April 30th, 2013
· This version of Atlantis Word Processor includes a number of minor fixes and improvements.
· It introduces integration with the Hunspell spellcheck engine. All the proprietary spellcheckers of Atlantis (except English and French) have been replaced with the corresponding Hunspell-based spellcheckers.
· Spellcheckers for new languages have been also added.
April 9th, 2013
· This version of Atlantis introduces integration with the Hunspell spellchecker.
January 7th, 2013
· A fix to a problem with the "Insert | Picture..." dialog. It did not work correctly when there were multiple pictures selected in the document, and those pictures were of different sizes. Now you can also use this dialog to toggle the "Zoom to fit page" option for multiple selected pictures at one go.
· Improvement to the "Edit | Copy" command of Atlantis. When a document selection contained pictures, the "Copy" command previously placed selected pictures onto the clipboard as Windows metafiles. Now when the "Save supercompact RTF documents" option is checked on the "Load / Save" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog of Atlantis, the "Copy" command places pictures onto the clipboard as PNGs or JPEGs. Thanks to this change, copying and pasting text fragments with pictures in Atlantis now works much faster and requires less system resources.
January 7th, 2013
· In previous versions of Atlantis, any "big" picture found in a source document was automatically saved to EPUB "zoomed to fit page". Saved in this way, such pictures always filled the whole eReader screen regardless of its actual size so that they weren't cut off even on devices with smaller screens.
· But there was no convenient user-friendly way to control which of the pictures from the source document should be saved to EPUB "zoomed to fit page". This has been addressed in this version of Atlantis.
· All the pictures present in the source documents will now by default be saved to EPUB with their original dimensions (i.e. with no automatic zooming).
· Even so, at times you might want some of the pictures in a source document to be displayed "zoomed to fit page" in the eReaders. To achieve this, you will need to give explicit instructions to Atlantis.
· This release of Atlantis Word Processor introduces an important change regarding automatic bulleted and numbered lists.
· Previously, bullets and automatically generated text of numbered lists were saved by Atlantis to EPUB as a static pre-rendered content.
· From now on,
· Bulleted lists will be saved to EPUB as standard XHTML automatic unordered lists.
· Lists with automatic numbering will be saved to EPUB as standard XHTML automatic ordered lists. Note: this applies only to the "simpler" numbered lists that can be rendered in XHTML. Any other more complex numbered lists will still be saved to EPUB with static pre-rendered numbers (i.e. without automatic numbering).
· In this way, most bulleted and numbered lists will display as "native" automatic lists in the eReaders. They will display with the default hanging indents and bullet pictures supported by the eReader used to view the EPUB file.
· As you might know, eBooks in the EPUB format can be read on many eReaders. But one of the most popular eReaders - Amazon Kindle - does not support the EPUB format. Instead, Amazon Kindle uses its proprietary MOBI format for eBooks.
· Atlantis Word Processor can convert any document to an eBook in the EPUB format. But before using an EPUB eBook on a Kindle device, you must convert it to the MOBI format.
· There are multiple ways to do so. The simplest and most efficient way is through the Kindle Previewer, a free tool from Amazon. Just install Kindle Previewer to your PC, launch it, and open the EPUB file created in Atlantis through the "File | Open" menu command of the Kindle Previewer.
· Now this release of Atlantis Word Processor includes a few changes to the "Save as eBook" command to make Atlantis EPUBs more "Kindle-friendly".
· Some eReaders displayed unwanted first line indent in eBooks generated by Atlantis. This release of Atlantis includes a fix to this problem.
· A change regarding fonts. In previous versions of Atlantis, the "Save as eBook" dialog included a simple "Embed fonts" check box. The old "Embed fonts" box has been replaced in this version of Atlantis with a new "Fonts" drop-down list box, allowing you to specify how Atlantis should save fonts from your source document to the eBook.
