Re: wordperfect 5.1 for unix, and debian?
On 12/16/2014 10:44 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
I have a still in the package copy of wordperfect 5.1 for UNIX. I got this because wordperfect is my main word processor on my primary computer and I would welcome, if at all possible, to use it with Linux as well.
Is there any reason why the program cannot be installed on a machine running Debian squeeze?
My interest is in logistics, as I realize the software may be better suited for networks, not individual computers.
There was once (around 1995?) a WordPerfect version for Linux. It worked, but it had terrible fonts. It has not been possible to install
that for at least the past 4 years, and probably longer, as the dependencies can no longer be met. I have WordPerfect12 working on the
latest PCLinuxOS KDE, but not the spread sheet. It doesn't look real nice on the screen, and it comes up with some difficulty, but it is
usable, if you are stubborn. I also have Corel Draw 9 and the corresponding PhotoPaint working. Both of WP and draw are running in WINE.