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  1. 1. Do you use TI-Writer on your 99/4A?

    • Yes!
      4
    • No, I do not use any word processor on my TI.
      23
    • No, I've found something better to use. (Feel free to comment)
      8
    • No, what is TI-Writer?
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I haven't used TI-Writer, since I started using 80 column capable upgrades; 9640 Geneve, SNUG TI-99/4P, and TI-99/4A with F-18A.

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I used to use Funnelweb to type up my homework. Given my handwriting, the teacher appreciated it.

 

These days, I don't do much text editing on the 4a.

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The only typing I do on the TI is programming related, and TI Writer is not suited for that. I used to work with the Funnelweb editor, but have later switched to the most excellent PrEditor in 80 columns.

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Needless to say, I use TI-Writer heavily in each and every issue of Yesterday’s News. 

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I've switched to EDIT80.  It's small, easy to use, does 80 columns with the F18A and it's perfect for editing batch files on the TI.

EDIT80

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Up until 1991 I used Geneve MyWord for schoolwork.

 

I also used Clint Pulley's QDE for editing code.  I renamed it "VI" on my boot disk and copied it into the RAMDISK.

 

Before Geneve, I used FunnelWeb a lot. 

 

 

 

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46 minutes ago, FarmerPotato said:

I also used Clint Pulley's QDE for editing code.  I renamed it "VI" on my boot disk and copied it into the RAMDISK.

 

I'm also using QDE a lot (despite its limitations). As for "vi", I still dream of writing a "vig", an implementation for native mode (at least a subset of most used commands). I'm not sure whether to go for a C implementation or assembly language.

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At one time I was going to jump into TI Writer GPL and fix what I could find and add features, but FW just makes that pointless.

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On 11/26/2019 at 3:47 PM, mizapf said:

I'm not sure whether to go for a C implementation or assembly language.

To add: The point is that C should be a reasonable choice for writing software, and not assembly language, but with the TIC compiler being some modest approximation of K&R C, this is not really fun. You never know whether some of your C thinking ends up in a "not implemented" hole, in particular concerning data structures.

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On 11/26/2019 at 9:23 AM, RXB said:

At one time I was going to jump into TI Writer GPL and fix what I could find and add features, but FW just makes that pointless.

Since when did having a point stop any of us from doing anything TI related? ;)

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I never converted my TI to any real 80-column thing. Just simulated by moving the screen sideways.

But when I did do word processing on the TI, it was mainly with TI Writer. Only texts intended for use on the p-system were written with the p-system's Editor program.

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Started with TI Writer.

Moved to (and still use) Funnelwriter/Funnelweb on the TI. 

Did most of my college papers on the Geneve using MyWord, Myarc's 80 column editor that operated like TI Writer. What I really liked was that the formatter output could be sent to the screen - meaning you could see all of the indentation, page breaks, overstrikes, etc on screen before sending to the printer.  Much like print preview today.

 

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Oooooh. Print preview makes me wish I'd had a Geneve.

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On 11/27/2019 at 8:42 AM, Airshack said:

Since when did having a point stop any of us from doing anything TI related? ;)

Numbers per amount of work on a project.

I could do it but with only 8 people that care vs many more using RXB seemed no point in doing it.

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5 hours ago, RXB said:

Numbers per amount of work on a project.

I could do it but with only 8 people that care vs many more using RXB seemed no point in doing it.

In the TI-99/4 community eight people just may constitute a majority. ;) 

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22 hours ago, RXB said:

Numbers per amount of work on a project.

I could do it but with only 8 people that care vs many more using RXB seemed no point in doing it.

That's the wrong mindset imho in the framework of retrocomputing. Do what is interesting for you and if others like it then it's an added bonus. 

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