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Free novel writing software
by Spacejock Software
Runs on all versions of Windows, 32- or 64- bit and Wine on Linux & Mac

yWriter 4 is no longer being updated. I recommend all users upgrade to yWriter 5

Current version: 4.0.90

Updated on: Mar 05, 2010

Direct download: Update file (Download and run to update your copy of this program)

Change Log:

NOTE yWriter5 has been released for Windows XP/Vista: http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter5.html
4.0.90 Remembers the column widths in the chapter/scene lists
4.0.89 Entering a non-numeric font size in the editor would cause a crash
4.0.88 More logging to identify the cause of an Error 402 when adding a new scene from within another.
4.0.86 Now clears the character list if you close the current project
4.0.85 A small fix for Linux/Wine users - no more type mismatch on startup
4.0.84 Remembers the previously-used import folder
4.0.82 A few minor bug fixes plus a Russian translation file.
4.0.80 Fixed the bug where the display jumps to chapter one after dragging & dropping scenes
4.0.80 Fixed a bug where empty RTF files weren't being created on close
4.0.79 Fixed the undo issue when applied to a newly opened scene
4.0.77 Fixed the hang when you double-click an edited character name on the end of a line
4.0.75 Fixed the 'Print selected chapters' report
4.0.75 Reminder than ALL data in the lower tab control on the main screen is READ ONLY.
4.0.75 Viewing a scene from the storyboard no longer hides the last column from the storyboard display.
4.0.75 Closing a project now clears the notes & chapter desc fields correctly
4.0.74 The character list now prints correctly (word wrap for desc, bio, goals and notes)
4.0.71 A few more updates, and fixed a bug where the viewpoint list wouldn't refill when adding a new scene.
4.0.58 There's a new 'Save project data to single file' option under the Tools-Backup menu. It's still new and experimental, but the idea is that it will make it easier to transfer your project around ... save to a single ywc4 file, and the Project-Open command will read it back in again, splitting it into a proper project.

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