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Jarte is a great choice if all you need to do is process text (PC only). It loads much faster than Open Office or Word, but it has all of the essential features for creating formatted text.

PLUS, there is a portable install version available AND it installs to USB Drive. Saves as RTF, TXT or DOC format. Uses a TABBED document format for multiple documents.

General Features

  • Fully compatible with Windows Vista
  • Tabbed interface to provide easy access to open documents
  • Opens files with file extension RTF, file extension DOC, and file extension DOCX (new default format in Word 2007)
  • Fast start up
  • Compact screen size
  • Hot Connect lets you use Jarte with other programs
  • Optional “Clickless Operation” feature greatly reduces clicking
  • Can be run directly from a pluggable USB flash drive
  • High quality spell checker with custom user dictionary
  • Included spelling dictionaries: English (American, British, & Canadian), Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch
  • Link to, or import, your existing custom Word spelling dictionaries
  • Support for templates
  • Export to HTML or PDF
  • Single click bookmarking and bookmark navigation
  • Send documents via e-mail
  • Full drag and drop file support
  • Instant access to recently opened documents and folders
  • Instant access to documents and folders designated as favorites
  • Adjustable document zoom
  • Detailed Help documentation

Editing Functions

  • Insert pictures, hyperlinks, tables, page breaks, equations and other embeddable objects
  • Quick Clips option provides easy copy, cut and paste capability using the mouse scroll wheel button
  • Standard clipboard functions plus a Paste Plain function which strips HTML and RTF formatting from clipboard text before pasting
  • Multi-level undo and redo functions
  • Sorting

Font Formatting

  • Bold, italic, underline, strikeout, subscript, and superscript font styles
  • Choice of text colors
  • Text highlight tool with choice of colors
  • Font typeface selection box which displays each font choice in its own typeface
  • Choose your own default font
  • Quick access to your personally chosen favorite fonts and to recently used fonts
  • Format brush tool quickly applies font styling to text

Paragraph Formatting

  • Left, right, centered, and justified text alignment
  • Paragraph indentation including first line and hanging indent styles
  • Bulleted and numbered list styles
  • Single, one and a half, and double line spacing
  • Optional paragraph spacing before and after paragraphs
  • User settable tab stops
  • Format brush tool quickly applies formatting to paragraphs

Printing

  • Print preview
  • User definable page margins
  • Reverse page order option and odd or even pages only options (useful for double sided printing) in addition to the standard print options
  • Visual designer allows complete control of both headers and footers:
    • Define any combination of left side, right side, and center headers and footers
    • Headers and footers may contain any combination of page numbering, file date, current date (in choice of date formats), file name, and user definable text
    • User control of the font typeface, font size, font style, and font color used for headers and footers
    • User control of the positioning of the header and footer lines
    • Optional suppression of the header and/or footer on the first page

Tools

  • Clip List allows you display and reuse the 25 most recent clipboard clips
  • Screen capture tool for copying images from the screen
  • Special Characters Keyboard allows single click insertion of any character including the extended characters not shown on your keyboard
  • Reference Bar provides instant word lookup to online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia
  • The Reference Bar also automatically integrates with the WordWeb dictionary and thesaurus if it is installed
  • Document word count tool
  • Search for files on your computer with direct access to the system file search tool
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