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Jarte on Windows XP
Developer(s) Carolina Road Software
Stable release 6.1 (May 22, 2017; 2 months ago (2017-05-22)) [±]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Word processor
Website http://www.jarte.com

Jarte is a word processor for users of Microsoft Windows, based on the WordPad engine. In terms of market appeal, Jarte is a lighter alternative to the feature laden Microsoft Word. The standard version of Jarte is offered free of charge, while an enhanced version called Jarte Plus may be purchased.[1] The purchasable version offers a variety of extra features, including Auto-Correct and Auto-Outline. In most other respects, Jarte Plus is the same as the freeware version.[2]

Both versions are provided with a spell checker. During the installation process, Jarte allows for the option of installing multiple language functionality that includes French, German, Italian and Spanish.[2] In keeping with its attempt to provide universal appeal, Jarte also offers regional variations of English.[citation needed] While Jarte is often marketed as a Wordpad replacement, it can additionally create and save; tables, strikeout, superscript, subscript, "extra" colors, text background colors (highlighting), numbered lists, right or left indent, quasi-hypertext and URL linking, and various line spacings, —all of which Wordpad can read, interpret, and save.[3]

In terms of visual layout, the creators of Jarte have been influenced by Mac OS X. Jarte bears a striking resemblance to TextEdit. It has three select-able basic layouts: mini, compact, and full, —each with user-select-able menus, bars, panels, and so forth. One form looks similar to Wordpad's layout. Jarte offers 'tabbed' functionality. It supports touch screen gestures on Windows 8 and above.[4] It reads DOC, RTF, TXT and DOCX and is also capable of export to HTML or PDF.

Currently, Jarte is only available for Windows Operating systems (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10), but it can be used on Linux-based systems with Wine. Jarte works on both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows.[2]

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  1. ^ Harac, Ian. "Microsoft Word Alternatives: Wordsmiths, Rejoice!". PC World. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Lee, Joel. "Need A Lightweight & Portable Word Processor? Jarte Delivers". Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Jarte's Word Processing Features". Jarte. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Tablet Word Processing". Jarte Help. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 

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