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What are people saying about Edi - Text Editor

Danny There are only limited languages interfaces, such as English and German. Why not more international languages like Dutch?
Sep 2 2012 at 12:43am Copy Link
Polo Yes, it's true, there is only english and german user interface but the spellcheck dictionaries support more languages. Additional spellcheck languages can be downloaded from the Mozilla webpage. If there is demand, other user interface languages come in the future versions.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 2 2012 at 1:20am Copy Link
Michael R. I just downloaded the trial...

It looks nice and I created a little text with some indentations, bullets, numbering, a table and a picture. I was curious how in an editor it would be possible to create a table, etc and so I saved it as .txt to find out, how it was saved in a way, that other pure editors could handle it.

Probably I misinterpreted something, perhaps because of the application's name. Because the .txt-result was that none of the formating was reflected by the exported .txt-file. No left/right/center alignments, no table (which could be recognized as table; just the data inside), no indentation (of the numbering), ...

Wouldn't it have been nice, if as many formatings as possible would be visible inside the exported .txt-file? Just entering the number of chars/line and voilá a reformated pure text-file, usable in any text-editor would have been created. (Of course an option, just saving the text without any reformating by space would make sense too, but no reformating at all...)
Sep 2 2012 at 2:30am Copy Link
Matt Hi Pawel, Are their any 'Help' files?

Clicking on 'Help' only takes you to a FAQ page with only 2 FAQs. And following the animations on your main page is kind of difficult. They move too fast. Thanks.
Sep 2 2012 at 9:05am Copy Link
Polo hi J. Bell, actually the only help is the support page on the product website. The text formatting ist rather intuitive and the button icons are similiar to other text editors. Edi is still a new product and therefore the list of FAQ is short. Please ask questions to the support and the answers will be posted on the program FAQ page.

hi Michael, thanks for your feedback according saving to a text file. Indead in a text file the most important is the text content. Text formatting in the text file is removed and its implementing is not planned in the near future. Sorry...
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 2 2012 at 12:16pm Copy Link
Polo hi Michael, thanks for your feedback according saving to a text file. Indead in a text file the most important is the text content. Text formatting in the text file is removed and its implementing is not planned in the near future. Sorry...
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 2 2012 at 12:21pm Copy Link
Avi S 1] Does the search and replace have full regular expression support, and if so, according to which regex standard?
2] Does the editor have full unicode support?
3] Does the editor support right-to-left paragraphs for Hebrew and Arabic?
Sep 2 2012 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Matt I don't see an ability to open or save PDF files as advertised.

Are there limitations to the Trial version?
Sep 2 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I noticed the same thing about PDF. Too bad the missing help files and the lack of PDF as promised. Too bad I am going to bed and the offer will end before the author answers.
Sep 2 2012 at 8:46pm Copy Link
Polo Exporting to PDF is somewhat different than storing the document as DOC, DOCX or ODT.
To do this you need to click the print button and then in the print preview click the "Export to PDF" button.
Please refer to the last screenshot on the following page:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 2 2012 at 8:51pm Copy Link
Polo Arabic and Hebrew are not supported and this feature will not be implemented soon. I'm sorry. This is a simple business decision.

Please download the trial version and check if the requested support for unicode satisfy your needs. You may use Edi trial 30 days long without any registration and obligation.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 2 2012 at 8:57pm Copy Link
Joshua Cearley I'm not able to use my GMail and PayPal accounts to purchase this, "for security reasons."

Kind of a shame really, given many people's primary email these days are gmail accounts and PayPal handles the "security" of processing the transaction.
Sep 2 2012 at 11:56pm Copy Link
Matt Thank you Pawel. Exporting to PDF worked perfectly!
Sep 3 2012 at 12:04am Copy Link
Polo hi Joshua, indeed using GMail account for purchase is not permitted, but PayPal as a payment method is possible. I'm sorry for this inconvenience, these requirerments are not mine, but the software sellers - shareit.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 3 2012 at 12:50am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler The deal ran out before I got your answer. Can you extend the deal for those of us that missed it for this reason?
Sep 3 2012 at 1:03pm Copy Link
Polo I'm sorry but this is the charm of the daily deal...;-)
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 3 2012 at 2:12pm Copy Link
Matt I purchased Edi and it seems really nice, but...

The spell-check dictionaries (specifically - US English Spellchecker) don't stay activated. Whenever you close and then re-open Edi, the spell-check dictionary is no longer activated. You need to re-activate the dictionary.

Also, I found very unusual is that when you do activate a dictionary, the current document needs 'saved'. That's strange!

Has anyone else run across this problem?

Sep 6 2012 at 11:12am Copy Link
Polo hi J. Bell. In the next version there should be possibility to store the default spellcheck dictionaries.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 6 2012 at 12:48pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Pawel. Thank you for your fast reply.

Every time I open a document, every single word is UNDERLINED in RED. I have to once again activate the spell-check dictionary which is very bothersome.

You say, "In the next version there should be possibility..."

That doesn't sound very promising.

When might this happen and will it be a free update?

I thought Spell-Check in a Rich Text Editor was a basic function.

I did notice this weird spell-check bug when using the Trial version, but I thought it was only a Trial limitation.

Had I known of this non-functioning of such a basic feature as Spell-Check, I wouldn't have purchased this software.

Sep 6 2012 at 1:32pm Copy Link
Polo Saying "next version" I mean ca. 2 weeks, and don't worry, it will be free update.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 6 2012 at 1:38pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Pawel.

Thanks again for your fast reply and the good news!
Sep 6 2012 at 2:00pm Copy Link
Danny On the tab "The fine print" I read: this offer cannot be used to upgrade or expand an existing permit.Is this correct?
Jan 22 2013 at 12:52am Copy Link
Nelson Carvalho Hi,
Is it possible to translate Edi-Text Editor ?
If yes, how ?
Thank you.
Jan 22 2013 at 2:30am Copy Link
ddalian The product website states that lifetime upgrades are included with the purchase. In the BDJ fine print it contradicts this. Which statement is correct?

