[PLUG] For those who used WordPerfect
Jkarlock at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 20 06:26:02 PDT 2004
WP is still alive in version 12, I think. I am currently using version 9 on
They put out a version of Linux a couple years back with WordPerfect on the
I did a search for Linux on their site a few days ago and got a page for
Linux WP (product not available - better than no hits)
At 07:40 PM 9/19/2004 , you wrote:
>Rich Shepard wrote:
> > No word processor can do what WP did.
>Still does; they're up to version 10, now, unfortunately, just in the MS
> > However, that's really not limiting. If you want to do serious writing
> > (articles, reports, books, etc.) use LyX. If you want to do desktop
> > publishing with a frame-oriented page layout application (sensu Framemaker,
> > Ventura Publisher) use Scribus. For the rest (letters, memos, invoices and
> > the like) OO.o does just fine.
>I'll give those a try, but I'm really spoiled. I'd like to keep thinking
>about document writing with one tool--at least for the kinds of documents
> > My parents stuck with Word Perfect for Windows up until about four years
> > ago, when they finally relented and moved to Word.
>My wife still uses WP 5.1 on a Wyse 286. For grunt work typing it still
>works just fine, and we have yet to find a keyboard like the one Wyse sold
>with their PC's. (It doesn't work with other PC's, I've been trying for
>many years. If someone knows how to make it work, let me know!)
> > Has anybody looked in to writing a WP-like CLI wordprocessor for *nix
> > under an OSS license?
>Too bad Novell sold WP to Corel. If they still had it, maybe someone could
>convince them to release the code to WP 5.1. As I recall, WP 6, while a
>DOS program, tried to hold on to their customers early in the "let's all
>use GUI's" mentality era. It didn't go over that well. I think that was
>about the time Win 3.1 came out, along with Word.
>I just installed the personal edition of Suse on one of my machines.
>During the install, they had a series of "ads" for various tools included
>in the distribution. One of them was for Wine. It said that MS Office had
>been tested and works under Wine. One of these weeks, maybe I'll try to
>get WP 8 to work; maybe that will be one of these months, the way my
>schedule has bee going of late!
>(Temporarily using the Comcast web-mail interface until I have time to set
>up an e-mail client on my SuSE installation. So many new things to learn...)
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