Creative Writer 2
2.0 / 1997
|Operating system||Windows 95 and up|
|Available in||English, French|
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
- The menu has been rearranged, following a study carried out by Microsoft.
- 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.
- Support for Microsoft Word (.doc) files.
- The McZee character, although he makes a cameo appearance as a font and in the clip art gallery.
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.