Re: wordperfect 5.1 for unix, and debian?
On 12/16/2014 08:57 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.
If I remember correctly, and I may be wrong, the Linux version of
WordPerfect was the Windows version packaged with WINE. Maybe it's
possible to look over the contents of the package copy you have and run
the wordperfect executables on a recent version of WINE.
My experience with that version years ago is the same as Doug's, it
worked and the fonts were ugly.