

left margin 70 

page length 79 

print preview 80 

printer codes 77 

printing 27 

saving 82 



TEXT mode, switching 73 
Thesaurus 31, 114, 158 
limitation 114, 116 
on 1581 disk drive 17 
Toggle 158 
Top margin 100 
Tractor feed 107 
Transparent mode 100 
Troubleshooting 152 

U 

Underlining 90 

with MPS802 or 1526 
printers 90 



Validate 47 

View disk directory 47, 91 

Virtual margins 91 

W 

WARNING 29 
Word count 32, 91, 109 
Word Wrap 92 
WORK disk 

single-drive 11 

two drive 11 
Working copies 7 
WW display 24 



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conditions of the license, between you and Timeworks, Inc. If you do NOT accept this Agreement, 
please return the disks, along with the rest of the package contents, immediately to the party from 
whom it was acquired for a full refund. 

TIMEWORKS SOFTWARE LICENSE 

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software program (the "PROGRAM") on a single computer work station. The PROGRAM cannot 
be pooled, shared among or between multiple computers through networking or other similar 
communication programs. Each computer is required to have its own copy of the Timeworks 
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2. COPYRIGHT— The PROGRAM is owned by Timeworks or its suppliers and it's protected by 
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