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Tempus Word Pro 2.91 and That´s Write 4.12

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Hi all Atarians,

back in the days I used to work with Tempus Word Pro 2.91 and That´s Write 4.12.

Do to nostalgic reasons I wanted to go back and write a book with one of these programs.
Unfortunately my disks don´t work any more and in the internet I could only find older versions of the text processors.

Does any one have the latest versions and can provide them to me?

This would be super great!

Thanks!

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Here you have Tempus but only version 2.10
http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/?folder=/TEXT
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Thanks, calimero!

That´s a good start.

All the best,

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calimero wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:02 pm Here you have Tempus but only version 2.10
http://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/?folder=/TEXT
Tempus 2.10 is a text editor, Tempus Word Pro 2.91 is a word processing package - two different kinds of programmes. Same source, different workflows and target audience.
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^
I had a felling so... :)
But I never used Tempus Word, I was fan of Signum ;)

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I have Tempus Word 2.91 but it is German. Was there an English version?
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Not sure about 2.91 but the last/latest version of Tempus Word definitely is translated.. I have the English version of that, the developers website is still up; though he suggests not buying it as it is outdated. 5.40 is the final version. There is a demo available which can export in RTF format, which might provide files enough for translation.

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Zogging Hell wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:28 pm Not sure about 2.91 but the last/latest version of Tempus Word definitely is translated.. I have the English version of that, the developers website is still up; though he suggests not buying it as it is outdated. 5.40 is the final version. There is a demo available which can export in RTF format, which might provide files enough for translation.

http://www.tempus-word.de/en/index.htm
Is it still possible to buy Tempus Word 5.40 ?
There's a PayPal link but I'm not sure if anybody of Tempus Word crew taking care of that....
Any info ?

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Probably we should ask also if it is possible to release Tempus Word as a freeware...
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I already contacted the original creators/publishers of both programs.

Compo (That´s Write) unfortunately doesn´t have any copies any more and it seems to be lost.
CCD (Tempus) is looking for a backup. If they can find it, I will ask them, if it´s ok to release it as freeware.
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Creators Note (Tempus Word):

The latest version of Tempus-Word ("Tempus Word NG") is still available in German and English:
  • Open http://tempus-word.de and switch to respective language (German/English upper right)
  • Move to »Download - Files«.
This download works without restrictions, only printing leads to mirrored "e" in output. Exporting to RTF works without any restrictions, existing files prior version 5.4 can be opened and exported with this version!

To be honest: You should NOT start a new project with Tempus Word:
  • The only export option is RTF – which is poor to save the special capabilities of Tempus Word layout.
  • Printing is GDI – which means: huge pixel pages with limited quality (max 600 dpi – calculate yourself the file size of a single page…).
  • There is no way to create a "state of the art" file like PDF, EPUB or HTML.
  • The environment of Tempus Word – regardless of a "real" ATARI or inside an emulation – is "heavily outdated".
  • Tempus Word itself may be in its usability still outstanding – the environment makes its usability belonging to interaction with documents and content a real torture.
Be aware, that older versions of Tempus Word will NOT run satisfyingly (if they do at all) in an emulator surrounding. Therefore, versions below 5.4 (s. link) may lead in worst circumstances to data loss!

If you have a Tempus Word license key open impressum of Tempus Word ( http://tempus-word.de/de/info/impressum.htm) and use given e-mail address to get in touch. We provide "hard core user" with free license keys for version 5.4.
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Thanks for checking on those.
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arf wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:43 pm Tempus 2.10 is a text editor, Tempus Word Pro 2.91 is a word processing package - two different kinds of programmes. Same source, different workflows and target audience.
Nope. Two completely different products from scratch. The only commonality is "Tempus" in name, which should give an indication of the working speed - it was quite "breathtaking" on the hardware of that time.

On a 4MB Atari, for example, Tempus Word could change all "a" to "e" in a 600-page document (DIN A4) so fast that it was done by pressing "Replace".