Jan 22 2013 at 5:26am Copy Link
Polo Edi is translated only to english and german. There are no plans to translate it to other languages in the next months. I'm sorry.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 22 2013 at 12:44pm Copy Link
Danny Question: what is the meaning of the name ' Edi '?
Jan 22 2013 at 1:11pm Copy Link
Polo Edi(tor)...
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 22 2013 at 1:30pm Copy Link
Polo The statement from the product website is correct.
* You pay only once
* You may use the program for a lifetime
* You'll get all updates for free
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 22 2013 at 3:32pm Copy Link
Danny Can Edi program all types of ' word ' open documents as Microsoft Word MS Office?
Jan 23 2013 at 12:18am Copy Link
Lifetime Upgrades Hello Pawel

I am not clear about your update policy. Because some companies differentiate between lifetime updates (minor versions only) and lifetime upgrades minor and major versions), can you further explain your update policy for clarity? Does it only include minor version updates?

Thank you in advance.
Jan 23 2013 at 5:11am Copy Link
Danny @Lifetime Upgrades,

For me that is clearly expressed by Pawel: all updates, life long and you paid size 1 time! Clear right?!

Upgrade = new upgraded version!
Update = updated (up to date) of the existing version!
Jan 23 2013 at 7:53am Copy Link
Polo You're right Danny. All updates are for free but major upgrades can be charged. The same as with Windows versions. For Win7 you pay only once the whole price. The next major release - Win8 - you buy for the upgrade price only.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 23 2013 at 9:03am Copy Link
Polo Edi can read MS Word files in the format *.DOC and *DOCX. However the document formatting can vary for some documents comparing to the MS Word program. Please check this feature before you buy Edi. Installing Edi is for free and it is as easy as uninstalling it.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 23 2013 at 9:17am Copy Link
Danny But ... has all the functionalities as Edi also MS Word or something else?
Jan 23 2013 at 2:23pm Copy Link
Polo @Danny, sure is - Edi does not equal MS Word. The basic functionality is very similar, some functions are different (mail merge), some are extended (loading, storing, searching for documents) and plenty of functions lacks. But you can see this as an advantage - if you name them "all the functionalities", I presume you even don't know they exist. This is MS Word, it's overloaded with functions, no one is aware of. Edi strength is its template system and document management. If these functions are important to you, then you should like Edi.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 23 2013 at 9:49pm Copy Link
Danny @Pawel Idzikowski,

Thank you for clear answers to my questions! I highly suggest this on price!
Jan 23 2013 at 9:54pm Copy Link
John Li Can Edi open an OpenOffice document and save it as a Word document and vice versa please? Thanks.
Jan 25 2013 at 2:30am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Downloaded trial. Installed. Ran. Got "Trial Period Expired"! This is the shortest trial period I have ever experienced! It last only a few seconds! I did want to but this but cannot without seeing it first!
Jan 25 2013 at 4:14am Copy Link
H. H. Hallo,
I just treid edi and unfortunately it failed everytime I wanted to open a pdf-file. PDFXchange Viewer and Adobe Acrobat Reader don´t have any problems to open the identical files. In case edi would be able to open pdf , word files and open document files properly - and faster - than the original programs it could be interesting. But at the moment the program seems not to fit these features withoug bugs
Jan 25 2013 at 6:12am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I believe the company/author is in Poland. It is Friday afternoon there. Why no answers? I guess it will save me money but I really wanted to try the program!
Jan 25 2013 at 6:38am Copy Link
John Wood I agree with Ralph Bressler. Downloaded trial. Installed. Ran. Got "Trial Period Expired"! This is the shortest trial period I have ever experienced! It last only a few seconds! I thought I would look at the program's Help (CHM) file, but apparently the author doesn't have one. So how to use the program is a mystery and I can't try it.
Jan 25 2013 at 8:01am Copy Link
Danny @Pawel Idzikowski,

Have two questions about this great software: what are the average upgrade frequency of Edi? Note: I mean upgrade and no updates. And there are still several multilanguages interface in the future?
Jan 25 2013 at 9:11am Copy Link
Polo You mean when does Edi 2 come? Not soon, the main purpose of Edi is creating multiple documents from templates and extending this feature is the main focus. The next planned goal is using document templates for sending multiple emails but this feature will be implemented as an update (for free) not an upgrade.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:26am Copy Link
Polo Yes openoffice to word and vicersa is possible. Edi can convert text between the following formats:
* Word 2007 document (*.docx)
* Word 97 - 2003 document (*.doc)
* OpenOffice open document (*.odt)
* Rich text format (*.rtf)
* Word XML document (*.xml)
* Hypertext Markup Language (*.htm, *.html)
* Electronic Publication (*.epub)
* Web Archive, single file (*.mht)
* Text file (*.txt)
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:29am Copy Link
Polo Trial period expired? Is it possible that you have downloaded and installed Edi during the previous promotion and then uninstalled it? Trial is possible only once, even if you uninstall and later install the software again.

Whan Windows version do you use?
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:32am Copy Link
Polo Edi cannot open/edit PDF files. PDF can only be a target format. Please refer to my previous post or to the product page for formats which can be opened. Documents in all these formats can be converted do PDF but not vice versa.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:35am Copy Link
Polo Sorry for the delayed answers. The author is in Germany. There is heavy traffic fridays here, rush hour and other stuff... ;-) but now I'm online.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:39am Copy Link
Polo @ Ralph Bressler and John Wood
- please tell me what are your operating systems. AFAIK there are no complaints with the early trial period expiration.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 9:41am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I am using Windows 7 64 bit and I do not remember ever installing Edi before.
Jan 25 2013 at 10:06am Copy Link
Polo I'm sorry, I have just tested installing the latest version of Edi on Win7 64bit DE and there was no problem at all. Can you test the software in a virtual machine or somewhere else?
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 10:32am Copy Link
John Wood Pawel - I am using Windows 7, 64 bit Home Edition. Again, I should make the comment that without a trial, and without your appearing to have a built-in CHM help file, using the program would be very ineffective.
I do not remember trialing the program before, but suggest on whatever piece you're leaving behind that you modify it so that if the version one tried previously was not acceptable, that a later program version might be and would leave behind a different code. That way, an individual could see if your latest program version suits them so they can try it and purchase it.
Jan 25 2013 at 10:40am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler I agree with John Wood on both counts. I have another machine but I think I'll just save the money. That would be my gain and the author's loss.
Jan 25 2013 at 11:06am Copy Link
Polo Sorry John, if I change the lock in every update, this would require regenerating and redeploying the activation key for each update. this would be a nightmare for each customer having reactivating the license after each update.

