Magic Wand text editor. Later, this became PeachText by Peachtree Software.
Authors: Les Pinter, Mike Griffin and Bill Radding
- Full screen text editing, featuring "single stroke control keys" including using the function keys available on the end-user's terminal.
- Full text formatting commands, allowing the setting of page features such as text justification, line spacing, widow/orphan management, and margins. Other features mentioned in this category include bold and underline (broken and solid) capability. "You may change any of these commands at run-time /without reformatting the file/." (original emphasis)
- Merging with external data files, "with either fixed length or sequential records," allowing the generation of reports or form letters.
- User-defined Variables. The MAGIC WAND allowed a maximum of 128 variables of up to 55 characters per variable. There was a seven-character limit on variable names. According to the ad copy, the variables were stored as strings, but could be treated as integers- allowing comma or decimal notation (e.g., 1,000,000.00), as well as the ability to increment or decrement the value.
- Conditional commands. It seems as though MAGIC WAND allowed certain portions of a file to be printed or not as determined by a "straight-forward IF statement."