· You have a choice of three options -
· "Save, but don't embed" is the default option. When it is selected, all the font formatting found in the source document is saved to the eBook, but none of the corresponding font files get embedded into the eBook file. Let's take an example. If a source document contains a paragraph formatted with the "Times New Roman" font, the eBook file will include an instruction to eReaders that they should use the "Times New Roman" font to display the corresponding paragraph of the eBook. If the "Times New Roman" font is available in the eReader, it will use it to display that paragraph. Otherwise, the eReader will use a substitution font.
· So, choosing this "Save, but don't embed" option in this new version of Atlantis is similar to leaving the "Embed fonts" box unchecked in previous versions of Atlantis.
· When the "Save and embed" option is selected, all the font formatting from the source document is reflected in the eBook code, and the font files used in the source document are also included in the eBook file. In this way, all the font files required to display the eBook as faithfully to the original document as possible are available within the eBook file. eReaders supporting font embedding can then use the embedded fonts to display the eBook.
· Font embedding does make eBook files much bigger, but it is an absolute must with documents containing texts in non-Western European languages. Many eReaders do not have fonts to display Cyrillic or Far-East Asian texts. By embedding the required fonts in an eBook file, it is possible to make eReaders display the eBook correctly.
· You can click this button to specify which fonts you do not want to be embedded in the eBook. For example, you might wish not to embed common fonts like "Arial" or "Times New Roman" which most likely have similar equivalents available on eReaders.
· Choosing this "Save and embed" option in this new version of Atlantis is similar to checking the "Embed fonts" box in previous versions of Atlantis.
· "Don't save" (fonts) is a new option. It has no counterpart in previous versions of Atlantis. When it is selected, Atlantis saves absolutely no information about the fonts used in the source document to the eBook file. And obviously, no font file is embedded in the eBook either. As a consequence, the eReaders will automatically display such eBooks with their own default font. This option is preferable when the source document is formatted with a single font, or when you want the eReaders to display your eBooks with their own "default" settings. Some eReaders offer a choice of fonts for the display of eBooks. On such eReaders, an eBook generated with the "Don't save" (fonts) option in Atlantis will always display with the font chosen within the eReader.
June 29th, 2012eBook-related changes:
· When you created an eBook with a cover picture in previous versions of Atlantis, you had to place a portrait-oriented image in a dedicated paragraph at the beginning of the source document. Starting with this new release of Atlantis, specifying cover pictures for your eBooks will be much easier.
· The "Save as eBook" dialog of Atlantis now has a new "Cover image" box.
· When you save a document as eBook, Atlantis automatically identifies any picture located at the top of the document as a potential cover image. But the document might contain other images, and you might want to use one of them as the cover image of your eBook. You only need to choose the desired image from the "Cover image" drop-down list.
· If the source document contains no image, or none that you'd like to use as a cover image, you can still use an external image from a drive on your system. For this, the "Cover image" drop-down includes a "Load from file..." command. Clicking this command allows you to choose a picture file from a folder on your system. Click "Open", and Atlantis will insert the selected picture at the top of the source document and mark it as the book cover image.
· Now you might not want a cover picture for your eBook. In this case, you need to choose "(None)" from the same drop-down list. Note that choosing "(None)" in the above drop-down will not remove any of the pictures that might be present in the source document. Only the eBook generated from your document will be affected: it will include no information regarding a cover image.
· An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis regarding notes. You can now save document notes to eBook as a separate chapter with a heading.
· An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis regarding landscape-oriented images.
· When a document contains an image whose width is greater than its height previous versions of Atlantis saved it to eBook with wrong proportions.
· An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis. Page margins are now saved differently to eBooks.
· The "Save as eBook" window has now a new "Save page margins" box.
· When this box is unchecked, Atlantis saves no information about page margins to eBook. eReaders will display the eBook with their default page margins.
· When the "Save page margins" box is checked, you can click the "Setup..." button to specify page margins for your eBook.
· Left, right, top and bottom margins can be specified individually.