There is no offline documentation to the software but there is a support page and if you have some difficulties, just contact the Edi support.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 11:11am Copy Link
Polo You're right, Edi cannot compete with such gigants as OpenOffice or MS Office. There is no offline documentation and the support is provided only by the product manufacturer (no news groups etc)

this is a niche product. I'm afraid, I cannot help you in this case. The rules are clear - only one single 30 days trial period, single purchase and get lifetime updates for free. In my opinion it's transparent and fair.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 11:21am Copy Link
Andreas Schöneck Cannot install. Edi tries to install SQL Server Compact 4.0.

On my system, 4.0 Sp1 is installed, so the v4.0 installer tells me that a newer version is already installed.

That leads Edi's setup to cancel the installation process.
Jan 25 2013 at 11:27am Copy Link
Stephane M Hi Pawel,
Based on your last post, could you tell me if updates (minor versions) and upgrades (major versions) are free for lifetime?
Jan 25 2013 at 11:37am Copy Link
Polo Hi Stephane, all updates are for free but upgrades cost the "upgrade price" which is much smaller than the regular price of the new product.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 11:46am Copy Link
Danny That is actually standard with all software licenses: free updates until the next upgrade version. Unless it's a Free lifetime upgrades license is!
Jan 25 2013 at 12:25pm Copy Link
Tazzie Pawel ... I love Edi from what I've been able to test ... and especially enjoy the customizable user interface; it's refreshing to be able to customize a program that I may use a lot and a nice change from the endless blues and grays of other programs :)

Anyway, I want to buy Edi but I am stuck with the requirement to use a paid email address. My dilemma is that the email address I use from yahoo IS a paid email address, but because yahoo also has free email addresses, my yahoo address is not being accepted. If I have to buy a different paid email address just to satisfy this requirement, it defeats the benefit of acquiring Edi at a discount. Is there any way to get around this requirement so I can use my yahoo email address? Thanks so much for your help!
Jan 25 2013 at 12:29pm Copy Link
Polo hi Tazzie, the selling procedure is made by shareit, an ECommerce plattform, I'm only a programmer. Please consider using other email address (an academic, business one). This address would be used only for the delivery of the activation key and for the identification purposes. Your free email address can still be used to contact the support.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 12:39pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler OK, so I DID try installing the program on another computer since I was interested. It installed which means I probably DID have it installed at one time on my main computer.

Here's the problem. I installed it and evaluated it, say, a year ago. I found it did not meet my needs. Many things change Ina year. I do not remember why I did not like the program. Now, since I can't install it again, I can't evaluate it again and you lose a sale. I can Se you ARE a programmer and not a businessman since this I a very poor model.

OK, so I trailed the program on the other computer. I use shtml files with includes a lot. The program will NOT handle these files which are EXACTLY the same as html files except for the s in front. This makes it useless for much of the work I do.

I think given all the circumstances I will have to pass on this.
Jan 25 2013 at 7:11pm Copy Link
John Li Hi,
Just paid for the software but it said on the page after the payment page that there was an error generating the licence key. Please advise what action I should take. Many thanks.
Jan 25 2013 at 7:17pm Copy Link
Polo hi Ralph, I'm more a programmer than a businesmann. Activating the program is the same as openning the door. You have a key and you have a lock. Installing the program, the lock is installed in the Windows system. Making it as you propose i should install a new lock each time a new update is released. Imagine how annoying for current customers it could be to redeploy the key and reactivate the program after each update.

Please don't be angry but the trial version is provided just "as it is", for a trial. If you're happy with it, you can buy it. If not, you don't loose any cent and I don't earn. For me it's fair business model.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 10:34pm Copy Link
Polo hi John, I see in the sell report that your key was sent but I'll resend it on your purchase email address again.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 25 2013 at 10:39pm Copy Link
Robert George I purchased the product and received an activation key for EDI Text Editor which brings me to a website for and talks of EdiKey??? It looks like any area to get loads of trouble and not where I should be. How do I get EDI Text Editor???
Bob G
Jan 25 2013 at 11:41pm Copy Link
Polo hi Robert, you mean you have purchased the key but don't have the product yet? Please download Edi using the above Link "Download Trial" and install Edi Trial. Then double click the EdiKey file - it activates the full version.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 26 2013 at 12:54am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Pawel - I the offer is over but could you please address my question/comment about shtml files? This was the major reason I did not buy.
Jan 26 2013 at 1:23pm Copy Link
Danny @Ralph Bressler,

Dear Ralph, let me to respond: I also tried the trial version, but have no problems encountered! Problems is not always due to a software application but can cause by own pc system! And what the certain time trial version: download and try to test out when one actually those days go try, because time is running simply by if you no longer to determine. Usually one gets no 2nd chance more, this to prevent abuse! And a program door may not always but even the trial version key change, than he/she remains but to vervelendst and customers are doing this but irritated! Hopefully I come enlightening about! Thank you in advance!
Jan 26 2013 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Ralph Bressler Danny - Unfortunately the author has already responded on this topic. I disagree with his response but I respect his point of view. My last post was about the more important question of why shtml files are not handled. I am afraid only the author can speak to this.
Jan 26 2013 at 3:18pm Copy Link
Danny @Ralph Bressler,

Okay Ralph, I understand. But I do believe that Pawel an answer to your question is going to give. Perhaps is it just that the weekend! So it will be fine! A good weekend!
Jan 26 2013 at 3:35pm Copy Link
Polo Hello, AFAIK shtml is the same as html. The both contain of XML. Edi can open htm and html files. To check the shtml compatibility you would have to rename the file extension from shtml to html. It can be done but for me it sounds complicated and for pure editing of html/shtml/XML files I would suggest another tool. Edi is a text editor, node a code editor.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 27 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Ralph Bressler OK, that is the final nail. Edi is not for me! Thanks.
Jan 27 2013 at 3:12am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber Are there still updates for v1.x to expect?
Last update is from november 2012...
Jun 25 2013 at 12:12am Copy Link
SFuji Is this software portable?
Jun 25 2013 at 8:37am Copy Link
Polo There should be a major update soon providing mail merge functionality with email as a target. It should be usefull for sending newsletters.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 25 2013 at 1:13pm Copy Link
Polo No, Edi is not portable. It must be installed with the setup.exe for working.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 25 2013 at 1:14pm Copy Link
SFuji Is the license for one user or one computer?
Jun 25 2013 at 2:34pm Copy Link
Polo Generally the license is for a user.
"If you are an individual customer (commercial or non-commercial) and you are the only user of Edi and you buy the activation key using your own funds - you need only one key to activate the Edi full version on all your computers."

