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Category: Word Processing & Text Editors
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zip0 Blue Chip Word Processor

Blue Chip Word Processor by Visiontronics and Professional Software, Inc. Designed by Jacques Lebrun (1984) - This is the word processor that accompanied the Blue Chip D12/10 daisy wheel printer.  It's a fairly capable application, supporting 40, 80 or 120 columns. Thank you Thomas Shaw for sharing this!

You can find the Word Processor Quick Guide with command reference here

You can find the full printer manual here

Lastly, you can find a GEOS printer driver here

16-01-23 English Commodore 64 30.11 KB 138 Download
zip1 C64 Miniword v2.5

C64 Miniword v2.5 by Bo Zimmerman (The Zacman! ?? Is that Bo's handle?) - In my hunt for the Mirage Word Processor, I stumbled on Bo's github page where I found this neat little word processor.  Since there wasn't an actual compiled release of the program, I imported the project into CBMPrg Studio, assembled the ML part, then Blitzed the BASIC part and put all the necessary files into a D64 disk image.  Complete docs are in both the masterfile (mw_docs.txt) and also on the D64 that can be loaded into Miniword.  Miniword uses .prg files for storage, so you will want to load the file "2.5docs.mw".

The Github page and source files can be found HERE!

22-04-23 English Commodore 64 43.7 KB 38 Download
zip2 Cosmi Text and Data Pro HOT

COSMI Text & Data Pro is a combination word processor and data base system

Cosmi Text and Data Pro-1
21-08-18 English Commodore 64 15.53 KB 1,028 Download
d64 floppy3 Easy Script HOT

Easy Script is one of the more popular and affordable word processors for the Commodore 64. Its output files are in a SEQ (sequential file) format, so they are relatively easy to convert to a more modern, readable format.  Included in the archive is the program, manual and review in pdf format.

easy script 1
17-04-15 English Commodore 64 4.04 MB 2,766 Download
d64 floppy4 Easywriter HOT

Written by Steve Cumiskey, released in November 1988 - This program is intended to be used to write text information or instruct- ion for any other program. It will save those text as a seq file on disk. The text can then be loaded back and read onscreen or printed out. This program will then load the program the text was written for.

easy writer
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 8.31 KB 1,240 Download
d64 floppy5 Electronic Notepad HOT

This neat little text editor has a feature that lets you encrypt the file so that you need two codes you assign to unlock the file.

electronic notepad
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 3.21 KB 1,103 Download
zip6 HES Writer 64 NEW

HES Writer 64 ByJerryBailey (1982) - As quoted from the manual:

Thisprogramallowsyoutoentertext intothecomputerviathecomputer keyboard,theneditandformatthe textbeforeprintingit.

I suppose in 1982 you could look past the crudeness of this program, and were just have something better than a typewriter.  Anyway, here's a link to the manual which is surprisingly detailed.

19-05-23 English Commodore 64 5.21 KB 20 Download
zip7 HITEX Hi-Res Text Editor [PAL]

HITEX by LDX#40 is a neat little text editor that works in the Commodore 64 hi-res graphics mode.  Full support for load & save, so who know, this could be your new word processor for that novel you've been meaning to write.

Website external16-05-20 English Commodore 64 6.01 KB 670 Download
zip8 Home Word Processor

Here's a simple but effective text editor for the Commodore 64 from the Starter Kit disk by the NorthWest group of California.  Although it's calling itself a "Word Processor", it's really a line based text editor.  That aside though, it does the job, and supports load/save from disk or tape, and printing among other things.  If you just need something simple to edit a .SEQ file, this might be one to check out.

This archive includes the full NorthWest Starter Kit.  There are some other utilities / programs you might find useful on it.

07-02-23 English Commodore 64 78.15 KB 104 Download
zip9 HomeWord

HomeWord by Sierra-Online (1983) - This is a neat word processor that came early in the Commodore 64's existence but had the neat feature of being able to see a live preview of the documents layout as it would be when printed out even though you only had 40 columns for editing.  I haven't been able to find any documentation for this rare find.  In fact, it's so rare that there isn't even a cracked version of this that I could find.  That said, let me tell you a bit about what's in this archive.  So there is both a .g64 and .d64 disk image, and both of them have some mild copy protection still in tact.  The odd thing about the .d64 image is that it will work in VICE, and on the Ultimate II+ with Firmware 3.9, but won't work on an Ultimate 64 with Firmware 3.10, hence the .g64 image which I created by putting the .d64 on the Ultimate II+ and using Shotgun II nibbler to create a real floppy, then using Nib copy on a PC with a XUM1541 with parralel adapter to read back the floppy into a .g64 which the Ultimate 64 is ok with.

