Remember WORDPERFECT? - Where Are They Now


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  • pleappleappleap
    pleappleappleap  60 minutes back


    • Sam Madinah
      Sam Madinah  1 hours back


      • Al Brundage
        Al Brundage  2 hours back

        What about Libre Office and Open Office? Two full fledged office packages that run on ALL operating systems and use open shareable formats? Cross platform compatability is back in the 2010's

        • Earl Gray
          Earl Gray  5 hours back

          What about open office? Libre office?

          • Carson Carter
            Carson Carter  13 hours back

            I still use AppleWorks

            • redhairkid
              redhairkid  15 hours back

              I honed my computer skills on WordStar back in 1987!

              • ToggleAviation
                ToggleAviation  16 hours back

                My dad still uses WordPerfect and Eudora 7.. should I be concerned?

                • Aleksey Malyshev
                  Aleksey Malyshev  17 hours back

                  How about vi and emacs?

                  • King John Unn
                    King John Unn  24 hours back

                    1:50 what's the point of line numbers that are completely misaligned? Also 20/100 Dollars, do lawyers not know what a cent is?

                    • Pete Gas London
                      Pete Gas London  1 days back

                      Irrelevant side note - anyone remember FRIDAY the scheduler? It was the neatest thing ever a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) DOS Program (that worked in win 3.11 iirc) you just hit a key combo and blammo, instant calendar screen, and it'd give you schedule reminders n stuff, siggh... THAT one i really DO miss -
                      'It must be done by Friday' the ad said ;)

                      • Pete Gas London
                        Pete Gas London  1 days back

                        Oh my Gawd, Wordperfect?? I knew someone who was still writing a newsletter on that 8 years ago... Krunge, it crashes on a certain key sequence, Krunge it crashes again !

                        I'm like 'type that sequence in Wordpad and just paste it in FFS!!!

                        Tho I'm not crazy for Word, wordpad's, like THERE and it WORKS

                        (And as for Works, grrr.... Thank Gawd for Sun and Libre...:)

                        • Charles Johnson
                          Charles Johnson  1 days back

                          PeachText preceded WordStar.

                          • ABR ModShop, Performance

                            Omg Linus... do you remember Math Circus or no?

                            • Carl Schwarz
                              Carl Schwarz  2 days back

                              Claris is still going with FileMaker Pro. Infact they have just renamed themselves back to Claris. No ClarisWorks tho

                              • Tom Davis
                                Tom Davis  2 days back

                                Lotus Symphony

                                • Chuck Underhill
                                  Chuck Underhill  2 days back

                                  PC-Write, Twin Spreadsheet (Lotus clone) Dbase II (Ok, it was on CP/M) LEWP (Leading Edge Word Processor), Right Writer...... can't remember anymore, I blame it on age... :/

                                  • watchgoose
                                    watchgoose  2 days back

                                    I loved Wordperfect!

                                    • Greg SB
                                      Greg SB  6 hours back

                                      watchgoose I called it word Not so perfect

                                  • MLWATKK
                                    MLWATKK  2 days back

                                    Y u no like Open Office?

                                    • Scott Croom
                                      Scott Croom  2 days back

                                      I kid you not. I was looking at the network of the law firm I work at and people are still using WordPerfect. Turns out law firms have a lot of love for WP.

                                      • Don Lee
                                        Don Lee  2 days back

                                        Oh, WordStar and WordPerfect, brings back memories. With WordStar there was CalcStar, and Easy Writer.

                                        • Peter Downing
                                          Peter Downing  2 days back

                                          Amipro was a pretty cool word processor back in the day!

                                          • ISOHaven
                                            ISOHaven  2 days back

                                            Word perfect died because they refused to stick to a standard. With the exception of the switch to the toolbar, Word was always the same. It cost a company $0 in training to upgrade company wide. Word Perfect, between the different buyouts, was an absolute nightmare. Businesses got sick of it. Office was windows integrated.

                                            • David Christensen
                                              David Christensen  2 days back

                                              I was very active selling computers at the time of word perfect, what I saw that was the biggest distractors that move firms from word Perfect to MS Word was Microsoft gave Word away for free. It was free fo quite a few years. At first 2 law firms notices the line numbering was not right but that was fixed with in 2 months. I didn’t care what software they want I just wanted to sell the machine and the service repair. We saw this again with Mac users, MS Word was released on the Mac and low and behold no charge for Mac users. There is a fee now. Hard to sell software when the competition gives theirs for free.

                                              • R D
                                                R D  2 days back

                                                StarOffice > OpenOffice > LibreOffice

                                                • TechnoDelta
                                                  TechnoDelta  2 days back

                                                  my grandparents still like word perfect.

                                                  • William Signs
                                                    William Signs  2 days back

                                                    0:18 I use OpenOffice, you stupid fucking prick. Why don't you take Microsoft and Google's cocks out of your bodily orifices and have a gander at what real computer users use.

                                                    • Oscar Rosenwald
                                                      Oscar Rosenwald  2 days back

                                                      Excuse me... Where is Emacs?

