In addition, Online Treasures columnist Janet Balas highlights software-based advances in the "look and feel" of electronically delivered journals, mailing list digests, etc., as she touches on such things as setext
browsers and Adobe Acrobat.
One attempt to make text files more appealing and to add some interesting and useful features is the structure-enhanced text format referred to as setext. Text "wrapped" in setext format is still ASCII text and can be read through any word processor on any computer, not just the type of computer that was used to create it.
A text document can be classified as setext if it contains at least one verified subhead as defined by the setext specifications.
The setext format was designed to make the formatting visually unobtrusive to anyone reading the document without a setext browser.
The newsletter in setext format is mailed to me electronically, but it can also be downloaded in Newton book format and then transferred from my Mac to my Newton using the Newton Connection Kit.