Jer's Novel Writer for Mac

Jer's Novel Writer for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    September 23, 2010
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  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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  • 5 stars

    "System of choice for long documents"

    September 23, 2010   |   By Martin Turner--2008

    Version: Jer's Novel Writer 1.1.11


    This is a word processor entirely optimised for writing long prose. It has minimal formatting and no layout features, but integrates powerful databasing, margin notes and other items useful to the long document writer. Outlining is very good.


    It can be a little flakey if you want to change fonts ? but you shouldn't want to, since ePub format and the manuscript requirements of publishers reject those kind of changes.


    Word starts to crash when documents go over sixty pages. Pages is great for layout intensive stuff, but doesn't offer the writer anything extra. Jer's Novel Writer, in common with others such as Scrivener, is designed to provide the maximum help and stability for those whose business is long-form prose, removing every other distraction, and even allowing a full-screen, distraction free mode. It gives good integration of tools you actually need ? spelling, dictionary, thesaurus, outlining, Google search, and rich text notes. It avoids mail-merge, tables, boxes, and all the stuff you don't. This is _not_ suitable for technical writing with its need to embed charts, graphs and figures. It is _highly_ suitable for writing text to be laid out or published by someone else, and for ePub.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.1.11
    Versin 1.1.11 fixes a bug caused by the bug fix in version 1.1.10. *sigh* Looks like I was a little too eager to get my release out after the long hiatus, but the wrinkles are all worked out now. Version 1.1.9 was a pretty minor upgrade from the previous. Unfortunately, this release does not work on G3 processors. G4 processors may actually benefit from my mistake. If you have an old, old, mac with a G3 processor then you are awesome! Also, you will have to wait for the next release. In the meantime, version 1.1.8 is still there for you.
    Publisher Jer's Software Hut
    Publisher web site
    Release Date September 23, 2010
    Date Added September 23, 2010
    Version 1.1.11
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Word Processing Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.65MB
    File Name JNW_1.1.12.dmg
    Total Downloads 1,200
    Downloads Last Week 3
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $30

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