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    Post by maxim9691 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:04 pm

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    Jarte \jär · 'tay\ [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] noun (est. 2001) 1. A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows. 2. A fast starting, easy to use word processor that expands well beyond the WordPad feature set. 3. A small, portable word processor whose documents are fully compatible with Word and WordPad.

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]It's one of life's little ironies that in a country with free speech, a program called Word costs over a hundred dollars. Fortunately, we also have Carolina Road Software and their free-of-charge word processor, Jarte.
    —PC World magazine

    Does Your Word Processor Handle Like an Ocean Liner?

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]When word processors replaced typewriters they helped free the creative expressions innate in all of us. But somewhere along the way word processors evolved into enormous machines designed primarily to serve the needs of the corporate world. Office word processors have become huge, cumbersome vessels of software that remind us of ocean liners. The seeming goal of both is to become as large as possible by including every imaginable feature, whether anyone actually needs all those features or not. That's fine for an ocean liner since you are there to relax and marvel at its grandness. However, it is not so fine when the size and complexity of your word processor makes it as cumbersome to operate as an ocean liner in a yacht race.
    It does not have to be like that. Jarte is a WordPad based, FREE word processor whose unique interface will make you feel like you are piloting a swift, nimble yacht by comparison. Although Jarte doesn't look anything like the office word processor you are used to, it can handle your word processing tasks with aplomb. If this sounds like the kind of word processor you are looking for then maybe you owe it to yourself to give Jarte a try.
    Writing Should Be a Pleasurable Experience

    The problem with word processors designed for the corporate world is they tend to sap the joy out of writing. Office word processors have so many features it becomes frustrating trying to find the features you actually need among the seemingly endless excess of unused functions. You either lose your train of thought while wrestling with the program or you simply do without the feature you want rather than embark on an expedition to find it among the endless cascading menus and pop-up windows.
    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]The Jarte word processor relieves that problem by including only the features likely to be needed by real people. Jarte is designed for students, writers, small business people, and home users. But what really makes Jarte special is the unique way it makes the features that are included easily accessible.
    You expect a word processor to be able to handle Word documents, font and paragraph formatting, spell checking, print preview, and more. While Jarte performs all the standard functions well, the most important aspect of Jarte is the numerous small details that make it an efficient and enjoyable tool for creating documents. Small details like:

    • Tabbed document windows for easy access to your open documents
    • Larger buttons for the most commonly used functions
    • Instant dictionary and thesaurus word lookup (integrates with free WordWeb)
    • Spell check and text search tools that do not park themselves on top of the text you are trying to edit
    • Single click bookmarking that make bookmarks both useful and usable
    • Instant access to the documents and folders you designate as your favorites
    • Instant access to the fonts you designate as your favorites
    • Use of the mouse scroll wheel button to copy and paste text

    It is Jarte's thoughtful details that will leave you wondering how you lived with that cumbersome office word processor for so long.
    Stable WordPad Editing Engine

    At the heart of Jarte sits the same word processing engine used by Windows' WordPad. The difference is that Jarte builds far more capability around the WordPad editing engine than the WordPad program itself does. The significance of this fact is that Jarte users are secure in the knowledge that Jarte is making use of the same reliable, time tested editing engine used by millions of other Windows users all over the world. If you have tried other alternative word processors and found them to be unstable that may be in part due to their use of unreliable, home grown editing engines.
    Microsoft is continually upgrading the WordPad editing engine, although you would never know it by examining WordPad. The WordPad program itself has not changed since it was first introduced. Jarte, on the other hand, continues to evolve and take advantage of useful features as Microsoft adds them to the WordPad editing engine.
    Jarte is a Free Word Processor? What's the Catch?

    Yes, Jarte is completely free. There are no ads, no trial period, no nag screens, and no crippling of essential features. We do sell a separate edition of Jarte called Jarte Plus for those who want more. Many of Jarte's regular users have been more than willing to pay the small price for the extra bells and whistles provided by Jarte Plus.
    Whether or not you choose to upgrade to Jarte Plus, we hope you will go forth and free other weary souls from their corporate office word processors by introducing them to Jarte —the word processor for the rest of us.

