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Ted, an easy rich text processor

Introduction Ted is a text processor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Ted was developed as a standard easy word processor, having the role of Wordpad on MS-Windows, but more powerful. In our opinion, the possibility to type a letter or a note on a Unix/Linux machine is clearly missing. Only too often, you have to turn to a Windows machine to write a letter or an e-mail message. Teds function is to be able to edit rich text documents on Unix/Linux in a wysiwyg way. Compatibility with popular MS-Windows applications played an important role in the design of Ted. Every document produced by Ted should, without any loss of formatting or information, be accepted as a legal .rtf file by Word. Compatibility in the other direction is more difficult to achieve. Ted supports most basic text formatting, as supported by the Microsoft applications. Other formatting instructions and meta information are ignored.*) By ignoring unsupported formatting Ted tries to get the complete text of a document on screen. Ted can be used to read formatted e-mail sent from a Windows machine to Unix. Below we explain how to configure Ted as an RTF viewer in Netscape. I hope that you will find Ted useful. Please report the bugs you find, such that I can fix them. *) Most of the ignored information is not saved either when you modify and then save an RTF document with Ted.

Features Wysiwyg rich text editing. You can use all fonts for which you have a .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 and are subscripts and superscripts. 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. Saved PostScript files contain pdfmarks to keep links when they are converted to Acrobat PDF. Spelling checking in twelve Latin languages. 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 and bookmarks.

Saving a document in HTML format.