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This geoWrite disk image (see GEOS 2.0manual) contains: geoWrite the Text Manager desk accessories for switching the font list or the printer from within geoWrite a utility to combine two geoWrite files into one a utility to change the version of a geoWrite file the Text Grabber (import from other formats) as many cool fonts as would fitMichael Steil has written a series of articlesabout geoWrite; he'salso gota disassembly in hisrepo.Here's a collection of almost 100 GEOS fonts, in D64images. If you put more than eight fonts on your geoWrite disk, you'llwant to grab the geoWrite disk image above, which contains a deskaccessory to choose which eight will appear in the menu.GEOS fonts #1 | download GEOS fonts #2 | downloadGEOS fonts #3 | downloadGEOS fonts #4 | downloadI had a request for geoSpell, so here it is in all itsglory. The disk image contains geoSpell, geoDictionary, and geoFont.This disk is labeled "GEOS Font Collection 2", from Comm-PlexSoftware. It includes Jim Collette's Font Editor 2.5, generallyconsidered to be best of breed. There are also lots of fonts on thedisk: GEOS Font Collection 2 | side A GEOS Font Collection 2 | side BHere's a D64 image of geoPaint (see GEOS2.0 manual), with some utilities for image conversion, photo scrapmanipulation, etc. geoGIF (see below) is on this disk too.Here's a D64 containing geoGIF, a utilitythat can convert .gif files to geoPaint files. I've included a .gif ofa photo I took, scaled down and then converted to a geoPaint image.This D64 contains geoCalc (spreadsheet) andgeoChart (charting tools).This D64 contains geoFile(database), geoMerge (mail merge), and geoDex (a "rolodex"application).These D64s contain Desk PackPlus, side Aand side B. It includes theGraphics Grabber, Calendar, Icon Editor, geoDex, geoMerge, PhotoManager, and some laser fonts and utilities. There's even a game ofBlackjack!These are D64s of geoPublish (desktoppublishing), side Aand side B. Between the two sides,you'll find geoPublish and its master page libraries, geoPubLaser,some LW and Mega fonts, the Text Manager, and the Text Grabber (forimporting other Commodore word processing formats).Bruce Thomas created a geoPublish tutorial that came withtwo 1581 disks: here are D81 images ofthe firstand seconddisks. Here's the tutorial asa PDF. There'salso some interesting geoPublish information in PDFs from LaserDirect, which was a laser printing service from the old days. Here aretheir infokitand publisher'skit.Bruce also sent me this GEOS Programs Directory 1990(PDF) with a list of availableprograms and where to find them (oh nuts, my Q-Link account doesn'twork anymore!). It's useful both to know what's out there and probablyto archivists looking for GEOS software that has fallen intoobscurity.Better Working Corp. produced a wordprocessor for GEOS called Word Publisher. Here is thedisk: side A contains theprogram, and the spellcheck index ison side B. Here'sthe manual (PDF).Perfect Print was an interesting hack forgeoWrite that depended on interpolating printer drivers and specialfonts, and produced high-resolution printouts on dot-matrix printersusing multiple passes. Here'sthe manualandits addendum.disk one, side A (Perfect Print LQ Print System)disk one, side B (Perfect Print LQ Print System Utilities)disk two, side A (HQ Printer Drivers)disk two, side B (HQ/LQ Fonts and Font Editor)disk three, side A (LQ Fonts 1)disk three, side B (LQ Fonts 1)disk four, side A (LQ Fonts 2)disk four, side B (LQ Fonts 2)disk five, side A (LQ Fonts 3)disk five, side B (LQ Fonts 3)disk six, side A (LQ Fonts 4)disk six, side B (LQ Fonts 4)PostScript: But the real way to getquality hardcopy from GEOS is to generate PostScript output that canbe sent to a laser printer. There's a lot of history behind this, andthere have been a lot of different hacks for it over the years,starting with programs to connect an Apple LaserWriter to yourCommodore via serial port. But I think the easiest way to do it nowis to generate the PostScript file from within GEOS, then copy it overto a PC and deal with it there (print, convert to PDF, or whateverelse). Here is the software you need:GEOS laser side AGEOS laser side BSide A contains the programs that will do this; there are two forgeoPublish and two for geoWrite. geoPublsrDskA will generatePostScript on drive A from a geoPublish file, and geoPublsrDiskB willdo the same on drive B. geoLasrDiskA will generate PostScript on driveA from a geoWrite file, and geoLasrDiskB will do the same on driveB. They should be on the same drive as your geoPublish or geoWritefile. These images also contain "LW" (laser writer) fonts, which youneed to use in your documents to get the proper resolution (you mustalso use the most recent versions of geoPublish and geoWrite). Thereare additional laser fonts on side B.The output will be a Commodore SEQ file (not a GEOS file), so youcan use whatever utility you like to get the file onto your PC (thename will start with "PS."). What I do is touse WCOPY+to get the file to a CMD FD, then mount that in a USB floppy drive ona Linux box. You could also make a D64 and extract the file on the PC(or whatever other technique you might come up with).Here's an example (Postscript file):it's the "geoTips" document I handed out laser-printed copies ofat ECCC 2013, which wasmade with geoPublish. In case you have trouble viewing PostScriptfiles, I've converted it toa PDF file. Recently, I alsoran across this newsletter created by AllanBairstow as part of the British Commodore Scene magazine, which usesmore advanced techniques.I've also got DaleSidebottom's Laser LoversDisk.geoCope is an assembler for GEOS. I haven'tused it, so I can't give any advice, although Corey pointed me toa review in the Transactor. I havetwo copies, both of which appear to be version1.3: here's one,and here's the other.geoWizard is a very interesting utility byJim Collette (in fact, he referred to it as "The Ultimate GEOSUtility", although I'd call it "the most interesting GEOS program inthe world..."). You thought GEOS wasn't a multi-tasking operatingsystem, right? Well it isn't... but with geoWizard, you can "freeze"the current state of the machine into the REU and start anotherapplication; when it's terminated, the first is restored where youleft off. See the documentation on the diskimage for full details. geoWizard was later integrated intogateWay.geoShell is a command-line interface for GEOS;these are D64 images of version 2.2 (sideA, side B), and here'sthe manual.There's also a developer's package explaining how to writegeoShell commands: here'sthe manual,and here are the files.These are some new commands (the "geoShell Extras"); the disk ismarked "LACC PD LIBRARY"(one side only), andhere's the manual.This appears to be another version of the same disk(sideA, side B). geoWorld ad for Susan Lamb's "Graphic Idea Files" disks (click to enlarge) 2b1af7f3a8