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What are people saying about Atlantis Word Processor

Tom Colvin I read somewhere that Atlantis is also installed on the new Galaxy Tab tablet -- so having a copy on one's desktop and USB stick might help one manage documents in a variety of places.
Jan 13 2011 at 1:35am Copy Link
Taras Push Tom, most probably it's "another" Atlantis, not a word processor. I am not sure that Atlantis Word Processor will run on Android.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 13 2011 at 4:28am Copy Link
_*_ Will Atlantis open and save .docx format?

Also, how does Atlantis handle indents? Is it by manual adjustment on the ruler or is it more like Wordperfect simply pressing the F7 key to the desired indent level?

Jan 13 2011 at 11:07am Copy Link
a a Does it support creating indexes ?
Jan 13 2011 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Michael R. Looks like a great tool with a generous policy (as it should be with all products)

When reading 'word processor' at first, I thought it would perhaps be a writing tool operating on pure ascii-code. Of course it is not...

Nevertheless, I would really like to have a writing tool, which could export pure ascii-text too, which output looks - as far as it possible - like the original text, i.e. would be able to have paragraphs, pages, footnotes, some columns per page, left/right/full justification, ... Such a feature would be great.
Jan 13 2011 at 5:44pm Copy Link
Taras Push M B,

Yes, Atlantis Word Processor can both open existing documents in the DOCX format, and save any document as DOCX.

Atlantis has toolbar buttons and hot keys that you could use to change paragraph indents and spacing. Below are some default hot keys:

Increase left indent: Ctrl+M
Decrease left indent: Ctrl+Shift+M
Add / Remove first line indent: Shift+Alt+M
Increase first line outdent: Ctrl+T
Decrease first line outdent: Ctrl+Shift+T
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 13 2011 at 6:54pm Copy Link
Taras Push a a, the present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not support creating indexes. This feature is on our "to do" list.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 13 2011 at 7:12pm Copy Link
Taras Push Michael R. I am sorry, but it is unlikely that Atlantis Word Processor will ever export such plain text files. Thanks for your comments.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 13 2011 at 7:18pm Copy Link
Tom Colvin I've been aware of Atlantis for several years, have even covered it about 3 years ago on my blog for writers. I downloaded the current version a couple days ago and have been using it on a new writing project. Atlantis has come a long way. And I think that it may become MY WORD PROCESSOR OF CHOICE. So far, I really, really like it.
Jan 14 2011 at 1:53am Copy Link
_*_ Taras Push, I have been using the demo and it is a nice program and so far more behaved than Word.

One thing is, I cannot find a way to insert a Table. In fact I cannot find anything about Tables whatsoever.

Can you tell me how to create and modify a table, please?

Jan 14 2011 at 2:35am Copy Link
Taras Push The present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not support tables. They are also on the "to do" list.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 14 2011 at 2:37am Copy Link
_*_ Taras Push,

After writing my above post (and before you answered), I went to your forums and searched for Tables. Best I can figure it seems Tables implementation has been waiting for years! I may have this totally wrong though.

First, I never knew of Atlantis before the Bits offer, or that it was this old of a program. Good for you staying in business and keeping the program moving forward.

Second, I am not trying to cause issues with this; for me personally, Tables are quite important and wondered if this feature is really on the list of things to do, or if it will be years in the making yet.

It is a feature I use on a fairly regular basis, but am not opposed to using a work around if you have one.

Thanks for any insight you can offer.
Jan 14 2011 at 2:57am Copy Link
Taras Push
>Tables implementation has been waiting for years!

Yes, it's correct. Tables are an important feature in a word processor. Atlantis will have tables in a not too distant future.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 14 2011 at 3:14am Copy Link
a a Similar to M B, Indexes are crucial for me, so I was wondering roughly when they might appear in Atlantis (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, longer...) ?
Jan 14 2011 at 4:04pm Copy Link
Bright Spark I have been happily using Atlantis for several years. It is true that it does not handle tables, and hopefully that will sometime be added. However, I really like that the product still "feels" light and responsive. It has been updated and improved many times over the years, but the focus on ease of use has been maintained. Also, I have never had to pay upgrade fees. For those interested in a lighter word processor than Word, this is one of the best "value for money" products around.

One feature that I really appreciate, is that it keeps a list of directories/folders that have been used for opening or saving its files. It makes it really easy to move between documents in different folders.
Jan 14 2011 at 6:14pm Copy Link
Taras Push a a,

I do not have much to say about the next major version of Atlantis Word Processor. But in any case, anyone who buys a copy of Atlantis Word Processor, gets years of free updates. As a matter of fact, we have never charged a single penny for updates. Our first users have been receiving free updates since 2001 (it's 10 years of free updates now).

Regarding the index feature. Sorry, I have no date to tell you. All I can say is that this feature is on the "to do" list.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 14 2011 at 8:19pm Copy Link
Don Goddard Several years back I had to create rich text format documents for a computer-based training program I was developing. I had designed a reference library to open and view rtf documents with the authoring tool I was using. since rtf is such a common format, I thought this would be a simple task. It was not. The rtf documents I created in MS Word and several other rtf editors did not reliably display (the original format was altered). Atlantis Word Processor (lite) was the only rtf editor that could create documents that displayed in my program as originally designed. I thought this might mean that Atlantis was more faithful to the rtf format specification? I am picking up a copy!
Jan 15 2011 at 4:49pm Copy Link
Nick Katz Hello. This is probably on your site somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I purchased Atlantis, which looks perfect for my needs. but I wanted to find out if it can be installed on more than one computer. I'd like to have it on my desktop and also on a netbook. Do I need two licenses?
Jan 15 2011 at 5:20pm Copy Link
Taras Push Nick, you do not need two licenses. You can install on more than one computer. Thanks for purchasing.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 15 2011 at 5:45pm Copy Link
Taras Push Don, it is hard to say what was the problem. But yes, RTF is currently the main document format in Atlantis Word Processor.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 15 2011 at 5:49pm Copy Link
Nick Katz Thanks Taras

A really nice program.
Jan 15 2011 at 5:56pm Copy Link
Taras Push By the way, anyone who buys a copy of Atlantis Word Processor, can also get a free license for ImagiPass, to create and manage crucial passwords:

If you already registered a copy of Atlantis Word Processor, click here to claim your free copy of ImagiPass:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 15 2011 at 6:16pm Copy Link
David User Looks nice, but doesn't allow Tavultesoft Keyman to enter unicode directly.
Jan 15 2011 at 7:11pm Copy Link
Michael Crosson Can Atlantis format pages in legal pleading paper styles? Pleading paper has numbered lines on the left side and a vertical line. The first page has a caption with the parties and type of document. For more information and example, see this link:

Jan 15 2011 at 8:41pm Copy Link
0 User Hi:

Can Atlantis keep track of changes in a document so you can view what you've deleted or moved from one place to another?

Jan 15 2011 at 11:52pm Copy Link
Taras Push David Smith,

Sorry, but I cannot say why Tavultesoft Keyman does not work with Atlantis Word Processor.

There are multiple ways to insert various symbols and characters in Atlantis. Please click the following link:

The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 1:05am Copy Link
Taras Push Michael Crosson, regrettably the present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not support line numbering. It supports paragraph numbering only:

The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 1:09am Copy Link
Taras Push Gary Kriss, the present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not support track changes. But note that all the major features of MS Word are on our "to do" list.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 1:12am Copy Link
Rich OBrien Atlantis Word Processor needs to add the Word Art of Microsoft Word. Only I suggest the programmers of Atlantis Word Processor begin by looking at "Text Art" in the TextMaker 2010 Word Processor by downloading a trial copy of SoftMkaer Office 2010 software from Germany. "Text Art" in TextMaker 2010 is obviously inspired by WordArt only "Text Art" is far better. The system for creating and controlling gradient color fills in "Text Art" is pure genius.
One other feature I'm looking for is the way Microsoft Word displays the 10 most recently used fonts together at the top of its font list. Once you use a font, you'll find it conveniently at the top of the list. Word has had this feature for decades and other programs such as Corel Draw also have had this feature for many years. Once you enjoy the convenience of picking your fonts this way, you'll want this feature in every word processor and every program that uses fonts.
Jan 16 2011 at 3:10am Copy Link
Denis Gauthier Abiword is more complete and free!
Jan 16 2011 at 4:20am Copy Link
Taras Push Rich OBrien, Atlantis Word Processor does not keep track of recently used fonts. But it has the "Favorite Fonts" feature (it can be enabled on the "General" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog of Atlantis):

The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 4:47am Copy Link
Taras Push Denis Gauthier, I am glad that there is a free word processor that completely fits your needs.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 4:51am Copy Link
Billie Gray Does this program have anything like the "Reveal Codes" function of WordPerfect? This is my can't do-without-it feature because it mostly does away with the mystery of why it's doing what it's doing.
Jan 16 2011 at 6:42am Copy Link
Taras Push I am sorry, but the present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not have the "Reveal Codes" function.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 6:46am Copy Link
Hazen Hoffpauir whoa, Esellerate was going to charge me for 2 copies and the charge was $70. Sorry can't get at this price..
Jan 16 2011 at 9:23am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber When checking the trial-version I saw you also have foreign dictionaries. Do you also have localized versions of your program, e.g. a german version?
Jan 16 2011 at 11:10am Copy Link
Truman Roper Denis Gauthier, you are the kind of person who would walk into a Chevrolet dealership singing the praises of FORD, I am not associated with BitsDuJour or Atlantis. I hope you will be happy in your little, small life, now leave us adults alone on this website.
Jan 16 2011 at 11:18am Copy Link
Nick Katz In addition, Abiword does not have near the same compatibility with Word, which makes it not very useful for many people.
Jan 16 2011 at 12:46pm Copy Link
Denis Gauthier Abiword is fully compatible with Word
Jan 16 2011 at 2:27pm Copy Link
Don Goddard This is an interesting discussion. There are probably many reasons why people prefer one piece of software or another. I have also used AbiWord and have actively tracked its progress over the years. I like the fact that it supports tables. But, when I had my problem I tried AbiWord but was not able to get it to generate an rtf file that was compatible with the rtf object in the authoring tool I use (NeoBook). I even downloaded the rtf spec to see if that could give me a clue to the failures. That just caused more confusion since the spec didn't seem that complicated and made me wonder why the 3 or 4 I tried couldn't handle that task. It seems reasonable that people should evaluate a product to see if it fits their specific needs and base purchase on the results.
Jan 16 2011 at 2:43pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Stefan, just make two purchases of one copy :-)
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 16 2011 at 2:46pm Copy Link
Nick Katz Denis, I'm admittedly just going by the Abiword web site. It does not say anything about compatibility with Word 2007 docx files and says it can save in doc format by actually saving in rtf using a doc extension.
Jan 16 2011 at 3:42pm Copy Link
Taras Push Stefan Hauber, we only have the English and French versions of Atlantis Word Processor.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 16 2011 at 4:50pm Copy Link
Deleto Maximo I've been using MS Word, Star Office, Open Office and its Open Source derivatives for academic text composition. In short, how would I benefit from this tool? What's so special about it that would actually motivate a switch from one of the (free) Open Source word processors? Thank you very much!
Jun 10 2011 at 6:46am Copy Link
James Kenney I want to know the same thing...
I do like that it can be installed on a Flash drive.
How does it handle graphics and text blocks?
Does it allow text flow from box to box?
Does it work more like Word, Word Perfect, or Pagemaker.
Does it have a 'revel codes' function like Word Perfect so you can actually FIX problems in your document rather than just patch them to work?
Jun 10 2011 at 3:41pm Copy Link
Roberto I didnt know about this one and looks good. Small and fast, ill give a try :)
Jun 12 2011 at 2:01am Copy Link
Taras Push Sebastian F, it is hard to answer to your questions through a short comment. Different people have different requirements, different goals, and different tasks to be solved. Atlantis Word Processor is a try-before-you-buy product. You can try Atlantis Word Processor for free to find out if you can benefit from switching to it.

Please see the following links:

The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jun 12 2011 at 8:25am Copy Link
Taras Push James Kenney, Atlantis is a word processor, not a desktop publishing program like Pagemaker. In this way Atlantis is much closer to MS Word. But Atlantis is not a MS Word replacement, or OpenOffice replacement. It does not have all the features of MS Word. But in the same time it has features unavailable (or implemented differently than in) MS Word.

