FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements?
Sudden View runs under any 32-bit Windows environment with a minimum of VGA
display. This includes Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
Why so retro?
Sudden View's not retro, it's archaic. If it looks like something from out of the 80s,
that's because it is. I began coding Sudden View in 1989 and began using it
in 1990. It's first commercial release was in 1992 and it hasn't
changed much since then. I did the Windows port in 1996 and added the
ViewBar in 1999. It's been in limited or general release since 1990.
Does the world really need yet another text editor?
I think so, mostly because Sudden View is NOT just another text editor.
As a frustrated writer (one who hasn't been published), I've
continued to review editing tools over the years. Since I've never
found anything that allows me to manipulate text as quickly and
effectively as Sudden View I've continued to use it personally. Plus
friends and colleagues continue to ask for downloads. I figured since
I've done the work I might as well make it available to the public.
YOU decide if it's really needed or not.
Why the funky font?
In order to visually manipulate vertical text blocks a mono-spaced font is required.
Besides, Sudden View is about content, not presentation. The focus is steak over sizzle.
How do you print from Sudden View?
You don't. Consider it my contribution to the paperless office. See the manual
for more detail (this may change soon).
Why doesn't Sudden View work like other Windows editors?
Because if it did, it would be just another Windows editor. Sudden View is a
way to explore an alternative approach to editing text.
Is Sudden View free?
Well, yes, sort of. Though technically not a free text editor,
Sudden View is unlimited shareware. It can evaluated indefinitely
and is not limited in time or features, but it DOES ask you to
register every now and then.