More details on the following page:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 26 2013 at 1:08am Copy Link
Genie au Travail Hello,

A question about the setup:

As Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 is already installed on my computer, how can I skip the download and installation of the Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 ?
Jun 27 2013 at 3:38am Copy Link
Polo I'm sorry, actually there is no possiblity for using Edi with SQL Server Compact 4 SP1. Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to find a solution as soon as possible.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 27 2013 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Sukru Boztepe Is it possible to integrate Outlook data or some other external database for the variables.
Jun 28 2013 at 8:03am Copy Link
Richard Blake The main product page, http://www.edi-texteditor...index.html, states
"You pay only once. The price includes lifetime updates for free."
The page you reference above for more details states
"The price includes lifetime updates for free."
But the fine print tab here at BdJ states "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."
There are two interpretations: 1) if I pay full price then I get future updates free, but if I buy at today's discount then I must pay for future updates; 2) you use the word update to mean updates within the current major version number, expecting all customers to understand the unwritten qualification. (Some vendors carefully use the word update to mean in-version releases and upgrades to mean new major versions, but they also clearly explain what they mean. Assuming customers will assume this is unacceptable.)
You do not use the words for distinct interpretations, as the word upgrade appears in the fine print to mean both. You also state above "There should be a major update soon...", but it is not clear whether a "major" update is an important 1.x release or the first 2.x release. Since your product pages do not mention charges for any future updates I believe my first interpretation is correct: pay full price, never pay again.

Where can I read the license agreement. I do not see a link here at BdJ, I do not see a link on pages under I downloaded the program and launched it, but instead of presenting the EULA at the beginning, as most programs do, it wants first to install .NET Framework 4.0 and SQL Server Compact Edition 4.0. I will not install those just so I can read your license agreement. (I'm assuming there is one. If not I will buy immediately.)
Jun 28 2013 at 10:34am Copy Link
SFuji Any plans to make Edi portable?
Jun 28 2013 at 11:03am Copy Link
Lazar Voin The way I remember about 1996 Adobe started the "Updates", than they become yearly "Upgrades"; and today I do not seen too many companys giving "Updates" at all. So do not hold your breath for them ! My 2%
Jun 28 2013 at 12:17pm Copy Link
Polo Edi supports already external databases, i.e. excel, text files and ms access MDB files. What functionality would you like to have using Outlook?
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 28 2013 at 12:33pm Copy Link
Sukru Boztepe I would like to be able to use single or multiple Outlook contact data as variables when I am constructing a letter or email.
Jun 28 2013 at 12:41pm Copy Link
Polo Indeed, you pay once and get lifetime updates for free. All updates to Edi as a standalone text editor for windows are for free. This includes minor and major updates like bug fixes and feature extensions.

An additional payment could be required if there comes a new version of Edi providing so many/different functions that it could be classified as a new product. Actually there are no plans to do this. All updates targets the current version 1.x of Edi and are free for current customers.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 28 2013 at 12:49pm Copy Link
Polo Making Edi portable is possible but there must be more demand to do this.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 28 2013 at 12:51pm Copy Link
James Kenney Well, here is another request for a portable version...

Given the licencing and the templates, I may just have to buy this...
Jun 28 2013 at 4:47pm Copy Link
Michael R. What's new in v2?
Is there a discount for upgrading v1 Pro to v2 Pro?
Sep 5 2017 at 6:53pm Copy Link
Polo In the v.1 document fields (variables) could be edited in a simple dialog before creating a document.

v.2 is based on a spreadsheet where you can make any sort of calculations, relations, formatting betweens document fields. You can use mathematical formulas and many other features, you are used to from Excel or other spreadsheet. This way it's very easy to create invoice, report or any other document based on calculated data.

As a user of Edi 1 PRO you may use your activation key for upgrading to Edi 2 PRO.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 6 2017 at 12:15pm Copy Link
Robert User @Polo,

At 426x240, the video provided is so small and compressed, it is not possible to understand what is being shown. There is some typing of what appears to be text but it is not readable.

Can you provide a link to a video that is at least 1080 wide? I very much would like to see a demonstration of this program.

Thanking you in advance.
Sep 8 2017 at 9:43am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi Robert User - just click on bottom-right "full screen" icon (worked well for me). QUESTIONs - (1) can this export to RTF format and, (2) is MS Office required to use this? Many thanks.
Sep 8 2017 at 10:35am Copy Link
Polo Here you are:

If you click the PLAY button on the video and during playing move the mouse over the video. On the bottom you see the YouTube logo. After clicking this logo, you will be redirected to youtube, where you can play the video in the full resolution.

Btw. there are some more GERMAN videos about Edi on the channel of "Office Engel".

E.g. Rechnung Freiberufler, Rechnung Kleingewerbe
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 8 2017 at 10:37am Copy Link
Polo 1. It can export to RTF
2. MS Office is NOT required

You can download Edi and test it WITHOUT any registration and WITHOUT Admin-Rights.
If you're not happy with Edi, you can simply uninstall it as every other program using Windows Add/Remove programs.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 8 2017 at 10:42am Copy Link
Robert User @Polo,

Making the video full-screen does not affect the quality, just makes it larger.
The default video on YouTube is the same as the one on BitsduJour. I did have an AddOn that showed the larger version. It worked and so did the German ones. Thanks.
Sep 8 2017 at 11:35am Copy Link
Gonzo @Robert User
Click the gear icon in the bottom right corner of the video, go to Quality and choose the one that suits your needs (this video seems to be 720p HD max)

In regards to bvssunnydale's suggestion to make it fullscreen: most of the times, when you full scree a youtube video, it will automatically change to a higher resolution (if available); however this depends on network speed, and maybe (just maybe) other factors, such as browser, etc.
Sep 9 2017 at 7:10am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, just wondering (1) if this can be upgraded to the pro version? (2) Is there a comparison page for the non- and pro- versions? (3) Would it be correct to assume this can import MS Excel sheets? (4) Can a merge be created using only selected rows or would the un-needed rows (for the merge) simply have to be deleted prior to the merge? Thanks very much.
Sep 9 2017 at 7:49am Copy Link
Polo Hello bvssunnydale,

1. there is only one setup.exe for FREE and PRO. After purchasing the activation key you can activate the PRO. Without activating you work with the FREE.