Sorry, Atlantis Word Processor does not have the "reveal codes" function.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jun 12 2011 at 8:32am Copy Link
Taras Push Peter R, if possible, please email your document file to
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jun 13 2011 at 1:42am Copy Link
Tazzie A long time user of MS Word as well as of Open Office, I decided on a whim to try Atlantis ... fell in love with it and bought it right away. I use it all the time and really have not had to resort to the other word processors. Of course, I don't do the heavy duty word processing that I used to, but I've done enough to keep me satisfied. It does indeed have features that I haven't found elsewhere, and I enjoy finding new features and different ways of using old features. I find the layout familiar enough to be intuitive yet still with great new features. You really need to try this to appreciate it. I especially enjoy the ability to drag text, pics, links to docs open in Atlantis .... more than one doc open is shown in tabs so you can switch back and forth more easily, or can be shown side by side, which is great for editing and merging docs, etc. I love the control board, and have had great fun playing with the format brush ... much easier to do different formatting in the same doc.

Anyway ... way too much to summarize here ... check it out and hurry :)
Jun 13 2011 at 6:32pm Copy Link
K X I bought this the last time it was on Bits du Jour and I use it every day. I enjoy it because more streamlined than MS Word. And I've got it on a flash drive. My preference is not to do a lot of complex formatting (to me, Word is bloatware). I have lots of fairly short documents open regularly and I'm fine with rtf format. I had been using XP's default rtf editor, but Atlantis goes way beyond that in terms of features which I find useful.
Jun 13 2011 at 7:24pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Hi Folks,

A nice Bits.

Donationcoder thought highly of Atlantis in a review of many wps.

Right now I use Open Office on occasion (cumbersome at times) and AbiWord I tried (pleasant but Atlantis has big pluses) and I use my Eudora email and Treedbnotes for a lot of editing.

Tables hopefully will come soon, I see that discussed a bit.

And I really like the fact that you have a nice forum, looks like an integrity small company. Good enuf overall with the Bits discount to go buy em and try em.

Suggestion - extend a day. This is the type of Bits that makes you shine.

Jun 13 2011 at 8:35pm Copy Link
Genie au Travail No tabbed interface ?
Nov 2 2011 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Taras Push Atlantis Word Processor does have a tabbed interface:
_*_ Does Atlantis have tables yet?
Nov 2 2011 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Taras Push Not yet, sorry. User Does your word processor have ability to make templates?
Nov 5 2011 at 4:17am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Question for Developer

Although MSFT Word can save a doc as HTML, Word's code is a bit messy. I was contemplating Corel WordPerfect for that purpose. But I noted Atlantis's feature of direct ePub conversion...very interesting. So, what about conversion to HTML? Does Atlantis do that too?

Thank you for this offering. It is a great discount price for an excellent software.
Nov 5 2011 at 4:18am Copy Link
Joshua Cearley There is a decent amount of inline CSS used on the HTML it outputs, and it prefers to use size tags instead of normal headers, but the HTML appears to be fairly clean.

And yes, there also is some template functionality in Atlantis.
Nov 5 2011 at 5:57am Copy Link
Taras Push J Gran, any document can be saved in Atlantis as a template (the "File | Save Special | Save As Template..." menu command). To create a new document from a template, use the "File | New | Create From Template..." menu command.
Taras Push Preston Mitchell, you can use the "File | Save Special | Save As Web Page..." command of Atlantis to save the active document as HTML. To put the document selection onto the clipboard in the HTML format, choose the "Edit | Copy as HTML" menu command.
Wally L I have heard of this program some time back, so as there is a no refund policy I'm going to install it and do a very hurried test of the types of WPíng i would normally do plus some sleep 9time to think of other tests), so hopefully I'll be back to buy a license with around 1 hour remaining of the promotion.

Nov 5 2011 at 8:36am Copy Link
Roger McKeon Hi Taras,

I am the only one getting this message when I try to "Buy Now":

Oops! Something isn't working right here. Please check back in a bit!

(This has been going on for several hours...)
Nov 5 2011 at 11:10am Copy Link
Taras Push Roger, where have you been getting that message? What site? BitsDuJour, or FastSpring - our order processing company?

By the way, I can see your order. Have you received your registration code?
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Nov 5 2011 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Roger it seems to work fine for us here!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 5 2011 at 12:50pm Copy Link
HJ B 1. Is there a list somewhere of MS Word functions that are not included in Atlantis?

2. How about a list of Atlantis functions that are not included in MS Word?

3. I sometimes receive documents in Word Perfect format. Will Atlantis open such documents?

4. It appears that there is no macro or automation capability, Is that correct?

5. Is there a Manual other than the help screen? If not, is the help screen available as a pdf?

6. A look at the help screen does not indicate that the search and replace function will accept control codes to do such things as search for a return symbol or a tab. However, I tried some of the codes that are used by Word, and they worked in Atlantis. Is this an undocumented feature? Is there a list of undocumented features?
Nov 5 2011 at 7:14pm Copy Link
Taras Push 1. Is there a list somewhere of MS Word functions that are not included in Atlantis?
2. How about a list of Atlantis functions that are not included in MS Word?

There are plenty of MS Word features not available in Atlantis Word Processor. But Atlantis has also a number of features that are not included in MS Word as well. Sorry, Atlantis Word Processor is not a MS Word replacement, and there is no comparison table. But please see the summary of Atlantis Word Processor features:

3. I sometimes receive documents in Word Perfect format. Will Atlantis open such documents?

Sorry, Atlantis Word Processor does not support Word Perfect documents.

4. It appears that there is no macro or automation capability, Is that correct?

It is correct.

5. Is there a Manual other than the help screen? If not, is the help screen available as a pdf?

Sorry, there is no other manual. No PDF version as well.

6. A look at the help screen does not indicate that the search and replace function will accept control codes to do such things as search for a return symbol or a tab. However, I tried some of the codes that are used by Word, and they worked in Atlantis. Is this an undocumented feature?

Please click this link:

I noted your comment that the program does not yet have tables. ... Is there a work around?

Sorry, there is no good workaround for this.
Roger McKeon Hi again Taras,

Just for everyone's information. NOREF extension in Google's Chrome was causing the problem I had yesterday and displaying this message:

Oops! Something isn't working right here. Please check back in a bit!

Everything is now in order. Thanks again.
Nov 6 2011 at 6:13am Copy Link
HJ B @ Taras Push

Thank you for your responses.

Your comment about Atlantis not being intended as a replacement for MS Word does not quite go to the point. Its capability of opening an MS word document is a central feature. It would be nice to know, without trial and error testiing, what formatting of an MS Word document will be lost if it is opened in Atlantis. Conversely, it would be nice to know what formatting of an Atlantis document will be lost if opened in MS Word. This kind of information is important in two respects.

1. When one trades documents with other people who do not use Atlantis, what is it that will not survive the trade;

2) There is certainly a benefit to using a light word process, such as Atlantis, for a great deal of what most of us do. Your replacement comment touches on the heart of the problem -- if it is not intended as a replacement, then it is assumed that users will have both applications. If they do, they should know, at least as to major matters, what elements are not compatible as they go back and forth between the two applications.

3. On a related point, can Atlantis documents that are protected be opened in MS Word by someone who has the password?

Sometimes, on BDJ readers timely enter questions, but the answers are not forthcoming until after the offer has closed. There ought to be some way to better balance the process so that prospective purchasers are not placed in the position of having to purchase with unanswered, legitimate questions still pending. For me,.this is one of those instances.

I also find it unfortunate that a number of vendors rely exclusively on help screens and do not have a manual in pdf format. One who wishes to learn a program (as opposed to just seeking an answer to a narrow queston) ought be able to have the advantages that a pdf brings. Similarly, it would be nice to know about program operational and functional details without having to first install the program. Numerous tentative installations and removals are not likely in the best interests of a healthy computer.
Nov 6 2011 at 6:30am Copy Link
Taras Push Atlantis documents (RTF, DOC, and DOCX) are supposed to be fully-compatible with MS Word. If you open any Atlantis document in MS Word, it would be rendered in both applications almost identically -

But the reverse is not true because there is no other word processor that supports all the document elements and formatting options of MS Word.

Please click here for additional information:

Password-protected documents of Atlantis Word Processor cannot be opened in MS Word.
HJ B @Taras Push

Thank you. I think this is the type of information people would like to know up front, even if or particularly if they decide to purchase Atlantis.

I don't think, however, that it is adequate for you to simply make the point that there are some MS Word features not supported by Atlantis.

For example, as the result of someone's earlier question, it was noted that tables are not supported. That means a major change in formatting when the document is opened in Atlantis, and there is no way that the Atlantis user knows that a change has occurred. It would be helpful if the vendor maintained a list of incompatible features so that users do not have to discover them by trial and error or, worse, not be aware that significant changes have occurred in a document.

Can you tell us whether forms, utilizing MS Words form fields, will generally survive intact if opened in Atlantis? Similarly, do Atlantis generated forms survive in tact when opened in Word?
Nov 6 2011 at 3:02pm Copy Link
Taras Push Below is the summary of the features available in the current version of Atlantis Word Processor:

If a particular feature is not mentioned in that summary, most probably the present version of Atlantis Word Processor does not have it.

But I think that the simplest way to find out if Atlantis Word Processor meets your needs is by trying it out. It would cost you nothing.
HJ B @Taras Push

I like Atlantis.

However, you are not getting my point. If someone sends me a Word document or a Word form, and I open it in Atlantis, I have no way of knowing whether I am looking at the item, as sent, or as partially presented by Atlantis.

If someone had not mentioned the table problem, I would not know that the poorly formatted portion of a document was not what the original contained.

To tell me I have to tell for myself is like telling me to walk through a house, but not telling me that there is an unstable floor in some places. I will eventually find out, but to my sorrow.
Nov 6 2011 at 4:10pm Copy Link
Taras Push I afraid that the only way to find out if a given MS Word document displays in Atlantis in the same way as in MS Word (ie as intended by the document author), is by comparing the two displays. Yes, there is a short list of "major" formatting types and document elements available in MS Word and unsupported by the current version of Atlantis Word Processor. If you need that list, you can have it. But we do not claim that Atlantis Word Processor is a MS Word replacement. Actually there is no real replacement for MS Word.
Brent Price In all honesty I own the original MS Word (several versions in fact), and I just bought Atlantis when it was offered. My thought on any product is that it is only useful if you actually use it! Since I've bought Atlantis, quite honestly I've used it more than I have my office suite. Mainly because it works the way I want it to and with Word I'm constantly having to tell it that this is the way I want to write, not how word wants me to. Both Amazing products don't get me wrong but if I have a choice to write it will be with Atlantis before Word. And for budding authors out there, its a heck of a lot cheaper. That said, doesn't mean its less than what an average user might want in a fine word processor!
Nov 6 2011 at 9:50pm Copy Link
Taras Push Brent, thanks for ordering and your comment.
Michael Speir I bought Atlantis some years ago (not thru BDJ), and I just have to say this this is one heck of a word processor. And at this price you can't beat it.
Mar 18 2013 at 5:18am Copy Link
Randy Martin I"m particularly interested in the save as eBook function. Can I open documents I've previously created in Word, then save them as eBook and will they then be Kindle-compatible?
Mar 18 2013 at 6:17am Copy Link
Taras Push Randy, yes, you can open MS Word documents with Atlantis Word Processor, then save them as eBook. Atlantis saves eBooks in the EPUB format. Kindle is one of the few eReaders that does not support EPUB. But you can easily convert EPUB to Kindle with Kindle Previewer:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 18 2013 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Randy Martin I downloaded it and tried it. I being polite,honest, and serious -- what makes this "better" "more special" "valuable"? Tell me what to look for so I can evaluate it. Thanks.
Mar 18 2013 at 7:03pm Copy Link
Taras Push Please check out the Quick Tour:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 19 2013 at 3:20am Copy Link
Randy Martin Do you know when this deal will be? I'm going to be on the road tomorrow and don't want to miss it.
Mar 19 2013 at 6:53am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin This is my all-time favorite word processor. I've used it for years - maybe since 2004. And I've only had to pay for ONE license in all that time.

It is fast, hugely customizable, never crashes or hangs, works perfectly every day. Opens in three seconds on my XP system with all the files I had open the last time it loaded, and it has the cursor in the exact place I was working the last time I shut it down - on every document that was opened.

