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Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:59 am
by Gaiyan
It is my pleasure to announce that my quest for the last version of my favorite word processor, Protext for Atari ST, is finally complete.

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I came across this recent thread in one of my searches and posted and contacted the op, who kindly replied promptly about having already donated the disks. Rob had successfully managed to image the disks and sent the images to me. They work flawlessly. Here is the CPC Wiki thread:

Protext has been released as freeware years ago as can be seen in this archived website: ... k/protext/ so I have no problem posting it here. Unfortunately they only had version 6.5 for the Atari for download but that is no longer an issue.

All credit and thanks go to ComSoft6128 and robcfg

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New for v6.60

Colour graphics

Colour graphic printing is new  in  v6.6. Supported printers include
DeskJets,  Epson  compatible  dot  matrix  printers  and  PostScript
printers. To choose colour printing use the 'Print in colour' button
in the import graphic dialogue. This will add the '-Z' option to the
'>IG' stored command line.


From v6.6, Protext uses compression to  greatly speed up printing of
graphic images. This  works  on  all  DeskJets,  LaserJets  (IIP and
later) and compatible printers. Printing can be up to 5 times faster
than previously.

Graphics and multi-column printing (laser printers only)

From v6.6 graphic images can be  printed within the separate columns
of a  multi-column  section  of  text.  This  only  works  on  laser

Dot matrix printers

On 24 pin printers, 360x360 dpi  is  supported from v6.6. In general
graphic printing has been optimised and  is  up to twice as fast, or


Protext 6.6 automatically uses accurate  grey shading in all printer

Brightness and Contrast

-B <number>

This option allows the image  to  be  printed darker or lighter. The
normal value is 100; decrease  to  darken, increase to lighten. (The
old -B option to adjust greyscales is no longer needed).

-C <number>

This option changes the contrast  of  the  printed image. The normal
value is 100; increase to  increase  the  contrast (dark colours are
printed darker, light colours lighter).


The effect of the style code $  has  been changed. It now reverts to
the previous style. It is recommended  that $ is used after changing
style for a title or other small section of text. This means that if
the style of the preceding text is later changed, only one code need
be changed.


Millimetres are now used instead  of  centimetres on the status line
and in document settings. Inches are  still available as an alterna_
tive, of course.

Restoring autosaved files

Autosaved files can now be recovered much more easily using the File
menu (Restore autosaved file)  or  the  command RESTORE (RAS). After
asking for confirmation the current  document  will be replaced with
the most recently autosaved copy.

Configuring warning sounds

The spell check  while  typing  beep  can  be  configured  using the
command mode command:

SOUND T <frequency> <duration>
where frequency is in Hertz and duration is in centiseconds.
For example, for a short  beep  try  SOUND  T  800 2. The default is
SOUND T 1000 20.

The macro record beep can also be set using:

SOUND M <frequency> <duration>
The default is SOUND M 300 10.

Re: Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:03 am
by DoG
Thank you!

Re: Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:58 am
by Atarieterno
Thank you very very much

Re: Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:12 pm
by nagual
How nice:-)
Thank you!

Cheers! :cheers:

Re: Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:24 pm
by TheNameOfTheGame

Re: Protext 6.61

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:57 pm
by tommo
Thank you.