Re: [wpmac] Re: Explaining the Macintosh surge?
- On Mar 20, 2009, at 7:31 PM, geralyn_dawson wrote:
> First time visitor/poster to this forum and you are talking about
> me when you ask about the Macintosh surge.
> 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 to Word.
> 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?
I understand being ready to eat worms under the direst conditions. I
only use Macs and writing is my profession, too. However, I'm on this
list quite by accident. It became evident one time when I asked a
question! John pointed out the forum I could visit to get the answer.
But I've stayed on, somewhat learning more
My word processor is Appleworks although I used to adore Microsoft
word 5.1, or, whatever is Classic's prize version, but I assume I
need to use other than Appleworks if I expect people to read my ebooks.
John, I have OS 10.4.11. Haven't a clue, obviously, about Sheepsaver
or, anything else, but, for pure writing - no graphics, etc, - could
I jump (ha!) into Wordperfect without too much idiocy on my part?
Will I grow to love it as much as Classic, which I still have but
- 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.