Wordperfect Office compatibility

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    Rolen

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    Have OpenOffice for word processing... Is it compatible with WordPerfect? if so... what fileformat?
     
    Rolen, Jul 20, 2018
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    "The word processor of Word Perfect supports over 60 different file formats including those from OpenOffice and Microsoft Word."

    Found my own answer... duh!
     
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    But complex documents that have reveal codes may be a problem as Word Perfect is the only Word Processing software that uses reveal codes. Reveal codes are used for formatting.
     
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    Some versions of Word do have a form of Reveal Coding.

    I've used WordPerfect since back when it was owned by WordPerfect in Utah, '92, started with both WP 5.0 for DOS [took a college course] and WP 5.1 for Windows [first computer 80386]. Wouldn't be without it, some functions are simply easier to use than in Word.

    EDIT: forgot the link:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/104940/reveal-formatting-in-word-2010/
     
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    Well the big thing with Word versus WP is Word for WIndows beat WP to the Windows market and took the market away from WP.
     
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    Sorry, Jake, WordPerfect was released in 1979 and the first version of Word, called Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems, was in 1983. Source: WikiPedia

    Sun Micro's StarOffice [now OpenOffice] was not far behind, 1985.
     
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    I said to the (Windows market) not DOS. Word Perfect was the leader in WP for DOS. Yes and Wordstar was the market leader in CP/M.

    https://www.infoworld.com/article/2639497/techology-business/how-did-wordperfect-go-wrong-.html
     
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