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 CWordPad 1.0

Type of program: Word Processor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company name: Cetus Software Inc.
Revision date: 10/24/96
Price: Freeware
Installed size: 777 Kb


CWordPad is a replacement for the Windows 95 accessory WordPad. CWordPad is written to the same specification as WordPad except a spell checker has been added and there is a more extensive help file than the original. I'm using CWordPad routinely now for creation of small documents like this review and email. I didn't use the version of WordPad shipped with Win 95 much. For me, the spell checker is a big deal for two reasons. First, I can't spell and second I can't type.

The functions included are the functions I use most for document creation. I'm able to manage fonts including bold, italics and underscore. There also buttons to justify text left, right or center and to insert bullets. The standard file functions, new, open, save, and save as are provided as are print functions. The editor provides cut, copy, paste, find, find next, replace and undo. I rarely need other file, print and edit functions for the simple minded things I do.

CWordPad is based on WordPad source code distributed by Microsoft to users of Microsoft's Visual C++ development system and the Microsoft Foundation Classes product. Output formats can be in ASCII (.txt), Word (.doc), Write (.wri) or Rich Text (.rft) format.

CWordPad, like WordPad, is a limited function word processor. Some the functions of industrial strength word processors, like Word, Word Pro or Word Perfect missing from CWordPad include full justification and hyphenation, tables, outlines, foot notes and end notes, and grammar checking to name a few.

If you have a need to create small documents from time to time CWordPad fits the requirement nicely and because CWordPad supports .txt files you can use it to create and maintain a web page.

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Cost: Freeware
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Reviewed by Harry Philips

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