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Ted is an easy-to-use rich text processor for Linux.




Ted is a text processor running under X Windows on Unix/Linux systems. Ted was developed as a standard easy word processor, having the role of Wordpad on MS-Windows. Since then, Ted has evolved to a real word processor that still has the same easy appearance as the original.

The possibility to type a letter, a note or a report on a Unix/Linux machine is clearly missing. Only too often, you have to turn to MS-Windows machine to write a letter or a document. Ted was made to make it possible to edit rich text documents on Unix/Linux in a wysiwyg way. RTF files from Ted are fully compatible with MS-Word. Additionally, Ted also is an RTF to PostScript and an RTF to Acrobat PDF converter.

Compatibility with popular MS-Windows applications played an important role in the design of Ted. Every document produced by Ted fully compatible with MS-Word without any loss of formatting or information.

Compatibility in the other direction is more difficult to achieve. Ted supports many of the formatting features of the Microsoft applications. Other formatting instructions and meta information are ignored.1 By ignoring unsupported formatting Ted tries to get the complete text of a document on screen or to the printer.

Ted can be used to read formatted e-mail sent from a Windows machine to Unix, to print an RTF document, or to convert it to Acrobat PDF format. Below we explain how to configure Ted as an RTF viewer in Netscape and how to convert an RTF document to PDF with Ted and GhostScript.

I hope that you will find Ted useful. Please report the bugs you find, such that I can fix them.
Last updated on September 23rd, 2005

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