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UPDATE: TextMaker upgraded to support Windows Mobile 2003
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - on Sunday, 17.08.03 - 08:59:35 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7512x
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The premiere word processing software for the Pocket PC has recently been updated to support Windows Mobile 2003. TextMaker from SoftMaker adds desktop word processing power to Pocket PCs which require no conversion, no loss of formatting when transferring files between the desktop PC and the Pocket PC. It provides seamless document exchange with Microsoft Word 6.0, 95, 97, 2000, and Word XP. Reads and writes numerous additional file formats such as HTML, RTF, Pocket Word, ASCII, and Unicode.

Editing Text:

  • Almost unlimited undo/redo
  • Search/replace text and formatting
  • Sophisticated table support
  • Sort text and tables
  • Calculations in text and tables
  • Outliner
  • Insert fields like date, time, page number, author, auto-numbers etc.
  • Character map for inserting special characters
  • Bookmarks
  • "SmartText" feature: just type "asap" and "as soon as possible" will appear (fully customizable)
  • Create forms including text fields, checkboxes, lists, calculations etc.

Formatting Text:

  • All character and paragraph formatting capabilities you expect from a high-end word processor
  • Extended character formats like small caps, font color, hidden text, adjustable character spacing and character width
  • Extended paragraph formats like automatic numbering, bullets, borders, shading, fill patterns, widow/orphan control
  • Headers and footers, master pages (useful e.g. for watermarks)
  • Fully-customizable style sheets for character and paragraph formatting

Using Images, Drawings etc.:

  • Insert images in numerous formats (BMP, 2BP, TIFF, PCX, GIF, JPEG, TGA, PNG, PhotoCD, IFF, IMG, PBM, PPM, PGM)
  • Insert drawings (lines, rectangles, circles etc.)
  • Text, tables, images etc. can be placed in "frames" – the surrounding body text is automatically wrapped around them

Additional Features:

  • Multi-language spell-checker and hyphenation
  • Spelling can be checked either manually, interactively (while you type), or automatically (typos are underlined in red)
  • International dictionaries, hyphenation and thesauri
    • Spell-checking and hyphenation for: English US, English UK, German, German (reformed), Swiss-German, Swiss-German (reformed), French, French (Canadian), Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
    • Thesauri (synonyms) for: English UK, English US, German, German (reformed), Swiss-German, Swiss-German (reformed), French, French (Canadian), Italian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Dutch
  • Tables of Content, indices
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Integrated dBase compatible database (for mail-merging and address lookup)
  • Documents can be encrypted and protected against reading/changing them
  • Fully customizable keyboard mapping and control strips
  • Compatible with NYDITOT Virtual Display (TextMaker adapts dynamically to landscape mode and higher screen resolutions)
  • ... and many more

A 30-day trial version is available and can be downloaded from SoftMaker. Regular price: In Europe - EUR 59.95 Elsewhere - Regular price: US$49.95

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