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#1 ACML OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:05 PM

I'm talking about the Atariwriter cartridge, not Atariwriter Plus.  I seem to recall that there was a version of Atspeller maybe (???) that loaded as an Autorun.sys file with the Atariwriter cartridge and it added a spell check option to the Atariwriter menu.  Am I imagining this?  I know Atspeller runs on its own, but this application appended itself the to Atariwriter cartridge.  Maybe I'm just not remembering this right.


Edited by ACML, Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:05 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:21 PM

I think there were two versions, with the later one that integrated into AW. You had to boot off that disk with the AW cart inserted.

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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:15 PM

Atari Proofreader

 

https://archive.org/...tariProofreader



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:50 PM

Thanks!  I knew I remembered it (kinda).  I have misplaced the ATRs (program ATR and Dictionary ATR).  Anyone know where to find them?



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:19 PM

B&C Offers it at $9.95, as does Best.

 

AtariWriter Proofreader with 36,000 Word Dictionary (English Language), Spell checking program for above AtariWriter RX8036 Cartridge program only.  Proofreader gives the cartridge based AtariWriter Word Processing program extra capabilities!   There's no excuses for excuses.  Because Atari Proofreader Catches Every Spelling Error and highlights it Unmistakably in your documents.  You can create and supplement the Proofreader Dictionary with your own personal dictionary with unique or specialized words to your work, business or profession too.  Proofreader menu options:  Spelling options, Correct Errors, Highlight Errors, Print Errors, Dictionary Search, Lode Personal Dictionary, Return to Atariwriter and Save Personal Dictionary.  Proofreader Program and Dictionary Diskette and 20 Page Manual  (D) (32K Min. Computer required).  AX2033  $19.95   Special Buy !!  $9.95   Now an inexpensive accessory that Every AtariWriter cartridge based Word Processor Owner should have!



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:20 PM

Thanks!  I knew I remembered it (kinda).  I have misplaced the ATRs (program ATR and Dictionary ATR).  Anyone know where to find them?

http://www.atarimani...iter_30016.html



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 PM

B&C Offers it at $9.95, as does Best.

 

 

Thanks for the information.  My problem is that I have not owned a real disk drive in a while.  I use SIO2SD and didn't look back.  I actually found the dictionary ATR, just not the program.


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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:48 PM

Thanks, but that's Atspeller.  That is different than Atari's Proofreader.



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:10 PM

Thanks, but that's Atspeller.  That is different than Atari's Proofreader.

I know, but that's what was mentioned in the initial posting.



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Posted Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:18 PM

I know, but that's what was mentioned in the initial posting.

I remember using Atspeller when it came out, and for some reason, I thought the Atariwriter amended one was based on Atspeller.  Then David_P's post identifying it as Atari Proofreader clicked and I remember having it as well.  I found the dictionary disk for Proofreader, but do not have the program ATR.  A nice follow on you can use with your original Atariwriter cartridge.  Does anyone remember if the Atari Proofreader disk was copy protected?  I would think someone has it as an ATR.


Edited by ACML, Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:19 PM.


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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:32 AM

Does anyone remember if the Atari Proofreader disk was copy protected?  I would think someone has it as an ATR.

I know I have it somewhere on a disk, as a copy.  Always used Happy and Speedy disk drives so copy protections were never a problem and no idea if it has one.  Also no idea where to start looking for that disk.



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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:00 AM

I'm planning to put an order into best today, I'd be willing to add this disk to my order to image if it's not available anywhere...

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:01 PM

I'm planning to put an order into best today, I'd be willing to add this disk to my order to image if it's not available anywhere...

Nezgar,

     That is very generous of you and would be greatly appreciated.  I'd get one, but I no longer have any disk drives to convert to an ATR.  Give it a few days if you can wait, someone probably has a copy in ATR format somewhere.  






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