· You have a choice of 6 different measurement units for page margins. But note that not all of them are supported by the most popular eReaders yet.
· A bug fix to the "Save as eBook" command. The "cover" metadata was not saved correctly to the "content.opf" file of EPUB. This led to a poorer eBook preview in some eReaders.
· A bug fix. Non-bold headings were not saved correctly to eBooks.
· When saving a document as eBook, Atlantis in most cases adds a "Title page" item to the eBook's table of contents. This item points to the first paragraph in the eBook. Starting with this version, you can instruct Atlantis not to add that "Title page" item to the eBook's table of contents. All you need is to create a blank heading at the beginning of the source document, and format it with "strikeout".
· An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis. Previously, Atlantis saved chapter headings to eBooks as ordinary paragraphs represented by the HTML tag. From now on, Atlantis will save chapter headings to eBooks as HTML elements (, , etc). Some eReaders (e.g. FBReader, Cool Reader and AlReader) specifically look for the elements in order to identify chapter headings and display them according to the user's preferences.
· An improvement to the "Save cursor position" feature (the "Load / Save" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog). Now Atlantis can save cursor position to documents in the DOC format too.
· The "Use Document Folder" option on the "Load / Save" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog has been replaced with the "Suggest saving documents to" option.
· Previously, when the "Use Document Folder" box was checked, and you called the "Open Document" or "Save Document As..." dialogs, Atlantis automatically opened your "Document Folder" for browsing. When this option was off, the most recent directory was opened for browsing.
· The "Suggest saving documents to" option affects the "Save Document As..." dialog only. When you call the "Open Document" dialog, Atlantis automatically opens the most recent directory regardless of whether the "Suggest saving documents to" option is checked or not.
· A change regarding the "Insert footnote with automatic reference mark" and "Insert endnote with automatic reference mark" commands.
· Ctrl+Alt+F is a hot key to add a new footnote with automatic reference mark. A reference mark gets inserted at the current cursor position within the document main text, and the cursor is automatically placed within a new footnote. You can then type the note text. When you are done with typing the note text, you might wish to get back to the note reference mark, and resume typing document main text. Starting from this version of Atlantis Word Processor, you can press Ctrl+Alt+F one more time without leaving the note text, and the cursor will be placed right after the note reference mark in the document main text. You could then resume typing the document text without leaving the keyboard.
· Ctrl+Alt+D, a hot key to insert a new endnote with automatic reference mark, now works in a similar way.
· A bug fix. Custom (non-automatic) footnote and endnote reference marks consisting of multiple characters were loaded from RTF documents incorrectly.
January 16th, 2012
· The "Minimize to system tray" command has been removed from Atlantis. The corresponding button displayed in the title bar of the main window of previous versions of Atlantis: It is no longer available in this new version of Atlantis.
· The "Tools | Personal Settings..." command has been removed because Atlantis has now a fully-fledged support for systems with multiple user accounts in Windows.
· Support for Windows 9x (95, 98, ME) and Windows NT 4 has been dropped. The minimal Windows version required to run the new version of Atlantis is Windows 2000.
· Bug fixes: "style reference" fields did not display correctly in documents with footnotes/endnotes.
· A more convenient way to close documents through the Document Bar of Atlantis has been implemented. Now when you hover over a document button, a small "x" button displays in the top right-hand corner of the button
· Starting with this release of Atlantis, most of the Atlantis files will be stored in a new location on your PC.
· This new version of Atlantis has improved support for removable drives
April 23rd, 2011
· This version of Atlantis Word Processor is a micro-update with a critical bug fix to the Save as eBook feature: Atlantis displayed errors when saving certain documents as eBook.
April 16th, 2011This version of Atlantis Word Processor is a micro-update with critical bug fixes to the "Open DOCX" module of Atlantis:
· Atlantis did not load DOCX documents with footnotes correctly.
· Atlantis did not load the "Do not hyphenate" paragraph formatting from documents in the DOCX format.
