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ArtWorks 2.10 features

  • 32-bit compatible to run on Castle's XScale-powered Iyonix computer.
  • Page rulers with origin control.
  • A Skew tool to accompany the Rotate and Scale tools.
  • Document stationery: create a new document by choosing from a menu of user-defined standard documents.
  • Control over the distance of text fitted to a curve from the curve.
  • Control over the starting offset of text fitted to a curve.
  • A print setup tool to select the area of the page to be printed (useful when proofing small parts of a large size document) including the ability to set numeric printing offsets.
  • Word/Paragraph selection in text areas by double/triple clicking
  • Text export from text areas.
  • Saving JPEGs that are embedded in ArtWorks files.
  • User-defined dash patterns.
  • Control of both width and height of arrowheads.
  • Computation of the area of shapes
  • New unit pix representing the size of a screen pixel.
  • Optional warning about unused sprites in the sprite pool when saving a document.
  • Configurable default font, font size, join style.
  • Uses the RISC OS Choices: system thus allowing each of multiple users to have individual choices settings (network or RISC OS Select only)
  • Almost complete German and Dutch dialogues in addition to English.
  • Full interactive help for all tools, dialogue boxes and menu entries (English only).
  • Separate line width unit configuration (so you can have pt for line widths and something else as page units).
  • Pressing the Space bar switches to the previously used tool.
  • ArtWorks document windows now obey the Wimp configuration settings about moving windows off the screen.
  • New options "Keep Info Box on screen" and "Keep Tool Box on screen". When switched off, the Info and Tool Boxes obey the Wimp configuration settings. This allows multi-desktop utilities, such as Larger to work correctly with ArtWorks 2.

Many additional improvements, e.g.:

  • Automatic reformatting of text areas when fonts are substituted or when fonts are found to be available that used to be substituted when the file was saved
  • Holding down Ctrl when placing the caret in a text line allows you to click between characters as well, you do not need to click on a character as before ("relaxed" caret placement)
  • Improved auto-save feature: no longer displays a save box that can swallow key presses
  • New grid types (rectangular, isometric, radial) are compatible with transparency
  • Holding down Ctrl makes the marquee selection box select all overlapping objects as in Draw instead of all fully enclosed objects.
  • Plain text import improved: If the "New text always black" option is set, then the text does not inherit the current line colour and other outline attributes.
  • Better ColourBar integration - it moves with the main window immediately.
  • In all save boxes, dragging an icon now drags a sprite instead of a dashed box and you can drag right to the border of the screen.
  • Dozens of bug fixes, some for long-standing ArtWorks 1 bugs
  • New option for Draw import - "Create as editable colours" (with the settings "None", "All" and "Standard colours only") controls for which colours ArtWorks creates editable colour menu entries

MasterWorks Edition features AW 2.2 features


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Last modified: 24-Nov-04