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An early, full-featured Macintosh word processing program from Apple and its Claris subsidiary that was originally packaged with every Mac. First released to a mainstream audience in 1984, MacWrite (and its counterpart, MacPaint) took the GUI application world by storm. MacWrite offered multiple type styles and a WYSIWYG interface. See MacPaint.
An early, full-featured Macintosh paint program from Apple's Claris subsidiary that was originally developed by Apple and bundled with the Macintosh for two years. MacPaint was combined with MacWrite, and images from MacPaint could be inserted into MacWrite documents, making it quite the marvel for that era.
MacPaint's bitmap-based PICT file format was used for printing the screen. By pressing Command-shift-3, the current screen was stored in a PICT file for printing either in MacPaint or another program. In 1998, MacPaint was discontinued. See MacWrite and FatBits.
MacPaint on the First Macintosh
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