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Textease 2000 - Ages: 8 - Adult
An award-winning word processor designed specifically for education.
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textease is a powerful word processor with simplified screens, palettes, menus and commands. textease has full word processing functionality built in, and includes all the standard text formatting capabilities including tabs, spell checking, multiple columns, linked text boxes, find and replace, free placement and rotation of graphics, importation of sounds, graphics and videos, and more. Additional features include Text to Speech facility; multimedia capabilities (e.g. links can be established between text and graphic elements in documents, buttons can be defined and linked to actions allowing the creation of simple multimedia, the playing of sounds and animations and the creation of slide shows and hypermedia); and web computability (e.g. work created in textease can be saved in HTML format ready for Web publication).¥ Winner of the Educational Computing and Technology Primary Award at the 1999 BETT exhibition, the premier event for IT in Education in the U.K.¥ A medalist in the 1997 British Computer Society Awards for IT.¥ Winner of the Educational Computing and Technology Gold Award at the 1997 BETT exhibition.Overviewtextease has been designed with students in mind from first principles. textease is a powerful word processor with simplified menus and commands that delivers the functions students need. The screens, palettes, menu bars and menus are not cluttered with excessive options. Simplicity and powerful elegance are the design parameters behind this award-winning word processor.Over the years there have been a number of children's word processors but most of them have had seriously flawed feature sets. textease has full word processing functionality built in, and includes all the standard text formatting capabilities, tabs, spell checking, multiple columns, linked text boxes, find and replace, free placement and rotation of graphics, importation of sounds, graphics and videos, and much more.Text to SpeechEntered text can be read back by the computer.Multimedia capabilitiesLinks can be established between text and graphic elements in documents. Buttons can be defined and linked to actions allowing the creation of simple multimedia, the playing of sounds and animations and the creation of slide shows and hypermedia.Web readyWork created in textease can be saved in HTML format ready for publication on the World Wide Web.Simple desktop publishingAll the basic elements necessary for simple desktop publishing are present. All graphic and text elements can be placed and moved with flexibility. Text boxes can be defined and rotated. Graphics and text can be superimposed.A little history....textease is the leading word processor in use in schools across the United Kingdom. Years ago British educators used the BBC and Archimedes computers to the exclusion of American IBM and Apple computers. textease emerged as the leading word processor for this educational environment. In the years that have passed Windows and Macintosh computers have replaced the older machines, but British educators have chosen to use products like textease in preference to swapping over to Microsoft and Claris/Apple options. As a result textease has been designed with the needs of educators and students in mind.Educationally appropriateThe offerings from Microsoft and Apple/Claris that have been installed onto so many computers around Australia have little relevance for classroom teachers textease is an educational product built for educators. All computer coordinators and IT consultants need to evaluate this great product.Try it out 'On Appro'!The powerful simplicity, sensible pricing and incredible flexibility of this product make it a package which all Australian Educators should consider. textease is available on Mac/Win CD with licensing pricing that leaves the offerings from Microsoft and Claris way behind. Order a copy "On Approval" today and come to your own conclusion.Graham EastNew Horizons
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