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The Poetry Shell

Description: The Poetry Shell enables the creation of a teaching edition of a short text with the minimum of technical knowledge and in a relatively short time. The Poetry Shell works best with a short text (no longer than 100 lines) with fixed line breaks (e.g. poetry) and in a language other than the students' own. Hypertext links frm each word in the text can be linked to a glossary, grammatical commentary, and further notes. Translations, comparative texts, images, bibliography, and topics can be easily fitted into the Shell. A notes function enables students to save short notes to disk. The primary text and associated files are stored as ASCII files and their location specified in the configuration screen. The Poetry Shell can make use of any single Windows font including, for example, Greek. The Dream of the Rood, an Old English poem, is an example edition built using The Poetry Shell. Images are scanned or converted to the Windows bitmap format (BMP) and can be displayed alongside textual commentary.

Requirements: PC running Windows 3.1+ with at least 4MB RAM and 3 MB free hard disk space. Images require a 256 colour display.

Further information: See Fraser (1995); Jones (1996). Consult the list of ITTI multimedia products at http://www.icbl.hw.ac.uk/itti/mmedia.html

Distributor: UCoSDA, Ingram House, 65 Wilkinson Street, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2GJ.
Tel: 0114 2221331 Fax: 0114 2221333 Email: S.Hardwick@sheffield.ac.uk

Price: £15.00 (for UK HE community); £25 (for non-UK HE community). (Price is inclusive of a site licence).

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HTML Author: Michael Fraser
Document Created: 13 October 1996
Document Modified: 10 March 1999

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