Thanks to DLH over at the Bombjack site, we now have some documentation!  Although the manual is for HomeWord Plus, I'm sure most of it applies to this version also

29-01-23 English Commodore 64 115.06 KB 103 Download
zip10 Interword v1.02 HOT

Interword is a Commodore 64 assembly language port of an Amiga word processor.  The software was written in 1992 on a commission from Interactivision, a software company based in Silkeborg, Denmark.

Not that many people care, but this program works really nice with the Blue Chip d12/10 printer for the Commodore 64.   Here's a YouTube video and the Author Martin Olsen has added some nice commentary.

Source Code posted on GitHub.

Interword  v1.02-1
23-08-18 English Commodore 64 29 KB 1,211 Download
d64 floppy11 Kwik Write! HOT

Released by Fairlight! This is one of those programs that just go to show that some of the best things in life are free. Not quite a word processor but very capable, Kwik Write is an excellent text editor.

kwik write
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 16.2 KB 1,324 Download
zip12 Line Editor

Line Editor for the Commodore 64 is a simple but fully featured sequential file editor written in BASIC.  The program has some simple listing protection, but I'm sure anyone sufficiently determined will figure out a way around that.

03-07-21 English Commodore 64 6.97 KB 371 Download
d64 floppy13 Main Street Word Processor HOT

Main Street Word Processor for the Commodore 64 is your basic no frills text processing application.

main street word processor-1
29-10-15 English Commodore 64 73.81 KB 1,044 Download
d64 floppy14 Mastertext Plus 64 v1.0 (German) HOT

If you can read German, this is a very nice professional word processing package.

mastertext plus 64 1
04-05-15 German Commodore 64 45.67 KB 932 Download
d64 floppy15 Maxiedit v2.9 HOT

This general purpose text editor is quite nice with many formatting features. The full docs are on the disk.

maxiedit v2.9
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 20.23 KB 983 Download
zip16 Mister Ed [PAL]

Mister Ed by Lubber of Padua is a text editor with a gui interface driven by a joystick (no mouse support).

03-09-19 English Commodore 64 12.17 KB 622 Download
zip17 Notepad64 v1.0 HOT

Notepad64 v1.0 by Matteo Angelini.  This is a nice clean text editor that supports loading and saving to .seq files.  It also supports PETSCII editing.  Included in the archive is the source and some sample screens.

25-04-17 English Commodore 64 95.46 KB 1,206 Download
d64 floppy18 Paper Quik

Although Paper Quick calls itself a word processor for the C64 & 1525 Printer, it really is closer to a simple text editor, because it lacks the features most people would have expected from such a program. This doesn't mean it 's useless. Paper Quick is really a nice simple approach to editing text.

paper quick
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 5.84 KB 884 Download
zip19 Paperback Writer 64 v1.20

Welcome to Paperback Writer 64 - probably the best writing tool available for inexpensive home computer systems. Extraordinarily easy to learn and use. Paperback Writer also offers many sophisticated controls over your documents, on both the video screen and printed paper.

28-03-21 English Commodore 64 64.1 KB 610 Download
zip20 PaperClip 64

PaperClip is designed for ease and simplicity in use, yet is powerful enough to tackle almost any wordprocessing job.  Many advanced features not found with micro-computer wordprocessors are incorporated in PaperClip.  The result is a document which reads better, being created in less time.

Note: There are several different release versions in this archive.  The one I use is named "paperclip-64.d64" but I included all of them I could find.  A few don't work under VICE 3.1 but work fine in CCS64 v3.9.2 and on the Ultimate64.

27-03-21 English Commodore 64 305 KB 663 Download
zip21 Ski Writer v1.0

Ski Writer by Mastertronic is a pretty cool word processing program that was released in 1985.  There is a good review of Ski Writer in the Midnight Software Gazette magazine, Issue 40 Page 6.

Ski Writer v1.0
23-08-18 English Commodore 64 27.86 KB 896 Download
zip22 Speedscript Sequential Filing Mod

Speedscript Filing Modifier by Steve Hammer & Gary Hills is a utility for modifying Speedscript 3.0 & 3.1 from Compute! Publications so that you can save files directly to ASCII or Pet ASCII from inside the word processor.  Full docs are in the archive.

01-12-20 English Commodore 64 12.03 KB 514 Download
zip23 Story Writer

Story Writer is a limited word processor designed especially for primary grade students and is intended to be used in conjunction with a sound classroom writing program. It is not intended that everything children write should be done on a wordprocessor.

29-05-20 English Commodore 64 9.51 KB 538 Download
zip24 Superscript 64

Superscript 64 by Precision Software is an advanced word processing package for the Commodore 64 which was not only available as a stand alone retail package, but was also available as an upgrade to it's younger brother Easy Script.

