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ProText, Protext-64 or PROTEXT-80 is a professional word processing program that can process 80 characters per line, and as such only runs on computer systems in 80-character mode. It was developed by the British software company Arnor in the early 1980s and released in various versions until about 2005.

Note: There are similar C64 programs and word processors with the same names! But they have little in common with this word processor except for the name!

Versions[edit | edit source]

ProText was first released for the Commodore CBM series and then for the C128, and also for the Amstrad CPC. The C64 version can only also be used on a C64 in 80-character mode, which must be operated with an appropriate 80-character plug-in card.
Later versions are also available for the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, Acorn Archimedes and PC under MS-DOS.

PROTEXT-80 was also sold for the C64 as a bundle with 80 character cards:

  • The Plus version of the EX 80 plug-in card from Jann Datentechnik already included the PROTEXT-80 word processor and cost about 248 DM (1985).
  • The plug-in card 80-ZK-plus (198 DM) from Decam also included the word processor ProText and cost 298 DM (1985)

ProText as a normal program (single version) cost about 89 to 198 DM.

There were also some additions like the file management ProDat (German: ProDatei) and the address management ProAdress, which could also be used in combination with ProText.

Books[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

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