Writespace

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  • Version: 1.4
  • Publisher:
    writespace.codeplex.com
  • File Size: 6.08 MB
  • Date: May 07, 2010
  • License: Free
  • Category:
    Microsoft Office Add-Ins
    Office
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Free Download Writespace 1.4

Writespace is a fullscreen writing environment for Word, developed with WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) as an add-in. The program is quite simple, but I've been missing a plug-in for Word like this one. I've been using the excellent Dark Room editor, but unfortunately it doesn't have support for spell checking or Word integration.

Writespace supports the following shortcuts from within the writing environment:
1. CTRL+Mousewheel - Zoom in/out
2. CTRL+F - Search
3. F3 - Find next
4. F4 - Options Dialog
5. CTRL+G - Go to line
6. CTRL+M - Toggle between monitors
7. ESC- Exit to Word
8. CTRL+S - Save

Writespace is started from the View-tab of the Word 2007 Ribbon, just click the "Writespace" button and the text of the current document is grabbed and put into the Writespace full screen editor. When you escape from Writespace, the text in the Word document is updated with the text from Writespace. Note that Writespace removes all formating of the text, so italics, font size, bold text, is removed and converted into the font, color and size Writespace uses. Word documents containing tables, pictures and other "non-text" content will not be possible to move to the Writespace editor, and you will get an error dialog if you try this. This is to protect you from messing things up.

Writespace also supports the standard Undo/Redo/Select/Cut/Paste functionality you are used to.

Text Formatting
Writespace does not have any support for formatting the text. You can select the size, color and type of font, which will affect the whole editor, but that's it. This may change in the future though. Note that if you enter the Writespace editor from an existing document in Word, the formatting of that text will be removed and converted to plain Writespace text.

Spell Check
Writespace uses the built in spell checking support which comes with WPF. Language is set from the options dialog. Unfortunately WPF only supports English, French, German and Spanish at the moment. If you still want to spell check your text, just escape back to Word and let it handle that for you.

Please Note: always keep a copy of your orginal document or text before you try out or use Writespace so you can revert if things go bad. Writespace is work in progress and has not yet been tested enough to be called "stable".

The license of this software is Free, you can free download and free use this microsoft office add-ins software.

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