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  •  AbiWord gave me an exact count of 80 (8+ / 0-)

    On my effort. Free software. And it only counted "GooGone" as one word.

    best,

    john

    Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long

    by jabney on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 06:13:03 PM PST

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    •  didn't know about that one, (7+ / 0-)

      I'll check it out. Thanks.

      Life is extremely cheap to the right-wing until a decision about it is either in the hands of a pregnant women or a Democratic president. -- Lia Matera

      by Mnemosyne on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 07:11:09 PM PST

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    •  I just looked that up, (4+ / 0-)
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      and it looks as if it runs on MS as well as Mac, yes?

      Which prompted me to go read about WordPerfect, and it looks as if that is still available, hallelujah! I hate MS word processing programs, it's enough to drive you back to a typewriter.

      Life is extremely cheap to the right-wing until a decision about it is either in the hands of a pregnant women or a Democratic president. -- Lia Matera

      by Mnemosyne on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 08:56:53 PM PST

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      •  I Used Word Perfect on the Amiga (3+ / 0-)
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        But it was DisplayWrite that ran on an IBM mainframe that I really miss. The 3270 IBM keyboard that drove it had 122 keys with PA keys on the side and PF keys across the top (like a double row of function keys). My favorite key combination would allow you to 'open up' a very generous field of white-space, insert some text, then close ranks again but with the changes now in place. It was done to avoid having the mainframe redraw the screen with each keystroke in an office full of keystrokes. But psychologically, having that space available to write in felt liberating.

        These days, WordPad does it for me, but I'll copy and paste into Abiword or Celtx for spell-checking and word counts.

        best,

        john

        Strange that a harp of thousand strings should keep in tune so long

        by jabney on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:32:25 PM PST

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