Tasword

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Tasword
Developer(s) Tasman Software
Stable release Tasword II (SAM Coupé) / 1990
Operating system ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, MSX, Commodore 64, Tatung Einstein, SAM Coupé
Type word processor
License Proprietary

Tasword is a word processor for the ZX Spectrum developed by Tasman Software.[1] The first version was released in 1982 and spawned two major revisions in addition to several add-ons and, later, tailored versions for the +2 and +3 Spectrum models, the SAM Coupé,[2] the MSX,[3] the Timex TC2068[4] and the Amstrad CPC[5] range.

Many of the features of modern word processors were included, such as justification, word wrap and page header. Features such as bold text and italic type were achieved through sending special escape sequences to a printer.

It featured the ability to use a 64 characters per line font in the standard ZX Spectrum screen.

Add-on products included TasMerge for mail merge functionality (which was later included in Tasword III and later versions) and TasSpell for spell checker.[6]

Releases[edit]

ZX81[edit]

  • Tasword - 1982 [7]

ZX Spectrum[edit]

  • Tasword Two "The Word Processor" - 1983 [8]
  • Tasword Three "The Word Processor" - 1986 [8]

ZX Spectrum 128[edit]

  • Tasword 128 "The Word Processor for the Spectrum 128" - 1986[8]
  • Tasword +2A - 1991

ZX Spectrum +3[edit]

  • Tasword +3 - 1987

Sam Coupe[edit]

  • Tasword II - 1990

Commodore 64[edit]

  • Tasword 64 "The Word Processor" - 1985 (80 column) [9]

MSX[edit]

  • Tasword MSX "The Word Processor" - 1984
  • Tasword MSX-2 - 1986 [10]

Amstrad CPC[edit]

  • Tasword 464 "The Word Processor" - 1984 [5]
  • Tasword 6128 "The Word Processor" - 1985 [11]

Amstrad PCW[edit]

  • Tasword 8000 - 1986 [12]

Tatung Einstein[edit]

  • Tasword Einstein "The Word Processor" - 1985 [13]

IBM PC compatible[edit]

  • Tasword PC "The Word Processor" - 1986
  • Tasres PC (special Terminate and stay resident version) - 1988
  • Tasword 2 PC - 1990 (named TWIX in the Netherlands)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tasword". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Tasword Two". World Of Sam. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  3. ^ Generation-MSX.nl. "Tasword (Eng.) (1984, MSX, Filosoft) | Generation MSX". Generation-msx.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Tasword Two". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Tasword 464 - CPCWiki". Cpcwiki.eu. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  6. ^ Goodwin, Simon N. (February 1987). "The word according to Tasman: The ABC of +3 writing" (JPG). CRASH (56): 76–77. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Advertisement July 1982". SINCLAIR USER. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  8. ^ a b c ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/spectrum/company-pics/TasmanSoftware/TasmanSoftwareCatalogueSpring1986.pdf
  9. ^ "COMMODORE 64 (C64) - TASWORD 64 - PROGRAM". eBay. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  10. ^ Generation-MSX.nl. "Tasword MSX-2 (1986, MSX2, Filosoft) | Generation MSX". Generation-msx.nl. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  11. ^ "Tasword 6128 - CPCWiki". Cpcwiki.eu. 2011-01-29. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  12. ^ "TASWORD 8000". Amstrad Action. Retrieved 2015-01-29. 
  13. ^ "Tasword Einstein". Computing History. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 

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