BUT - it can't be your only word processor because tables are missing, and the developer is strangely resistant to adding that capability. I gave up complaining long ago and just switch to another word processor when I need them. However, the application is so fast and responsive that I wonder if tables would bog it down. If so, I'd rather leave it like it is.

Atlantis at full price is such a bargain that I feel guilty for having paid so little. It is worth much more, and I can run it on both my desktop and my laptop, and as I mentioned earlier, it's a one-time price.
Mar 19 2013 at 7:14am Copy Link
Taras Push Randy Martin,

Do you know when this deal will be?

I cannot say when it will be. But what I can say for sure is that it will not be tomorrow (Mar 20).
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 19 2013 at 7:24am Copy Link
Randy Martin Thanks. I'll check once I get there.
Mar 19 2013 at 7:31am Copy Link
VLM I use Adobe FrameMaker for long, complex documents. What I'm looking for is a complete replacement for MS Word for little documents.Obviously, the absence of tables is a huge limitation. Still ... I have been considering Ashampoo Office, but ... do people here believe Atlantis WP effectively replaces MS Word for all sorts of routine authoring/publishing tasks?

Can one paste from, say, Excel or Visio into an Atlantis WP document?

How does the program handle imported graphics? Does it have any basic built-in graphics creation or editing tools?

Does it handle links well?

Also, just to be sure, can Atlantis WP save to .doc/.docx formats? rtf? (I never wish to assume. :)

Mar 21 2013 at 6:46am Copy Link
Taras Push "Can one paste from, say, Excel or Visio into an Atlantis WP document?"

You can paste plain text, rich-formatted text, and static images.

"How does the program handle imported graphics?"

Images get embedded into the document body as inline objects, and stored within document files as PNG or JPEG.

"Does it have any basic built-in graphics creation or editing tools?"

Sorry, no built-in graphic editor.

"Does it handle links well?"

It does.

"Also, just to be sure, can Atlantis WP save to .doc/.docx formats? rtf?"

Yes, Atlantis Word Processor can save to RTF, DOC, and DOCX.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 21 2013 at 7:34am Copy Link
Taras Push "Is it possible to create user-defined fields"

Sorry, but user-defined fields are not supported.

"Is it possible to import formats / styles and settings from document to document, or from a user-defined, functional template document into various other documents?"

You can import styles from another document.

"Is there any book-level functionality, such as book-level pagination, or book-level consolidation of formatting styles?}

Sorry, no such functionality as of yet.

"Can Atlantis WP generate custom-formatted tables of contents?"

You can control formatting of a TOC through the "Insert | Table of Contents..." menu command.

Lists of figures

Sorry, but Atlantis cannot generate a table of figures.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 21 2013 at 7:39am Copy Link
VLM Taras, I appreciate your responses. I have some follow-up items:

You write: "You can paste plain text, rich-formatted text, and static images.". Does this mean that one can or cannot paste sections of a spreadsheet and/or charts? And if yes, are they linked back to the original?

You write: "Images get embedded into the document body as inline objects, and stored within document files as PNG or JPEG.". So there is no ability to import by reference to a location;graphics are not self-updating,. correct?

You write: "You can control formatting of a TOC through the "Insert | Table of Contents..." menu command." Great ... but can Atlantis WP GENERATE a TOC using a set of paragraph styles. For example, make a TOC using all the headings 1, 2, and 3.

New question: Can one easily rename ALL styles, even the program's default styles?

Thanks! I did sign up to buy a license, and it's nice to have an opportunity to get this broad spectrum feedback now.
Mar 21 2013 at 9:00pm Copy Link
Taras Push "Does this mean that one can or cannot paste sections of a spreadsheet and/or charts?"

Sections of a spreadsheet and charts can be pasted only as a static image with no link to the original.

"So there is no ability to import by reference to a location;graphics are not self-updating,. Correct?"


"can Atlantis WP GENERATE a TOC using a set of paragraph styles. For example, make a TOC using all the headings 1, 2, and 3. "

When generating TOCs, Atlantis picks up all the "Heading N" paragraphs from the document text.

"Can one easily rename ALL styles, even the program's default styles?"

The program's built-in styles ("Normal", "Heading N", etc) cannot be renamed.

By the way, Atlantis Word Processor is a try-before-you-buy product. You can install and evaluate it for free for up to 30 days.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2013 at 3:39am Copy Link
VLM Taras, thank you so much for your responses to my questions!

It seems that Atlantis WP retains some limitations imposed by Word years ago. That level of "standardization" can be a serious limitation for long documents, but I suppose it's livable for little, day-to-day stuff.

One "last question": Outlook can use Word as its default email authoring environment. Is there any way to automagically substitute Atlantis WP?
Mar 22 2013 at 8:32am Copy Link
Taras Push Sorry, this cannot be done.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2013 at 10:30am Copy Link
Michael Speir I've written novels of well over 400 single-spaced pages in Atlantis. Granted, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of Word, but for some of us that's a big plus. It's trim, peppy, and responsive. You never get the feeling you're wading through molasses.
Mar 22 2013 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Taras Push Thanks, Michael.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2013 at 1:31pm Copy Link
VLM Thanks Taras.

And thank you, Michael.

Sounds like it's a GREAT tool for standalone documents, and including very long documents, that require minimal structure, no tables, no generated lists (ToC, tables, figures, etc.), no common content (e.g., text insets), no indexing, no live cross-references (I presume at this point), minimal or no multipurposing, and the like, and entirely the wrong tool for documents where such requirements are in place.

For me, that's fine ... I mean, I'm fine using 2 tools for 2 different classes of tasks. The space involving complex documents is well covered by Adobe FrameMaker and Adobe InDesign. It's just important to know the boundary conditions, that's all.

Many thanks!

If I may, I have one more "one last question": Does Atlantis WP have a genuine outline capability? By this, I mean the ability to work entirely within a hierarchy of headings and sublevels, with the ability to expand and contract content display at will. I presume the answer is "no", as it's hard to find ANY products that do this really well. But I "have to" ask. :):)
Mar 22 2013 at 3:28pm Copy Link
Taras Push Atlantis Word Processor does not have the Outline view mode available in MS Word. But it has the "Document Map" (the "Headings" panel of the Atlantis Control Board). Please click the following link for details:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2013 at 4:43pm Copy Link
VLM Taras, this is nice functionality, thanks for point it out.

Of course, when I read something like "If a heading is formatted with a style whose "Outline level" is non-"Body text", Atlantis applies the "Normal" style to this heading paragraph", I am reminded yet again of how deeply the MS Word paradigm is in play here.
Mar 22 2013 at 5:16pm Copy Link
_*_ While I really like Atlantis Word Processor, I have to say though, I am completely disappointed with zero table integration.

If you look at the old Conversation in January 2011 Taras Push wrote...

"Tables implementation has been waiting for years!
Yes, it's correct. Tables are an important feature in a word processor. Atlantis will have tables in a not too distant future."

Since that point it seems no obvious work has been done to make tables a reality.

I am not sure what the "not too distant future" means if has already been waiting for years, and now it is 2 years and 9 months later with no tables.

This is my main gripe with the program.

If you do not need tables this is a great choice for a stable word processor.
Sep 3 2013 at 5:39am Copy Link
Chris Locke Kingsoft Office Suites are not only free, but are compatible with MS Office.
OpenOffice is also free, and while a great software suite, has some niggly bugs and does look rather pants.
Sep 4 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
Tim Parsons The lack of tables is not a showstopper for me: table management has been a Bit Of A Pig even in Word for as long as I can remember and if MS can't make it work well, I'm not going to complain that Atlantis don't implement something that they can't be completely happy with the quality of.

I think, for its long history, its loyal user community, its customisability and speed and -- particularly -- for the ability to output ePub and Mobi, this is well worth having.
Sep 4 2013 at 3:17am Copy Link
Steven Aves I purchased Atlantis WP a couple of years ago from a Bitsdujour offer. I use it every day in my business as a travel agent for letters, writing detailed replies to clients then paste into e-mail, capturing text from websites to read later (easy to create tables of contents).

Personal use is similar to above but more letter focused.

I really like it because it handles the majority of my text (words) needs correctly and easily. The lack of table support is not a problem for me - if tables are needed then I use Libreoffice. In fact, I think the lack of support for tables is a good thing.

The easy creation of styles is another goody I like.

Seriously, don't knock it until you've tried it.

Sep 4 2013 at 6:57am Copy Link
_*_ Steven Aves, I do own it, but unlike you, I use tables. Since it has been years and the developer states it would be in the program, I do not see it as "knocking" the program. If you used tables and were told it would be there, your mail might look a bit different.

By-the-way, I did state (maybe you missed it), "If you do not need tables this is a great choice for a stable word processor".
Sep 4 2013 at 7:04am Copy Link
g harris Steven Ames sums it up very well - need tables=Libreoffice,
or, the version of Word that you keep in the back of the cupboard "just for those oh-so-special-occasions" ;)

I'm a super-fanboy of Atlantis, that's why I'm using this discount as gifts for some other clients/friends.

A tip - if you wanna use it as a portable on your regular machine,
which I do, then set your user\My Documents folder to a partition different than your system partition, and simply use the portable also from a different partition -- because it will store Favorite documents to the My Documents folder if the app is not run from a USB stick -- and if the My Documents folder is in its default location on the system partition, well, that kind of defeats the purpose of portable, eh? portable = apps + data on non-system partition to facilitate imaging/reimaging.

How can I say enough great things about it? Super-fast, light on resources --
even w/ multiple tabbed documents open, etc etc etc.

I've been (im)patiently waiting for a Bits'd' special ever since the last one --
Sep 4 2013 at 7:08am Copy Link
_*_ g harris, thanks for letting me know about Libreoffice; I have never used it.

I use SoftMaker's SoftOffice 2012 for my word processor (TextMaker), since it handles tables and anything else I need.
Sep 4 2013 at 9:20am Copy Link
InsaneXade I love Atlantis I've been using it for years to write my novels and stuff, I must say I did not use it legally, now I can assuage my conscious and buy it legit because it is in my price range. The auto complete is so worth it and the database of frequently used words is a real treat. Call me a thief or one who likes to have an extended trial and wait on a good sale but please don't spam me about my choices, because I am now buying it and using the new key.
Sep 4 2013 at 9:48am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I just wanted to jump in and say I currently have Atlantis running with eleven documents open. This is by far and away my favorite word processor and yes, I've tried them all. I've had a license for Atlantis for many years. It is rife with options and as customizable as a bit of software can be. Worth much more than the developer charges at the everyday rate. BUT, no tables. I long ago gave up on tables ever being added and just love it like it is.

When I need tables, I use another excellent software that someone else mentioned: SoftMaker Office - by far and away the best office suite out there. Libre Office is an html disaster. Kingsoft is horribly limited. SoftMaker is king. But if you don't need tables, nothing beats this lovely application.
Sep 4 2013 at 12:32pm Copy Link
g harris @Kelly - does Softmaker Office support/use tabbed documents like Atlantis? thx
Sep 4 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin @ g harris

The 2010 version of SoftMaker does not have tabbed documents. I don't know about the 2012 version. You can ask them, but I have to say I get some odd answers from those folks. You know the kind. You ask a question and they give you an answer to something else. Weird.
Sep 4 2013 at 2:28pm Copy Link
Raymond I too have been following the info on this product for quite a while... I do use tables quite often but I have been so impressed by this WP that I decided to purchase a license. ...and I will keep my fingers crossed that the author will add table support when possible...grin!
Sep 4 2013 at 7:11pm Copy Link
Ed Ward Naive question, but I use NoteTab Pro for simple text entry and editing and Word for final document formatting and publishing. Curious what the advantages are of Atlantis compared to these two platforms?
Sep 4 2013 at 8:58pm Copy Link
Taras Push Ed Ward, Atlantis Word Processor has plenty of features that you might not get elsewhere: the Power Type, easy "MS Word to EPUB" conversion, the "Overused Words" tool, the "Backup Files", etc.