    Jarte's Word Processing Features

    [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]A word processor that covers all the basics plus throws in a few juicy extra features you always wish Word had, like tabbed documents...
    —PC Plus magazine
    General Features

    • Fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7
    • Tabbed interface to provide easy access to open documents
    • Opens files with file extension RTF, file extension DOC, and file extension DOCX
    • Fast start up
    • Compact screen size
    • Hot Connect lets you use Jarte with other programs
    • Optional "Clickless Operation" feature greatly reduces clicking
    • Can be run as a portable app directly from a pluggable USB flash drive
    • High quality spell checker with custom user dictionary
    • Included spelling dictionaries: English (American, British, & Canadian), Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch
    • Link to, or import, your existing custom Word spelling dictionaries
    • Support for templates
    • Export to HTML or PDF
    • Single click bookmarking and bookmark navigation
    • Send documents via e-mail
    • Full drag and drop file support
    • Instant access to recently opened documents and folders
    • Instant access to documents and folders designated as favorites
    • Adjustable document zoom
    • Detailed Help documentation

    Editing Functions

    • Insert pictures, hyperlinks, tables, page breaks, equations and other embeddable objects
    • Quick Clips option provides easy copy, cut and paste capability using the mouse scroll wheel button
    • Standard clipboard functions plus a Paste Plain function which strips HTML and RTF formatting from clipboard text before pasting
    • Multi-level undo and redo functions
    • Sorting

    Font Formatting

    • Bold, italic, underline, strikeout, subscript, and superscript font styles
    • Choice of text colors
    • Text highlight tool with choice of colors
    • Font typeface selection box which displays each font choice in its own typeface
    • Choose your own default font
    • Quick access to your personally chosen favorite fonts and to recently used fonts
    • Format brush tool quickly applies font styling to text

    Paragraph Formatting

    • Left, right, centered, and justified text alignment
    • Paragraph indentation including first line and hanging indent styles
    • Bulleted and numbered list styles
    • Single, one and a half, and double line spacing
    • Optional paragraph spacing before and after paragraphs
    • Support for left, right, center, and decimal aligned tab stops
    • Format brush tool quickly applies formatting to paragraphs


    • Print preview
    • User definable page margins
    • Reverse page order option and odd or even pages only options (useful for double sided printing) in addition to the standard print options
    • Visual designer allows complete control of both headers and footers:

      • Define any combination of left side, right side, and center headers and footers
      • Headers and footers may contain any combination of page numbering, file date, current date (in choice of date formats), file name, and user definable text
      • User control of the font typeface, font size, font style, and font color used for headers and footers
      • User control of the positioning of the header and footer lines
      • Optional suppression of the header and/or footer on the first page


    • Clip List allows you display and reuse the 25 most recent clipboard clips
    • Screen capture tool for copying images from the screen
    • Special Characters Keyboard allows single click insertion of any character including the extended characters not shown on your keyboard
    • Reference Bar provides instant word lookup to online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia
    • The Reference Bar also automatically integrates with the WordWeb dictionary and thesaurus if it is installed
    • Document word count tool
    • Search for files on your computer with direct access to the system file search tool

    Jarte Plus

      Want more? Discover the extra features provided in Jarte Plus.

    Jarte Free Word Processor Download

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    Kim Komando Radio Show

    I found Jarte to be a kick!
    —Kim Komando

    Normal Install:
      This is the install file most people will want to use. If you are upgrading from a previous version of Jarte you can install the new version directly over the old version without losing any of your existing program settings.

      [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Download Jarte 4.1 Installation File (2.89 MB)

    Portable Install:
      The following install file is a simple zip file containing the Jarte program and associated files. There is no installer or uninstaller, no desktop or start menu icons are created, and no registry or other system changes are made. The portable install is suitable for users who want to perform a manual install or for users who want to install Jarte as a portable app on a USB flash drive. Create a Jarte program folder to unzip the program to (or use your existing Jarte folder if you are upgrading), and be sure to turn on your zip program's Use folder names setting before unzipping!

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    Jarte contains absolutely no adware, spyware, or other malware.
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    What's new in version 4.1?
    System Requirements: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. Jarte will also work for older versions of Windows (except Windows 95), but support is no longer provided for those older versions. Jarte works on both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows.
    Installation Note: Jarte 4.1 can be installed directly over earlier versions of Jarte. All existing Jarte settings are preserved.
    Jarte Plus Upgrade

    You can download the appropriate file needed to upgrade your current version of Jarte Plus to Jarte Plus 4.1 by going to Help > Check for Updates with in the Jarte Plus program.

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    Re: JARTE

    Post by CKJ505 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:53 pm

    Interesting! Might give this one a go, although the majority of typing I do is here, can't remember the last time a created a Word doc, possibly updated my CV 6 years ago. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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