WordSmith 8, 64 bits (beta)

  • This version runs on Windows 7, 10 and 11.
  • Use your existing WS8 registration code details to register.
  • It has much of the functionality but some elements are missing.
  • It's a major re-write, so data formats have necessarily been re-structured. Existing WS8 saved data can be imported in .txt format. Export it in your existing WS8.
  • You can create and save data in the new version. But I may need to make further structural changes. If I do, data saved using the beta you download today may not match new data saved later.
  • The Help is gradually getting adapted from the WS8 32bit help.
  • Feedback on what you like and dislike is very welcome!

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latest enhancements

8.0.0.126 (17 May)

  • dispersion coverage improved.
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.124 (8 May)

  • searching in word lists, keyword lists, collocate lists.
  • KW coverage function
  • colour tag fixes.
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.122 (26 Apr)

  • searching in word lists, keyword lists, collocate lists.
  • other fixes.
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.121 (24 Apr)

  • improvements for tagged text and mark-up colours, e.g. make a word list of tags only.
  • other fixes: concordance punctuation handling, source text display, case-sensitive word lists and concordances.
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.120 (8 Apr)

  • fixes of source text and colours
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.119 (7 Apr)

  • mark-up in Concord again, e.g. formats and colours. .
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.118 (31 Mar)

  • mark-up in Concord again, e.g. formats and colours. .
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.117 (25 Mar)

  • mark-up in Concord. WordList saving large file-sets.
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.115 (15 Mar)

  • sentence, para, heading breaks fix
  • 64-bit Help system, see What's New

8.0.0.114 (4 Mar)

  • language settings fix
  • 64-bit Help system and help linkages developed further

8.0.0.113 (3 Mar)

  • further fixes and improvements
  • favourite texts improvements
  • collocation relationships facilitated with auto-create word list setting
  • 64-bit Help system developed

8.0.0.112 (23 Feb)

  • fixes and improvements
  • Ctrl/A in file choosing
  • languages chooser edited
  • 64-bit Help system started

8.0.0.111 (21 Feb)

  • fixes and improvements
  • menu shortcuts and other advanced settings
  • search facility, delete if

8.0.0.107 (12 Feb)

  • column layout fixes and improvements
  • column background colour and font styles
  • language editor fixes

8.0.0.106 (10 Feb)

  • stability improvements
  • compute/show from collocates improved to include stats
  • various fixes kindly suggested by Miel Slager

8.0.0.105 (6 Feb):

  • considerable speed improvements
  • improved view of source text
  • colour categorising

8.0.0.104 (4 Jan):

  • search wildcards and 1-letter concordance fix plus other search fixes
  • version checking
  • source text plot fix and save to RTF and clipboard
  • compute concordance for Index

8.0.0.101 (21 Dec):

  • wordlist Index functionality
  • check version updating

64 bit version improvements

  1. Enhanced source text view (Concord, KeyWords) with a plot to show instances.
  2. Better tag handling, ability to show tags in different ways including a preferred tag attribute.
  3. Sentence and other text breaks can be shown in Concord lines.
  4. Processes UTF8 text with few disadvantages while still preferring UTF16.
  5. Clean new visual styles and colours.
  6. Uses all the PC’s memory unlike 32 bit software.
  7. Enhanced accuracy in counts of sentences, paragraphs etc.
  8. More complete notes saved with each set of data.
  9. Better colour handling in export to RTF, Excel, etc.
  10. Fix to context word search using tags (problem in WS8-32bits)