Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 47 / APRIL 1984 / PAGE 169

Word Processing Program

HomeWord, a word processing program produced by Sierra On-Line, has been introduced on disk for the Apple, Commodore 64, and Atari computers.

The program uses icons, or symbols, as a guide to the writer. There are six major options with appropriate icons that are shown on the screen—filing (a file cabinet), editing (a page of print), printing (a printer), format design (an unorganized page with an arrow pointing to an organized page), customizing (a question mark), and disk utilities (a floppy disk). Within each of these categories there are subcategories, also with icons.

Another feature of the program is the ability to divide the screen into three sections. The upper and largest portion reveals the working text, while the lower right side provides a replica of the entire page as it will be printed. To the left of this insert is a chart which keeps the user appraised of available memory and disk space.

Other standard features include optional joystick control, an outline format, boldface and underlining, text block movement, file merging, headers and footers, and other functions.

HomeWord is priced at $49.95.

Sierra On-Line, Inc.
36575 Mudge Ranch Road
Coarsegold, CA 93614
(209) 683-6858

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