March 24th, 2011
· Bug fix: the Batch conversion tool of Atlantis displayed errors when converting certain documents with manual page breaks to the EPUB format.
· Bug fix: the "Previous page"/"Next page" commands of the Navigation tool did not bring the caret into view when there was a selection in the document.
· Improvement regarding pictures in certain RTF documents (the issue was discussed on the Atlantis Word Processor Forum – click here for details).
· Improvement to the "Open DOCX" module of Atlantis: when a DOCX document contains links to external pictures, Atlantis now tries to load those external pictures and embed them into the document.
· Change related to the Atlantis Help. From now on, whenever you try to access a Help topic from within Atlantis, and the Help file is missing from the home folder of Atlantis (this can happen if you instructed Atlantis not to install the Help file during setup), Atlantis will try to display the topic in its Online Help. So, if your computer is permanently connected to the Internet, you might just as well not install the Atlantis offline Help on your local hard disk during setup, and rely on the Online Help exclusively.
· Change to the Save as Web page feature. Previously, when Atlantis saved a document as a Web page, it always saved the original font color and underline formatting of the hyperlinks as is. As a result, the hyperlinks present in the HTML files produced by Atlantis displayed with their preset formatting in the Web browsers, and the custom formatting for hyperlinks specified in the Web browser options was ignored.
· From now on, Atlantis will behave differently in this respect. The original font color and underline formatting of hyperlinks formatted with the Atlantis "default formatting for hyperlinks" will not be saved to the Web pages Atlantis outputs. Accordingly, these Web pages will display with the browser's own default behavior regarding hyperlink formatting.
February 24th, 2011Navigation tool:
· You will use this Navigation tool to browse for document objects in a straight and convenient way.
A new "Select browse object" button is available at the bottom of the vertical scrollbar in the document window:
When you have chosen an object of interest, you can use the related "Previous" and "Next" buttons to navigate to the closest instances of the chosen object in the backward or forward direction. These "Previous" and "Next" buttons are located right above and below the "Select browse object" button respectively:
· The "Previous" button scans the document in the backward direction starting from the current caret position. The "Next" button scans the document in the forward direction starting from the current caret position. Alternatively, you could use the corresponding hot keys, "Ctrl+PgUp" for the "Previous" object, "Ctrl+PgDn" for the "Next" object. Each found object is automatically brought into view.
· Bug in the "Save as eBook" feature fixed: line spacing was not always saved to eBook files correctly.
· Changes to the "Save as eBook" feature: scalability of Atlantis EPUBs improved by switching to the "em" measurement unit in the CSS file.
· Improvement to the "Save as eBook" feature: when a document contains multiple instances of the same image, now only one graphic file is saved for all the instances to the eBook file.
· The "Find" feature of Atlantis can now search for "any highlight color". If you check the "Format" box below the "Find" edit box in the "Find / Replace" dialog.
· Previously you could search for text fragments formatted with individual highlight colors only.
· "Iconless" commands are now displayed differently on Atlantis toolbars. In previous versions of Atlantis, "iconless" commands were displayed as long buttons with text captions.
· A hot key can be now assigned to the "Add to dictionary" command. By associating a hot key with this command, you could add red-underlined words in the document to the spellcheck dictionary without leaving the keyboard.
To assign a hot key to the "Add to dictionary command", choose the "Tools | Hot Keys..." menu command of Atlantis. The "Add to dictionary command" is available under the "Tools" category:
· Click in the "New hot key" box, press the desired hot key (on the below screen capture - "Alt+A"), click the "Assign" button, then the "OK" button.
· After this whenever you need to add a red-underlined word (a word flagged by the spellchecker as misspelt) to the spellcheck dictionary, you could place the caret anywhere within that word.
· The spellchecker now supports much longer phrases in its dictionaries. The spellchecker in previous versions of Atlantis did not support phrases longer than 4 words. Now you can add much longer phrases (up to 12 words and up to 63 characters including space characters).
