Bank Street Writer for Apple II (5 versions)

February 22, 2017

I downloaded all these from Asimov Archive site and I’ve been playing with each in Apple IIe Virtual ][ Emulator and on my IIGS. Bank Street Writer – Bank Street Writer llc – Bank Street Writer lll – Bank Street Writer Plus. I worked with each of the versions. Below is the screen from BSW PLUS. 

After wading through the versions, figuring out the menu navigating, finding the Utilities (Setting Printer Type for codes) here is a picture. The type codes, bold, underline, etc are a feature so you know what you have. So, glad the manuals are on the net. The printer and hot key configuration required the manual. The hot-keys can act like macros. Closed-Apple-1 for example to print my full name.



IIGS Rom3 – Wheel of Fortune w DVI Adapter

February 13, 2017

The 1988 Wheel of Fortune. ProDOS 8 version running on my IIGS Rom3. It runs from a 3.5″ Disk.  This version makes use of the mouse for everything. Pretty nice version overall. The DVI Adapter is from Nishida Radio. 

https://www.facebook.com/nishidaradio

http://tulip-house.ddo.jp/digital/english.html

A different mono version.


pfs:Write Spell Check Apple II

February 5, 2017

Here is the spell checker in action. Some successes, some whatttt?

The video is the correct word replacement effect. It’s pretty neat.


Now, some screenshots of some winners and losers of spell check.
WINNER

Ok.

Close, but not intuitive, like today.

Okay


pfs:Write for the Apple ll

February 5, 2017

Running this ProDOS version on my Apple lle Virtual ll Emulator. This was the Productivity Package I used prior to AppleWorks in the late 80’s. 

The Dictionary spell checking worked fairly well. I always test the Spell Checkers with misspellings and terms created since the 80’s like Internet, FaceBook, Instagram, Router, etc. Forgot to post a spell check session. I’ll add it.


pfs:Write was a simple word processor created by Software Publishing Corporation (SPC) in the early days of desktop computing. It included all the basic features common to most word processors of the day, including automatic word wrapping, spell checking, copy and paste, underlining, and boldfacing; and it also boasted a few of the most-commonly-used advanced features, such as mail merge and few others.