The past two posts I wrote on this topic looked at defining the difference between a text editor and a word processor. The posts in this series represent me ‘thinking out loud’ about what word processing needs to evolve into in the age of the web. So far, in my opinion we haven’t seen an evolution … Continue reading “Towards Web-based Word Processors p3”
To get this discussion off the ground, I think it’s helpful to first think of what the standard features of a text editor are since word processors have all these features and then some. It’s the ‘and then some’ that I’m most interested in i.e. the essential features that make something a word processor. Text Editor … Continue reading “Towards Web-based Word Processors p2”
Working with publishers is fantastic because they are hardcore text workers. These people need a lot from their tools, in particular, they need a lot from the tools they use to edit and improve texts. Typically this has been the realm of Microsoft Word. But there are very many reasons why we need to liberate … Continue reading “Towards Web-based Word Processors p1”
We are currently adding features to the Editoria editor that migrate the component from a Text Editor towards being a web based Word Processor. More information coming soon!
Making a case for HTML editors as stealth desktop word processors… the strategy has been so stealthy that not even the developers realised what they were building. We use all over-complicated software to create desktop documents. Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, whatever you like – we know them. They are one of the core apps in any user’s … Continue reading “The Case for HTML Word Processors”
The forthcoming Wax 2 web based word processor (1.0 release shortly) can allow us to take advantage of some nice ProseMirror plugins including this wonderful addition for math: https://github.com/benrbray/prosemirror-math The interaction model is quite nice – typing $$ immediately drops you into block math mode and typing $ … $ assigns marks out inline math. … Continue reading “Wax 2 and Math”
Wax 2, the online word processor, will be coming soon… full release by the end of the year.
So…. what special features are there in Kotahi? Well…first of all, not all of this is yet built but much of it is. So I’m just going to outline what we are building whether it will be in the 1.0 release or later. Live Chat Live chat for talking in realtime. So, you might ask, … Continue reading “Kotahi can do waaaaaat? P3”
Christos has been doing some great work at Cabbage Tree Labs on Wax2 – the fully extensible web based word processor. Here is his vid demo of Wax2 with notes…
Over the years I have followed and backed many technologies and sometimes I get it wrong. The substance.io libs is one such case – but also the pagination engine vivliostyle joined the list some years ago. We tried to collaborate with them but they weren’t interested. There was very little ‘open’ going on. Anyways… now … Continue reading “Sometimes I just dunno”