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The main problem with all the existing Amiga word processors is lack of modern printer support (which is really more of a problem with the OS). Not that it's impossible, but rather just a complex minefield.

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I am using Final Writer 97 with my X1000 and TurboPrint and a laser printer. It's working very well. No mouse wheel support is a tad disappointing, but the word processor otherwise is a joy to use. Increasing horizontal and vertical Screen DPI to 144 (thanks, Severin!) in View preferences/Display makes things look really nice on my modern-sized monitor.

And, yes, I would gladly pay for an updated version of Final Writer and any of the old Softwood programs for that matter. Too bad we don't have a current TurboPrint -- that would be a winner.

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@mbrantley

+1

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We have a QT so only thing wich is require to port Calligra Office suite to OS4 is some KDE libraries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calligra_Suite
https://community.kde.org/Calligra/Libs

Should be much easier to port than Open Office and it offers prety much same functionality.

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@mbrantley,

If the copyright holder is still around it would be good to get the rights of all the Final Series by bounty and update it. Charge for it on Amistore!

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@QuikSanz

To late :P

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@terminills,

Should have been done long ago, shakes head.

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@QuikSanz

It should have been however no one came to an agreement with the author before now.

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@terminills

So now someone, maybe you, has come to an agreement with the author?

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So now someone, maybe you, has come to an agreement with the author?




Maybe. However keep an eye out. ;)

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@terminills,

I'm not a coder but I can come up with a chunk of money to throw at this problem. A good 68k native office suite is what almost everybody wants.

Chris

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This is vey interesting. Lets hope that terminills has a nice surprise for all of us...

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@walkero

Yes I do. And to answer the question yes I have come to an agreement on softwoods products now my products. :)

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@terminills,

I would pay very good for an update of the whole Final Suite!
I would expect to pay at least $100 US.

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I remember at the time Escom purchased Amiga, there was some company who purchased the rights to Softwood products and was going to sell them combined on a CD-Rom. Does anyone else remember that?

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@terminills,

Their software is top notch, It would be perfect with updates to it And maybe even a choice to bundle 68K and PPC versions would bring in many paying patrons. Nice Work! You will be a legend!

Chris

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@terminills

great news! and maybe that's why gutenprint has been on hold

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That's great news. Hope you can find the time and you have the pation to update these fine programs for all amiga flavors. I surely would put my money on this software.

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Really great news, dreams come true! Always hoped that this will happen one day! I bought and used all versions of Final Writer (and Final Copy, too) up to V. 97 and was very satisfied with them. Thanks for your effort!

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@terminills

To be honest I never liked Finalwriter, it never seemed 'amiga like' more windozy to me but I'll be happy to help out with beta testing when you get to that stage.

FinalData I used quite a bit though.

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