2. The most important difference is creating calculated fields and mail merge which are only supported on PRO. The comparison page is here:

3. Yes, Edi can import Excel xls and xlsx as data source. Additionally it can import Word doc, docx or OpenOffice odt as text document templates. (No MS Office required)

4. Edi detects empty rows and they will be ingored during mail merge.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 9 2017 at 8:09am Copy Link
Peter Dr Hello EDI-People:

1. Can EDI support Libre office documents, specifically the Libre Calc (apreadsheet) program? If not at present, are there plans to add it to the supported documents

2. If we make a change in the spreadsheet program which requires a recalculation, will the new calculation appear in the word-processing file?

3.Unfortunately, I am late in the day. If your answers are helpful, would you be able to extend the offer for another day?

Many thanks for your kind attention to my questions.

Sep 9 2017 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Polo Hello Peter Dr,
1. MS Excel is the only spreadsheet supported by Edi and I'm afraid - Libre Calc will not be supported at least until the end of 2018.

2. Automatic recalculating the word processing part after changing values in the spreadsheet works out of the box in Edi. This belongs to its greatest advantages comparing to MS Word.

3. We have already extended the offer for another day. By further extending the offer would loose its special character. I'm sorry.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 9 2017 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Jon Spain Has the updates license been amended? According to the developer's website, it SEEMS that it is a lifetime upgrades deal instead of minor updates (as shown in Fine Print). Can that be clarified, please?

Apr 4 2018 at 12:35am Copy Link
Polo After purchase Edi 2.x you may use Edi 2.x lifelong. All minor updates to the v.2.x are included for free. An Upgrade to the next major version, e.g. Edi 3.x would cost an upgrade price.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 4 2018 at 1:49am Copy Link
Jon Spain Thanks, the website seems to say something different (see URL below). Specifically, on the right-hand side of the page for "Pro", it shows "pay only once" and "use it lifelong", which implies that upgrades are free forever, at least to me. Please review the webpage or think about a forever option; ta.

Apr 4 2018 at 2:02am Copy Link
Polo Lifelong means - there is no abo, no subscription, no license renewal required. An upgrade brings always new features. They must be researched, developed and supported. This effort would be compensated with the upgrade price. I think, it's a fair offer, isn't it?
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 4 2018 at 2:26am Copy Link
Jon Spain Not a criticism, the offer is fair, I'd just like your webpage to be clearer, please.
Apr 4 2018 at 2:38am Copy Link
DH007 Is the software portable? I saw requests for this feature in comments dating back to 2013 at least.
Apr 4 2018 at 7:25am Copy Link
Polo There is a portable version at the bottom of the following page:
Required is .NET Framework 4.5.2
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 4 2018 at 8:41am Copy Link
Gary Smith @Polo:

A lot of the products offered on BitsDuJour have very honorable update/upgrade policies. Many of the offering on BitsDuJour have a lifetime upgrade policy. After the initial purchase price, the user is granted a license for all future versions. The developers that offer these lifetime upgrade policies seem to be able to remain in business, and they have the support of the BitsDuJour community as ambassadors to help spread the word about their great products. This has been a win-win situation for both users and the developer. I started to include a list of software products on BitsDuJour that have lifetime upgrades, but the list was enormous. They are easy enough to find in the BitsDuJour search feature.

The update/upgrade policy for edi Text Editor has caused several requests for clarification due to what your website states and what it turns out to be.

Your website's entire explanation regarding updates/upgrades consist of:

- pay only once
- use it lifelong

You do not use the term update or upgrade. Ask anyone what "pay only once - use it lifelong" means, and you are going to hear a lot of responses that say that the user will never have to pay ever again for any future versions.

The reality is just the opposite, and it appears your choice of wording is intentional to hide that reality.

I have compiled a list of every statement in the BitsDuJour "Earlier Comments" regarding the update/upgrade debacle. It certainly is not pretty, and I cannot imagine how much damage it has done to your reputation. Starting out with the questions and responses, it is as if you did not understand the difference between the update/upgrade terms. When questioned, it appears that you were starting to understand the difference, but you would still slip up and use the wrong term. At that point, you had to backpedal to defend your responses.

First off, you aren't doing anything wrong by having an update/upgrade policy where the updates for a major version number are free, but the upgrade price does require a fee. That part is fairly common practice. However, not giving a discount for upgrades is not common, and it does not make your policy very appealing.

In spite of that, the problem is not in the policy itself, the problem is in how you present this information on your website, and how you have responded to numerous inquires to clarify your update/upgrade policy. The very fact that there have been numerous inquires is proof enough that how you are presenting the information is the wrong way to go about it. By this time, it should be clear to anyone that you need to update your website to be as clear as possible.

After all this time, your website remains the same still. It is as if you are at-all-costs avoiding being clear regarding upgrades.

Perhaps, even more sad is the fact that your product is very appealing, and it appears to be useful for a lot of people.

In the BitsDuJour earlier comments, when a user asked about your policy, specifically asking about UPGRADES, your response avoided the word upgrade, and instead stated that all "UPDATES" are free for lifetime. All you did was further cloud the issue by not fully answering what the user asked about by perpetuating the belief that after purchase the user will never again have to pay for future versions of the software, but they would be available to that user.

Eventually, these types of responses catch up with you.

One caveat of your policy is that there is no discount for UPGRADES. On one of your responses (Jan 23 2013 at 5:11am), you compared updates vs. upgrades using different versions of the Windows Operating System, "you pay only once the full price" and then further adding that for an upgrade, that the user pays "for the upgrade charge only," which for all of the Microsoft Windows version has been less than paying full price.
"All updates are for free but major upgrades can be charged. The same as with Windows versions. For Win7 you pay only once the whole price. The next major release - Win8 - you buy for the upgrade price only."
At the same time, you have no quarrel in wanting to charge the full price (without a discount) for any major version number. Therefore, you are not offering an upgrade policy of any type. You are doing what Microsoft would be doing if they eliminated the discount for users that had a license for a previous version of the OS. Your policy is to charge the full price for every major release. I find your response especially ironic there since you used Microsoft update/upgrades to explain your update/upgrade policy.