                                                      • Joseph Chapman
                                                        Joseph Chapman  3 days back

                                                        Shit I used "paperback writer" on commodore 64 to print my college papers on a dot matrix printer. Anyone remember setting dip switches on a printer interface?

                                                        • Ben P
                                                          Ben P  3 days back

                                                          ClarisWorks, damn that takes me back

                                                          • Marek Bartovic
                                                            Marek Bartovic  3 days back

                                                            AmiPro was my first wp!

                                                            • Kazriko Redclaw
                                                              Kazriko Redclaw  3 days back

                                                              I used WPS Suite on OS/2, up until I found it too limiting, then I switched to the Lotus SmartSuite, and AmiPro/etc. After that, I used Star Office for awhile... Star Office is basically LibreOffice now, and I'm pretty sure that Lotus Smartsuite and WPS Suite have been long discontinued. Lotus had a bunch of LibreOffice compatible things, but none of them ever took off.

                                                              • luxembourger
                                                                luxembourger  3 days back

                                                                Who used Latex like me at university?

                                                                • Sigurd Hermann
                                                                  Sigurd Hermann  3 days back

                                                                  No love for Unix TROFF or LaTeX???

                                                                  • Consciousness Vivid
                                                                    Consciousness Vivid  3 days back

                                                                    When he said Lotus, of course I thought... Lotus 1-2-3. Why'd they show some email manager?

                                                                    • Josh J
                                                                      Josh J  3 days back

                                                                      Open Office???

                                                                      • ProfessorABR
                                                                        ProfessorABR  3 days back

                                                                        I still use Word Perfect, which I think is more user friendly and better than Word.

                                                                        • Rouverius
                                                                          Rouverius  3 days back

                                                                          PFS: First Publisher? Anyone? Anyone? ... Harvard Graphics? Anyone? Anyone? ...

                                                                          • Frank Woodbery
                                                                            Frank Woodbery  3 days back

                                                                            I worked at IBM in the '80s and used a DOS based word processor called "IBM Professional Editor", distributed of course on 5 1/4" floppy disks. Wow!

                                                                            • David Maynard
                                                                              David Maynard  3 days back

                                                                              The law office I work for still uses lotus notes for out email, database and word processing.

                                                                              • Sand Theb
                                                                                Sand Theb  4 days back

                                                                                I still use WordPerfect.. "reveal codes" saves some much time.. it's like "reveal layers" in something like Photoshop. You can really see what is going on in the text document.

                                                                                • Pellervo Kaskinen
                                                                                  Pellervo Kaskinen  4 days back

                                                                                  Oh yes, there have been a bunch more. A couple that I understand are still around. I just saw Scrivener being available on Apple shop. And then Open Office.
                                                                                  I wrote my first operating manual with other than a mechanical typewriter on the ED of a CP/M machine. Then I had a WRITE for my HP-87, but never liked it. When the company got the first PC-AT, we got OfficeWriter to do manuals. Actually the same program was also used in the two earlier PC-XT clones by a secretary and accounting. The secretary had an interface added to her IBM typewriter (a ball type) for letters. In those days a dot matrix printer was not deemed appropriate for official letters.
                                                                                  Another part of the company used WordStar and actually I got one for my home computer (a ZCPR outgrowth of CP/M). A marketing lady who came to our group had used Word Perfect, but accommodated our standard, the OfficeWriter.. However, I got curious and once I had my own IBM compatible computer, I at some point purchased a Word Perfect which by then was already a Corel offering, I think. When the Microsoft Word became the "must have", we changed over. I probably was the last one in our company to use the OfficeWriter. Still have a number of various documents, faxes, trip reports and manuals that I wrote with it.

                                                                                  • D Wilson
                                                                                    D Wilson  4 days back

                                                                                    I do not use MS Office nor G Suite but LibreOffice, WPS Office, or Softmaker office

                                                                                    • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                                                      Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 days back

                                                                                      0:38 You got to be kidding me. Wordstar was never WYSIWYG; that honour went to MacWrite.

                                                                                      You need proportional fonts on-screen for WYSIWYG, and only GUI-based word processors were able to manage that.

                                                                                      • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                                                                                        Lawrence D’Oliveiro  4 days back

                                                                                        0:10 I remember some years ago somebody did a survey of installed fonts on users’ machines. About 15% had the fonts associated with OpenOffice/LibreOffice. Just thought I’d point that out.

                                                                                        • OpenSource is not communism

                                                                                          Still using Word Perfect and it is great!

                                                                                          • FartManly
                                                                                            FartManly  4 days back

                                                                                            Corel seems to bork everything they acquire.

                                                                                            • Keith Alger
                                                                                              Keith Alger  4 days back

                                                                                              I used to have to use Ashton Tate "FrameWork", which had the advantage that it enforced the creation of good structure!

                                                                                              • Vish A
                                                                                                Vish A  4 days back

                                                                                                I used a word processor for most of the 90's called "Better Working Word Processor". I bet no one has heard of this one?