Please see the following pages:
Gary Carson I know you can open multiple documents in Atlantis, but can they be independently docked across multiple monitors? In other words, can I have one document open on one monitor and a second document open on a second monitor?
Sep 5 2013 at 7:08am Copy Link
Taras Push Gary Carson, you can launch multiple instances of Atlantis on different monitors. To launch a new instance of Atlantis, just double-click its Desktop shortcut. Launch the "instance #1" of Atlantis on your "monitor #1", then open your "document #1". Then launch the "instance #2" of Atlantis on your "monitor #2", and open your "document #2".
Steven Aves Ed Ward; I have Notetab Pro also - have had it for years. I have NEVER used MS Word (yeah, shocking) let alone I don't know what documents you are creating let alone why you don't use Word for the whole thing.

For "full featured" word processors I still use Lotus Word Pro (I like the grammar checker) and do have Libreoffice installed (only use it for tables).

What I can say is most likely you will really appreciate the ability to manipulate your text and handle those formatting chores that a text editor is not designed to do. For me, Notetab Pro has been relegated to quickly removing excess spaces, joining lines, and formatting .csv files.
Sep 5 2013 at 8:34am Copy Link
Robert Newman Hi there, is Atlantis working on Windows 8 ? - Thanks.
Sep 5 2013 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Taras Push Yes, it works on Windows 8.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Sep 5 2013 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Robert Newman Thank-you.

I just visited your website and have seen just how helpful Atlantis is going to be for ebook publishing as well as converting to Kindle for my own reading. I'll probably also use it to put web and news articles onto my Kindle for more convenient reading.

All in all this looks like a terrific tool for both writers and readers.

The formatting capabilities excel.
Sep 5 2013 at 12:26pm Copy Link
peter schleifer Taras, hello.

I have some suggestions and would be very pleased if you gave me an answer to them.

First of all, I would like to cite Manfred Kühn in full - this is not entirely "legal" from a purely formal-legal pov, but I'm absolutely sure that this (Kant) philosophy university professor I hold in deep respect would not be opposed to be cited here in this form, since he's fond of your word processor and hence would certainly like it to be "marketed" in the very best way it could.

From his blog (which is very insteresting in all possible respect for everybody who's interested in word processing and text creation (be it academic, literary or "just" "creating manuals, text books, whatever"):

"Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Since someone asked, Atlantis is a word processor which offers most of the standard features, but it is not bloated. If you need Tables or revision control, it is not for you. On the other hand, it offers "Save as eBook" which converts converts any document to the eBook format. Atlantis also saves to doc and docx. And it does outlining, styles, footnotes and endnotes. It also handles different languages well. In other words, Atlantis does everything I want out of a word processor.

Atlantis can be installed on a USB drive as a portable application.

Another plus: no ribbon to take usable space!

The standard registration fee is $35, i.e. a fraction of what you have to pay for the behemoth [he's speaking of MS Word here]. You can try before you buy.

I recommend it highly!"


- I am very pleased I can "purify" the layout, meaning, I can hide all those ugly (= ugly everywhere, in any program) toolbars, rulers and such.

- So many people have asked for tables, even years ago; let's face it, it's probably right what the professor says, if you really need tables, Atlantis probably isn't for you: Accepted; the same would go for pics and formulas (for the time being)

- Buyers should know that Atlantis, bought here or full-price, for the time being at least is always "life license"; in the past, I've bought other programs even after this very generous licensing detail was withheld; don't replicate my error there, but buy Atlantis here and now while you'll get your "lifetime" thing

- I literally hate MS Word (which I own) for being bloatware, but let's not fool ourselves: It's in such bloatware that "everybbdy" then finds his special wishes fulfilled if he's chancy, whilst in "simple, neat" offerings, this is not usually the case. This being said:

- Some people say Atlantis is able to smoothly handle documents with a large 3-digit page number, and even with more than 1,000 pages

- There seems to be one of the very best (and perhaps the very best, outright) outlining features of all text processors available today

- Now combine these two features, and you'll see that a very important, third, feature is missing from Atlantis: Ace outlining, AND ace ability to process very large documents - where's the cross- linking function that would be able to link (text or header) paragraphs to other paragraphs, elsewhere in that same document? For me, it seems to be perfectly logical to add such functionality, since it's exactly that function (non-literary) writers will crave for when writing, and the more extended their writings become (in "page count"), the more such cross-linking within such texts become absolutely necessary

- Here, don't fall into the trap some 2-pane outliner developers fell into: It's not sufficient that those cross-links are functional within the electronic text body: They will have to survive into the publishing stage. I.e. in Atlantis, there should be made available special links that will jump to other paragraphs (and there should be a function to jump back), AND those links should be in a form that then, afterwards, allows for replacing the link encoding with any necessary mark-up codes the dtp application in question (InDesign, but others, too) would need to process those cross-links on their turn

- Also, there should be some functionality that does this, with "live" numbering of paragraphs (as you know, many legal (and other) textbooks refer from "margin number 786" to "margin number 284", and such cross-links should survive any writing / editing (i.e. additions of paragraphs / "margins", deletions of such, and moves of such, and of course, by any number, i.e. if the author moves paragraphs 178 to 297 after paragraph 34 or paragraph 945, all those cross-links should remain perfectly functional

- I know I'm asking for something really elaborate here, but in view of the above, you're safe to expect to see your sales roare tenfold: Any scholar, worldwide (and not needing formulas, hence the utility to work about that, too), will happily switch to Atlantis then

- Ok, so much for mid-term wishes

- For the time being, in my trial, I missed a very useful feature that would be very easy to implement: Do I have your word you'll implement it rather soon? There is no keyboard shortcut for "apply the style heading 1/2/3/4" (and I think that will do, or do even "heading 5/6/7" - I'd be perfectly happy with 1/2/3) to the selected piece of text; I know I can assign styles by double-clicking within the styles list, but that's very cumbersome, as well as clicking on the dedicated symbol on the bottom of that list (to be displayed within the F6 "control board" - but that symbol is a little bit "illogical" if I dare say since whenever you click on it, it will NOT assign, to your selection, the style you will previously have selected within the styles list above, but that very styles list selection will have been reverted to the CURRENT style of the text selection in question, which renders that special symbol totally inefficient:

- There should be a symbol - and a kb shortkey to it!!! - that will apply, to any selection, THAT selected style within the styles list that you'd previously selected there... and without that style selection reverting to CURRENT style of your text selection, i.e. you would have to differenciate these: For one, ok, within the style list, always show the CURRENT style, BUT have an additional function/command/symbol/AND SHORTCUT applying the "previously assigned style"

- I also publish this comment on Atlantis in the forum where I regularly publish my thinkings on text sw and on file management, before consolidating it all within my own, taxonomied web page:


- You can reach me by email, and I'd be happy to "give a conceptional hand" in your implementing the above, or any other elaborate, "smart" functionality

- I appreciate this site doesn't censor me if I'm critical of sw (in spite of the fact that my remarks then will certainly not push sales of the respective offering then), so I'm happy to encourage fellow "bitsters" to buy Atlantis, even in its current shape: At 16 bucks for a "lifetime", it's an absolute steal, and if Taras listens to my advice, this will soon become the very best text processor out there there is, even including those that are sold in the high 3-digit bucks range (and you will've got it for 16 dollars...)
Jan 19 2014 at 8:45am Copy Link
Taras Push Peter,

There is no keyboard shortcut for "apply the style heading 1/2/3/4"

You can assign a hot key to any style in a document. Choose the "Format | Style..." menu command, click the desired style, then click the "Modify..." button. Click in the "Hot key" box, and press a hot key that you would like to associate with this style.

Sorry, but I cannot say when Atlantis Word Processor will support cross references.

Thanks for your comments.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 19 2014 at 9:36am Copy Link
_*_ I think if there will never be tables in Atlantis the developer should simply say so and be done with it. To promise tables and never deliver is to leave people with a bad taste.
Jan 19 2014 at 9:50am Copy Link
Taras Push Atlantis Word Processor will support tables in a not too distant future.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 19 2014 at 9:59am Copy Link
_*_ @Taras Push

Three years ago is when I first purchased Atlantis and asked about Tables since I had never heard of Atlantis before that time.

Let me quote you from 3 years ago here on Bits.

"Tables are an important feature in a word processor. Atlantis will have tables in a not too distant future."
Rising Sun Solutions, Inc. - Jan 14 2011 at 3:14am

Your response today is nearly verbatim as it was three years ago.

Would you mind telling me what "not too distant future" actually means to you personally?

Thank you
Jan 19 2014 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Taras Push Sorry, but we cannot provide you with a date.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 19 2014 at 1:04pm Copy Link
_*_ @Taras Push, Thank you for responding. I mean no harm in asking about tables and this will be my last post on the subject for this sale.

I honestly did not expect a date, I only wondered what "not too distant future" meant to you. It would help users to understand your thinking on this potential in the program.

Thank you
Jan 19 2014 at 4:50pm Copy Link
Taras Push I only wondered what "not too distant future" meant to you

In 12-15 months from now, I think.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 20 2014 at 6:01am Copy Link
peter schleifer I've done real-life trial with Atlantis in the meanwhile.

- Of course, shortkeys can be assigned to styles, it's done in "Format-Styles" - then select the style - then "Modify" - then "Hotkey". Sorry, my fault.

- Another potentially very helpful feature is "Multiple Selection" (Help file: "Editing Documents - Multiple Selection"); years ago, I encountered a Mac text processor which did that, but since I don't own a Mac, I had thought I had to live without that feature forever, and here it is: Splendid!

- Not only there is the above-mentioned outlining function, but also there is an INCREDIBLE POWERFUL paragraph NUMBERING function. It's rather complicated since it offers almost everything you never even thought of, and it's a little bit hidden; help file: "Formatting Documents - Bulleted & Numbered Lists" (! Here, you could assume it's the usual little lists functionality, oh no!) - then "Fundamentals", etc., and especially, "Style-Controlled Lists" - as said, it's incredible powerful, and it's worthwile to extensively play around some 2 hours with it.

And there is a "trick" to it which is not obvious but something worthwile mentioning. As above, "Format - Style" - choose the style and "Modify". Then, go to the "List" button of the "Edit Style" dialog which will appear, and there, default is "Level 1" - so you don't see this splendid feature. But change the selection to "Level 2" or below, and then an additional checkbox is displayed: "Restart after higher level".

Now this is set "on" by default, but the trick is to define another not-headings paragraph style as numbered here, let's say in the way (1), (2), etc., let's say on "level 6" or so, as "special numbered", or the other round, if you do legal papers, "format" your "Normal" = regular paragraph style this way, and have another one, "NN" for "not numbered", for regular text which is NOT to be numbered by paragraphs (add additional blocks of text to existing paragraphs (and which should not be numbered on their own, by separating them by shift-enter instead of enter) - again, the "Restart after higher level", here, exceptionally (this will be your only style where you do this), must be UN-checked.

The result, if you also "format" 3 or 4 levels of headings correctly (and every which way you choose), will be texts that go as follows (and you can indent, etc. as you like):

I - Header 1
A - Header level 2
1 - Another one, level 3
(1) a text paragraph
(a) Header level 4
(24) text paragraph (and choose "level 5 (or further down for them! because this way, their text begin will appear within the outline!!!)
(25) another text paragraph
II - Another header level 1
A - Level 2, again
1 - And level 3 again
(26) another text paragraph

and so on

University students are not allowed to do this, they must cite "(as seen in I - A - (1) - (a) (3))", but everybody else will simply refer as "(see (24))", and I don't have to tell (European) people in the legal professions (in the U.S., very strict other rules apply) how useful this "flow numbering" is - in Germany, they do whole books this style, with 1,600 such paragraphs, and then, even, an index referring to these, notwithstanding the proper "outline" of headers overlayed to this paragraph-instead-of-pages setup.

- So you see here that the foundations are very well there, this program has tremendous potential. And now for cross-referencing. I've found both the "Viewing Documents - Bookmark" and "Editing Documents - Hyperlinks" help file entries, but I don't see how we could do a live cross-reference with them, either in the style of "(See I - A - (1) - (a) (3))" or in the style of "(see (24))", let alone these references being then updated when we move paragraphs or whole sections, and updating is even necessary whenever we then add a new paragraph between the link target and the link pointer.

As I see it, Atlantis has everything that's needed for legal documents, in a much smoother application than that monstruous MS Word, but almost any lawyer today uses MS Word, since there (s)he gets the necessary cross-referencing. I personally think Atlantis, spiced-up with that function, would make an entry in law offices (and many, many offices in large corporations) like thunder.

It's the core functionality that will make explode Atlantis' sales.

