Category: Main Productivity Word Processing WordPad Windows 98/98SE


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WordPad supplied with Windows 98/98SE

Application Details:

Version: Windows 98/98SE
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.19.

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What works

Opening and saving .rtf files.  Basic editing was also tested.

What does not

  • If you try to save a document in .doc format, it gets saved in .rtf format
  • Opening .doc or .wri files results in a lot of garbage characters, and no text formatting is applied


What was not tested

Advanced editing (pictures, for exapmle)

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentGentoo LinuxAug 16 20060.9.19.N/A Yes NoBronzeAlexander Nicolaysen Sørnes 

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HowTo / Notes


It is recommended to use a Windows version of riched20.dll, but it is possible to use the Wine version of it.  The main difference is that Wine's DLL does not honour the left margin, so text is displayed there as well, but that area is not redrawn properly.
To use the Windows version, place riched20.dll in Wine's windows/system32 directory (usually ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32), then add a DLL override so 'wordpad.exe' uses native 'riched20'.

To be able to use WordPad, add a DLL override for 'wordpad.exe', or start it with 'WINEDLLOVERRIDES=wordpad.exe=n wine wordpad.exe'.


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