|★ APPLICATIONS ★ BUREAUTIQUE ★ PS HEADINGS PLUS FOR PROTEXT ★|
|Arnor - Pocket Protext||Ps Headings Plus For Protext (Amstrad Action)|
Protext is a fine wordprocessor, excellent for general letter and copy writing. One feature it lacks, however, is the ability to produce headlines for letter headings, newsletters or chapter headings for the definitive novel on River-Widening you're about to write...
PS Headings is an extension to Protext that allows you to do just that. It adds the ability to produce big bold headings into normal Protext documents. In addition, it provides a variety of other features that allow you to spice up your written work.
The headings come in the guise of a couple of extra fonts. These headings can be double or quadruple the size of normal characters. They are well defined, giving smooth, well-formed characters rather than simply magnifying the existing character set and producing blocky letters.
The characters are proportionally spaced, so for instance the letter 'i' takes up less width on paper than the letter 'm The titles can be automatically centred, with accurate microspacing putting them spot on in the middle of the page, with not even a pixel out of place. You can also adjust the gap size between the individual characters to produce wide headlines - should you wish.
Other tricks include bold and shadow effects, and underlining with the lines as thick as you like. Additional characters such as 'bullets'(the round blob AA uses in captions) and blocks allow you to empasize points in your text.
The program works by making extensive use of Protext's stored commands. The headline is created using a seperate program. It's reasonably easy to use, and is completely menu-driven. Once you've created your headline you save it to your document disk. Then it's a case of booting up Piotext, loading in your document, and merging the headline in.
It's a slightly long-winded process, but then again, there was no way to do it at all before.
The package includes a comprehensive manual. Unfortunately it comes on disk. This means you end up with a tacky wodge of dot matrix sheets to read. Surely it wouldn't of taken too much to have provided a properly printed manual? Saying that though, the manual is comprehensive and well written.
PS Headings Plus does the job it sets out to do, and does it very well. The results are profe-sional looking, and spice up your work without too much effort.