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by Jossi
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Windows XP still in use?
Replies: 18
Views: 23310

Re: Windows XP still in use?

I'm running Windows XP in a virtual machine on my Mac. The Windows system has no internet connection, so security risks are minimized. I also have a Windows 7 licence here, but until now I was simply too lazy to set it up. I use Windows almost exclusively for SoftMaker Office, so XP meets all my nee...
by Jossi
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office HD for Android (General)
Topic: Irritating press coverage
Replies: 3
Views: 11870

Re: Irritating press coverage

Paul, thank you for your action! As martin-k already wrote, SoftMaker Office is quite often and without apparent reason ignored by the media, even here in Germany where it is developed. It always drives me crazy to see test reports with other applications coming out on top when I know SoftMaker to b...
by Jossi
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: TextMaker HD
Topic: Bug: Bold does not work unless it is defined in the font.
Replies: 8
Views: 15929

Re: Bug: Bold does not work unless it is defined in the font.

From a typographical or design point of view, fake bold and fake oblique (this is not italic) are simply abominations and to be avoided at any price.
by Jossi
Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office Mobile for Android (General)
Topic: A suggestion / improvement for Textmaker
Replies: 7
Views: 14358

Re: A suggestion / improvement for Textmaker

Thank you for your patient explanation, Steven. Now I've got it, too. I didn't get the trick of inserting once more the character up to which the text is going to be deleted. This is a nifty solution, and I am sure it saves a lot of work, especially in translating and editing. On the other hand, it'...
by Jossi
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office Mobile for Android (General)
Topic: A suggestion / improvement for Textmaker
Replies: 7
Views: 14358

Re: A suggestion / improvement for Textmaker

I'm completely with you regarding the lack of forward-delete on tablets. Not even the bluetooth hardware keyboard for my iPad has it, which is really a shame. But even after reading it four times, I am at a loss to understand your proposed solution. Let's take the first part of your example: Changin...
by Jossi
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 1
Views: 10540

Re: Happy New Year

Thank you and a Very Happy New Year (hopefully bringing SoftMaker Office 2014)!
by Jossi
Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: TextMaker Mobile for Android
Topic: Bug in Track changes mode
Replies: 3
Views: 4551

Re: Bug in Track changes mode

I see this more as a feature than as a bug. When I correct a typo inside a word (one or two letters only), it wouldn't make much sense to underline the whole word. What happens if you select the whole word first, before you start typing?
by Jossi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: About an article on Linux Format magazine...
Replies: 4
Views: 12456

Re: About an article on Linux Format magazine...

Quite correct. After all, criticising Solitaire for not providing text editing features would be like criticising an apple for not being orangey enough, wouldn't it?
by Jossi
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: About an article on Linux Format magazine...
Replies: 4
Views: 12456

Re: About an article on Linux Format magazine...

Not to mark down a program for lacking features, giving the reason "They didn't attempt to do this" is indeed ... funny. :-o
It's hard not to see some bias here.
At least they admit that they don't understand their own review. Isn't this what an editor is supposed to do?
by Jossi
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: TextMaker for OS X
Replies: 17
Views: 31565

Re: TextMaker for OS X

Sorry, I decided to stay with Apple's Mail, so I didn't install EM Client.
by Jossi
Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: TextMaker Mobile for Android
Topic: can't input left and right quotes
Replies: 5
Views: 3656

Re: can't input left and right quotes

In the German forum, a user recommended MultiLing Keyboard (free app in Google Play Store) for typing left and right quotes.
by Jossi
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: iPhone sales are estimated to reach 10 millions soon
Replies: 54
Views: 60194

Re: iPhone sales are estimated to reach 10 millions soon

Well, Apple of course tries to promote its own Pages app, which is about the only halfway decent word processor for iOS. I don't say Pages is a bad app, but its philosophy is so different from what we are used to in word processor gui's that it is not so easy to adjust to. TextMaker offers more poss...
by Jossi
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: TextMaker for OS X
Replies: 17
Views: 31565

Re: TextMaker for OS X

I regret SoftMaker's decision not to develop for OS X (or iOS, for that) as much as you do, but with a staff of 37, they obviously are already at their limits to produce and maintain their applications for Windows, Linux and Android (and again, personally I would have very much preferred an iOS vers...
by Jossi
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: TextMaker for OS X
Replies: 17
Views: 31565

Re: TextMaker for OS X

A lot of things have changed over the last years. By now, with BootCamp and Parallels Desktop available and the iPad dominating the tablet market, a version for iOS would be much more needed than a version for Mac OS X. Just my 2 cents.
by Jossi
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Metro UI, Windows 8, and WOA
Replies: 9
Views: 7091

Re: Metro UI, Windows 8, and WOA

The tendency to turn computers into "closed shops" (something you criticized in Apple's iPad before, IIRC) is rapidly becoming universal.

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