ComWriter makes writing to academic standards easy with these 5 steps:
- If your favourite reference style isn’t Harvard (ComWriter includes Harvard as the default), then you can find your favourite Style and add it to My Styles (e.g., APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian).
- Add a few resources you already have (e.g., an authored book or journal article) using the Research tab.
- To get writing: Go to the Write tab an click Start a new project & fill out the form (remember to select your style), then click Start and the writing editor will open. In the writing editor add some existing writing (you can use cut-and-paste from Word) to see how the writing editor works (maybe grab some text from your last essay). Follow these steps:
– Add writing objects (e.g., a paragraph, a heading, a list)
– Enter text into writing objects
– Highlight some text to see the formatting menu
- Insert an in-text reference citation or add a reference into a footnote using the resource/s you added.
- After you create your first project return to the Write dashboard, and click the PDF export button and your project will be automatically formatted using the style you chose. The file will go into your downloads.
Learn more in our forums or check out our videos on YouTube.
We have received feedback that ComWriter was a little confusing. So we have made a few changes to the Navigation bar and added some ? tips.
Our new navigation bar is more intuitive:
- Research: Add resources to cite in your projects
- Write: New projects or edit exiting ones
- Style: Find a style to automatically format your writing project
We have also added some tool tips to to explain some of our modern writing features.
ComWriter has been designed to make writing to academic standards easy.
ComposeRight now with ComWriter,
- write using modern tools
- structure or re-structure your writing in a flash
- style to academic standards; simply select your style and export (APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, Harvard)
- store your writing resources by filling out user-friendly forms
- attach files to resources
- add resources to projects
- collapse and expand sections to make working pleasurable
- share styles with friends and colleagues
- forget about formatting by letting the Styles do all the work AUTOMATICALLY
- export to PDF or Word
- take your writing with you in the cloud, just log on to www.comwriter.com
ComWriter is a one-stop writing platform
- collaborate on projects with others
- public library to automatically add bibliographic data
- templates to save your outlines
- store your glossary
What do you need to make ComWriter a comprehensive writing platform? Request a feature
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Today ComWriter released the much anticipated export to Word. Now users can create awesome looking writing projects and export either to PDF or Word.
ComWriter now enables export to PDF and MS Word
Dr Glassop explained that the export to Word was requested to enable students to submit their assignments to teachers and supervisors in that file type. She said “The rule of thumb before you export to Word, ‘Does it look good in the PDF?’ If yes, then it will look perfect in Word.” Users are advised to do any fine-tuning of formatting in ComWriter first, export to PDF to check that it looks the way they want it to, then export to Word to submit.
Fine-tuning could include:
- adding a blank line to move a heading down; this can be done by adding an empty paragraph
- changing the size of an image; this can be done by customizing the image
- inserting a page break
- altering the header or footnote; this can be done by customizing the Style being used to format the project
Minor editing can be done in Word, but that, of course, cannot be imported back into ComWriter.
If minor editing is required, Users are advised to:
- Check the Flipbook, which provides an introduction to using ComWriter
- Visit the YouTube channel to watch short instruction videos
- Consult the Forums, where a host of resources such as user guides and tips can be found
- Contact the Support Desk for advice: firstname.lastname@example.org
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20th February, 2014
Research Services @ the Australian National University, Canberra held four workshops on ‘Using ComWriter for Academic Writing’ . The venue was the unique Menzies Library (pictured). The fully booked workshops, delivered by Dr Linda Glassop and Pam Mulready from Composeright, were well attended and research students overwhelmingly gave ComWriter the thumbs up for being an innovative new writing platform.
Menzies Library, ANU, Canberra
We are very excited to have the opportunity of giving hands-on experience to students and academics at many universities across Australia. The workshops facilitated by Dr. Linda Glassop give the universities a chance to test the new cloud-based product through one-on-one coaching on using ComWriter to prepare their academic writing.
James Cook, Central Queensland, La Trobe, Deakin and Monash Universities have been the lucky few to test the product…And Australian National University (ANU) is next – locked in on the 20 February next year – just in time for the new academic year.
Feedback has been anything but negative. The ease of use, functionality and appeal of ComWriter were ranked highly by the universities with very few faults. In response to the question – “Would you use ComWriter for your academic writing?” asked at La Trobe University earlier this year, 70.6% of participants answered with a 4 or 5 out of 5 response. This strong, positive response was complimented with excited hope for future academic writing.
We can’t wait to visit many more universities all over the world! #writebetter with #comwriter
We are very, very pleased to announce that…
The ComWriter Beta is Now LIVE!
Please go to www.comwriter.com to register for FREE!
- create & edit projects
- add & manage resources
- find, maintain & apply styles
Visit our Support Desk
Log onto our Support Desk to look at:
- User Guides
- News and Announcements
- Enhancements planned
- Log a service request
Happy writing everyone,
Linda & the Team
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.”