Thinker - Product Information
Text is stored both as a hierarchy of paragraphs (as in
outline processors) and as a network of named nodes
(hypertext). Node names and links to nodes are plain text
and are manipulated using standard editing facilities.
Text is edited using mouse based text editing
facilities as in any other Macintosh or Windows editor. In
addition there are mouse based structure reorganization
operations that move text nodes within a document or from
document to document.
There are three methods to move around in a
- Jumps relative to the hierachy such as to the
paragraph which is the ancestor of the paragraph with the
cursor or to the descendent of the ancestor of the
ancestor of the paragraph with the cursor in it.
- Jumps to a named node
Thinker has basic levels of print
formatting including justification, headers/footers,
paragraph numbering, auto indexing, and booklets
Thinker can export its hierarchical
hypertext as HTML. There are some standard mappings of
Thinker structure to headings, lists, etc which
preserve the appearance of the document. Thinker's
hypertext node names and links are converted into html HREFs
In Page Mode branches may be declared to be
pages. Pages are confined text blocks like spaces in some
interactive fiction editors. Links between pages act
normally but scrolling is restricted to within the page.
When a Page Mode document is exported to HTML each page
becomes a separate HTML file with all inter-page links
correctly translated to inter-file links. Use Thinker
to write interactive fiction or to prepare multi-page Web
Documents are edited with multiple readers
and 1 writer. The readers always open the latest committed
version. The writer commits changes explicitly but gives up
the exclusive update lock when doing so.
Thinker is available on two platforms.
The Mac version has been available for over 8 years and the
Windows version has been available for 2 years. An Amiga
version (available since 1987) is available by special
- Windows - $30.00
- Mac $30.00