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MORE was positioned as: Intelligent Idea Processing; Desktop Publishing Power; Desktop Productivity Power;  Macintosh Power. Technically, it was described as an outline processor application that was created for the Macintosh in 1986 by Dave Winer and others that was not ported to any other platforms. An earlier outliner, ThinkTank, was developed for Apple II, Apple III, PC and then ported by Peter Winer to the Macintosh.

MORE was the result of combining three planned products into one expanding around the outliner. In MORE, the outlines could be formatted with different layouts, colors, and shapes. Outline "nodes" could include pictures and graphics.

The company that made these products, Living Videotext, merged with Symantec in July 1987.

In 1987, MORE had evolved into a tool that was used to create presentations, a category that ultimately would be dominated by PowerPoint when Microsoft chose to pass up on acquiring Living Videotext.

Functions included:

  • Appending notes, comments, rough drafts of sentences and paragraphs under some topics
  • Assembling various low-level topics and creating a new topic to group them under
  • Deleting duplicate topics
  • Demoting a topic to become a subtopic under some other topic
  • Disassembling a grouping that does not work, parceling its subtopics out among various other topics
  • Dividing one topic into its component subtopics
  • Dragging to rearrange the order of topics
  • Making a hierarchical list of topics
  • Merging related topics
  • Promoting a subtopic to the level of a topic

Acta was a software program for creating outlines. It was originally developed for the Apple Macintosh and released in 1986. Acta started as a Desk Accessory, presumably to be used in conjunction with a Word Processor. In 1987 Version 1.3 was bundled with MORE.

Platform: Apple Macintosh 512Kb RAM, Macintosh Plus, Macintosh X/L external Disk 3.5 or Hard Disk

               OS: Mac OS Classic          

Application Software (AS:) Idea Processing

Version: 1.1c

Platform : Apple Mac Compact
Format : Disk 3.5
Publisher : Living Videotext
Authors : Dave Winer, Peter Winer, Doug Baron, Robert Bierman
Date : 1987
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Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
More: Idea Processing Living Videotext Apple Mac Compact Disk 3.5 1987

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH55156. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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