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View Poll Results: Wordperfect versus LibreOffice for Linux?
Wordperfect rocks!! 3 10.00%
Libreoffice rocks!! 20 66.67%
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:09 AM   #1
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Wordperfect versus LibreOffice for Linux?


Hello,

I would like to ask you which one do you prefer wp or libreoffice?

http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthr...r-Ubuntu-10.04
https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/LibreOffice/

Best regards
 
Old 01-30-2016, 07:43 AM   #2
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You have an obsession with obsolete stuff. The last Linux version of Wordperfect was released in 2004...
 
Old 01-30-2016, 12:49 PM   #3
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You have an obsession with obsolete stuff. The last Linux version of Wordperfect was released in 2004...
Not obsolete, just applications that are well coded in C, or GNU assembler or are using minimum ressources. Most of my apps are running on Terminal, and I can tell you that they run faster than what you may have ever expected.


WP:
It is true for Linux, quite outdated.
You can run Wine on the last Wordperfect, quite slow.
Libreoffice is really slow, quite same result.

Latex is probably the king of word processing on Linux.
 
Old 01-30-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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Back in the day, as the hip young things say, I really like WordPerfect, because its logic was linear, just like my thought process. But WP is as dead as a Commodore.
 
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Old 01-30-2016, 09:49 PM   #5
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I'd say LO 5.x isn't anywhere near as slow as 4.x was. While still not BLAZINGLY fast, it's now at least what I'd call acceptable.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 10:31 AM   #6
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I went back to OpenOffice after LO 4. Try it! I think the Apache people are doing better than L/O. the OO Gui is super intuitive with some new flyout menus that I really like. I feel it's a bit faster, too.

I haven't tried LO 5 which may be faster. I don't need to. I really like openoffice and I'm staying there
 
Old 01-31-2016, 10:33 AM   #7
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I too stuck with OpenOffice. It works and I'm used to it: that's enough reason for me.

PS Latex is not a word processor. Some of my writing is published (always by those who don't accept Latex!) but most of my files are my own notes. The formating is there to make them clear for me: I don't want to read plain text, let alone text full of mark-up.

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Old 01-31-2016, 11:51 AM   #8
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Please forgive the slight veer to address LatEx. As mentioned, it's not a word processor. it's a typesetter (formats pages not lines)

That said, in certain applications, it can't be beat. For anything longer than about 500 words I don't use word processors.

If interested, try Lyx, which is a great front end for LatEx docs.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 04:30 PM   #9
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I didn't know WP made a Linux version ~

Just googled it

Quote:
Introducing WordPerfect 8 for Linux

Note

Corel no longer makes Wordperfect for Linux. This article is out of date and is maintained for historical reference only.
so it seems a redundent question

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Old 01-31-2016, 06:20 PM   #10
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LOL! Nobody ever used WordPerfect by choice.
 
Old 01-31-2016, 06:45 PM   #11
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LOL! Nobody ever used WordPerfect by choice.
Not quite true ;}

Back in the day I did use it; one of the reasons was that (unlike the *other* big
DOS word processor) it didn't mangle your formatting when you switched to another
printer ... the current windows version of the *other* one still sucks at that to date.

That all said: "LaTeX ;} baby!"
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:40 PM   #12
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mickeysoft made a $135 Million Canadian "investment" in Corel and shortly thereafter Corel Linux and WordPerfect for Linux disappeared without so much as a whisper.

Edit in: A link to one of the news story.

http://www.forbes.com/2000/10/03/1003corel.html

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10/03/2000 @ 12:18PM
Corel Sells Out To Microsoft

It isnt quite as strange as Microsoft s investment in Apple Computer several years ago, but it ranks right up there.

Last night, Corel and Microsoft announced a joint-development and marketing alliance, which includes a $135 million Microsoft investment in Corel. The companies said that Corel would develop and market applications for Microsofts sprawling .Net initiative, which is based on Windows technologies.

While the investment is paltry by Microsoft standards, the implications are huge. For starters, what becomes of Corels Linux plans? Corel has poured considerable resources into its Corel Linux operating system and porting its business and graphics applications to Linux. The company has positioned its Linux efforts as the linchpin of its comeback strategy, but there was no mention of Linux on the conference call Monday.

Although it now owns about 24 million Corel shares, Microsoft has no official control over the company. It has no voting rights, no board seats and will have no role in management. But with 320 fewer employeesCorel laid them off this summer to cut overheadand a consolidation of engineers from Dublin to Canada, Corel might not have enough resources to devote its energies to both Linux and .Net development.

With Microsoft providing some of the bankroll, which avenue will Corel choose?

Secondly, the deal likely vaporizes whatever competition is left in the business applications market. Microsoft has the dominant market share of Office suites, with Corel and Lotus trailing in the single digits. The Microsoft-Corel deal could open a window for Sun Microsystems to create momentum for its Star Office suite, which is available as a free download on its Web site.....
The rest at the link above.

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Old 01-31-2016, 08:53 PM   #13
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I quite like LO and think the LO team has done a wonderful job in updating the system over the kludge that was OOo. I don't have to use office suites nearly so much as I used to, but LO has done everything I've asked of it and done it quite nicely (mostly these days I use Calc).

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Nobody ever used WordPerfect by choice.
If WP were still viable, I'd take it over MS Word six days a week and twice on Sundays and three times on holidays. But, then, the first word processor I used was DisplayWrite, which was also linear.
 
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Old 02-01-2016, 01:41 AM   #14
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LOL! Nobody ever used WordPerfect by choice.
Except for those (many) who did .

Used it for work in the bad old DOS days (employer gave us a choice of WordPerfect or MS Word). The transition to MS Windows narrowed the gap but WP was still more usable. Did I mention the "reveal codes" feature? LO and OO could really take a leaf out of that book.

Eventually it became obvious WP wasn't going anywhere useful so I turned to Star Office, which later gave us LO/OO. Hence my vote for Libre Office.
 
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:36 AM   #15
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I quite like LO and think the LO team has done a wonderful job in updating the system over the kludge that was OOo.
I like and use LO (LibreOffice) when the need arises, And the Program has been around for many years, BUT and it puzzles me why they have not added page numbers properly yet? it gets set in the header and is only one number, it does not give the actual page number it is, nor does it number one to ... current page number on all of the pages. With WP when I used it the page numbering was great. It'd even let you format it as - page # of total pages #, which looked like this -> 3 of 10 which I like because then a person would know if he or she is missing a page for sure.

I just opened it up and well I don't use it much but but they do not have it in ab easy place to find where page numbers is. because I can't find it LoL

IMOP

LibreOffice cannot even number the pages and its been around for how long? ver 5xxx

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