XyWrite 4.0--The Writer's Choice STATEMENT: XyWrite 4.0 is the latest DOS release in the high-end word processing family of XyWrite programs. POSITIONING: XyWrite 4.0, like its predecessors, is first and foremost a writer's and editor's tool. Since XyWrite's release in 1982, we have refined and extended our powerful and diverse set of features for generating and manipulating text. While we have continued to implement function calls (building blocks for word processing routines) to serve the most exacting of writers, we remain true to the concept of XyWrite as a simple and efficient word processing engine. Over the years, XyWrite has become the word processor of choice for professionals working in journalism and the publishing industry. Sharing methods native to the Atex system, XyWrite has been a familiar companion to professional writers for over a decade. Renowned for being the quickest way of smoothly transferring one's thoughts to paper, XyWrite also has established an extremely loyal following among researchers, fiction writers, lawyers and many others who spend most of their day working with words. DIFFERENTIATION: XyWrite 4.0 sets itself apart from other word processors in four areas crucial to writers. First, XyWrite holds the title as the fastest word processor available. Functions such as movement in documents, complex reformatting, and global search and replacements all work with refreshing speed. Second, XyWrite 4.0 offers a clean interface, elegant in its simplicity. By working through a command line based on mnemonics, XyWrite's capabilities never overshadow the task at hand. Third, XyWrite 4.0 remains eminently customizable. The user determines how functions should work, choosing either XyWrite's default method or their own preferences. Fourth, XyWrite 4.0 creates ASCII files, making it an ideal front end for other systems or for editing program files and running DOS programs. XyWrite serves as "home base" in many users' computer environments. NEW FEATURES: Many new features have been added to XyWrite 4.0. As always, you can open up to nine different windows for editing. A new feature, called Log and Resume, will save your cursor position, macros, window size and other information for each window. You can then exit XyWrite 4.0 and resume your work at a later time. Features such as Transpose, Multi-Level Undelete, and Wrap-to-Fit can add significant productivity to your work within XyWrite 4.0. We have also reinstated one of XyWrite's biggest speed enhancements--Auto-Replace. TECHNICALLY SPEAKING: XyWrite aficionados will appreciate many of the changes we have made--under the hood. Default settings have been centralized in a new customization file (SETTINGS.DFL). The 64K block for marking and manipulating text has been removed. The use of up to 4Mb of expanded memory has been included. Numerous refinements to the programming language (XPL) have been made. Customization has become more sophisticated. We've added diagnostics for modifying your keyboard file, handy shortcuts for customizing menus and dialog boxes, and even a way to create your own commands or modify internal XyWrite 4.0 commands! For more information on these enhancements please refer to the Customization Guide. MEETING YOUR NEEDS: We believe that the end user should have the final say in how he or she works. XyWrite has always provided multiple paths for accomplishing a single operation. The astonishingly fleet XyWrite engine coupled with its wide variety of function calls serves as a toolkit from which a user can create a unique, personalized system--molding the word processing environment to work exactly the way it should. This fundamental elasticity of the program may mean that in a busload of journalists using XyWrite, no one recognizes anyone else's word processor. But it also means they all have the best word processor available to them--their own. HOW IT FEELS: We're proud of what we have done with XyWrite 4.0, and we hope that our enthusiasm is matched by yours. We know that your word processor is the object of intense scrutiny and that the smallest detail can often be decisive. We expect that you will bring that same discerning eye to your review of XyWrite 4.0. We also hope that you will treat the review process as a dialog, with the opportunity for us to discuss XyWrite's unique position in the word processing arena. We care about how XyWrite 4.0 "feels" to you as you work. Please feel free to contact us at any time, and thank you for your interest in XyWrite 4.0. Sincerely, The Technology Group, Inc.