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Steven W
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2023-05-04 06:33 »

Steven W wrote:
2020-10-10 00:37
Regarding PDFCreator: I think the more-modern iterations suck.
Steven W wrote:
2020-10-10 00:53
Eh, it looks as though they removed the installers for the older version from sourceforge:

I think 1.62 is the newest I use.
The WebArchive rules:

Last Version that I know was compatible with 98SE: ... _setup.exe

Apparently, I can't attach the file, the site's security not liking it?

I do recall, you had to uncheck a box during install...
Adware toolbar controversy
Between 2009 and 2013 the installation package included a closed-source browser toolbar that was considered by many users to be malicious software. Although technically an optional component, the opt-out procedure used to be a two-step process (prior to version 1.2.3), which was considered by many to be intentionally confusing.[15] In addition to the spyware activity described below, the toolbar allowed one-click creation of PDFs from the current webpage and included a search tool. As of version 1.2.3, the opt-out procedure only required unchecking one checkbox during the installation process.[16]
I will double-check that I'm correct about version 1.6.2 and if I am I will upload...

Steven W
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2023-05-04 06:37 »

Apparently that 'adware toolbar' does get flagged by some security software... If you do download and install... Make sure you're unticking that box... I may not 'be uploading' a newer version, perhaps just another link...

Steven W
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2023-05-04 06:44 »
16. "PDFCreator 1.2.3 installation screenshot". Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-20. ... optout.png

Maybe it was two checkboxes to untick. Sorry, guy:
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Steven W
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2023-05-06 04:29 »

I'm taking a brief look at WordWright word processor I linked previously. Specifically the RTF that it spews out. This comes from a test document I made:

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\trowd\trgaph70\trleft-70 \
I doubt very seriously that the maker of the software intended trleft to have a negative value. I think the intention was for that to be 70. Now I don't know if '-70' is hardcoded or if there's some sort of fancy paper-size-to-something going on, but whatevs...Of course there's also how that is handled in whatever DOC format it spews too..

I'm guessing the idea was to NOT run tables right up to the margins (to sorta indent them...on both sides [If that makes sense]). I note that even changing that value to 70, doesn't exactly 'center' the table, but it is close. You'd probably not notice with the naked eye, especially on a sheet of paper.


Steven W
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2023-05-07 08:55 » ... xicons.htm

More dictionaries for other languages + Medical/Legal terms for CWordPad and other Cetus softs?
One useful feature that the Cetus Software word processing applications provide is the ability to check for the correct spelling of words in documents. However, CWordPad, CNotePad, and FloppyWord are provided only with a set of American English spell checking lexicon files by default, which is less than fully helpful for a British English user, and of no help at all for any user not writing in English. Because of this, and in order to make our text applications more helpful for a larger number of users, we are providing some additional lexicon file sets for downloading. Each lexicon file set includes an installation program, though each may also be installed manually; directions for manually changing the lexicon language are provided further below (please scroll down), as well as in a text file included with each set of lexicon files.

If you do not wish to use the supplied setup program, and want to manually install a set of Cetus Software lexicon files instead, please follow these directions:

First, make certain that your Cetus application is properly installed using one set of lexicon files, such as the default American English set that was supplied with your Cetus application, before proceeding any further.
Unzip the new lexicon file package in a separate directory ("folder"), one that does not contain any other files.
If you wish to save your older lexicon files, open up Explorer to the Windows System directory (typically something such as C:\Windows\System), find the older lexicon files (those with the extensions .tlx or .clx), and either rename them, or move them to an archive directory.
Using Explorer, copy (or move) all of the new unzipped lexicon files (those with the extensions .tlx or .clx) to the Windows System directory, either overwriting or replacing the older lexicon files.
In Explorer, find the new unzipped lexicon Registry file (the file with the extension .reg) that was supplied with the new lexicon files. Double-click on it (or right-click on it, and select Merge from the popup menu), and you should receive a Windows message saying that the information in the file has been successfully merged into the Registry.
If you wish to keep the Registry file (the file with the extension .reg) together with the new lexicon files (recommended), you should consider using Explorer to copy or move it to the Windows System directory with them.

At this point, you should be able to start up your Cetus Software word processing application(s) and find that spell checking is now accomplished using the language of the new lexicon files that you just installed. If you have questions, support (in English only !!!) is available from Cetus Software Inc.

"Ann Owed too the Spelling Checker" (buy Hen Rewards Worth Long Fellow)

Eye halve a spelling checker. It came width my pea see.
It plain lee Marx, four mire revue, miss steaks aye kin knot sea.
Iran this poem threw it, your shore reel pleas tonneau.
Its vary polished inn it's weigh. (My checker tolled me sew.)
It rue lee is a bless sing, it freeze up lodes off thyme;
It helps me right awl stiles two reed, an aides me win aye rime.
Itch frays come posed up on my screen eye trussed wheel bee a Joule.
The checker pours oar ever reward two Czech sum spelling rue will.
Bee for a veiling checkers, hour spilling mite decline,
An if wear lacks ore halve a laps, wee wood bee maid too wine.
Butt now bee caws mice spelling is checked wit such grate flare,
Their hour know faults with inn my cite. (Well, off nun eye am a wear.)
Gnarl spelling does naught phase me, it DOS knot bringer tier.
My pay purrs awl due glad den with wrapped words fare too here.
Two rite with care is quiet effete off witch won shooed bee prowled,
Soul wee mussed dew thee best wee ken, cause floss are knoll long era loud.
Thus icon say why idle prays such soft wear fore pea seize,
And why eye brake in two averse, my right tin shore tool pleas.
And soul eye hope Yule all sew bye a checker four yore yews;
Sow win ware right ten beckon fourth, weaken mind hour peas an cues.
I have no idea why, but Cetus seems to have made them disappear around the year 2000. Perhaps they were broken in some way.

Anyhow, I'll upload here, maybe some of you can test...
Medical Terms
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Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Italian for Mario and Luigi
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French, Oui, Oui
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Portuguese (Brazilian)
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