I know: This Search & Replace is totally pointless, but even "Undo" worked with same speed. Therefore, the document was still usable in compare to other products of this time (and now…) that were (are) unable to restore such a sometimes occurring user mistake.
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nagual wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:42 am
Is it still possible to buy Tempus Word 5.40 ?
There's a PayPal link but I'm not sure if anybody of Tempus Word crew taking care of that....
Any info ?

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We do still care. But we refund money if someone wants to buy Tempus Word NG, because we stopped development almost two decades ago.

But I have to admit, that we possibly should change the website regarding to this – I have to look for the page sources…
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TheNameOfTheGame wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:06 pm I have Tempus Word 2.91 but it is German. Was there an English version?
No. The first English version was created with "Tempus Word NG" which is still available for TOS and (together with emulator) Windows.

See http://tempus-word.de/en/index.htm
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NoSi wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:11 am
arf wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:43 pm Tempus 2.10 is a text editor, Tempus Word Pro 2.91 is a word processing package - two different kinds of programmes. Same source, different workflows and target audience.
Nope. Two completely different products from scratch. […]
Which is … what I wrote?
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Thanks to the Tempus Word guys I received the license key for Tempus Word NG 5.40 and I have to say it is an impressive word processor!

I have just started to try out all the features, but was pleasantly surprised to be able to export to RTF format and then open the file with Word on my linux machine (running wine) and have the document display correctly. Nice!

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arf wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:45 pm
NoSi wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:11 am
arf wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:43 pm Tempus 2.10 is a text editor, Tempus Word Pro 2.91 is a word processing package - two different kinds of programmes. Same source, different workflows and target audience.
Nope. Two completely different products from scratch. […]
Which is … what I wrote?
No you wrote from same source, he said from scratch. Big difference!
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TheNameOfTheGame wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm Thanks to the Tempus Word guys I received the license key for Tempus Word NG 5.40 and I have to say it is an impressive word processor!
Did you bought it?
Or is that serial number for sharing...?
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calimero wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:16 pm
TheNameOfTheGame wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm Thanks to the Tempus Word guys I received the license key for Tempus Word NG 5.40 and I have to say it is an impressive word processor!
Did you bought it?
Or is that serial number for sharing...?
Just email the author (NoSi - he posted here a few posts up) at nosi@nosi.de and he will send the free key. He is a great guy and very nice.
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stormy wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:52 pm
arf wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:45 pm
NoSi wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:11 am

Nope. Two completely different products from scratch. […]
Which is … what I wrote?
No you wrote from same source, he said from scratch. Big difference!
Ah, sorry. With “source” I meant the author/publisher. Not “source code”.
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TheNameOfTheGame wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:28 pm
calimero wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:16 pm
TheNameOfTheGame wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm Thanks to the Tempus Word guys I received the license key for Tempus Word NG 5.40 and I have to say it is an impressive word processor!
Did you bought it?
Or is that serial number for sharing...?
Just email the author (NoSi - he posted here a few posts up) at nosi@nosi.de and he will send the free key. He is a great guy and very nice.
Great!
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Tempus Word Creators Note:



We have updated the website, removed the ordering options and added some current information.

Those, still interested in getting a license key for Tempus Word NG (regardless if German or English) are offered some possibilities on this page to get it (German page).

Please keep in mind:
  • We can no longer provide qualified support ourselves.
  • There will be no further bug fixing or product development.
  • The downloads offered are »as is« with no warranty of any kind.
If you do accept this: Have fun with it!

A free download is further available for those just want to have a look but with no further interest in a "real" usage except if you have old Tempus Word documents. These can be exported to RTF with it.
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Great, thank you very much for all your efforts!
I still like Tempus Word very much and will continue to use it. :)
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@NoSi

So we that never had a license can also get a latest version of Tempus? We just need to offer some $ or $$? :)

btw
What is the latest version of Tempus (not Tempus Word)?
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