TinyWord - word processor

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TinyWord - word processor

#1 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:08 am

Another basic word processor in the vein of Klumbu. Well above WordPad but several stages below other office suites. Especially interesting is that it includes a surprisingly good built-in diagramming program in the Tools tab (TinyDiagram). This could be a separate program all by itself and if box text was easier to add, I'd probably get it into the database.

Features:
  • Edition and proofing tools, including track changes and edit restrictions (I think this was the primary goal of the program)
  • Mail merge
  • Standard word processing features like page layout, references, table of contents,
  • File format support includes Word, RTF, HTML, PDF, XAML, and text.
  • Diagram program
Issues:
  • No longer in development
  • NEEDS to have a larger screen - the included ribbon functionality doesn't collapse well
  • Interface is a little spartan
Steps: Install outside of Program Files, launch Tinyword.exe

Status: Not portable, registers itself as default editor for a variety of files. Writes empty folder to AppData.

Resources: 135 megs RAM, 22 megs disk

License: Supposedly open source, but can't find source code anywhere.

Websites:
Review: https://tinyword.informer.com/
Download: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Office-to ... Word.shtml

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Re: TinyWord - word processor

#2 Post by webfork » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:09 pm

I messed up my test on this -- moving to Not Portable section.

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Re: TinyWord - word processor

#3 Post by JohnW » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:13 am

@webfork
Thanks for the timely correction.
I had installed the program and like you thought their might be some merit in the diagramming feature.
I discovered that none of my text files could be read. All wanted to run the TinyWord installer.
I uninstalled the program but this did not lead to the associations being removed.
I easily resolved this for txt files but I would like to know what other associations I should be aware of.
To summarise. Avoid this program; it's a potential disaster area!

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Re: TinyWord - word processor

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:45 am

JohnW wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:13 am
Avoid this program; it's a potential disaster area!
The program does quite a lot and, on a machine that didn't have anything else, I'd actually appreciate something like TinyWord. But on a system that already has associations setup how they should be, it's a huge pain.

On most tests I just assume certain registry groups are operating system changes and not a given program. I'll pay closer attention to those going forward or implement a sandbox process.

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