Re: command line wordperfect
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- Subject: Re: command line wordperfect
- From: Ralph Katz <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 11:53:24 -0500
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On 11/24/2007 12:40 AM, Mark Grieveson wrote:
> Ah, good ol' WP5.0, and then the great WP5.1. Mmmmm, it was so fast,
> and could do spell check, underline, bold (5.1 even had italics),
> and vast mail merges! It just automatically returned, without having
> to manually initiate the carriage return at the sound of the bell. It
> was a typewriter with intelligence. Truly phenomenal.
> Shift-F7 to centre, F7 to exit, F4 to indent, F10 to list files. WP
> came with its own file manager. And menu for the DOS system. And it
> had all the drivers to all the printers. Happy times.... happy
> times..... my sturdy old 286, back when computers were made of metal,
> and not plastic..... yup, happy times....
Happy times??!! Nah... Mark, you forget about no wysiwyg.
I still have my old metal 286 (AT&T) with dos 6.whatever, but the kids
probably deleted wp 5.1 long ago. Oh, wait... I have the box of 5 1/4
in. floppy install diskettes, what luck! :-P
(with Etch on this trusty 1999 Dell P-III, also metal case. Ah...
/these/ are happy times!)