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Creative Writer 2

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Developer(s)  Microsoft Kids
Development status  Discontinued
Available in  English, French
Stable release  2.0 / 1997
Operating system  Windows 95 and up
Type  Word processing

Creative Writer 2, known as Mon Atelier d'Écriture in French-speaking and Junior Schreibstudio in German-speaking markets, was a word processing program released in 1996 by Microsoft Kids. The interface was updated and the program was now designed for Windows 95.


New or changed features

  • The menu has been rearranged, following a study carried out by Microsoft.
  • The program ran in a window, ranging in size from 640x480 pixels to 1024x768 pixels, depending on the display resolution set on the computer. It did not run in full screen.
  • Microsoft's Paint It!, from their Plus for Kids pack, was included at no additional charge with Creative Writer 2. Although it was a separate program, it could be used to edit any images double-clicked in a word processing document.
  • Support for creating and publishing websites was also included through Microsoft's Web Publishing Wizard.
  • Support for opening and saving in Rich Text Format (.rtf) files and text files (.txt).
  • Nearly a dozen of themes based on nature and sports are included to customize the program's look and feel. The demo only includes the ocean theme.
  • Removed features

  • Imaginopolis
  • Support for Microsoft Word (.doc) files.
  • The McZee character, although he makes a cameo appearance as a font and in the clip art gallery.
  • Viewer

    The Microsoft Creative Writer 2 Document Viewer was available free of charge. It allows users without Creative Writer 2 to view, but not edit, .max files created with Creative Writer 2.


    Creative Writer 2 Wikipedia

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