Word Processors for MacOS 9?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MrCheeto, May 6, 2010.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I'm just wanting a free word processor for OS 9. I was happy using Bean on my white iBook, but I now have a Clamshell iBook that I've designated as my OS 9 machine.

    I want something that can stand to a standard file type that will be lossless when it comes to sizing and formatting. I understand there were a lot of HTML-based editors back in those days :p but I don't want to have to deal with converting.

    More specifically, I'd like something like WriteRoom! Something that takes over your entire display for nothing but a mere word processor.

    Free is the name of the game, so what have you got?
     
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  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    AppleWorks is paid :p

    Wow! Word Perfect seems to be perfect! My only question is the formats it supports, which I can't seem to find.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    You might also try to find an older copy of Mariner Write.

    Very nice WP application!
     
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I still have a lot of my OS 9 (and earlier) software.

    WriteNow was one of the best word processors ever invented. Wicked fast and the best table creator ever made. I thought its approach to styles was far superior to anything I've seen since. I believe it saved to its native format, text and RTF files.

    Apple/ClarisWorks had a very nice word processor (along with the other modules).

    As I recall, Word 5 wasn't horrible. After 5, the program bloated into the monster we see today.

    mt
     

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