I have two versions of Tasword 3 for +3: version 2.01 and version 2.06.
Although version 2.06 is most likely newer and has a workaround for the parallel printer port (patch presumably done by Tasman Software), it has two bugs that makes it unusable ([EXTENDED] + CAPSSHIFT + 7, which normally should move the cursor at the end of text, moves the cursor somewhere far away, to a nonexistent text zone; when at end of text, the cursor cannot scroll past the top of the screen - a false message "FILE FULL" appears).
I suspect that my version 2.06 has some code corruption, it may be not Tasman Software’s bug. Maybe one day I will check this with the version available on WOS.
The version described here on is based on Tasword 3 for +3, version 2.01.
The program has the following modifications:
The printer codes of this version (the graphics characters) are already customized for my impact printer, the Citizen 120D+, however, they are easily configurable from the Tasword’s “change program” control menu.
Old Tasword 2 text files are not compatible with Tasword 3.
If you have old text files written in Tasword 2 and wish to load them in Tasword 3, you can make the conversion by using this conversion progam.
This program has no tape file handling option, the implied file must be on disk already.
The name of the new converted file will be the same as the old source file, except its extension, which automatically becomes .TW3.
The program is “one way”, i.e. it does not makes Tasword 3 to Tasword 2 conversions.
I also have the Tasprint program. I have to say I never used it and have no idea on how the real printing may look like :) The version described here may or may not be configured / initialized for a specific printer.
In order to use Tasprint, the program must be on the same disk where Tasword 3 is. When Tasword 3 loads, it also searches for the Tasprint program. If Tasprint is found on the disk, then it is automatically loaded. No separate loading procedure is required. The drawback of using Tasprint is that the amount of memory available for Tasword 3 text files is reduced from 63K to 47K.
I wish to thank to Eurico Oscar Covas, Ronald M. Tuur and Alan Sharvell for helping me obtaining the Tasword 3 & Tasprint programs and for some technical advice they have provided over the time.