· Click here for more information on adding phrases to the spellchecker dictionary of Atlantis.
· A new "Convert to manual list" command has been added. If you right-click any automatic list (either bulleted or numbered) in a document, and choose the "Convert to Manual List" command.
· The automatic list gets converted to a manual list. Automatic numbers and bullets get replaced with normal "editable" text. A list with manual numbers or bullets can be then copied to other applications which do not support automatic lists, or saved to a plain text file.
· A limitation regarding maximum page margin size in Atlantis documents has been lifted. Previously Atlantis did not allow page margins larger than 40% of page width/height. From now on, you can use page margins of any size.
· A minor change has been made to the "Capitalize first letter of sentences" option of the AutoCorrect tool of Atlantis. Now the AutoCorrect does not capitalize first letter following ?" or !". In most cases, text terminated with ? or ! and enclosed between quotation marks, is a direct speech not a quotation.
· Improvements to the MS Word DOC document format support in Atlantis.
· Previously Atlantis did not load the "Comments" item of document properties from existing DOC files generated by MS Word.
Also if you added "Comments" to a document in the "File | Properties..." dialog of Atlantis:
· Bug in the "Overused words" feature fixed: inflected forms of words were not grouped correctly.
· A bug regarding the "Shrink page count" command has been fixed. Due to that bug, the "Shrink page count" command was permanently disabled (greyed out) in Atlantis.
· A Windows Vista / Windows 7 -related glitch has been fixed. Under the Aero theme, the current document line, in some cases, displayed partially off the document window.
· A bug related to the typewriter sounds of Atlantis and its default ("Basic") sound scheme has been fixed. When typing fast, not every key press generated a typewriter sound.
November 26th, 2010
· When a document is in the "Print Layout" view mode ("Print Layout" is checked in the "View" main menu), you can now save screen space by hiding the blank areas at the top and bottom of each page, and the space between the pages.
September 24th, 2010
· Atlantis now saves page breaks from source documents to eBooks differently than previous versions of Atlantis.
· Fallback fonts in eBooks.
· Support for heading-less chapters in eBooks.
· Support for portable fonts on a memory flash drive.
January 29th, 2010
· This release of Atlantis Word Processor includes support for the OpenDocument (ODF) format, a number of improvements to the Save as eBook feature, plus other changes.
November 30th, 2009
· Atlantis Word Processor 126.96.36.199 introduces a new feature "Overlong sentences", plus a number of improvements to the "Save as eBook" feature, and other changes and fixes.
September 23rd, 2009This version of Atlantis has a number of amendments to the Save as eBook feature:
· Multilevel tables of contents are now supported in eBooks. Previously, Atlantis included only "Heading 1" paragraphs in the Table Of Contents that it saved to EPUB files. All Heading-style paragraphs from the source documents are now included so that the EPUB Tables Of Contents display as a multilevel hierarchy whenever applicable.
· Manual page breaks in a source document are now correctly saved to eBooks.
· Support for "very long" topics in eBooks has been added. Some eBook readers are unable to display eBooks with very long topics. Atlantis now automatically splits overlong topics into multiple XHTML files within the EPUB package.
· Characters from so called "symbol fonts" (Symbol, Webdings, Wingdings, etc) are now saved by Atlantis to EPUBs as graphic files. In this way these characters display correctly on any eBook reader.
· Atlantis now "remembers" the so called metadata (basic information about a book: Book Title, Author, Identifier, etc) entered for each document when you save it as eBook. If you decide to resave your document as eBook, Atlantis will automatically suggest the last used metadata.
· More fields (Publisher, Coverage, Rights, Price, Publication Date) have been added to the "Save as eBook" dialog of Atlantis
June 11th, 2009
· It is a minor release with the "Save as eBook" feature.
March 25th, 2009
· New options have been added to the "Frequencies" tab of the "Overused Words" dialog