WordPerfect for DOS 5.1
trixter at oldskool.org
Tue Dec 13 16:26:52 CST 2005
> 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.
Hm. I've never understood that; one of my favorite word processors of all time
was Microsoft Word for DOS (the "lotus menu" versions, not the "pull down menu"
last version released). I'd never had a problem with footnotes, citations,
etc. when I used it in the late 1980s.
Word for DOS version 4 (and maybe 5, whichever retained the "lotus" style
menus) is one of the few instances of Microsoft engineering a decent product.
Sure, they lifted some elements from VISI-ON (like the "lotus" menus and crude
WYSIWYG), but I've never considered an interface to be enforcable by copyright
(if they were, we'd have stupid lawsuits over which shortcut keys are used for
certain functions across programs, etc.). It was probably bloated by 128K (I
never understood why the later versions needed 384K minimum) but it worked
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