The Write&Set word processing suite is useful for the following users:
Academics and other authors who have to prepare large and complex (scientific) documentation: Authors, students and others often fear using winword-like programs when generating large, complex documents. Many people have found themselves typing and re-typing such documents, due to the inherent instability (and the resulting crashes) when handling such documents. Because of the serial processing of WSformat, there is virtually no limit on file size. There are no problems in processing a document with hundreds of pages, thousands of footnotes, and dozens of bitmap graphics. After creating a formatted text file (FMT file), line breaks and page breaks are fixed even if you print the document to another printer.
Users of Wordstar (DOS): Of course, all computer users who still use Wordstar and resist Winword and similar programs will find a new home with Write&Set.
Note to Students: WSformat is available for a special, very low student fee (30$).
All people who do not like winword-like software: users who do not like winword-like word processing software are invited to switch to Write&Set. Write&Set is also a fast, easy-to-use and adequate software for writing even simple correspondence.
Companies who want to reduce software expenses: WSedit is free and WSformat is much cheaper than word processors such as Winword. Helping a Write&Set user by telephone or by E-Mail is simpler, because dot commands are transmitted within the document, instead of being forced to describe mouse controlled actions. ('On the top left, you see an icon with a wide border...') By using the 'embed file .fi' command, it is possible to observe standards throughout documents regardless of the author. For example, the company letterhead to be used in all WSformat files can be maintained centrally, and when it is necessary to change 'boilerplate' text, those changes will appear in all subsequent publications.
Write&Set does not support muli-column text editing and formatting. (Nevertheless, I plan multi-column printouts.) It is not intended for desktop-publishing of such things as newsletters, magazines, etc. It is not possible to include output from other applications via OLE (Object Linking and Embedding), and modifications in e.g. Excel are automatically transferred to the wordprocessor. Instead you have to copy the graphic via clipboard from Excel to Write&Set; Write&Set saves the graphical data in a separate file. When making changes to your spreadsheet, you have to update the graphic file manually via clipboard, something Winword will do automatically if you use OLE.