Ted 2.0, an easy to run and easy to install Rich Text Processor for Linux/Unix released under the Gnu Public License. Utrecht, November 9, 1998 Today, November 9, 1998, Mark de Does releases his wysiwyg rich text processor Ted for Linux under the GNU/General Public License. With this realease he wants to contribute to the personal productivity of Linux users. The software shows that appealing Linux software that is easy to use and easy to install indeed exists. Ted is available from http://www.de-does.demon.nl. Ted was built as an operating system accessory like Wordpad for Linux. Compatibility with Macintosh and Windows word processing applications played an important role in the design of Ted. Every document produced by Ted is a legal something.rtf file for Word without any loss of formatting or information. In the other direction, compatibility with Word is not perfect, but a major part of the functionality of Word is supported. Mark is a professional software developer working on more computer platforms than just Windows. He was annoyed by the fact that every time he had to produce a presentable text, he had to revert to Windows to type and format it. About a year ago, he decided that the only way to provide what is so dearly missing, was to build a little word processor himself. The project required much more work than he ever expected. Now that Ted is out in the world, he feels quite relieved and hopes to have contributed to the usability of Linux. For detailed information and downloads, refer to the Ted web site http://www.de-does.demon.nl. Teds features include the following: · Wysiwyg rich text editing. You can use all fonts for which you have an .afm file and that are available as an X11 font. Ted is delivered with .afm files for the Adobe fonts that are available on Motif systems and in all postscript printers: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol. Other fonts can be added with the normal X11 procedure. Font properties like bold and italic are supported; so is underlining. · Ted uses Microsoft RTF as its native file format. Microsoft Word and Wordpad can read files produced by Ted. Usually Ted can read .rtf files from Microsoft Word and Wordpad. As Ted does not support all features of Word,some formatting information might be lost. · In line bitmap pictures. · Postscript printing. · Spelling checking in several Latin languages. (English, Dutch, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.) · Directly mailing documents from Ted. · Cut/Copy/Paste, also with other applications. · Find/Replace. · Ruler: Paragraph indentation, Indentation of first line, Tabs. Copy/Paste Ruler. · Page breaks. · Tables: Insert Table, Row, Column. Changing the column width of tables with their ruler. · Symbols and accented characters are fully supported. · Hyperlinks. · Saving a document in HTML format.