(I know that live tables (You can always insert tables as images, and yes, I'm very aware that's not the same thing.) are quite important, but from a marketing pov, an application should build up on its real strengths, especially when such additional work there will open up a tremendously big market.)
Jan 20 2014 at 4:56pm Copy Link
Ron I have used this word processor for years (Almost from the beginning) and find it to be a fine product. While it doesn't do everything as people have mentioned it is very good at what it does. I own MS Word and several other word processing programs but I always seem to end up using Atlantis most of the time. And you certainly cannot find a better price for a product which doesn't bleed you dry every year for their "must have" updates. ...........Just my opinion.
Jan 21 2014 at 2:20am Copy Link
Taras Push Peter, the present version of Atlantis offers 4 types of dynamic references. Please see the 4 bottommost field types in the "Insert | Field..." dialog of Atlantis. You would be probably interested in the "Style reference (numbering only)" field type.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 21 2014 at 2:45am Copy Link
B Josephs This certainly seems like a good deal for what is being offered, but could someone please explain what the selling point of this software is over the usual free offerings such as LibreOffice/OpenOffice, or Kingsoft?
Jan 22 2014 at 7:49am Copy Link
Peter Dr Great Product, excellent support, continually being developed and improved and a steal at this price. Highly recommended!
Jan 22 2014 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Mitch Kite I downloaded the trial version today and really like Atlantis Word Processor. It is very intuitive and has many cool features. No bloatware like in MS Office products.

However, I have to agree that not having table support is a probably a deal breaker. Add table support and I will definitely purchase this application (even at full price). Most of the files I need to edit have tables in them.
Jan 22 2014 at 2:44pm Copy Link
Metta Zetty Thanks for offering this discount.

After looking at this for several years, I decided to buy it (even though I sorely miss the table function) since it looked like it has many good features.

However, given all the requests for the table functionality, I sincerely hope it will be moved up in the development timeline!
Jan 22 2014 at 10:22pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! The Atlantis Word Processor Team has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 23 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Preston Mitchell Thank you, Atlantis, for developing a 5-Star Alternative to MSFT Word AND ALL OTHER Word Processors!
Atlantis is my favorite office I'd like to make a shameless pitch based on several years of happy user experience.
Atlantis is like a sleek fast sports car in comparison to the big bloated Cadillac called Word. However, Atlantis is still very rich in features. A casual user will find what he or she needs to type a nice letter. But a professional writer or blogger is provided with all the necessary tools to effectively create stylish content.
I could prattle on and on touting Atlantis...but the bottom line is simply this: I love Atlantis. Try the free trial before buying Atlantis. You will end up loving Atlantis too.
Jan 23 2014 at 2:34am Copy Link
Don Zapper I'm a casual letter writer and I have been looking for an alternative to MS Word but the others fell short in envelope addressing. Atlantis handled the job perfectly. A great deal at only $16. I bought yesterday.
Jan 23 2014 at 5:16am Copy Link
ron r I have a portable version from a previous giveaway promotion.
I really like the clean UI, but it boots up really slow (30+ seconds!)

When I exit the application and restart it, it is still as slow as the first boot.
Atlantis is the only application that has this slow boot.
(I run the normal windows 7 firewal, Malwarebytes, Microsoft security essentials and peerblock)

Will a future version support the reading of HTML pages (and conversion to RTF?)
Oct 24 2014 at 12:21am Copy Link
Taras Push Please watch this video:

Did it help?

>Will a future version support the reading of HTML pages (and conversion to RTF?)

Sorry, it will not.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Oct 24 2014 at 4:59pm Copy Link
Susanne OK, so I just tested my copy of Atlantis and it boots up just about instantaneously -- in about a second or even a little under (it's too fast to accurately measure). That's on my old workhorse, Windows XP, and 7. I'm a professional writer and I switched to Atlantis when Microsoft messed up Word once too often for my patience level, and I've never regretted it. Powerful word processor, fully configurable to fit your requirements & style of working & the Atlantis team is johnny on the spot if you have a question or problem. And no, I'm not working for Atlantis or getting paid by them -- I'm just a happy customer (I paid full price for my copy) who loves the product & wants to support it.
Oct 25 2014 at 10:10am Copy Link
Robert Newman Hi there,

Will Atlantis run on window8/8.1
Oct 27 2014 at 2:39am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, for myself and other readers, could you list the ebook formats that this can publish/save to? Thanks very much.
Oct 27 2014 at 5:38am Copy Link
Cary Adams @ronr... Atlantis boots up under 1 second for me, with my last document preloaded. No firewall issue either, as I don't see Atlantis in my firewall logs.

Perhaps your A/V or malware software is the culprit. I had a similar problem with Revo that was solved by white-listing the executable.

@Robert Newman... I'm running Atlantis on 8.1 with no issues.
Oct 27 2014 at 6:01am Copy Link
Taras Push Robert Newman,

>Will Atlantis run on window8/8.1

Yes, it will:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Oct 27 2014 at 6:48am Copy Link
Taras Push bvssunnydale,

>could you list the ebook formats that this can publish/save to?

EPUB and (optionally) MOBI. You can find details here:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Oct 27 2014 at 6:49am Copy Link
Robert Newman Sorry, my message was in two bits! lol.

Thank-you for your reply for win8/8.1. Will it also run on both 32 and 64 bit on these OS's??

Appreciate your help.
Oct 27 2014 at 6:57am Copy Link
Steven Aves Robert, I have Atlantis running on 64 bit machines - one is a desktop and the other is the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. No problems at all.

Seriously folks, for $16 you can not go wrong. IMHO, Atlantis is for working with words. Pictures, tables, links to Excel or Libre spreadsheet - no, that's not what it's for.
Oct 27 2014 at 7:43am Copy Link
Robert Newman Steven Aves,

Thank-you for your answer and as for working with words, you've got it in a nutshell. I've been trialling "Scrivener" and Atlantis looks good for importing compiled finished drafts for final formatting. So I'm getting a copy.....can't go wrong really, can I.

Thanks again.
Oct 27 2014 at 8:05am Copy Link
Steven Feldman Good software. I bought it a few months ago. I used to have Microsoft Word, which got infected by a buffer overflow exploit, then I used Apache Open Office, which takes a long time to load, and then I tested Atlantis Word Processor after downloading it from the Giveaway of the Day site. I liked Atlantis Word Processor so much, I bought it and deleted Open Office. Atlantis is small (under 5 MB), opens quickly, and is not weighed down by unnecessary bells and whistles. Love it.
Oct 27 2014 at 11:59am Copy Link
Metta Zetty Just wondering: Have tables been added yet?

If not, I'm sticking with TextMaker. It provides everything I need, and it is the first app I've found that can actually compete with Atlantis.
Oct 27 2014 at 1:25pm Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Wasted money. Development stopped a long time ago. Don't be fooled by those recent updates, they're minor cosmetic changes only, almost as if lined up for this promotion. The last update before Dec 2014 was in Dec 2013. Dig deeper to see what kind of improvement took them one year (!!) to accomplish.

The real issues never get addressed. Most of it you won't notice until much later, that's the tricky thing. Some examples:

Numbered lists fail to reset, you cannot start over at 1. They will continue counting up, even beyond headings and regular paragraphs, from top_1 to bottom_999. This is considered a feature, btw, not something that needs improvement.

As a workaround you can start a new formatting style altogether, which gets very messy after a few lists. Not to mention that this ruins your chances for re-formatting your lists easily - the whole idea of styles, after all.

Portable installation may or may not work. 8 times out of 10 it let me down. It saved documents, templates, clips and other confidential data to the foreign hard drive instead of keeping it on my removable drive. Recreates the very same folder structure on the host machine where it saves your changes, w/o giving you any hint about it. Very devious, everything seems fine, until some time later, when you discover the loss.

Atlantis support doesn't care. Snippy replies and not the faintest ambition to fix it. "We never said it would run on removable drives plugged into a USB hub, we never said it would work on protected media" in that vein, literally. Well, all other portable software I own, dozens of programs, have been running smoothly on the very same media, for many years.

Plenty of other gripes. The overall tenor always the same - it seems like a good feature at first, until you discover the sloppy implementation. Decimal tabs not working correctly, sidebars not usable on hi resolution screens becaus you cannot adjust the font size ....

A software destined to go under like it's namesake. Until then, they squeeze this lemon for every buck they can still get out of it.
Apr 22 2015 at 1:49pm Copy Link
Adalbert Grummlinger What kind of license is this? Full lifetime updates license? Last time on another platform with more discount they sold minor upgrade licenses (only updates of 1.X included).
Also i tried this software for some time and i am not impressed. Same problems like other word processors when opening documents created by microsoft word including tables graphics and so on.
Better buy softmaker office or the little cheaper little less featured ashampoo office (which is a branded version of softmaker office).
Apr 23 2015 at 3:59am Copy Link
Mister User Another opinion... I like Atlantis. I have been using it for approximately 1½ years. I have an old version of Word (97), that I still use for some tasks, such as mail merge, but for every day Word processing tasks, I prefer Atlantis. There are many features that have been implemented with Atlantis that Word, (at least my version), is lacking. The one issue I have with Atlantis—there is not a way to insert a line into your doc, this does bother me. But other than that, it is my every day word processing app and I'm very happy with it. I am pressed for time this morning, so I don't have time to list all the virtues of Atlantis, but imho, it is a very good product that I would recommend for most users. I'm not certain, but I believe they have trial version you can try first. But you can't really go very wrong with paying $16 for this. Let's put it this way, if for some reason it disappeared from my machine, I would buy it here today with no reservation.
Apr 23 2015 at 4:13am Copy Link
Rob Ert I like this programm too. I used it to transform a book in Word-format to epub.
After trying this with other programms I was dissepointed again and again.
One problem were chapter-links in the document.
But Atlantis Word Processor did a marvelous job !!
Apr 23 2015 at 5:11am Copy Link
Steven Aves I like Atlantis a lot, use it every day. As for development, that's a matter of someone's expectations for what that means. Personally, it is a rock-solid program that does what I expect. There are periodic updates and fixes when needed - operative word there is "needed."

The one item it does not support is tables. Oh well.

And, for $35 - now for $16 - you can not go wrong. Really.
Apr 23 2015 at 6:44am Copy Link
Adalbert Grummlinger It´s not only tables that do not work. Also you can get Softmaker Office 2012 for less money! Since there will be a new version coming out soon they sell it with a highly discounted price. Standard version costs less than ten bucks with a voucher code!!! Professional version including an email client that a lot people say is much better than outlook costs about twenty bucks (again with voucher code).
Apr 23 2015 at 8:18am Copy Link
Cary Adams A major missing feature is support for tables. This has been a feature in planning for longer that I can ever remember.

Nice concept app, but missing too many day-to-day features (mentioned by others here).
Apr 23 2015 at 8:45am Copy Link
Steven Aves Again, to YOU that's a missing feature - not everyone agrees. I don't agree. If I need tables, then I can get that from freebies like Google Docs.

Compared to other word processing programs I've tried, Atlantis is my favorite.

I purchased a Softmaker license - based partly upon positive reviews here. I tried to like it. I removed it. My personal experience doesn't mean Softmaker is a poor program.

If you must have tables, don't buy Atlantis. If you must have updates that meet your definition of "development," then don't buy Atlantis.
Apr 23 2015 at 9:14am Copy Link
Taras Push >What kind of license is this? Full lifetime updates license?

No, this is a standard license (free maintenance releases and upgrades of Atlantis Word Processor version 1.x).
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Apr 23 2015 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Adalbert Grummlinger Nice discussion. Did you ever try crystal office or papyrus office?
Apr 24 2015 at 3:20am Copy Link
Steven Aves @Adalbert; I'm not familiar with Papyrus office. Crystal office; they have Maple and Notepro. I've not used either one but Maple has been discussed in some outliner software groups. From what I've read about both, neither is in the same category as Atlantis or other straight W.P. programs. Maple is more in a unique one of outliner and word processor.
Apr 24 2015 at 5:01am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller @Adalbert, I came very close to buying NotePro. Had been testing their tables, templates, styles, bookmarks - no complaints.

It allows exports to PDF but not to Ebook. Shouldn't be a problem, though, plenty of ebook converter tools out there.
Writers in general, are better off with a dedicated writing tool, imo. Like Scrivener for instance.

