Mariner Software has released a beta version of Mariner Write 3.1. Mariner Write is a utility designed for word processing on Macintosh systems. The beta version features Microsoft Word reading and OS X Services support. According to Mariner Software:
Mariner Software today announced the availability of Mariner Write 3.1 Public Beta, a preview version of Marineris flagship product.
Parsing a multitude of data streams in a Microsoft Word document, Mariner Write processes available data into memory rather than reading from slower disk access. The result is a substantial increase in translation processing speed when reading Microsoft Word-formatted documents.
Introducing breakthrough translation technology, Mariner has now integrated "read" functionality of Microsoft Word files. In addition, OS X Services support and contextual menu spelling suggestions have also been added.
You can find more information about the beta version of Mariner Write at the Mariner Software Web site. Mariner Write beta is free for trial, while the 3.0 version is available for US$139.95.