[wpmac] Re: Files omitted from 3.5e installer?
- Actually, we're both right. I discovered one extra detail that should
clarify the whole thing. I had forgotten that there are two separate
updaters floating around out there. One is a 1.9 MB file generally
called "WordPerfect 3.5e Updater"; the other, often with the identical
name, is a 389KB file commonly known as the OS 8-9 updater.
Let's call the first one " the large 1.9 MB updater" and the other one
"the small 389KB OS 8-9 updater". They do completely different things.
As I said earlier, the CD-based installer produces an executable that
can NOT be updated by the OS 8-9 updater. However, the CD-based version
CAN be updated by "the large 1.9 MB updater" to an executable numbered
3.5e, dated 28 February 1998, sized 3,526,496 bytes. This updated 3.5e
version can THEN be updated (as the non-updated version could not) by
the "small 389KB OS 8-9 updater" to the final 3.5e2b0 version. (I expect
this is how you got to the final version.)
The downloadable version does not need the intermediate stage of the
large 1.9MB updater; it can be directly updated by "the small 389KB OS
8-9 updater" to the final version. However, as described in earlier
messages, the downloadable 3.5e installer does not install the full set
of templates and fonts.
So the best possible route to the final version is to start with the
CD-based installer; then apply "the large 1.9MB updater"; then finally
apply "the small 389KB OS 8-9 updater"; the result is the final version
of the program with all the fonts and templates.
I hope this finally clears up the matter!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick Albright <logres@...> wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2006, at 2:21 PM, Edward Mendelson wrote:
> > This CD-installed version can NOT be updated by the OS 8-9 updatder.
> I'm not so sure, though I'm not about to go through all of the
> installation process just to try to prove a point. But I've never
> used the downloadable version, having always worked from the CD
> enhancement pack version (with my original registration number.) I
> know I applied the OS 8-9 update, because it fixed the too-rapid
> scrolling problem (unless that was on a different patch) that I had
> when I first used it back when I got the OS8 update on my old
- It turns out that all this information, in slightly different form is
already widely available here:
The author of that page obviously went to a lot of trouble to put
together all that information a few years ago, and there was no need for
me to duplicate his effort over the past two days.
But he seems not to have noticed (back then) that the downloadable
installer omits the equation fonts and the templates, so perhaps this
was worth doing, after all.
--- In email@example.com, "Edward Mendelson"
>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Actually, we're both right. I discovered one extra detail that should
> clarify the whole thing. I had forgotten that there are two separate
> updaters floating around out there. One is a 1.9 MB file generally
> called "WordPerfect 3.5e Updater"; the other, often with the identical
> name, is a 389KB file commonly known as the OS 8-9 updater.
- For those who still possess the Enhancement Pack for Corel
WordPerfect v3.5 CD and want to install the extra fonts that are only
available via the installer (ie. not in the Fonts folder on that CD -
the Equation, Envelope & WP Bitstream fonts), but without
reinstalling the entire programme and having to update it, do a
Custom Install. The Installer defaults to Easy Install, but the
Custom Install allows you to simply install those fonts.
>Two replies: one to Geoff, which seems to have got lost while posting:
>The fact that there's a folder on the 3.5e CD that contains the
>executable WordPerfect program is a completely separate fact from the
>fact that the installer program contains a separate compressed copy of
>the same program.
>At one point, Corel more or less always put a full application folder
>on its install CDs (that's the way all the WPDOS CDs worked); the
>application folder had some of the same files that the SEPARATE
>installer program installed - but the folder on the CD did not contain
>the files that got installed into the system folder. So you need to
>use the installer to get the WP Equation and Envelope fonts and
>presumably other addons installed into your system.
>Second reply: to determine if you have the Equation fonts etc
>installed, run WP, use Tools/Equation/New, and if WP pops up an error
>message saying that the equation fonts are not installed, then you can
>assume that the equation fonts are not installed. If you don't get the
>error message, and you can create an equation and insert a character
>such as a Sigma, then the equation fonts are in fact installed.
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Neil Kosh <neilk99@...> wrote:
>> I've been using using WP 3.5e since it became available. I also
>> installed the Enhancement Pack ages ago/
>> How can I know I have the Equation and Envelope fonts? What names
>> should I look for?
>> Neil Kosh
>> > >The WP Equation and Envelope fonts are presumably stuffed into the
>> >>CD-based installer program. How do I know this? Because the fonts
>> >>were not in my System Folder before I ran the installer, but they
>> > >were suddenly present in my System Folder after I ran the installer.
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