The only thing that kept me from buying NotePro was an offer by Ashampoo to get their whole Office suite for 5 bucks. Including the spreadsheet and the presentation software. Still happy with it, it's got all the usual ingredients, tables too, and it runs portable - unconditionally.
Apr 24 2015 at 10:36am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I've been using Atlantis for at least 10 years and love it. It has loads of my favorite thing: options. I can even set it to use any combination of colors that I want. In all this time, I've never had to pay for another license. All upgrades have been free, and I can install it on one of my other computers. I'm not sure, maybe I can install it on both of my other computers.

As for development, I often don't understand what it is that people want. Too many applications that I once liked, "develop" into something I don't like. One example of that is the "ribbon" interface. Another is using that ugly Windows 8 blue that shows up in so many "new" applications, "upgrades", and websites. If MS has done it, well, it must be followed.

When I've asked for help on the Atlantis forum, I've always gotten an answer. I haven't always liked the answer, but at least I got one, which is more than I can say for many another company.

For pity's sakes, people. It is a wordprocessor. It is very reasonably priced wordprocessor, and today is only a sneeze more than free. It is fast, it is light, it is solid, and dependable. It is not and was never intended to be — thank the gods for small favors — a Word Clone.

My one and only complaint is that it doesn't do tables. It never has. I doubt it ever will. When I need table, I switch to another word processor.

I also have a license for Softmaker Office. I bought it because it is the best I could find with a spreadsheet that can really, without any trouble at all, be used as a substitute for Excel. As for their wordprocessor, I liked my older Ashampoo version better. I despise all the HTML that is being used in MS Office and its copycats. .RTF is fast, clean, and can be opened by almost any wordprocessor, even (spit, spit) Word.
Apr 24 2015 at 11:25am Copy Link
Stefan Mueller Good points, Kelly
I am with you on ribbons and eye candy. It's not what I meant by "development", though.

Bugfixes - that's more like it, improvements that make features useable. Features that may be unimportant to you, but the mere fact that they are advertised, makes them liable for people like me counting on them.

Tab alignment becomes important if you don't have tables. It does not work correctly for 90% of the languages they proudly present on their download section. Not to mention that you won't have hyphenation for them.

Dependable? Not after you tried out reproducable issues I could present. But it's beside the point, you're happy with it, just as obviously as I was unhappy with it. Wasted too much time on it, trying desperately to get it to work.

Reasonably priced is no excuse IMO, for having to put up with problems that will never get fixed. The replies I got to hear from their support, however, were downright "cheap".
Apr 24 2015 at 1:06pm Copy Link
Javier Gil What does Atlantis have to offer that a free, modern, microsoft office rival such as Libreoffice doesn't offer? (it's not a mean question, I really would like to know)
Mar 22 2016 at 3:08am Copy Link
Taras Push Hard to compare because I do not know much about LibreOffice. But the best way to find out is to try out. You can also check out the following links:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2016 at 3:59am Copy Link
Javier Gil Taras, I think you've made a great product over the years, and great credit to your and your company for developing great software. On the other hand, I'm slightly worried that you know so little about libreoffice, which is just about your main competitor, used by millions of users worldwide.
I'm not saying this to put your product down, on the contrary, it's a good opportunity to sell your product when compared to the main competitor...
A more direct question: I've already got libreoffice installed on my system, is there any reason why I should download and install atlantis?
Mar 22 2016 at 4:09am Copy Link
Taras Push You might wish to try out something different. It would cost you nothing.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2016 at 4:37am Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I've been using Lotus WordPro 9.5 for many years. If I eventually switch to Windows 10 (from Win 8.1), I suspect I won't be able to use it. Can Atlantis import WordPro files? Is it as easy to use as WordPro?

I use Jarte free as a lightweight word processor, to replace WordPad. Could Atlantis be used to replace WordPad for simple documents?

I also have OpenOffice (Apache), but I only use it to open files from other people that can't be opened by WordPro.

I don't want to have to learn a new word processor after all these years. I've heard good things about Atlantis over the years, but is it worth learning now? I have enough on my plate without having to learn a whole new system.
Mar 22 2016 at 12:56pm Copy Link
Taras Push >Can Atlantis import WordPro files?

No, it cannot.

>Is it as easy to use as WordPro?

It is hard to compare it to WordPro. The GUI of Atlantis Word Processor is similar to the GUI of pre-ribbon versions of MS Word.

>Could Atlantis be used to replace WordPad for simple documents?

Yes, it can be used as a WordPad replacement.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2016 at 2:02pm Copy Link
Taras Push >I just noticed that in 2011 you said, "Atlantis will have tables in a not too distant future." But I don't see that feature listed on your website.

Please read this announcement:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 22 2016 at 2:04pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson Thanks, Tara.
Mar 22 2016 at 6:04pm Copy Link
_*_ If purchased during the sale, is the tables upgrade version going to be free?
Mar 23 2016 at 5:01am Copy Link
Taras Push The tables version of Atlantis Word Processor will be a new major version (2.0). The upgrade policy has not yet been defined. But probably there will be a small upgrade fee.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 23 2016 at 5:10am Copy Link
_*_ Since I already own Atlantis waiting for the upgrade is a better course of action.
Mar 24 2016 at 2:57am Copy Link
Rob Ert Atlantis Word Processor is great when you want to make an ePub from a Word document which has hyperlinks to other places in the document.
I did 't foind any other software which converted this right !
Mar 25 2016 at 3:29am Copy Link
Steven Aves Software that we use every day is a personal preference type of thing. Working with words on a daily basis puts you in front of some kind of text manipulator and manager such as Lotus Word Pro, MS Word, Atlantis, Libre Write, Notetab, Abiword, Word Perfect, and more.

Everyone has different needs, and those needs change over the years. In my case, I started out with Microsoft Works, then Ami Pro (the predecessor to Word Pro), Lotus Word Pro for years, Open Office, Libre Office, and now even have M.S. Word (horrors!). I discovered Atlantis somewhere between OO and Libre.

Oh, I still use Lotus Word Pro since my best templates are still in that format. I have not installed W.P. on my Windows 10 Surface machine yet. I will try someday. Oh, I have a desktop that is my “real” work machine.

Atlantis is my “go to” word processor when working with “words.” I like the ease of changing styles, the simplicity of using different templates, the way it handles pasting text into it, the keyboard shortcuts are right up my alley.

Sure, there’s shortcomings. All of the ones I’ve used have shortcomings. For $16 here on Bitsdujour AND with an upgrade fee when the new version comes out I think it’s a steal.

If you work with documents that are primarily words (no tables and minimal images), give Atlantis a try.
Mar 25 2016 at 8:30am Copy Link
Metta Zetty FYI: Still waiting on the next upgrade with Tables. (See Atlantis' most recent reply above.)
Mar 25 2016 at 1:44pm Copy Link
wts I've used Atlantis ever since the BDJ offer in Jan. of 2014. Anything I could say about the great and thoughtful underlying design and implementation has been covered in the above discussion and in the 171 older comments. Note that Taras Push has been very responsive and straightforward in his answers since the beginning of 2011.

Not an important question re purchase or no, but I'm surprised that no one has asked about the origin of the name "Atlantis" for a word processor. From Atlantic Ave in Queens, NY, perhaps?
Mar 25 2016 at 3:31pm Copy Link
Taras Push I am not sure that anyone still remembers the origins of that name. Even the authors. It was so many years ago...
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Mar 25 2016 at 6:06pm Copy Link
Michael R. Is there any relevant discount for your loyal former v1-purchasers while this offer lasts too?
May 20 2017 at 11:16pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Seems like $16 is a great price for the most comprehensive word processor ever whether one has been a loyal user of earlier versions or not. If the developer had not removed the Help file and put it online, I'd be grabbing this deal right now.
May 21 2017 at 7:26am Copy Link
MBe What version? 2.x?
Why upgrade? What's new?
Only tables support?
May 21 2017 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Laurie Nelson I've used a lot of editors and word processors in the last 45 plus years, both for work and for personal use. [I'm a retired software tech writer.] When this was offered before, I decided to stick with my old favorites, Lotus WordPro and Jarte. But now that Atlantis has tables and a lot of other great features (including column select), I tried it for a short time yesterday. A half hour was all I needed to sell me.

The one thing I don't like is that the Help file is online. I know it's easier for developers to update, but I don't like having to go online for it. Still I have to say that the Help file is also outstanding, in spite of some of the so-so writing.

Thanks, BDJ and Atlantis, for this offer.
May 21 2017 at 1:45pm Copy Link
_*_ Since Atlantis put Tables into the software it is a much better word processor.
In its current form it will rival any word processor available. Of course I have not used MS Word for nearly a decade so, I do not know about that. But I can say at least Atlantis is not a MS product.
Jan 25 2018 at 4:37am Copy Link
Mappi75 Thanks for the offer!

Bought it because it has very good & fair license (for all family members and all pc's).

I'am not 100% sure if i really need the software because i use MS Word 2013 and Softmaker TextMaker (Office) 2018.

But with a fair license and a fair deal i gave you the money :)

One wish i have:

you offer downloads for german spelling.

Softmaker TextMaker has one of the best word correction on the market.
Maybe you can improve it here a little more (it seems that not all german words are recognized).
Jan 27 2018 at 12:16pm Copy Link
wts Light, fast, clean, capable. By the time I start it, pull in a document, make some modifications, and print it, MS Word or LibreOffice are still loading. Only a slight exaggeration!
Jan 27 2018 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I so miss the days of not having to go online to look something up. Now I am sorry to see that the Help file has gotten worse instead of better. Other than that it has a lot of great features and today's price is lovely.
Jan 27 2018 at 2:57pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! The Atlantis Word Processor Team has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 28 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Benjamin User For all that I like about Atlantis Word Processor, it has one glaring omission: no version control or track changes feature. This makes it ill-suited for editors or people who frequently collaborate on documents. It's a real shame, because otherwise this little word processor is a real gem.
Jan 28 2018 at 4:41am Copy Link
H M Compared on 3000*2000 resolution and did not seem as clear as ms word. Is this designed for HD resolution? Looks like good program otherwise.
Jan 28 2018 at 8:25am Copy Link
Taras Push The present version of Atlantis Word Processor currently has no support for UltraHD systems. The program display might be blurry on such systems.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 8:36am Copy Link
William Jefferson User I like atlantis but the recent changes to th UI frm versin 2 to version 3 make it unusable.

Previous versions had an intuitive low profile and easy toolbar, the new version is huge containing tools the user may nt need and requiring adjusting the toolbar to perform functions makes it look like MS Word and is just as difficult.

If the authors made skin toolbar interface that users could customize I would upgrade in a heartbeat, but the new one is a "NO GO" on an upgrade.

Authors, bring back the old interface with the new tools and I will upgrade!
Jan 28 2018 at 8:44am Copy Link
Taras Push The new toolbars are fully customizable. Please click the following links:


The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 8:49am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, does this program (1) allow for macros, and (2) allow background text changes (for example, I like white text on a black background). Thanks much.
Jan 28 2018 at 9:32am Copy Link
William Jefferson User thanks
Jan 28 2018 at 9:44am Copy Link
Taras Push bvssunnydale, Sorry, no macros. You can change page background on the "Colors" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog of Atlantis.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 10:40am Copy Link
Taras Push >Do you have a clear version of the videos?

I am not sure what you mean. They are HD videos. You can watch them directly on YouTube:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 10:43am Copy Link
Idriys User After reading the comments, I'm in!
Jan 28 2018 at 11:10am Copy Link
Joe M Does this program support WordPerfect files?
I looked on your site but I did not see any mention of WordPerfect.
Jan 28 2018 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Nigel Blumenthal Can I set a watermark background to a page, like "DRAFT" ? I have already bought Atlantis, and it looks great; I'd just like to know how much of Word I can use Atlantis to replace. Thanks very much, Nigel
Jan 28 2018 at 7:09pm Copy Link
Taras Push Peter R. I suppose you mean version 3.1.1. Sorry, you cannot change the GUI language. And there is no CHM file for download. Sorry.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 10:20pm Copy Link
Taras Push Joe McCormick, Sorry, it does not support WordPerfect document files.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 10:21pm Copy Link
Taras Push Nigel Blumenthal, Sorry, the present version does not support watermarks.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jan 28 2018 at 10:23pm Copy Link
PeterL Thanks for the return of the classic toolbars in the latest version 3.2.6
What a relief.

