Word Perfect in Linux?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at shellworld.net
Sat Mar 29 02:58:14 UTC 2014

I realize you are being honest.
for me personally it is rooted int he variety of writing I do 
professionally.  And yes you can create  rtf documents in wordperfect, and 
save to some editions of Microsoft  word, and lotus, and many other formats.
It is part of why ms word used to provide a wordperfect tinplate, so 
people could pretend they were using a real word processor.
Equally because ms word does not support its own formats, I am often asked 
by  clients in the nonprofit sector, media markets for whom I write and 
people in general if I can provide a  document in something outside of 
The funny thing?  I only started doing ASCII files more this year, 
in part because of my bookshare books...and 
there are three different editions of ASCII too.
Including one from the American National standards Institute.
Plain text gets creative for me save for when I am writing emails, but I 
can do this offline in wp, spell check and paste the contents into an 
email as a backup for what I do here at shellworld.
Equally I use the program to manage directories, move files, etc.  sometimes 
with greater ease then from the c prompt.
Many companies provide .rtf files as a substitute for pdf and word, so I 
can  create what is needful and most times read  what is sent.
Then there is the search /replace,  the flawless table formats, the 
thesaurus, the writing tools, the 
fax program, lol!
Speaking only for myself, WordPerfect has been the corner stone of my 
professional and personal communications since I first sat down at a 
computer in 1988.
But this is me.

On Fri, 28 Mar 2014, Jackie McBride wrote:

> So, I'm curious, guys & gals? Why do yall even need a word processor?
> Just askin'. Stuff like markdown, ascii doc, textile, re-text, etc.
> etc. etc. is easy, can do the same things, & is nothin' more than
> plain text. You certainly can't load word documents or whatever into
> wp for dos, so I mean I'm just interested--what is in fact the alure
> of a word processor? I'm really not tryin' to be snotty or anything
> here. I'm just very very curious.
> On 3/28/14, Karen Lewellen <klewellen at shellworld.net> wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> Now you will get showered with appreciation twice.  For what you provided
>> earlier, going back to that one, and what you provide here.
>> Question? is there anywhere on the planet where wordperfect 6.3 for dos
>> can be found?
>> I have wp 5.1, rarely used, 6.0 and  6.2 for dos on my main computer.  I
>> use Wordperfect for dos many many times a day in fact.  Still I have never
>> heard of 6.3?
>> Thanks for all you provided professionally, and for being here on
>> this list.
>> Kare
>> On Fri, 28 Mar 2014, Paul Merrell wrote:
>>> On Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 2:32 PM, Hart Larry <chime at hubert-humphrey.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Thanks so much Paul-and-All for those articles-and-file locations. Given
>>>> a
>>>> chance to finally have an access to reveal codes, as well as an ability
>>>> to
>>>> nuke hard returns as a search-and-replace, will certainly be nice. From
>>>> a
>>>> beginning DOS user in 1994 I found WP6 powerful but eventually easy2use.
>>>> Thanks once again
>>> You're welcome. For my money, WordPerfect 6.3 for DOS was the pinnacle
>>> of word processors. None of the Windows versions can compete. If it
>>> only had long filename support, I'd probably be running it still.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Paul
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