A very easy to use word processor for Mac

Bean for Mac

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Download Bean 1.3.1

  -  2.22 MB  -  Freeware

What's new in this version:

- View > Alternate Colors mode now substitutes the alternate text color for black text only; fonts with other colors display as they are (in previous versions, all text was colored using the alternate color).[1] (user suggestion)
- added symbol for non-breaking space when View > Show Invisibles is active (user suggestion)
- added option Header: Title; Footer: Page # of ## (user suggestion)
- Inspector's First Line and Left indention controls now change in unison when you hold down the Option key; this does not work yet when dragging the ruler widgets (user suggestion)
- Optimized layout view code; scrolling is much snappier for long documents
- Superscript and Subscript now 'shrink' the selected text (like many other word processors do) to prevent irregular line spacing.[2] Font > Super/sub > Raise / Lower still adjusts the baseline without changing the size of selected text. (user suggestion)
- Header text now aligns to left and right margins (user suggestion)
- refined how the zoom slider's label reports the zoom amount; you can now set the slider to exactly 100% (user suggestion)
- added an overview to the File Formats page of Bean Help suggesting that users use RTF format as their everyday format (because RTF is Bean's native format, and is therefore safer than .doc, which is always imported and exported through conversion filters).[3] File > Export > to DOC (with pictures) is ideal if you need to share a file with Windows users; it now works even when there are no images.
- removed attributed labels under Font menu (for instance, the Italic menu item is no longer italicized) because the extra visual clutter was not helpful (user suggestion)
- fixed an annoying problem where documents would open in MS Word in outline view when they were saved in Bean with View > Fit Page Width / Fit Page turned on (user feedback)
- fixed a problem where empty plain text files would not open correctly. You can now save an empty plain text file as a template (Get Info... > Locked File/Template); this template will open in Bean as an Untitled UTF-8 plain text file. (user feedback)
- fixed a problem where URLs in links (to the internet or to a local file) were not working when they contained accented characters (user feedback)
- fixed a menu item validation problem for Style > Select by > Font Style
- information in the Header now updates more quickly after saving the document with a new filename or changing the document's properties
- fixed a problem where the position of the vertical scroller knob was not updated after showing Layout view (user feedback)
- fixed a problem where tabs couldn't be positioned beyond 14 cm using Format > Tab Stop... (user feedback)
- fixed a problem where some Inspector controls did not change the textView's typingAttributes
- fixed a problem where Preferences could override a saved document's setting when determining whether to use alternate display colors

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