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Lotus Word Pro

Wordprocessor from release 9.5 of Smartsuite "Millenium Edition"

Application Details:

Version: 9.5
License: Retail
URL: http://lotus.com/products/prod...
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

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What works

Most core wordprocessor functionality including the embedding of images, drawings and auto-update (eg. date) fields.

What does not

Documents with spaces in the name do not appear to be parsed correctly by the "Open File" dialog but [strangely] work from the recent documents list. OLE embedded objects do not appear/open (eg. charts from another app). Custom cursors do not appear ("No support for .ani cursors"). Starting application in non-maximised window state - main application window does not appear, though the "WORDPRO.EXE" process is listed in 'top'.

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What was not tested

Probably lots of esoteric wordpro functionality I am not even aware of.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Main formatting toolbar is quite sluggish compared to native environment which makes using this app a bit painful, but you can live with it IMO. Wine built from source.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowSlackware 12.0Sep 16 20101.2N/A Yes SilverRhys 
CurrentSlackware 12.0Jun 20 20081.0.0Yes Yes SilverRhys 

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING
Do not set wordpro to start in any other window state other than "maximised" (eg. by unchecking "Load Wordpro Maximised" setting accessed via File -> User Setup -> Wordpro Preferences). If you do this, Wordpro will start but it's main window will not appear, leaving you unable to interact with the application (it does not even appear on WM task lists). The process must be killed. To recover from this situation, use the command line: wine start /max 'C:\lotus\wordpro\wordpro.exe' Then remember to recheck the "Load Wordpro Maximised" option so you don't have to do this again ;-)

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