Monday, September 23, 2013
Writing Software: Atlantis
Lately, I have been using the Atlantis word processor to work on Ebooks that my wife, Karen, and I are writing, and will be publishing online starting in December, 2013.
The Atlantis Word Processor is full-featured, fast, compact, and inexpensive at $35.00.
I use Microsoft Office at work and at home. I use Word 2003 running on Windows XP on my home and work desktops, Karen uses Word 2007 running on Windows 7 on her desktop, and we use Word 2013 running on Windows 8 on our Toshiba Satellite laptop. Most of our documents are in .doc format, backed up to an external hard drive, and easily imported into Atlantis. Atlantis saves documents in a variety of formats. I am most familiar and most comfortable with using Word 2003, and Atlantis is quite similar in appearance and functionality to Word 2003. Since I also use Excel, Access, and PowerPoint at work, Microsoft Office is indispensable. However, If all you need is a good word processor, then consider buying and using Atlantis.
You can easily export the entire Atlantis word processing software to a USB flash drive, because the program is only 9.8 MB in size, and quickly use Atlantis on any Windows computer. Kind of like a "Cloud" on a lanyard. A great addition for my tiny Acer Netbook laptop.
I really like how Atlantis exports to EPUB format. Even Word 2013 can’t export to EPUB format. The Atlantis software even comes with an Ebook template.
I read Ebook files with the Calibre Ebook Reader and with a Kindle Paperlight. Both Karen and I use the Kindle Paperlight readers. Calibre can convert any EPUB file into many Ebook formats other than EPUB. Calibre is open source and free, and a donation is advised for this high quality product.
As we are both now semi-retired, we are looking for more ways to generate income from our web publishing efforts at our Green Way Research business. Our hope is to have a more successful home business, and too work more at our rural home office in the very near future.