Later on (Jun 25 2013 at 1:13pm) you commented that a "major update" would be coming soon. The words "major update" together sounded a bit odd.
"There should be a major update soon providing mail merge functionality with email as a target. It should be useful for sending newsletters."

When someone called you on your comment using "major" and "update together, you defended in another odd way:
"An additional payment could be required if there comes a new version of Edi providing so many/different functions that it could be classified as a new product. Actually there are no plans to do this. All updates targets the current version 1.x of Edi and are free for current customers."

A "product" is what we are talking about. A "new product" would have its own numbering system. It is incorrect to refer to a major version number as a "new product."

That last part of your comment "Actually there are no plans to do this. All updates targets the current version 1.x of Edi and are free for current customers" again refers to free "updates" but also stating that there is no plans for a new major version (or a new product).

And now, the product is at a version 2.x level, but it does not appear to have "so many/different functions" that it would qualify as a "new product." It essentially has the same functionality as the 1.x versions as far as basic functionality, the only major difference is that it uses spreadsheets. The statement "could be classified as a new product" would imply to me that the product would have quite a bit of different functionality. In this case, it does not.

You did allow users of version 1 to activate version 2. It certainly was a smart thing on your part to do that, but my concern is for the future. How can I reasonably recommend your software as long as you avoid clarifying the true costs of your software for the future?

Since your website avoids using the word "upgrade" instead using the phrase "- pay only once - use it lifelong" does not imply in the least that there will ever be an upgrade price. Instead, you should change the statement to say "you will pay the full price for every upgrade" ... or are you afraid that users might interrupt that to mean "updates" too?

As you can see, your wishy-washy avoidance of the true costs of owning the software for the future is costing you more than what you would gain in respect by doing the right thing.

At full price for every major upgrade over the course of a lifetime, your product could become more expensive than it is worth. Your product deserves better.
Apr 6 2018 at 1:22am Copy Link
Polo @Gary,

thank you for your feedback.
The slogan "pay only once, use it lifelong" is short and easy to memorize and it is similar as buying a car. After purchase you may use it lifelong.

The regulations concerning upgrades or minor/major updates are in the EULA, you have to accept before installing the software. There is no reason to append a fine-print* or other special conditions to the slogan on the website if you, as a potential customer know, what the upgrade rules are. Otherwise you wouldn’t write your detailed feedback, would you?

You have correctly noticed – the upgrade from Edi 1.x to Edi 2.x was for free since I eagerly spend some dollars only to make my customers happier, but I'd like to make it as my goodwill and not as an obligation. I'm a gentleman, but only as long as I can afford it.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 6 2018 at 4:43am Copy Link
Marshall Brown Two questions:

Is the version on offer the Pro version?

If I create a document that has calculations and send it to someone, do they need to have Edi installed to enter data and see the results? I guess what I am asking is are the documents created stand-alone so that a recipient could enter options and see the impacts of those options?
Apr 6 2018 at 7:31am Copy Link
Polo Yes, the offer concerns edi PRO. Edi can save calculations as Excel and text documents as Word or OpenOffice files. These documents can be edited by someone else with his own Excel,Word or OpenOffice and then opened again with Edi. However there could be compatibility issues. e.g. no formulas in MS Word are supported and no macros in Excel.

I would recommend checking it out. You can download Edi at no cost and test the compatibility according to your needs. If you like it, you can buy it.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 6 2018 at 8:14am Copy Link
Gary Smith @Polo:

So it is actually worse than I thought!

>The slogan "pay only once, use it lifelong" is short and easy to memorize and it is similar as buying a car. After purchase you may use it lifelong.

Yes, I understand your meaning of the slogan. The important part is not what you mean by it, but what it implies to others. It does not convey in any shape or form that future upgrades will be at full price. It is not important that it is short or easy to memorize; it has to convey the truth. Your slogan does not; otherwise, so many would not have asked.

Buying your software is not like buying a car. When I decide to upgrade to a newer model car, I get some trade-in value on the one I already purchased. You give no trade-in value at all. While the older car has some value that I may choose to sell to someone else, the older version of your software is dead in the water when it comes to an upgrade. I cannot sell it or get any value out of it at all. Your comparison with Microsoft Windows is a closer comparison, except Microsoft does have a discounted upgrade price vs. the full price for the new version. Your policy is to charge the full price for every major release, but you do not inform potential purchasers before they make the purchase decision.

>The regulations concerning upgrades or minor/major updates are in the EULA, you have to accept before installing the software.

That is truly worse than I thought. Rather than inform the user of the future costs so they can weight that into their purchase decision, you want the money first, then let them find out in the EULA when installing the software?

That is really bad.

Why not publish your EULA on your website? I would like to see the details of the costs of future upgrades. How many times does the word "upgrade" appear in the EULA?

>There is no reason to append a fine-print* or other special conditions to the slogan on the website if you, as a potential customer know, what the upgrade rules are. Otherwise you wouldn’t write your detailed feedback, would you?

That is the point; potential customers do not know, at least not from your website. I did not write the detailed comment because I did or didn't know. I'm only asking that you ensure everyone knows. Like anyone else, after viewing your website, I did not know. Only after going through all the BitsDuJour comments, did I know because you reluctantly admitted the upgrades were not free, first only repeatedly stating that UPDATEs were always free, totally avoiding the UPGRADE word. Not everyone will read the comments and figure it out; otherwise multiple people would not have asked for a clarification.

Through all the products ever offered on BitsDuJour, I do not recall any that so many potential customers had to ask because the developer's website differed from the BitsDuJour offer. That should be a clue to clarify your website. Instead, you insist there is no need. Then why did so many have to ask then?

In a few cases of other products, potential customers have asked, and the developer not only clarified, but also addressed the issue on their website, and were thankful that someone had pointed out a discrepancy. Your website has been like this for many years. Until now, no developer has been so adamant to insist there is no need.

I have had a long successful career in helping advertise software products with honesty. No hidden gimmicks; no hidden upgrade fees. It makes happy customers, and less stressful developers. Try it; it works.

>I eagerly spend some dollars only to make my customers happier, but I'd like to make it as my goodwill and not as an obligation.

