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Re: wordperfect 5.1 for unix, and debian? (more)

On 12/16/2014 10:57 PM, Doug wrote:
On 12/16/2014 10:44 PM, Karen Lewellen wrote:
Greetings everyone,
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.


Just a little follow-up to the last post. I don't like OpenOffice or LibreOffice because I don't like the strait-jacket they
put you in. When I was using Windows regularly, I used WordPerfect also. In Linux I now use the suite from Softmaker Office:
TestMaker, PlanMaker, and SoftmakerPresentations. There is a free version and a pay version--the free version is not licensed for
commercial use, but it seems to have just about all the features of the pay version--I have both, having bought the pay version
before they released the freebie. The package comes from a German company, and they are very good about answering questions,
making updates available, etc. (Of course, I _do_ have the paid version; I don't know if this sort of service is available with
the free one.) I can really only speak to the word processor, which is what I use it for. I have printed out a small spread-sheet
which comes to me with a simple schedule every couple of months, and it prints that fine. I have never even opened Presentations.
URL: www.softmaker.com


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