Word Processors for MacOS 9?

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

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    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?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    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


    Feb 20, 2009
    You might also try to find an older copy of Mariner Write.

    Very nice WP application!
  5. mysterytramp macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    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.


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