In this achive are three copies.  One is a version cracked by the group "CFG", and the others are a .g64  / .nib image with all protection left in place.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to locate a manual.  If you have one and would be willing to share a scan, please contact us!

A generous visitor has shared a PDF of the manual, you can find it here

28-03-21 English Commodore 64 424.32 KB 535 Download
d64 floppy25 Text Master HOT

Written by Harold Brochman and Maurice Larose. Textmaster is one of the best word processors I have used, not because it has tons of features and options but because it is simple and easy to use.

text master
03-04-15 English Commodore 64 10.36 KB 1,180 Download
d64 floppy26 TRIO HOT

Softsync's Trio comprises word processor, spreadsheet, and database programs. Data can be imported/exported between the 3 applications.

03-05-15 English Commodore 64 92.31 KB 1,103 Download
d64 floppy27 Vizawrite 64 HOT

Vizawrite 64 Personal Word Processing System. Vizawrite is an English word processor, which was developed in 1983 and marketed from the company Viza.

06-12-15 English Commodore 64 39.58 KB 1,248 Download
zip28 Word Processor 7
Word Processor 7 is a neat little text editor that gets the job done. Since it's written in 100% BASIC, maybe someone can improve on it or learn something. word-processor-7
20-12-20 English Commodore 64 4.19 KB 588 Download
d64 floppy29 Word Writer HOT

Word Writer by Green Valley Publishing is a straight forward line based text editor for the Commodore 64.

word writer-1
29-10-15 English Commodore 64 17.67 KB 1,064 Download
zip30 Word Writer 4

WORD WRITER 4 is a complete writing environment for memos, manuscripts and everything in between.  It provides all the tools necessary for organizing your thoughts before you turn them into text plus everything you need to edit, insert, delete(remove) and rearrange your text. You'll produce professional looking documents that reflect your writing style, using either your printer's built-in text mode features or using WW4's premium-quality fonts.

Note:  Had trouble getting this to work in VICE 3.1.  Works fine in CCS64 v3.9.2 and on the Ultimate64.

27-03-21 English Commodore 64 93.67 KB 443 Download
zip31 Word Writer 5

WORD WRITER is a complete writing environment for memos, manuscripts and everything in between.  It provides all the tools necessary for organizing your thoughts before you tum them into text plus everything you need to edit, insert, delete (remove) and rearrange your text.  You'll produce professional-looking documents that reflect your writing style, using either your printer's built-in text mode features or using WW's premium quality fonts.

27-03-21 English Commodore 64 468.02 KB 424 Download
zip32 Word Writer 6

WORD WRITER 6 is a complete writing environment for memos, manuscripts and everything in between.  It provides all the tools necessary for organizing your thoughts before you turn them into text plus everything you need to edit, insert, delete (remove) and rearrange your text.  You'll produce professional-looking documents that reflect your writing style, using either your printer's built-in text mode features or using WW's premium-quality fonts.

27-03-21 English Commodore 64 469.43 KB 581 Download
zip33 Wordcraft 64

Wordcraft 64 is an older word processing program for the Commodore 64 which appears to have come on the scene in 1983 when it was adapted by Nick Hickman.  Although it's not super fancy, it does support RS232 printing.

If you have a manual for this program, please consider sharing a scan by clicking the "contact us" link.

28-03-21 English Commodore 64 13.44 KB 403 Download
d64 floppy34 Wordmaster HOT

Written by Jim Garrick. Wordmaster isn't quite a word processor but close. If you want to quickly edit or create and Seq. file, this is a good choice. Fully menu driven and very easy to use.

03-04-15 English Commodore 64 6.11 KB 994 Download
zip35 WRITE NOW! 64 NEW

WRITE NOW! 64 (1983) by Computer:Applications Inc (Distributed by CARDCO, Inc.).  Described by the manual as follows:

WRITE NOW! was designed to provide you with an easy to use inexpensive word processor that provides the most desired features of an expensive word processor while being simple to learn and efficient to use. WRITE NOW! is written completely in machine language to eliminate the slowness found in some word processors. WRITE NOW! also uses screen oriented editing so it does not require the cumbersome editing modes required by other word processors.

As far as I know, the program was only officially distributed in cartridge form, but a group called ABA-Soft created a disk version.  This archive contains both a .CRT and .D64 if the program.  The .CRT version was pulled from a ROMset found here on archive.org, and the .D64 version was found here on csdb.dk. The manual for WRITE NOW! 64 can be found here.

write-now -64-1
17-05-23 English Commodore 64 26.67 KB 35 Download
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