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
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
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
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.