This version of Atlantis Word Processor is a minor release with a number of important changes and improvements. Please read on for details.
- When you created an eBook with a cover picture in previous versions of Atlantis, you had to place a portrait-oriented image in a dedicated paragraph at the beginning of the source document. Starting with this new release of Atlantis, specifying cover pictures for your eBooks will be much easier.
The "Save as eBook" dialog of Atlantis now has a new "Cover image" box:
When you save a document as eBook, Atlantis automatically identifies any picture located at the top of the document as a potential cover image. But the document might contain other images, and you might want to use one of them as the cover image of your eBook. You only need to choose the desired image from the "Cover image" drop-down list:
If the source document contains no image, or none that you'd like to use as a cover image, you can still use an external image from a drive on your system. For this, the "Cover image" drop-down includes a "Load from file..." command:
Clicking this command allows you to choose a picture file from a folder on your system:
Click "Open", and Atlantis will insert the selected picture at the top of the source document and mark it as the book cover image:
Now you might not want a cover picture for your eBook. In this case, you need to choose "(None)" from the same drop-down list:
Note that choosing "(None)" in the above drop-down will not remove any of the pictures that might be present in the source document. Only the eBook generated from your document will be affected: it will include no information regarding a cover image.
- An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis regarding notes. You can now save document notes to eBook as a separate chapter with a heading.
- An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis regarding landscape-oriented images.
When a document contains an image whose width is greater than its height - like the following one:
previous versions of Atlantis saved it to eBook with wrong proportions:
Here is how the same image displays in eBook if saved with the new version of Atlantis:
- An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis. Page margins are now saved differently to eBooks.
The "Save as eBook" window has now a new "Save page margins" box:
When this box is unchecked, Atlantis saves no information about page margins to eBook. eReaders will display the eBook with their default page margins.
When the "Save page margins" box is checked, you can click the "Setup..." button to specify page margins for your eBook:
Left, right, top and bottom margins can be specified individually:
You have a choice of 6 different measurement units for page margins:
But note that not all of them are supported by the most popular eReaders yet.
- A bug fix to the "Save as eBook" command. The "cover" metadata was not saved correctly to the "content.opf" file of EPUB. This led to a poorer eBook preview in some eReaders:
- A bug fix. Non-bold headings were not saved correctly to eBooks.
- When saving a document as eBook, Atlantis in most cases adds a "Title page" item to the eBook's table of contents. This item points to the first paragraph in the eBook. Starting with this version, you can instruct Atlantis not to add that "Title page" item to the eBook's table of contents. All you need is to create a blank heading at the beginning of the source document, and format it with "strikeout". Here is how to proceed:
- press Ctrl+Home in the source document,
- press Enter to insert a new blank paragraph at the beginning of the document,
- press Ctrl+Home again,
- press Ctrl+Shift+S do display the list of the paragraph styles, select the "Heading 1" style with the cursor keys, then press Enter,
- press Shift+End to select the entire blank heading,
- press Ctrl+D to display the "Font Format" dialog,
- check the "Strikeout" box, and click "OK".
- An improvement to the "Save as eBook" command of Atlantis. Previously, Atlantis saved chapter headings to eBooks as ordinary paragraphs represented by the <p> HTML tag. From now on, Atlantis will save chapter headings to eBooks as <hN> HTML elements (<h1>, <h2>, etc). Some eReaders (e.g. FBReader, Cool Reader and AlReader) specifically look for the <hN> elements in order to identify chapter headings and display them according to the user's preferences.
- An improvement to the "Save cursor position" feature (the "Load / Save" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog). Now Atlantis can save cursor position to documents in the DOC format too.
- The "Use Document Folder" option on the "Load / Save" tab of the "Tools | Options..." dialog:
has been replaced with the "Suggest saving documents to" option:
Previously, when the "Use Document Folder" box was checked, and you called the "Open Document" or "Save Document As..." dialogs, Atlantis automatically opened your "Document Folder" for browsing. When this option was off, the most recent directory was opened for browsing.
The "Suggest saving documents to" option affects the "Save Document As..." dialog only. When you call the "Open Document" dialog, Atlantis automatically opens the most recent directory regardless of whether the "Suggest saving documents to" option is checked or not.
- A change regarding the "Insert footnote with automatic reference mark" and "Insert endnote with automatic reference mark" commands.
Ctrl+Alt+F is a hot key to add a new footnote with automatic reference mark. A reference mark gets inserted at the current cursor position within the document main text, and the cursor is automatically placed within a new footnote. You can then type the note text. When you are done with typing the note text, you might wish to get back to the note reference mark, and resume typing document main text. Starting from this version of Atlantis Word Processor, you can press Ctrl+Alt+F one more time without leaving the note text, and the cursor will be placed right after the note reference mark in the document main text. You could then resume typing the document text without leaving the keyboard.
Ctrl+Alt+D, a hot key to insert a new endnote with automatic reference mark, now works in a similar way.
- A bug fix. Custom (non-automatic) footnote and endnote reference marks consisting of multiple characters were loaded from RTF documents incorrectly.