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Linux Journal: Finally, Free Fix to Filtrix for WordPerfect 8 Linux Users

Dec 18, 2001, 06:38 (5 Talkback[s])
Back in September (2001), a posting on the Corel WordPerfect/Linux news group indicated that a user was unable to open MS Word files with WordPerfect 8. The Filtrix file conversion utility that Corel includes with WordPerfect 8 had a bug (the One Billion Second bug) that deactivated the utility and, therefore, the ability to convert MS Word documents.

Various users notified Corel of the problem, but their only response was: "At this point, the corporation is not prepared to make any comment."

Blueberry Software, makers of the Filtrix utility, were contacted as well, and replied that they were working on a fix. They ended up passing that job on to Corel, and it was never done. In the meantime, a Corel WP8-Linux list member from the Netherlands came up with a fix. The patch came almost two months after WP8 Linux users were left without the ability to translate MS Word documents."

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