I think that is an honorable and noble thing to do. I agree with you totally on that last point. My point is that I wish you would clarify to potential customers, so that you would have more of them not feeling like they made a purchase without knowing the full and true costs of future upgrades. Then you might not have to spend a few dollars to make your customers happier; more of them would already be.

>I'm a gentleman, but only as long as I can afford it.

That may explain a lot. Keep in mind that it is not you who decides whether you are a gentleman. You can only strive to be one. An important part of that is being transparent with the true costs of ownership of your software. As for affording it, I've met a lot of wealthy business people that were honorable, forthcoming in all business matters, and I've also met a lot of poor people that I would consider more qualified to be called a gentleman. One thing you will need to learn in life is that it doesn't cost anything to be a gentleman.
Apr 6 2018 at 3:30pm Copy Link
Polo Hello Gary, I'm sorry to disappoint you. IMHO it's not the right place for this conversation. If you have any technical questions about this software, just give it a shot. The offer is clear - 60% off the retail price, pay once - use it lifelong, the details you find in the fine-print. If you like it, just get it.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Apr 7 2018 at 12:39am Copy Link
K User Where can I access your change log?
Sep 14 2018 at 3:43am Copy Link
Jaap Aap Is it possible to link to an excel data source, rather than just import it, in order to reflect changes to the underlying excel file?
Sep 14 2018 at 5:00am Copy Link
Polo @Jaap Aap: After you set the location of your Excel file for the first time, and store it in the Edi project, you can replace the excel file with another one. The current version will be loaded each time you open the edi project.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 14 2018 at 9:54am Copy Link
Polo @K User: the change log is there:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 14 2018 at 9:55am Copy Link
Jon Spain It would be helpful if the website changelog included dates so one knows if there has been a major release since April 2018. Does the key from then work on the current version or is there an upgrade price?
Mar 19 2019 at 3:06am Copy Link
Polo A possibility to send PDF files as encrypted attachments per email is a major improvement. Due to that feature - Edi stays conform to the new General Data Protection Regulation of European Parliament (GDPR).

You may use the latest version of Edi - Text Editor PRO with the old activation key without any limitations.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Mar 19 2019 at 3:39am Copy Link
disenchanted The video in this offer mentions specifically MS Word and MS Excel.

But what about this product's compatibility with NON-Microsoft office suites?

Will this product work with ALTERNATIVE suites like:
1. open office
2. Libre office
3. Softmaker office (which I personally use due to its 5 PC, perpetual use license)
4. Ashampoo office
5. etc.

With MS office moving toward a SAAS-only, type of license with a
YEARLY-FEE (after 2019), I'm sure more folks will be switching.
From an MS $300+ a year product to some alternative suite. (Unless they can get the MS HUPS $14.99 deal through their employer).

From MS office to some, "most compatible to MS" alternative suites.

That's the reason for my questions about "alternative Office Suites".

Or does alternative suite users just have to select "SAVE AS A MS Compatible" file TYPE before importing and working with the file within your software?
Mar 19 2019 at 5:18am Copy Link
Polo Edi - Text Editor does not need MS Office nor any other office software installed for working.

You can open/import the following files containing your mail merge templates:
Doc, Docx, Odt, Epub, Mht, Rtf, Txt

However Edi can store mail merge templates only as Docx (MS Word) or Odt (OpenOffice).

Data is stored only as Xlsx (MS Excel).

There are much better word processing programs as Edi.
However Edi is the most productive in the following scenario:
1. Import data source.
2. Import text document as a mail merge template.
3. Link the data source with the mail merge template.
4. Generate serial letter.
4. Store the data and the template as Edi project for future use.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Mar 19 2019 at 5:43am Copy Link
Jon Spain Thanks, old key worked on new version, appreciated
Mar 19 2019 at 9:02am Copy Link
HJ B You have a video of the program use and html instructions on your web site.

Is there a pdf manual and/or a set of specifications as to the capability and limitations of the program?
Sep 6 2019 at 6:37am Copy Link
Polo Hello, there is no pdf manual, however there is a FAQ on the product website.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 6 2019 at 1:25pm Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Nice work! Easy to use and pretty intuitive. -- Weerz
Sep 6 2019 at 9:27pm Copy Link
Polo Thanks! A new version is coming soon, creating PDF documents automatically from a command line.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 7 2019 at 12:47am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Thanks Polo! Do you have any plans to add a scheduler for the emails, so that I can queue up emails that will go out later? (like when I send an event reminder, for example). This feature would make this software incredibly powerful :)

-- Weerz
Sep 7 2019 at 7:23am Copy Link
Polo Hello Weerz, A continuous scheduler as a desktop application is not the best choice. When a user is logged off, no schedule and no action is taken. Defining a Windows task and executing a command line batch would do. As an alternative you can try our other software, Desktop - Reminder. It starts command line actions when the time comes.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 7 2019 at 10:14am Copy Link
Marshall Brown Can you incorporate fillable field and calculation in the final document so that a recipient could enter their applicable data and see the results of a calculation?
Mar 28 2020 at 9:30am Copy Link
Polo no, the final document contains only formatted data without further logic. You need to deliver the Edi project including data (xlsx) and a template document (docx, odt) for providing this feature to your recipient.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Mar 28 2020 at 11:04am Copy Link
Marshall Brown Thanks
Mar 28 2020 at 11:51am Copy Link
Philippe Yeung What version is this one as I purchase V2.5.4 pro before
If it is an upgraded version where can I go to see the changes or added features
Mar 29 2020 at 1:46am Copy Link
Polo If you've purchased 2.5 you don't need to purchase it again. This is the v.2.8

and the milestones are here:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Mar 29 2020 at 5:04am Copy Link
Thomas User is it have a unicode, so I can type-in traditional chinese character ?
Jan 5 2021 at 5:47am Copy Link
Polo Chinese works.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 5 2021 at 6:36am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Polenter - Software Solutions has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 6 2021 at 12:11am Copy Link
Jon Spain May I query the following with the developer, please? The fine print states "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for minor versions only.". Their website states "You pay only once and you may use Edi PRO for a lifetime." While they're not necessarily in conflict, their website could at least mention paying for upgrades!
Jan 6 2021 at 4:15am Copy Link
Polo According to the license - you may use the purchased major version (e.g. 3) for a lifetime (pay once, no abo).

If there is once a version 4, you can buy it for an upgrade price.

