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Re: Can I install Xywrite

I'm an omnivore, and use several word processor--with different co-authors
and for different purposes. But I mostly am using NBWin now (on Win 98
Pentium 3 machine)--because it works much better than XYWin. And for other
reasons, even hating Windows as I do, I still need/want to be in it. Some
XY files apparently have had some funny hidden garbage in them that
troubled (sometimes froze) NB--but without a Hex viewer these days, I have
no idea what the junk actually was. The ANSI/ASCII thing has troubled me
not at all, perhaps because I don't do much in the way of elaborate command
line operations. And I have had no flicker problem at all--I am sure that
it is too specific to certain users/installations to be caused by anything
remotely as general as the ANSI/ASCII issue. For my money, I guess, NB is
the XY of the future.


At 11:05 AM 12/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
At 17:31 Uhr -0500 20.12.2001, Peregrine@xxxxxxxx wrote: >If I REALLY get >the urge to install XyWrite on a newer OS, I'll likely opt for NotaBene >instead. > >Jeff Seager But it just does not have the same look and feel. And how DO you ever get used to a program that shows ASCII on the command line and ANSI on the screen? Am I the only one who thinks this is crazy? -- Rene von Rentzell, Tokyo (rrr @ twics.com)
No, in fact, there seems to be a screen handling problem that many users report. Screen flickers in draft mode and many NB users on the NB list report they work in graphics mode. Lots of advice on their list on how to correct this, but I tested it on no less than five machines and could not get rid of the problem, which may be an attempt to reconcile ANSI and ASCII, who can say. Too bad; their WP, text-retrieval, bib combo could be very useful. michael norman
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