WordPerfect for DOS 5.1
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Tue Dec 13 14:38:11 CST 2005
>Subject: Re: WordPerfect for DOS 5.1
> From: Doc Shipley <doc at mdrconsult.com>
> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 14:36:31 -0500
> To: General at mdrconsult.com, "Discussion at mdrconsult.com":On-Topic and Off-Topic
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>>>Subject: Re: WordPerfect for DOS 5.1
>>> From: Jim Leonard <trixter at oldskool.org>
>>> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:43:15 -0600
>>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>>>>A friend uses WP8 or 9 as Word is not optimum for legal
>>>>briefs and the like.
>> At the time (5-7 years ago) it was the standard in the legal industry
>> as it handled footnotes, citations and other aspects of legal documents
>> better than work at the time. That may have changed, maybe.
> I think this is a regional thing, at least to some extent, but it has
>changed a little. (I'm "primary tech nerd" for a lawyer friend, so I
>have the latest skinny)
Same here. I'd heard most had gone with PDF. If all else fails the
paper version still rules.
> WP is still the common application of choice, but where most
>electronic documents were submitted as WordPerfect documents 3-5 years
>ago, PDF is now the preferred submission format. This has a lot to do
>with the perceived security of a PDF document, and the fact that it's
> Please note that I said _perceived_ security! I do know it's not
>difficult to alter a PDF. The public, for the most part, doesn't.
Yep rodger that. It's far harder to do a file compare to the original
and be sure you r getting an unalterd PDF.
Word however, you have to be careful as it's possible to see previous
versions and changes!
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