Re: Getting WordPerfect up and running
- Hi David,
Congrats on your new Mac - you'll love it!
Assuming it's an Intel Mac, you need to do a bit more than just download WordPerfect,
because the Intel Macs do not come with the Operating System (OS 9 or earlier, AKA
"Classic) that runs WordPerfect. Not to worry, though, because there's a free download
called SheepShaver that emulates the Classic environment, and then WordPerfect runs
inside of that.
John Rethorst, on this site, put together a dummy-proof download that will put together
SheepShaver, WordPerfect, and some other files that will make WordPerfect run on Intel
Go to the Links section on this site, then a folder called Sheepshaer and Basilisk, and go to
For more information, go back to John's posts around January 8-12.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "ripley1844" <dplripley@...> wrote:
> I just made the jump from PC to a new iMac with OSX. I have used WordPerfect for years
> have many files I hope to still have available to me. I have tried to follow the directions
> Getting Started PDF, but have not been able to make it work. Can someone give me
> detailed directions in a "Loading WordPerfect for dummies" format?
> Thank you!
> David Ripley