Can I install a portable version to my hard drive instead of a USB stick?
Jul 11 2018 at 1:42am Copy Link
Taras Push There is no portable version of Atlantis Word Processor. You can create a portable copy of Atlantis by installing to a portable drive. If a hard disk is not portable/removable, you cannot create a portable copy of Atlantis on that disk.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 11 2018 at 2:21am Copy Link
_*_ This is an excellent word processor. It has come a long way over the last couple of years and for me personally it has replaced all other word processors I own.
It also has been very well maintained and updated.
Honestly, you cannot go wrong for the asking price.
Give it a go, and see how well it works, how fast it opens, and how it handles most everything.
Thank you to the developer for moving this into the future and in the right direction.
Jul 11 2018 at 6:43am Copy Link
Taras Push _*_, thank you.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 11 2018 at 6:59am Copy Link
Sara User @prospects of Atlantis. I had bought Atlantis some years ago, also considering that according to the web, updates had been always free, before.

Then, just months after my purchase, I got the proposal of a paid update: I wasn't happy at all, but I acknowledge that with endlessly providing free updates, developer can NOT survive, and it seems that Atlantis' update policy remains more than "reasonable", I just bought at the very worst moment.

I had other problems with Atlantis (I must add that I own MS Word, too, so I had bought Atlantis for it being something "lightweight" instead, whilst having an outlining function altogether, as Word has, too):

For one, its paragraph formatting functionality WAS (ie imperfect!) abysmal: There was a hierarchy of formats, but to get along with it, and to set up such a consistent hierarchy, it took me HOURS, and then, amendments/just-changes to some of the elements... oh, my!

These problems are more or less RESOLVED, I'm happy to relate, since some months ago, I got some free (non-updatable, of course) version of Atlantis, somewhere, which I downloaded and installed, and which I tried for that paragraph formats' hierarchy, and indeed, it's all MUCH easier (while not being perfect either) now!

I'd had another problem, with the outlining feature, and in this respect, nothing seems to have been amended, but I could be partly wrong.

I should say that I've been using 2-pane outliners for the last 25 years or so, instead of using "text processors", and that just in rare, multi-page output, circumstances, I ever have used Word or any other "text processor", like Atlantis, then, for output only, so trying to elaborate multi-page documents, for output, in Atlantis, had been a disappointment for me at the time, and then with that new, free, non-updatable version, too; there's certainly room (or do you call it space in English?) for amending the outlining function in Atlantis.

Also, it's simply not true that you'd need to buy MS Works full-price, there's plenty of genuine but split-up corporate MS Office versions available at "reasonable" prices, but it's also true that MS Word's outlining function is quite what you'd call "sub-standard", those standards being set be genuine 2-pane outliners indeed.

Thus, I urge dear Taras to amend that his Atlantis' outlining function, in order to become it more immediately available and more easily "interactionable", and Atlantis would be something really, really useful, in direct comparison with MS Word and as long as you don't need in-text links, since there, unfortunately but understandably, Atlantis didn't have any amendmends during these last years: Yes, links from one paragraph to some other aren't easy to program, and if you need them, MS Word will prove mandatory to you, currently...

My point being: Whilst I use some dedicated 2-pane outliner for my stuff, and then MS Word for multi-page "exports", Atlantis should certainly NOT "play" with its "lesser price" but should amend some core functionality which would put MS Word to a shame: The latter's text link functionality being a real "nightmare" (and its outlining functionality not being much better), but currently, it's the only thing you'll have "got", in that respect, and if Taras changes that, his Atlantis could become a real hit, all the more so with its (currently) decent pricing!
Jul 13 2018 at 10:06am Copy Link
Taras Push Thanks for the detailed comment. But I am not sure that understand what is wrong with the outline feature of Atlantis Word Processor. Are you familiar with the "Headings" panel of the Atlantis Control Board:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 14 2018 at 12:22am Copy Link
Sara User No, there's certainly nothing wrong with it, it's just not smooth enough for my standards (which, as said, are biased by the regular use of dedicated 2-pane outliners). It's been quite a time I tried to make it work for me, then I ceased to use Atlantis for that reason (as said/implied, I had already succeeded in building up a formatting hierarchy, in spite of the - then, and now overcome - problems with that): to much fuss, I "need" it neat'n'quick. Don't know how it really works currently, but my list would be:

- 1-key toggle between text and tree/list

- arrows up/down in tree/list for navigation, left/right for collapsing/expanding

- NOT any ("titling" or other) format listed, or at the very least not automatically displayed, in that tree/list since then it would be impossible to have only the "newpage" (perhaps also including "higher-up title" entries, too, without them being new page, i.e. just "level 1" or levels 1 and 2, or best: by option: "outline only displays levels down to: 1/2/3..." by drop-down menu) entries all displayed there without scrolling.

By "display" I mean "expanded" in case: I wouldn't really want deeper-down formats being listed at all, but you could make them "automatically collapsed" instead, for users who may want them to be displayed for their means.

The only really important thing being here that their display is only optional, so that the higher-up levels (1 or 1 and 2 (or more, in case, by option) are visible: When you also list all the deeper-down formats, the list (or very flat tree) I'm after here will too much be mixed up with (for me) perfectly unnecessary information, unnecessary for quick navigation that is, hence the need then to scroll in order to see level 1/2 entries which are buried in the list.

If I remember well, that forced display of any format was the reason I left Atlantis, but I could be wrong. Of course, if you maintain it all within the list but collapse all those deeper-down levels by default (and this means that they stay collapsed = invisible whenever the user adds new paragraphs/elements of those levels), just displaying them by option and/or by individual expanding (of that sub-tree in question by right-arrow within the tree), that would be the ideal solution, but which would imply lots of coding.

- automatic appearance (in the tree) of any such newly-created "higher-up levelled" (!) item upon its creation (in the content/text pane), but, as said, "quiet", non-visible appearance, in case, in the tree, of deeper-down newly-created elements of any sort

- of course, it's a very useful thing to have special lists, e.g. for tables and/or for illustrations, together, again, only with the higher-up titles in-between those, so that the user will have a special list of all tables for example, together with an indication in which chapters / subchapters those are, but certainly not within a mix of anything else

- ideally, creation of new elements even from within the tree (with the usual shortkeys for the elements in question, and together with inline typing of the name in question then), i.e. avoiding the forth-and-back between tree and text-pane whenever the user does some sort "brainstorming" for chapters, subchapters, paraph titles, navigation within the tree for new elements being so much faster than within the text or by that forth-and-back then...


From what I see and understand in your link, it seems the current state is the one I remember more or less; in your example screenshot you simply used a text not having "title" levels deeper down than 1 = "Chapter", so that your tree automatically becomes a list, but (in my memory at least, I may be mistaken) it quickly became a nightmare once I tried to use lots of deeper-down "title" (ie not body text) formats: they all appeared in the tree/list and, for me, mixed it all up.

Also - I'm not sure if that is available (or even was already in that time) -, I'd want to see higher-up title formats not "somewhere on my screen", but neatly scrolled up (automatically and before real display) to the top of the screen, i.e. at least for the 3 highest-up title formats the user should read the title line as line 1 of the visible screen text (within the text pane) when navigating within the tree.


It seems to be a little bit more complicated even, but nethertheless, it does not seem a "flat tree", just showing the higher-up levels (or the highest-up level only), is readily available and then automatically maintained.

Also, your screenshots make me remember that I had problems with format assignments, and/or with the fact that to assign them easily (NO shortkeys at the time? But certainly now there are?), I needed (?) the command pane, in order to click the format with the mouse there... whilst I needed that pane for the navigation though!

That "necessary" (?) toggling of the functionality of that pane (which, if I remember well, wasn't really easy either) drove me away from Atlantis, too; as said, at the time; this, too, may be organized in a much better way now, and it's also possible that at a time, I simply didn't see how to do things easier for me with Atlantis, than described here.
Jul 14 2018 at 4:54am Copy Link
Taras Push Sara User, you can right-click the Headings panel of the Control Panel of Atlantis, and use the "Show Levels" menu to choose how many heading levels should be displayed.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 14 2018 at 5:11am Copy Link
Sara User That would be the solution indeed (of course, this "so many levels to be displayed" setting would be stable then, i.e. include future item creations); at the time, I must have overlooked that already, or you really did it very well since!

Please see my edits, incl. just some minutes ago. (As said, it's been some time now but I really had multiple problems then.)

Again, nothing wrong with anything, just too much fuss for getting at it all. Of course, if there are shortkeys for formats, and once you will have memorized those levels in your individual use case (or have some notes sheet for them), no need for the format pane anymore, so you can leave it for navigational purposes all the time.


In order to better explain why that "scroll it up into line 1 of the screen's text field" functionality would be of real interest. You have some longer text with many chapters. You are at some "revisionary" stage now, i.e. the text is there, but you do lots of checkings, add-ons, etc.

You quickly go thru the text, not in its entirety any time, but just in order to get a quick overview. In such a scenario, it's simply awful to have those chapter beginnings at any given, aleatoric place on the screen; on the contrary, you would like to be able to read, without any further fuss, a maximum of your text without any scrolling, and since it's not the end of the previous chapter but the beginning of the chapter in question which interests you, you would so much like to have it begin on line 1; technically, that's easy to implement, and it would also be of high benefit for some levels beneath level 1, just not for the deeper-down levels indeed, so either you could implement this functionality for the levels 1 to 3 or 4 only, or have a navigation setting "title displayed as screen textline 1: for down to level...", 0 being "leave it all alone (ie do no automatic scrolling for better visualisation) for any level".
Jul 14 2018 at 5:22am Copy Link
a a Now that it has Table support and Index creation support, this is a great word processor that is light, fast and full-featured. Does everything most people will ever need in a word processor, and at a decent price.

Coupled with GS-Calc and GS-Base, you have a very nice, lightweight, office suite.
Jul 14 2018 at 8:46am Copy Link
John H Will This work on Linux under WINE?
Jul 14 2018 at 1:00pm Copy Link
Per User Thanks for the offer
I bought it yesterday, and have tested it much

There are however some things that are not clear to me

1. Is renaming of documents not allowed ?
I can not find it on any panels or in the help

2. Is there automatic save as in the programme Simplenote (IOS)
or must one remember to save, else documents lost ?

3. There is a backup and also an automatic save after 5 minutes
Is this actually the same function ? (or 2 different folders ?)
Jul 14 2018 at 9:36pm Copy Link
Radik Shavaliev Hello! Do's it support russian language?
Jul 14 2018 at 9:41pm Copy Link
Mappi75 Very good program with very fair of use license and fair price.

"Professional" software like Papyrus Autor or Drama Queen costs near 10 times more.
Jul 15 2018 at 1:50am Copy Link
Taras Push John H, Atlantis Word Processor requires MS Windows. But some users use it under Wine. Please click the following link:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 15 2018 at 1:51am Copy Link
Taras Push Per User,

1. If the document is open in Atlantis, you an use the "File | Save As..." main menu command to save under a different filename. Otherwise just rename the document file with your file manager.

2. 3. Atlantis does not automatically modify the document file. So there is no "automatic save". But you can use the "backup files" feature to create backup copies of the open documents under a dedicated folder of your choice:
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 15 2018 at 1:56am Copy Link
Taras Push Radik Shavaliev, you can use Atlantis Word Processor to compose documents in Russian language. You can download the Russian spellchecker:
But there is no Russian GUI (menus, dialog, et). Sorry.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 15 2018 at 1:58am Copy Link
Nils User I tried Antlantis a month ago, but had troubles. Everytime a tried to copy/paste text and images from a website, Atlantis would crash. I stopped evaluating then. I used Antlantis with Windows 10 professional.
Jul 15 2018 at 2:24am Copy Link
Taras Push Nils User, please make sure that your security software does not block the clipboard-related operations in Atlantis Word Processor.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 15 2018 at 3:32am Copy Link
Joe M I installed the Atlantis trial and found out right away it does not support WordPerfect files. I have now uninstalled your program as I do not see a need for it.

Also when I installed your program, Windows had a Pop Up screen that warned me about installing the program saying it did not recognize the publisher.
Jul 15 2018 at 9:37am Copy Link
a a @Taras Push @Joe McCormick - Should be quite easy to implement WordPerfect import support using the libwpd library, which is avaulable under LGPL licence.
Jul 15 2018 at 10:47am Copy Link
John H Sold!
Thanks for the great value!

