Thanks for purchasing FullWrite 2, the intuitive word processor with desktop publishing power. This document contains updated information about FullWrite that you'll want to look through.
You'll find additional information in the "Other Read Me Files" folder. If you're upgrading from a prior version of FullWrite, don't forget to check the "What's New in FullWrite 2" document.
This is a hypertext document. When you see a word or phrase in this document in bold, you can double-click on it to take you to the appropriate section of the document. To return to the table of contents, press the Home key.
Table of Contents
Important Installation Notes
The linguistics files need to be installed separately. The process for installing linguistics is the same: insert Disk 1 of the linguistics set and double-click on the installer. Repeat the process for each set of linguistics that you wish to install.
Power Macintosh Notes
FullWrite 2 is completely compatible with the Power Macintosh line. Because of the increased memory requirements of the Power Macintosh version of the operating system, we recommend a minimum RAM partition of at least 3MB. Read the section below for more information.
To properly run FullWrite 2 on a PowerMac, you must turn the Modern Memory Manager (MMM) off in the Memory control panel. Turning off the MMM should have no detrimental effect on other applications.
For technical support, first check the troubleshooting chapter. Answers to many commonly asked questions can be found there. If your problem is not listed, see the last page of this chapter for information about contacting Tech Support.
FullWrite 2.0 comes configured to use a 2M (2048K) partition and has a suggested memory size of 1500K. Minimum memory size remains at 1024K.
If you are tight on memory, you can reduce the preferred size. We recommend that you not go below 1500K unless you are only editing very small documents, as some operations cannot be performed in less than 1500K. The preferred size of 2048K is sufficient for simple documents up to about 100 pages and complex documents up to about 50 pages. A 1500K partition is sufficient for simple documents up to about 50 pages.
If you have very large documents, or documents with numerous pictures and annotations, and you have enough RAM, you'll want to increase the preferred memory size. This will let FullWrite work more efficiently. See the section for some more information about memory and speed.
If you have... Add...
Documents above 100 pages 100K for each 20 pages
Very complex documents 200K
Large or many pictures 200K
Very large pictures The PICT size of the largest picture in the document
Large or many sidebars 200K
Tabloid pages or scaled 50% 200K and treat the document as if it has
four times as many pages as it actually has
If you have a Power Macintosh, Apple recommends that you increase the partition by 50% from what you would use on a traditional Macintosh. We recommend that you use a minimum partition size of 3M and that you increase the values above by 50%.
To change the preferred size, click on the application icon in the Finder, choose Get Info from the Finder's File menu, then enter the new preferred size. You can only do this when FullWrite is not active.
We've spent a lot of time making FullWrite 2 as fast as possible, but there are a few things that you can do to help performance:
Although we've greatly improved the opening speed of files, you'll still notice a delay the first time you open a document that was saved on a different machine. This delay is necessary because of font differences that exist between machine. With fonts from a variety of companies, plus bitmap, TrueType and PostScript versions, the "same" font on two machines can be quite different, so FullWrite must spend time re-computing what is normally saved formatting information. For complex documents, this delay can be significant. After you save a document on your machine, the next time you open it it will open more quickly. If you use a stationery file created on another machine or with a prior version, you should save a new copy of the stationery on your machine so it opens more quickly.
Glossary and Variables
There is a brief delay when you type the command key to bring up the Glossary or Variables window. FullWrite pauses briefly waiting for you to type a glossary entry or variable name. If you type one and press return quickly enough, the window is never opened which allows you to continue working without waiting for the screen to be redrawn. To skip the delay when you want to bring up the Glossary or Variables window, press Return immediately after typing the command key.
There is also a brief delay when you open or close a glossary file. FullWrite converts the glossary into a special form that enables it to instantly access the glossary entries as you type. FullWrite must recompute this whenever the set of open glossary files changes.
General Performance Tips:
* Close documents when you're done editing them instead of leaving them open.
* Avoid using many different fonts at the same time, because the System has to bring them all into memory. If the System doesn't have enough memory, screen redraws will slow down in any application using those fonts. Fonts are stored in the system's memory area, not FullWrite's so increasing FullWrite's preferred size will not solve this problem. Closing other applications generally makes this memory available to the system.
* Avoid using the Thousands and Millions color settings (16 and 24 bits) on slower machines. All programs operate slower when you have more colors displayed on the screen - even if you're not using them. Switch to 256 colors (8-bits) or less except when you need the extra colors. Changing the monitor color setting does not change the colors used in your documents, only the colors used to display them on screen.
* When Show Invisibles is on, text redraws slightly slower. On complex pages, you may be able to notice the difference. The Edit*Show Invisibles extension allows you to easily turn this option on or off.
Aliases to Extensions
You can place an alias to an extension in your FullWrite Extensions folder, for example to put the extension on a server or secondary disk. This alias will disable itself when the volume the alias references is unmounted.
If you want to use aliases to your dictionary or thesaurus,
(1) Make aliases to the dictionary or thesaurus file and place the alias in the FullWrite Extensions folder. The alias must have the same name as the original file - you need to remove the " alias" added at the end by the Finder (note that you must remove the space).
(2) You do not need an alias to the user dictionary file. This is always located in the same folder as the dictionary file.
The hypertext links in this document were created with FullWrite's Classify command. A classification mark was inserted at the start of each section. Citations were then made to each section and the format of the citations were set to the names of the appropriate section. A double-click on a citation now acts as a HyperText link and goes to the classification mark. To edit a citation, shift-double click on it to access the Citation Format dialog. If you install the Notes*Edit Citation optional extension, you can click on a citation, then choose Edit Citation to edit it.
Note that there is no requirement that the citation category, name or page number be included in the format. This document just has one type of mark ("Link") so that the marks can be easily viewed with the Browse command.
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1. When running under systems which reduce the size of an application that is inactive (for example, PowerMacs or OptiMem), FullWrite's memory footprint can be reduced to as little as 700K.
2. The PICT size of the picture is not the same as the size of the picture in the original application and may be smaller or larger than the files created by that application. The PICT size of a picture can be determined by pasting it into a new FullWrite document and saving it, then using the document size from the the Get Info window.
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