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32 Bits Online: Review of WordPerfect 8.0 for Linux Personal Edition

Jun 06, 1999, 00:29 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Bashaw)

"It is the opinion of many people that Linux doesn't have any "good" applications. This opinion usually refers to the lack of an integrated office suite, or even a WYSIWYG word processor. With the advent of Corel WordPerfect 8.0 for Linux, and soon the complete Corel Office 2000 Suite, that claim can no longer be made."

"This review of WP8 will cover the installation process, basic word processing and graphics tasks, creating documents for easy Internet publication, integration issues, advanced tasks, printing, and some special capabilities of WP8 for Linux."

"WordPerfect 8 has all the capabilities necessary for people who need a graphical What You See Is What You Get word processor."

"I... appreciated the lack of any "cute" features that do nothing but add bloat to an already large application. These features include "easter eggs" and animated helpers that do nothing but get in the way of doing actual work. Corel has kept WP8 to the basics while still extending the functionality and usefullness of the application for many tasks."

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