[wpmac] Re: Explaining the Macintosh surge?
- Understandably, you want to avoid Word. This may
be sacrilege on this list, but you may want to
take a look at the open source application called
NeoOffice. It is rich with features and can read
WP files. <http://www.neooffice.org>
At 11:31 PM +0000 3/20/09, geralyn_dawson wrote:
>First time visitor/poster to this forum and you
>are talking about me when you ask about the
>I have to buy a new laptop and I don't want
>Vista. I'm so impressed with my other Apple
>products that I want to buy a Mac. That said, I
>cannot lose my Wordperfect. I'm a writer by
>profession and I'd rather eat worms than switch
>I came to this forum looking for a way to solve
>my problem. Do you guy's have a FAQ you can
>point me to?
George B. Richardson
Collaborative and Mediation Professional
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- Yes, Word 5.1 can be run under SheepShaver.
- Chad Smith
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 1:16 AM, Geoffrey Mendelson <
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 7:26 AM, Randy B. Singer <randy@...<randy%40macattorney.com>>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > The one thing that users most complained about, which was automated
> > formatting, got special attention. When something is changed by an
> > automated formatting setting in Word 2008, a tiny icon appears when
> > you hover your cursor over the change. That tiny icon is actually a
> > contextual menu, which can be used to instantly reverse the change,
> > alter the AutoFormat settings, or even to turn that automated feature
> > entirely off.
> This is my major complaint with Open(Neo) Office. There is no simple
> way to turn off all automatic formatting,
> on the fly misspelling (by the program), on the fly spell check, etc.
> In plain English, the "let me type" interface of the original (DOS)
> I'm sure some people enjoy them, and some can not type a single
> sentence without being secure in the
> knowledge that their spelling is correct, the grammar is acceptable
> (to something/someone), their
> punctuation matches, etc. I'm just not one of them.
> BTW, if it really is Microsoft Word 5.1 for the Mac that people want,
> is there any reason it can not be run
> under sheepshaver? The major exception being that WP for the MAC was
> released as freeware, while Word
> was not.