I know it's not appropriate to rant, especially off-topic, but I just gotta!
I really miss WordPerfect! And I wish there were some open-source
software that did what it does.
For example, Reveal Codes, and being able to find and remove that
offending font change, or table definition, etc.
And being able to have Left Justified, Center Justified, and Right
Justified text all on the same line, so you don't have to throw in a
bunch of spaces to get everything to (maybe) line up.
And the column and table functions.
And the ability to have a caption on an image that doesn't insist on
including the text "Illustration 1".
The power of WordPerfect is what a Linux-er wants, with the ease of
operation that an MS-er needs. (I was an MS-er; a three-year Linux-er
now, but still can't run Tex or even LyX, and the other stuff I've tried
just doesn't have the power/features.)
Why oh why won't Corel release the old DOS version into the open source
(Yes, I could purchase the commercial version of Corel Office, but a
Wine-ified version just doesn't seem kosher, not to mention that this
would have to come out of my own pocket since the workplace doesn't
smile friendly yet on Linux, so for now I'm without WP.)
Why won't Abiword and Star/Open Office import .wpd docs (actually,
Abiword seems to at least get the text, but not the formatting)?
Why oh why don't I have the youth and time to learn to program and fix
these things myself?
Again, sorry for the ranting, and thank you for letting me vent.