However the last upgrade to the major version 3 was for users of Edi 2 also free of charge. That was a nice gift, but no obligation.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 6 2021 at 7:06am Copy Link
Jon Spain Thanks, I just installed 3 and my 2 license file was accepted so I'm grateful.
Jan 6 2021 at 8:23am Copy Link
Steve Bigelow Where can I learn more about Edi's ability to work with, or to import, "foreign" data such as an Excel spreadsheet, Google Sheets document, or even a CSV file?
Jan 6 2021 at 9:24am Copy Link
Polo a)
Edi has built-in demo project, so you can see how the mail merge works.

You can download additional templates from the online repository of Edi:
(The download button at the top of the main program window)

There is the product support page with FAQ:

and the youtube channel of Polenter - Software Solutions

The contents of c) and d) evolve according to the customer questions.

The user experience of the edi spreadsheet and the text processor is similiar to Excel and Word. CSV is also supported. Just give it a try..
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 6 2021 at 10:23am Copy Link
Jon Spain See https://www.edi-textedito...n/features, Under "Mail Merge", it says "Use existing Excel, Word, OpenOffice files as template", which is a bit of a hint.
Jan 6 2021 at 10:25am Copy Link
Gary Smith 60% off always sounds better than 50% off, but the developer website does not have a price of $49.90. It shows the PRO edition for $39.90, so how can this be 60% off?
Jan 6 2021 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Thomas User I have 3 Pcs in my home, Do I buy 3 copy of Edi ?
Jan 6 2021 at 5:36pm Copy Link
Polo You may activate as many Edi PRO as you wish, on your home computers, as long as you don't work on multiple computers parallel.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 6 2021 at 11:55pm Copy Link
Polo The PRO edition costs 39.90 EUR, not USD.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jan 6 2021 at 11:56pm Copy Link
Niels Erik Karkov In which formats is is possible to save or export the resulting documents?
Jun 10 2021 at 1:37am Copy Link
Polo docx, doc, odt, rtf, xml, html, epub, mht, txt, pdf

Additionaly you can create metadata for each generated document as ini, json, xml, yaml,.

The metadata can be used for processing the document by third party applications.


where json contains for example email, customer name, address, tags, creation date etc.

more info:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 10 2021 at 2:26am Copy Link
Pete User (1) Does your software have a way to actually send emails?
(2) If yes, can multiple SMTP servers be used to minimize spam and maximize inbox delivery?
(3) Is there some kind of Macro system to automate jobs?
Jun 12 2021 at 11:12am Copy Link
Polo Ad 1)
> ...a way to actually send emails?

yes, Edi can send emails using an SMTP server, like gmail, or Office 365 etc.

Ad 2)
> ...can multiple SMTP servers be used to minimize spam and maximize inbox delivery?

yes, you can define multiple SMTP servers and send your emails in chunks.

Additionaly you can define multiple recipients (e.g. CC, BCC) and send the emails at yourself for evidence purposes.

Ad 3)
> ...Macro system to automate jobs?

You need to manually open a project, then click the "Mail merge" or "Send emails" buttons. There is no possiblility for sending emails for example on each thursday at 5 p.m.

Ad 4)
> Does the installation install a version of SQL Server?

no SQL server is installed. Edi creates an MS Access database file (.mdb) for sending emails. The database contains sent emails and other parameters of an email campagne. It's essential if you'd like to stop and continue sending emails on another day.

Sorry for the delayed answer.
Unfortunately the promotion is on a weekend, your question was asked at Saturday evening (German time) and our office in Cologne was closed at this time.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 12 2021 at 10:24pm Copy Link
Ralph Montague I just purchased EDI Text Editor 3. How do I request a refund? I did not realize I ALREADY purchased EDI Editor about five months ago.
I got so excited with the features that it has, it really looked to me like a new product until I went to save it in the NAS where software purchases are stored.
I checked the old receipt, and realize that I had already purchase it.
I am sorry for this inconvenience.

Thank you for your support.

Ralph montague
Jun 13 2021 at 8:54am Copy Link
Rolf User update myversion 2.24....
Jun 13 2021 at 1:24pm Copy Link
soo mi Polo, how do you Edi being used/useful for 'report's generation that does not require emailing the report upon completion (e.g., additional review of the report, consolidation with other information, etc.)?
Jun 13 2021 at 4:06pm Copy Link
Polo > How do I request a refund?

of course you'll get the refund.
Please forward your message to the vendor. His contact data is provided on the invoice, in the email, you've received after the purchase.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 13 2021 at 9:27pm Copy Link
Polo > update myversion 2.24....

just download the version 3.x from the product page

As a paying customer of Edi 2 PRO you're eligible to use Edi 3 PRO too. It's not mentioned in the end user license, but it's a bonus for existing customers.

The both versions 2 and 3 can exist parallel on the same machine, however it's not recommended to open projects created with the v.3, with the older v.2.

The v.2 does not recognize master-detail mail merge and could corrupt the project file (ediproj).
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 13 2021 at 9:34pm Copy Link
Polo > how do you Edi being used/useful for 'report's generation that does not require emailing the report upon completion (...)

Edi can generate documents and send them per email. It's up to you where the documents are stored and to whom they're sent.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 13 2021 at 9:38pm Copy Link
Polo > would the linked Excel values remain linked/live if, after saving an Edi document in Word format

the data values from excel are always copied into the target document (docx, doc, odt, mht, html, pdf). The target document does not need the source data documents (xlsx, xls) nor text templates (doc, docx, odt).

However Edi creates serial letters based on the current version of your source files. If you daily update your excel file, and daily mail merge using the same project file (ediproj) - the created serial letter contains always the latest data from the excel file.

More info about Edi project:
Polenter - Software Solutions - Jun 13 2021 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Bassim User The word editor includes a spelling check & cross reference function. Can charts and photos be transferred from excel sheet to word by mail merge?
Sep 23 2022 at 2:34am Copy Link
Polo no, an excel file is only a source of text data. All images are static, and they must be placed in the word file.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 23 2022 at 3:33am Copy Link
Kash User Will Excel 10 Worksheets and MS Word 2010 Docs work with program?
Sep 24 2022 at 12:32pm Copy Link
Polo No problem at all.
The work with MS Office 2010 documents is flawless.
Polenter - Software Solutions - Sep 24 2022 at 9:46pm Copy Link

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