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Type of Program: Writer's Reference
Supported Platform: Windows 95/98/NT
Author's Name: Richard Harvey
Version: 5.5
Price: Free
Installed size: 140K


Attention, writers and programmers: Put away that dog-eared stack of little reference books sitting on your computer table -- ASCIIcat rolls together in one quick, slick program ALL that stuff you're endlessly looking up as you're developing a project. You'll wonder how you worked without it.

Use ASCIIcat to look up: decimal, hexadecimal, binary, octal, ANSI, and Web color charts; ANSI and DOS characters; Symbol and Wingdings fonts; Windows and DOS color charts and conversions; volume, length, weight conversion; Inch, millimeter, point, pica, screen resolution conversions; Roman numerals; parts of a font; point sizes and pixels; international codepages; and DOS line drawing characters.

ASCIIcat also includes keyboard charts for Windows, DOS and HP Palmtop PCs, a Hex and binary calculator, and provides fraction/decimal conversion. Ah, and it has a 1998-1999 calendar too.

There's also a brief writer's style guide and list of commonly misspelled and misused words, plus a neat chart of U.S. State information (zip codes, time zones, capitol cities, etc.).

This concise help guide is free and constantly updated, so check the author's web site periodically for update information. This is a companion to the author's HTMLcat guide also reviewed here, so check that one out too.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell
ICQ # 9407183

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