[oclug] WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux - Deluxe
Linux at Carpe-Machinam.ca
Sun Oct 31 12:31:45 EDT 2010
Charles MacDonald wrote:
> On 10-10-30 07:05 PM, Dave wrote:
>> I have my boxed set of WPO2000Linux that I'd like to install on this
>> Fedora 12 system, but have been unsuccessful so far.
> I bought a copy of that once It did works (sort of) on the system I had
> at the time, when I upgraded to a new system and tried to install it, I
> found that it depends on specific Files from a particular ancient
> version of Red-Hat.
> Every thing is hard linked to those versions. Shortly after that
> program came out, Corel had a change of direction and stopped suporting
> any version of Linux.
Thank you Charles. I too had it working on an earlier version of Linux
(Xandros I believe), and it mostly worked. I don't recall the same
installation problems (Xandros and Corel Linux both being
Debian-based?), but there were sillies IIRC like Alt-F3 changing virtual
screens, instead of invoking "Save As".
Speaking of hard-coding, I believe they even had DOS file paths ...
looking for C:\blah\etc
I heavily rely on WordPerfect's "Reveal Codes" and I haven't grown
comfortable enough using OpenOffice to settle for that.
If I cannot resolve my WPO2000Linux difficulties and it must be
relegated from Shelfware to Curbware, what's next? LaTeX, Groff ...?
Looks like they have to be invoked from the command line ...
Back onto the shelf for now ...
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