Thank you also for the reasonable License Terms.

I now have a replacement for Microsoft RTF Word Pad with Spell Checker.
Also will replace Jarte' and Libre Office/Open Office.

I was able to make all the ribbons, tool bars and margins go away. I a perfectly happy using ALT+ commands.

Would be nice to have a single command to make this as light as possible visually.

One commented noted about GS-Calc being a fast spreadsheet to go along with Atlantis. So I am giving that a try also.
Jul 15 2018 at 12:26pm Copy Link
Taras Push John H, you can use the "Full Screen" mode (press F9) to "hide everything". You could still access the toolbars by hovering the mouse over the screen top.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Jul 15 2018 at 1:41pm Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Tried the demo for the last few days. So easy to use! Was quickly able to create an ebook. Just purchased this very nice software. Thanks again BDJ!!! -- Weerz
Dec 13 2018 at 5:58am Copy Link
UweS Thanks a lot for this great piece of software. Just bought it - I use some other programs like Word and Papyrus Author but Atlantis is really lightweight and fast. Put it on a USB-Stick and now have a fine wordprocessor always in my pocket :).

One wish to make it perfect :) - More flexibility or better say the capability to placing pictures in my text where I need them (or when importing documents with pictures).

But again - Great Software, fair license, Great value for money
Dec 13 2018 at 6:04am Copy Link
Metta Zetty Highly recommended! Easy-to-use and feature-rich. Best word processor I've ever used.
Dec 13 2018 at 6:58am Copy Link
Gary Moore Please discuss file x-fer MS to IPad
Dec 13 2018 at 8:59am Copy Link
Per User Please always wrrite which version is offered

No need to buy a version you already own
Dec 13 2018 at 2:41pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! The Atlantis Word Processor Team has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 14 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Can I load this on a chrome book
Dec 14 2018 at 6:46am Copy Link
Taras Push Mary Wilson, Atlantis Word Processor requires MS Windows (2000 or higher).
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Dec 14 2018 at 6:47am Copy Link
Mark Krieger Just tested it and I was looking for a fast RTF editor with automatic spell-check for a while.
Full price wasn't worth it for what I was looking for using it and I didn't find the free version earlier, but for this price I won't bother with the free version. Off to buy right now.
Dec 14 2018 at 11:54am Copy Link
Tortuga @Taras Hello :)

I have 2 questions:
1-Before purchasing, would like to know what 'Minor updt only' means.
It's not really clear !
If I purchase now, until when do we get free updts?
Is it for all versions 3.x ? Or during 1 Year from purchase? Or ...?

2-When is v4 expected?

Thanks in advance
Dec 14 2018 at 12:06pm Copy Link
Taras Push I cannot say if version 4.0 will be a paid or free upgrade. But there are no plans for version 4 at this moment. What I can say for sure, there will be many free 3.x updates in any case.
The Atlantis Word Processor Team - Dec 14 2018 at 1:19pm Copy Link
Tortuga @Taras Hello :)

Thank You for your reply
Dec 14 2018 at 1:39pm Copy Link
Steven Avery A very fine program. I bought an earlier version on Bits many years back, and then did a $15 upgrade in Feb an earlier v. 3.

On a new puter, Microsoft Word would slowly load up, and it was annoying, so I just did a free upgrade to the current v. 3 and made sure all the basic files are associated with Atlantis.

Great program and support.
Dec 14 2018 at 10:01pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin I was just looking at the Atlantis website. It doesn't mention above that documents can be saved in RTF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, COD. How cool is that? And I think it is still possible to get rid of the huge ribbon interface. Thanks to the developers for considering differing preferences.

I have used some version of this word processor since its beginning. I have one complaint. I loved the detailed Help file that used to come with the application. Now if I need to look something up, I have to fire up a browser. To me, that is a huge inconvenience, and because of that, for more complicated processes I use another word processor.

For $16? What a deal!
May 4 2019 at 7:24am Copy Link
Taras Push Kelly,

Support for MS Word document formats is a standard thing.

When you launch Atlantis Word Processor for the first time, it automatically displays the "Quick Personalization" dialog. There you can choose the toolbar style and customize other GUI components, colors, and sounds. This dialog can be also accessed through the "Tools | Quick Personalization..." menu command.
Amit Atlantis is a good word processor.

But there are two features in a word processor that will make it absolutely top notch -
1. Syntax coloring as is in every text editor - as notepad++ and most all. Really have looked for syntax coloring in a word proc. but havent found it in anyone.
Does anyone know of a word proc. with syntax coloring doable in it? Is it there in msoffice any version even?

2. Changing of document background to multiple things - like gradients and textures, patterns and so. Gradients with many inbuilt ones are already there in wps writer of kingsoft. It makes the documents look fantastic.

Can we have both these features in any future version of atlantis? Syntax coloring and gradient backgrounds are the big deal.
May 4 2019 at 11:56pm Copy Link
R Master I missed this deal the last time around, so I have only tested the program for an hour or so. Way to good to pass up, lots of innovative aspects that all my other word processors lack. Absolutely love how the menu bar can be shown only with mouseover. The only fault I can see with this program so far is that it does not save to PDF format, other than using the print function. I am buying two extra licenses for friends - would like to know how to change license/registration info for them later...? Did not see any gift provision while purchasing. Nice program.
May 5 2019 at 3:22am Copy Link
Taras Push Amit,

1. Atlantis Word Processor is not a plain text editor and of course not a programmer's editor. It is meant primarily for dealing with formatted MS Word documents.

2. Currently Atlantis Word Processor does not support the page background property (either solid or gradient) in MS Word documents. You can change however the onscreen-only page background color for all documents in Atlantis (the "Tools | Options..." menu command, the "Colors" tab).

Thanks for your features requests.
Taras Push R. Master,

Please email me ( the details of your friends (first name, last name, and email). The new registration details for your friends will be emailed to you.
Mappi75 Very good software for a good price tag!

I own this and using Papyrus Autor and DramaQueen which cost 10 times more.
May 5 2019 at 7:43am Copy Link
Taras Push Mappi75, thank you.
Lazar Voin The program is able to save in ePub format! For me, that one was the main factors! Great program!
May 5 2019 at 2:24pm Copy Link
Taras Push Lazar Voin, it can also export documents to MOBI. Atlantis automatically suggests to download the kindlegen utility (if you do not already have one) when you save as eBook.
PortablesFan Hi, in the BdJ Fine Print it says, “Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for minor versions only. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will not be discounted.”
Looking at your release history, there seemed to hardly be any 2.x versions. Same for 3.0.x and 3.1.x, but now all of a sudden we have four-level version numbers (3.2.x.x)!
Obviously your version numbering is your prerogative, but it would be nice to have at least a glimmer—an approximation—of an idea what may be included in our purchase, update-wise. If possible, please. Thank you!
May 5 2019 at 7:02pm Copy Link
Steven Avery Atlantis is a fantastic, smooth, program.

I will have to write you about upgrade or getting the sale, my last upgrade was Feb, 2017 and may be only v. 2. Not sure which is better price, upgrade or Bits purchase.

Oh, I see this type of note:

"Important note: If you are a registered user of Atlantis Word Processor version 2.x (and higher), you can upgrade to version 3.1 for free."

Which should mean that I can upgrade for free now, and just do the next upgrade in the 4.s

Free upgrade worked fine, including the prompt to return to normal, non-ribbon bar.
May 5 2019 at 11:37pm Copy Link
R Master To Taras Push; Thanks for the reply here, I will email you their information.
May 6 2019 at 2:36am Copy Link
Dan P A great word processor. I use it daily. Highly recommended.
Nov 5 2019 at 1:27am Copy Link
Mark User I installed trial version and tested compatibility with MS DOC, DOCX files. No issues both ways. Excellent menus and tools layout. Today I purchased licensed version and it's already installed on my PC and on thumb drive.for portable use. Small EXE file size, fast loading, lots of configuration options. Impressive.
Nov 5 2019 at 5:19am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Wow, that's a LOT of GUI. Does Atlantis offer a classic view or is there some other way to tone down the massive busyness of the application?
Nov 5 2019 at 7:13am Copy Link
Taras Push Kelly Hamblin, you can customize the toolbars through the "Tools | Customize | Toolbars..." menu command. You can remove the commands you do not need. You can choose the Classic toolbars. Etc.
LN108 This is a wonderful program, and it is regularly updated. Worth far more than $15.
Nov 5 2019 at 8:08am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! The Atlantis Word Processor Team has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 6 2019 at 12:11am Copy Link
Robert Bull I mostly use plain-text editors, but lately I've been using Atlantis more. Despite the enormous toolbar, I find it more friendly / less intimidating than most competitors. I wish help were available as a .CHM, rather than just online, because of those occasions when I don't have a good Internet connection. But it seems to work well, as far as I've got, and its full price is very reasonable, making the Bits discount compelling.
Nov 6 2019 at 3:27am Copy Link
Steven Aves I've used Atlantis WP almost daily for 9 years. Got the Bitsdujour deal back then.

It is quick, easy to format text, keyboard shortcuts!

Just buy it.
Apr 30 2020 at 7:34am Copy Link
Per User Better than Word ( no annual fee, portable, easy on memory, generous license, lots of features ) .And love the typing sounds (to be configured / turned off :)).
Apr 30 2020 at 12:34pm Copy Link
Siewfoong User Tried it, liked it and bought it. It runs from a usb drive too.
May 1 2020 at 3:13am Copy Link
Steven Aves I'm a very happy, 11 year user of Atlantis. Best deal I've purchased on Bitsdujour.
Jul 1 2021 at 6:00am Copy Link
PeterL +1
Jul 1 2021 at 6:26am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Agree with @Steven Aves and @PeterLi!!!!
Jul 1 2021 at 8:06am Copy Link
Dan User I have enjoyed using Atlantis for many years. It is easy to use, has very good documentation, and feels much lighter and faster than bigger word processors like Word. But it can produce compatible doc, docx formats. If looking for an alternative to Word it has all that you need for most everyone. Main practical differences are in the areas of features for some very very long documents and Word's outline features.
Jul 1 2021 at 10:13am Copy Link
Jim Thompson Hands down, this is the best word processor I have ever used. As a professional journalist, I needed something that is fast, easy to use and does not have a lot of menus getting in the way of my writing. Atlantis is number one in all categories. I have been a customer since the software was first launched and it only gets better. At the regular price, it is a steal. At a discount of more than 50%, it is unbelievable. If you are serious about writing, Atlantis should be in your toolbox.
Jul 2 2021 at 12:36pm Copy Link
lisba f Installed the trial. Looks lovely. But (a main thing) it doesn't recognize unicode document titles (although in the document itself you can use unicode - even classical Greek - unhindered).
Jul 2 2021 at 10:15pm Copy Link
Visitor-2014 I agree with the other posters: a very good word processor. Just a small suggestion for improvement:

When performing the search for a text (via Find/Replace in the Control Board) the (first) search result appears in the editor window
- either in the middle of the editor window (when clicking on the search result in the list with the results of the Control Board)
- or more or less on the bottom of the editor window (when pressing "Enter" immediately after typing the text in the field "Find what" of the Control Board).

Both (especially the second situation) is not very comfortable as you will always respectively often have to scroll down so that you can continue to read what is written in the lines under the text (word) that you were looking for.

So would it be possible that the search result appears more or less *on top* in the editor window (just as it happens when following a hyperlink within a document)?

Thanks in advance for considering such a modification.
Jul 2 2021 at 10:31pm Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Atlantis was always infinitely customizable. Does this new(er) version offer a choice between the ribbon and classic view?
Jan 6 at 8:08am Copy Link
Taras Push You can customize the toolbars through the "Tools | Customize | Toolbars..." menu command. You can choose between the "tool bands" and "classic toolbars".
Nico Westerdale Great News! The Atlantis Word Processor Team has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 at 12:11am Copy Link
Dan P I've been using this for years. Highly recommended!
May 10 at 2:36am Copy Link
Kelly Hamblin Is there an option to use classic view or is it ribbon only?
May 11 at 7:13am Copy Link
Taras Push There is no Ribbon UI in Atlantis Word Processor.

You can switch to the classic toolbars through the "Tools | Customize | Toolbars..." command of the main menu.

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