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View Poll Results: Wordperfect versus LibreOffice for Linux?
Wordperfect rocks!! 3 10.00%
Libreoffice rocks!! 20 66.67%
Other 7 23.33%
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:49 AM   #16
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....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.
WordPerfect is still around and regularly updated, but only available for ms-windows. There is the "standard" edition,
the "professional" edition and the "Legal" edition.

http://www.wordperfect.com/us/product/legal-edition/

A friend in the legal profession and somewhat of a wordsmith, loves it and uses it daily. He says Corel has gone to some lengths to make any documents saved in a ms-word format to be compatible from WP to ms-word.

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Old 02-01-2016, 07:59 AM   #17
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Except for those (many) who did ....Did I mention the "reveal codes" feature? LO and OO could really take a leaf out of that book. .....
Used the reveal codes all the time, "back in the day."
In LibreOffice it is Ctrl-F10 to show "non-printing characters."
 
Old 02-01-2016, 02:04 PM   #18
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http://www.wpuniverse.com/vb/showthread.php?31688-WordPerfect-8.1-for-Linux-Installation-steps-for-Ubuntu-10.04 - dated 2010
Ubuntu-10.04 - EOL.

Both dead as dog poop.
Corel Linux OS Deluxe Second Edition may have it!

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Old 02-01-2016, 02:25 PM   #19
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Dead for Linux, yes, see post #12, but not for ms-windows, see post #16.
 
Old 02-01-2016, 09:15 PM   #20
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I really don't like "styles" in Word Processors, but I've learned to live with them. I guess I'm just a linear kind of guy.

My biggest complaint about LO and OOo is that creating your own template is not nearly as transparent a process as it ought to be. I finally figured out how to do it and have been dragging my own template around with me for five or six years now. I created it in OOo, but it works quite nicely in LO.

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Old 02-02-2016, 09:13 PM   #21
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I forgot to mention there is a "Home & Student" edition of WordPerfect, at a greatly reduced cost, and, IIRC, most of the editions are available as a "30 day free trial." That might bring back some old memories.


http://www.wordperfect.com/us/product/home-student/
 
Old 02-04-2016, 04:05 AM   #22
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Speaking as someone who has loosely tracked the TDF suite's progress since its inception (and before that, OpenOffice since its inception), I'm astonished at just how far it has come. And I will also admit that I didn't feel comfortable fully making the switch to LibreOffice until rather recently, well into the 4.x release cycle. But I'm glad I did. My friends and colleagues don't notice any difference with the documents I send them. And I'll go so far as suggesting the performance and stability of LibreOffice 5 now puts it head & shoulders over just about anything else like it.

There are certainly simpler, cleaner options out there. Indeed, there are better tools for some jobs than traditional WYSIWYG office software. But few play the "long game" as well as the LibreOffice team. And in fields like mine where manuscripts and data continue to be exchanged in .docx/.xlsx format, LibreOffice helped fully liberate me from both a commercial Office license and a commercial OS.
 
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:04 PM   #23
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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.

The problem is that you CANT write a dissertation using LIBREOFFICE.
It is soooooo much slow.

It is like inkscape.
 
Old 03-01-2016, 03:22 PM   #24
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i dont have time to test drive all the different distros and or apps. I can usually live with whatever word processor comes with my chosen platform. As long as it plays nice with other popular and or mainstream programs thats all i need. If they dont play nice with other file extensions etc, they get kicked out of my sandbox.

i cannot afford microshaft products due to their depletion of my finances and privacy.
 
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