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  1. 28 Jun '08 15:59
    Does anyone know where I can get this program? I have used it for some years but it was lost after a harddisk crash. At chesscaptor.com it seems they don't have it any more, in spite of the site's name. It was very fine for creating nice chess diagrams to put in Word files - with colors if wanted. And rather inexpensive, about 20 $.
  2. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jun '08 16:29
    Originally posted by piranga
    Does anyone know where I can get this program? I have used it for some years but it was lost after a harddisk crash. At chesscaptor.com it seems they don't have it any more, in spite of the site's name. It was very fine for creating nice chess diagrams to put in Word files - with colors if wanted. And rather inexpensive, about 20 $.
    Well if you know how to LateX there is a distribution that allows you to do the exact same thing. Well you don't even know a lot about LateX all you have to do is to get used to how things are done in LateX and then you are ready to go. And with LateX everything is free.

    http://chesstask.sourceforge.net/
  3. 28 Jun '08 16:36
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    Well if you know how to LateX there is a distribution that allows you to do the exact same thing. Well you don't even know a lot about LateX all you have to do is to get used to how things are done in LateX and then you are ready to go. And with LateX everything is free.

    http://chesstask.sourceforge.net/
    I have no trubles to use chess diagrams in my Word documents. No special software needed.
    I use a TrueType typefont called "Chess Leipzig". Works like charm.
  4. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    28 Jun '08 16:50 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    I have no trubles to use chess diagrams in my Word documents. No special software needed.
    I use a TrueType typefont called "Chess Leipzig". Works like charm.
    And how do you make diagrams of positions? Do you make it in some other program and then export it to the Word document?

    The thing with word with me is that I don't like it at all. Ever since I learned LateX it seems so cluttered and unorganised. And on top of that Word documents are so heavy.

    I'll try to check out the Chess Leipzig.

    Edit: And actually this the LateX distribution I have on my system: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak/
  5. 28 Jun '08 17:53
    Originally posted by adam warlock
    And how do you make diagrams of positions? Do you make it in some other program and then export it to the Word document?

    The thing with word with me is that I don't like it at all. Ever since I learned LateX it seems so cluttered and unorganised. And on top of that Word documents are so heavy.

    I'll try to check out the Chess Leipzig.

    Edit: And ...[text shortened]... the LateX distribution I have on my system: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/chess/skak/
    I put a "k" for a with king on white square, "K" for a white king on a black square. An empty white square with a space, a empty black square with a "+", and so on.

    I've made an empty board and use it as a template, then I fill it with pieces. Only using the keyboard, typefont, and Word. Plain vanilla, nothing more.

    Download it for free at http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psize=m&q=leipzig, read the readme file, install the truetype, and there you have it.
  6. 28 Jun '08 19:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by piranga
    Does anyone know where I can get this program? I have used it for some years but it was lost after a harddisk crash. At chesscaptor.com it seems they don't have it any more, in spite of the site's name. It was very fine for creating nice chess diagrams to put in Word files - with colors if wanted. And rather inexpensive, about 20 $.
    Hmm, I'm not sure what to suggest. You could try to find a substitute program like the others have suggested.

    If you want to invest some effort in finding a copy of Chess Captor, a couple of shareware distributors are still offering demos of version 2.25. (Apparently, the demos are crippled versions.)

    http://www.5starshare.com/Chess_Captor-soft6945.html
    http://www.brothersoft.com/chess-captor-16161.html

    But the fact that the author's web domain has expired would make me a little leery of things. Is the guy still in business? Who knows?

    Also, here's a link to some archived web pages. If you pick one of the archived web pages and go to the support page, you'll find an e-mail address that you could try just to see if the guy responds. If he does respond, maybe he could let you know what's going on and whether the program is still available.

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.chesscaptor.com
  7. 29 Jun '08 03:49 / 1 edit
    Ha! Michiel Magnée still has a working download page for the full version, but you can't download until you've purchased the license key. Email addy is the one Mad Rook found. That's where to start.

    (This is a very handy program, btw. I used to use it to post diagrams and still use it for my analysis board.)
  8. Standard member Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    29 Jun '08 07:39
    If you can't find chess captor you might try chesspad. Its free, and lets you copy positions as a bitmap which you can paste into Word. The bitmaps are only black and white though.

    http://www.wmlsoftware.com/