Cinnamon Writer v. 0.80 is ready for download

Date 13-Mar-2012 11:39:01
Topic: software OS4

It is a pleasure to announce that version 0.80 of Cinnamon Writer is available for download at or at

Get the new version here

Cinnamon Writer is a compact and efficient word processor developed especially with Amiga and Amiga-like systems in mind. CW have all of the basic functionality expected of a modern word processor. This includes changeable layout style, support of anti-aliased truetype fonts, infinite "intelligent" Undo/Redo history, user defined page setup and file compatibility with other word processors as Word and OpenOffice that can use RTF or DocX files.

New in version 0.80:
CW now supports spell checking while you type: I have been able to port a small and very efficient spell checker and integrate it into CW. As a result, you now have the possibility to have your document checked for spelling mistakes while you are working with it. You are able to work with as many different languages within the same document as you wish. When a miss-spelled word is detected it is highlighted and, if possible, suggestions for replacement are given. Please read the supplied manual for usage.
English and German dictionaries are supplied as standard with CW 0.80 and dictionaries of other languages will be made available from the download section of in the near future. If you have access to a comprehensive list of words within your language of choice, please send me the list or a link to it at I will build a dictionary file and make it available as fast as possible. However, please make sure that the licensing of the file allows distribution.
If you are a software developer who would like to add spell-checking abilities to your program, feel free to contact me for the source codes for CW spell-checker. You are also welcome to use the CW dictionary files for your own projects as long as you abide to the licenses that may follow a dictionary. Please contact me at

Better integration with AOS: The focus of CW has so far to implement functionality and not necessarily implement the typical Amiga feel that people would expect from a project like this. As the feature list is now becoming more and more comprehensive I will start integrating the small things that make the program more “amiga” like and ease the daily use. Implemented in this version are a comprehensive collection of short-cut keys and the introduction of a right-click menu. This work will continue in future versions of CW

Known Issues / bugs:
The RTF file format is not being developed further. With the introduction of DOCX support I have decided to out phase RTF support. It is simply too much work to support different file formats and DOCX is the de facto standard within most areas. CW also supports load/save of unformatted text

The first time the spell checker needs to spell check a word in a specific language, it will have to load the corresponding dictionary. As a result there will be a small lag until the file has been loaded. This lag is dependent on the size of the dictionary and the speed of your harddrive / system. This is not a bug. If you find the spell checking to be slowing down CW, you can turn it off. CW is quite usable on my G4 @ 800. But I do not know how it runs on lower specced machines

Printer / PDF functionality of CW 0.80 has not been improved since the prior version. Any inconsistencies therefore still exist. This will be improved in a future version

A lot of work has been put into this version, however bugs may still persist. If you find a bug and it is not described in "Known problems" in the manual, please submit it to me at You can also use the new bugtracker, which you can find here

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