GhostWriter is a textual substitution program to simplify the repetitive task of regenerating web pages or text files to reflect the latest changes in information that is stored in data files.
It has initially been designed as a companion program to Andy Keir's FreeWX Weather Station Monitoring Program and is distributed with configuration files to enable access to the almanac files generated by the program.
- Insertion of text from INI files, delimited field list files and delimited text files.
- Conditional insertion of Text
- Repetitive looping of text insertion to create tables
- Inclusion of other source Text Files
- Instructions to process other source files
- FreeWX History HTML generation Scripts
- Automatic Interfacing with FreeWX and FreeWX-Wi
A sample of the output from GhostWriter can be found at Ian Evans's Weather Station History page. Also the Monthly and Annual extremes on the Rasmussen Weather page have been generated by GhostWriter.
GhostWriter needs the relevant version of the Visual Basic V6 runtime files to be present on your computer. Most modern computers with a recent version of Windows will already have these. FreeWX also requires these runtime files and can install them for you.
The Latest Release of GhostWriter is
Dated: 3 February 2006
Download the latest version of GhostWriter
I am currently developing a tutorial to help learn how to write you own GhostWriter scripts. Although incomplete you can start with the first few that have been written by clicking on the link below.
GhostWriter Tutorial Index
GhostWriter is copyright (c) 2003-2006 Ian Evans.
GhostWriter is freeware for non-commercial use and may be used free of charge with no time limitation.
GhostWriter can not be sold or distributed for profit. You may not package or bundle this software with any commercial product or hardware without the consent of the author and you may not use this software as an inducement to purchase any commercial product. Furthermore, you may not reverse engineer, disassemble or in any other fashion reduce the software to a human-readable form. You may not modify, hire, lease, sell, sub-license or create derivative works, based in whole or in part upon the software. You may not remove any copyright notices found either in the documentation or in the software itself.
Commercial users of GhostWriter should contact the program author by email ( Click Here)