Microsoft Creative Writer Microsoft Corporation 1994

Creative Writer is a word processor released by Microsoft Kids in 1993. Using this program, which is specifically targeted at children, it is possible to create documents such as letters, posters, flyers and stories complete with different fonts, Clip art, WordArt and effects. The interface and environment is especially targeted towards children and is set in Imaginopolis with the main helper being a character known as McZee. A sequel, Creative Writer 2, was released in 1996 with McZee not making an appearance but earlier does appear in Microsoft 3D Movie Maker. The program took place in the fictional place of Imaginopolis and had several levels of a building each with a different topic (e.g. one for plain writing, one for story templates, one for poster templates). The design of the program was very similar to that of its sister program Fine Artist. The program runs full screen and creates an all inclusive environment. The interface was probably inspired by an earlier product called Microsoft Bob. Creative Writer featured many of the features found on Microsoft's Word for Windows product, including the WordArt feature used to create titles and headlines and the ability to add clip art. Creative Writer also used sounds heavily where each tool would make a different noise. Examples of this include a vacuum cleaner suction to delete and an explosion to denote deleting everything from a page. In 1997, a version 2.0 was released with an updated interface and the program was now designed for Windows 95. Microsoft's Paint It!, from their Plus for Kids pack, was included at no additional charge with Creative Writer 2. Although it was a separate program, it could be used to edit any images double-clicked in a word processing document. Support for creating and publishing websites was also included through Microsoft's Web Publishing Wizard. Support for opening and saving in Rich Text Format (.rtf) files and text files (.txt). Nearly a dozen of themes based on nature and sports are included to customize the program's look and feel. Removed were: maginopolis, support for Microsoft Word (.doc) files, and the McZee character, although he makes a cameo appearance as a font and in the clip art gallery.
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1997 v2.0 AlcoholClone ISO Demo 240MB (uploaded by mklgw1985)
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