Today, one of our beta-testers (Rachel) was the first person to write and produce her University assignment (Design, University of Technology Sydney) using ComWriter! Congratulations Rachel, we hope you get a High Distinction.
Rachel said “I can use comwriter when I am at the library to add my resources, and then go home and write my essay, and they’ll all be there, easy as!” After writing her essay, Rachel used the Harvard style to produce her assignment, and to her delight “All my references are correct, except for one extra comma, but that probably means I forgot to enter some data!” She added, “A whole level of stress was removed by not having to worry about the references and spacing and stuff.”
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A smart list is an automatically generated listing. Examples include: a table of contents, a list of images (figures, tables, etc.), a reference list (cited resources, non-cited resources or bibliography), or an endnote listing (instead of footnotes). In the writing editor simply Add Smart list and you never have to worry about updating it (ComWriter does it for you). When you export your writing project to a PDF, ComWriter creates the listing Automatically in the location where you placed the smart list, and will format it according to the Style you selected…now that is SMART!
Smart list markers
Introducing our cute little in-text Editor. When you highlight a word or character he magically appears to help you out with bold, italics, underline, subscript and superscript. When your done he disappears. Magic!
ComWriter’s cute in-text editor
This is all the editing you need to do when you use ComWriter….
ComWriter is the only writing platform to provide the breadth of functionality actually needed to write to academic standards (see diagram).
ComWriter functionality outstrips the competitors
While Microsoft suggests they support the education market, all they do is provide discounted licenses to an old product. Even their new cloud-based subscriptions (MS365) are a cutdown (and clumsy) version of their tired product. Microsoft’s real target is large corporates.
Likewise Google also suggests it supports the education market. But, realistically Google Docs is not different to MS Word, except that it is a stripped down version that is cloud-based and free. Google’s primary target is small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and individuals they can advertise to.
Neither of these suppliers/products actually delivers the functionality required by students and academics to meet academic standards. All the word processors that we have investigated, all seem to work much the same as MS Word. So there has been no real innovation in writing products since the inception of referencing software about 10 years ago!
We think it’s time to change that scenario. And, our mapping of ComWriter’s functionality against these two giant word processors, suggest we have hit the mark.