Re: [wpmac] Re: Obscure WordPerfects (was: WP/Mac on Intel-based Macs)
- You bring back memories. I started using WordPerfect when I started
using a Mac with OS 6.0.3. I believe it wasWP version 1.0.2. That
prompted me to try it on my Apple IIc and IIe and later my IIgs.
There was a forum on AOL (Actually it was still AppleLink Personal
Edition) that delt with wordprocessing. It had a definite slant
towards WordPerfect and AppleWriter.
I really enjoyed each upgrade on the Mac versions - especially up to
its last version - 3.5e. I loved the fact that it handled averything
better than Word, used less memory than Word, and less storage space
than Word. I came to depend on "Reveal Codes" for finding my mistakes
in formatting. I wish other word processors adopted that feature. It
would really make it easier to correct things.
Just my rablings on WordPerfect.
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On May 9, 2006, at 10:18 AM, Kevin McCoy wrote:
> When I started working at SSI (Satellite Software International,
> which later changed it's name to WordPerfect Corporation) I was on
> the Apple IIe/c project that was based on the 3.0 version of
> WordPerfect for the Data General machine (WordPerfect was originally
> written for DG). It was started around the spring of 1984. All
> written in 6502 assembly language to fit in 48K of RAM (the high 16K
> was ROM) with the other 64K was used as a RAM drive in which we
> stored 4K chunks of code that we could swap two at a time in to an 8K
> chunk of the 64K address space available to the 6502 processor. Those
> were fun times, building the program and finding out that you were
> now three bytes too big and trying to figure out what shortcuts you
> could take in the code to shave out those three bytes...
> On May 8, 2006, at 11:54 PM, kevin wrote:
> > If we talkign about obscure Wordperfects. My first experience with
> > WordPerfect
> > was on the Atari ST computer in the late 80's. Does anyone know
> > if there was
> > a Wordperfect on any of the 8bit computers like the Apple II or
> > Commodore 64?
It's confusing, but not as bad in practice:
1) If you want to use it in a Classic Application, it has to be in
System Folder| Fonts. Equally, it has to be a Mac Font. In OSX,
Windows fonts work, too.
2) Don't do anything with the folder System| Library| Fonts. Leave it alone.
3) If you are the only user of your Mac, whether you use Library|
Fonts or ~| Library| Fonts is irrelevant. If you share it, fonts in
your Home Folder Library are only available to you.
4) In practice, WP has a very limited set of fonts while I have over
400 available under OSX applications spread around all four font
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Don V. Zahniser" <irntooth@...> wrote:
>> See <http://www.lowendmac.com/musings/06/0509.html>
>> for a potential problem relating to duplicate fonts.
>There are fonts all over the place on my machine. The
>standard OSX install has put them in four places:
>Library/Fonts (108 files)
>System (Mac OS 9)/Library/Fonts (17)
>System Folder/Fonts (54, some of which I added)
>The last is what we know as the classic System Folder.
>Fonts in the newer dfont file format are OSX-only I think,
>but otherwise I wonder why there are so many font folders,
>which takes priority when there are duplicates, and which
>folder you should add fonts to. The lowendmac.com article
>describes finding and disabling a duplicate but doesn't go
>further than that.
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