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Creative Writer 2

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Creative Writer 2 / Mon Atelier d'Écriture / Junior Schreibstudio
Developer(s)Microsoft Kids
Final release
2.0 / 1997
Operating systemWindows 95 and up
PredecessorCreative Writer
Available inEnglish, French[1]
TypeWord processing

Creative Writer 2, known as Mon Atelier d'Écriture in French and Junior Schreibstudio in German, was a word processing program released in 1996 by Microsoft Kids. The interface was updated and the program was now designed for Windows 95.

New or changed features[edit]

  • The menu has been rearranged, following a study carried out by Microsoft.[2]
  • The program ran in a window, ranging in size from 640x480 pixels to 1024x768 pixels, depending on the display resolution set on the computer. It did not run in full screen.
  • 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. The demo only includes the ocean theme.

Removed features[edit]


The Microsoft Creative Writer 2 Document Viewer was available free of charge. It allows users without Creative Writer 2 to view, but not edit, .max files created with Creative Writer 2.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mon Atelier d'Écriture" [My Writing Workshop]. Communiqué de press (Press Release) (in French). Microsoft. January 30, 1997. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008.
  2. ^ "Is This Computer Broken or What". Microsoft.
  3. ^ "McZee - Version 1.00". Typography. Microsoft. Retrieved 2011-12-28.

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