Quattro Pro

Spreadsheet component of the WordPerfect Office 12 suite.

This AppDB entry is for test results and guidance notes for the Quattro Pro application. There is a separate AppDB entry for the WordPerfect Office 12 suite.

It is recommended you read and follow the guidance notes of this entry and those to be found under the WordPerfect Office 12 suite AppDB entry. Except where indicated otherwise, all guidance notes are valid for Wine 1.0.0 and later.

Application Details:

Version: 12
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0.0

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

File menu (with enhanced file dialogues disabled)

New - New from Project - Open - Close - Close All - Save - Save As - Save All
Properties - Notebook Group
Page Setup - Print - Print Preview- Publish To (HTML)
Recent File List

Edit menu

Undo - Redo
Cut - Copy - Paste - Paste Special (workbook selection)
Copy Cells - Convert to Values - Move Sheets - Delete Cells
Clear - Fill - Select All
Find and Replace - Go To
Find Breaks

View menu

Draft View - Page - Page Breaks - Objects Page
Toolbars - Property Bar - Application Bar - Comments - Formulas
Group Mode - Split Window - Locked Titles

Insert menu

Cells - Row - Column - Sheet
Symbol - Date - Graphics (Text Art) - Shapes - Comment - Function - Form Control - Name
Page Break

Format menu

Selection Properties - Sheet Properties - Notebook Properties
Text Reformat - QuickFit - SpeedFormat - Define Styles
Object Order

Tools menu

Spell Checker - Dictionary - Thesaurus
Quick Filter - Sort
Workspace Manager - Customize - Settings

Window menu

Cascade - Tile Top to Bottom - Tile Side by Side
New View - Arrange Icons - Hide - Show
Windows List

Help menu

PerfectExpert - Corel on the Web
About Quattro Pro

What does not

File menu (with enhanced file dialogues enabled)

Open - Save As
Publish To (XML)

Edit menu

Paste Special (workbook selection) [paste row/col sizes leads to crash later on]
Paste Special (OLE)

Insert menu

Chart - Graphics (TextArt)

Format menu

Notebook Properties > NBPalette [deadlock on attempt to edit colour]

Help menu

Help Topics - Macro Commands - CorelTUTOR - Microsoft Excel Help


What was not tested

File menu

Send to

Edit menu

Activate embedded or linked object - OLE Links

Insert menu

XML Tags
External Data

Format menu

Notebook Properties > Password Level

Tools menu

Macro - Visual Basic
Outline - Auditing - Numeric Tools - Data Tools
Consolidate - Scenario - Workgroup - Internet

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Appeared to work equally well with Microsoft Excel format documents but this was not tested thoroughly.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 04 20081.0.0N/A Yes Silver[email protected] 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

WARNING - Enhanced File Dialogues do not work under Wine

By default, Quattro Pro uses 'enhanced' (Explorer-like) file dialogues. These do not work under Wine. Quattro Pro will probably crash opening an existing spreadsheet or saving a new one unless the enhanced dialogues are disabled first.

Start Quattro Pro. Select Settings... under the Tools menu. Select File Options... Uncheck the "Use enhanced file dialogs" box. Click OK.

Program Crash or Hang on Exit

This is obvious when Quattro Pro is run from a console. It may give problems when Quattro Pro is run by clicking on an icon.

This seems to be an OLE issue as it does not occur when dcom98, the native Windows OLE implementation, is used. If you choose to use dcom98, you probably forgo any hope of support from WineHQ.

On the downside, with dcom98, PerfectExpert becomes almost as annoying as an animated paper clip.

Unable to Create Storage for OLE2 Object

Each time a Quattro Pro workbook is opened, a message box appears with this message. Ignore it. Oddly, there is no such message when Microsoft Excel format workbooks are opened.

This too is a issue that goes away when dcom98 is used.

Button Click not always Honoured

Sometimes clicking a button only seems to depress the button: the action the button is supposed to occasion does not occur. Simply press the button again.

Backup Recovery after Crash

Quattro Pro backs up open workbooks a regular intervals. Following a crash, Quattro Pro may attempt to recover from workbook backups. It issues a message box prompt that requires user response. This message box may be hidden behind Quattro Pro's own splash screen giving the impression that Quattro Pro or Wine has hung.

See the WordPerfect Office 12 AppDB entry for the note "Apparent Hang with only Splash Screen Displayed" for guidance on how to reveal a message box hidden behind a splash screen.

This version of Quattro Pro has crashed during recovery from backup. The backup file had to be deleted before Quattro Pro could be started. See the WordPerfect Office AppDB entry note "Document Auto Backup" for hints on where to find backup files.

Format > Selection Properties

Selecting this menu option presents a pop-up window. It is immediately obvious that this pop-window is not displayed correctly.

Many legitimate attempts to format the selection will be rejected. Seemingly because the number of decimal places has not been specified on the Numeric Format tab. Set the number of decimal places and try again.

Trying again will not work if you try to set cell content alignment. The application will not let you change the tab and so you cannot set the number of decimal places. The only way out of this is to save the workbook and close the application.

The formatting functions all appear to work correctly - it is only the selection properties window that does not work. It is suggested you set selection properties and, in particular, cell content alignment by means of toolbar icons.


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