Re: will WordPerfect8 clobber Debian Sid system?
On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 at 11:17am, Andrew Schulman wrote:
:> I've been trying to use OpenOffice Writer for a project requiring a
:> multipage table. Unfortunately, OOWriter cannot make (or display!)
:> multipage tables, and apparently *will not* until version 2.0. This kind
:> of stinks, but now I'm looking at alternatives. I've heard some people
:> rave about the old WordPerfect 8 and its capabilities (wordprocessor
:> preference is a subjective thing, I know). I know there are .debs for it
:> out there to be had, since a version of it came packaged with some
:> versions of (the Debian-based) Corel Linux. What I'm wondering about is
:> the feasibility/advisability of attempting to install WP8 to my Debian Sid
:> system. There are probably at least 2 aspects to this question: 1)
:> potential dependency problems and their resolution; and 2) potential for
:> harming my current setup by some files (say, older libraries) overwriting
:> others. I am also not sure about WP8's ability to use truetype fonts.
:> Can anyone please comment on these matters?
:For general background about WP8 for Linux see
Excellent resource. I have a _very_ brief page at
which might be helpful.
Patrick Wiseman firstname.lastname@example.org
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