Thanks for reviewing my bid request. First off, I know my initial outline is rather vague and I will do my best to give you a better picture of what I am looking for. I have a background in information management and GUI design, just in case you might think I am being a little fussy, it is just me pointing out exactly what I need… I am flexible as to what is possible in return though.
I spend a lot of time writing short stories and am in the process of writing a novel (aren't we all?). As such, I have been using MS word as my primary application for writing. I like certain features about it and am rather comfortable with it, but I wish I had some way of managing the various aspects of writing a novel integrated in with the word processor. This comes down to project management ??" as in, I need to approach this from a project management standpoint.
Most people would be satisfied with simply using word, but I find that the application is over-bloated. I would prefer only to make use of its formatting features (header/footer), and some of its tools such as the spell checker, grammar checker, dictionaries etc. as well as the general workspace. I am not looking for an Add-in to MS Word, but more of a streamlined and specialized version of it. Think Visual Studio as a word processor.
The following are tools & features that are necessary for the application.
- Contact Information
- Project Summary
- Character Management
- Locations Management
- Plot Points Management
- Misc. Notes Management
- Chapters Management
- Name Library
- Spell Check
- Grammar Check
I only want to be able to work with one project at a time, which in this case, the information for the particular project can/should be stored in an XML formatted project file. The way I see it the application is simply a specialized word processor, with project management features modeled on that of MS Visual Basic (6.0/.NET)
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1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).