Using Help

Tip: Using help At the top of most views you will see a button with a question mark inside it. If you tap this a number of help hints will appear around the screen. Those filled with yellow are just hints. Those filled with blue are also links to more information. Tap one and another…

Rich Text Format (.rtf)

I’ve often been asked why Writing Shed only supports rich text format. The answer is that IOS only supports rich text format. You might think the app ought to support both Word and Apple Pages formats, and I would agree. In reality though the specification of Word’s document format is huge and it would take me…

Icon Technology: a bit of history

In 1983 I started a company called Icon Technology in partnership with Mike Glover, an Apple Dealer in Leicester. The aim of the company was to develop software for the Apple Macintosh which had just been launched. Our first product was a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) word processor called MacAuthor. As its…

Handwriting

Tip I guess lots of writers, particularly poets, handwrite their early drafts. I certainly do. Since creating Writing Shed though I have started using Notes Plus, a brilliant handwriting app, to produce my initial drafts. When I am ready to add the text to Writing Shed I simply tap a button to convert the handwriting to…

Text Display

TIP: Text Display Size If you were to display a 12-point font on an iPad it would look very small, and could be difficult to read. You might think increasing the font size would do the trick, and it would, but would also affect the size of printed/exported text. To overcome this Writing Shed lets you change…