Word Processor component of the WordPerfect Office 12 suite.

This AppDB entry is for test results and guidance notes for the WordPerfect 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: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.33

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Test Results

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What works


What does not

Installer gets stuck looking for CD1 (there is only one CD):

err:msi:msi_view_get_row Error fetching data for 1


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

WordPerfect Office 12 OEM for Dell PCs

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 01 20151.7.33No Not installable GarbageJeff D. Hanson 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 02 20081.0.0N/A Yes 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 03 20080.9.60No Not installable GarbageOr Bairey 
ShowFedora Core 5Sep 04 20060.9.20.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid"Aug 12 20060.9.19.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

WordPerfect will not start - only the Splash Screen is displayed

If WordPerfect hangs on first startup 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.

If you reveal a message box that reads:

Entrust initialization file not found: C:\Windows\Entrust.ini

then you have installed the Entrust Security Integration option. If you do not know what this is you almost certainly do not want it.

Run the WordPerfect Office install program again and modify the installation so Entrust Security Integration is set to "don't install" and try again. If this does not work, read the WordPerfect Office 12 HowTo - Installation Guidelines and reinstall.

WordPerfect will not start - not even the Splash Screen is displayed

This occurs because a registry entry describing the position and size of the MDI window is corrupt.

You can work round this by starting the application a second time but a better approach is to delete the offending registry entry before you launch WordPerfect.

The following shell script should do the trick:

wine regedit /D "${root}\\${wp}\\${ver}\\MDI Frame Position";

WARNING - Enhanced File Dialogues do not work under Wine

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

Start WordPerfect. Select Settings... under the Tools menu. Select Files... Uncheck the “Use enhanced file dialogs” box. Click OK. Click Close.

File Menu Functions with Enhanced File Dialogues Disabled

File > Save As (or File > Save of a new document) presents a dialogue window with a drop-down list that allow you to select the format in which the document is to be saved.

This list may be empty. All documents saved so far in these circumstances have been corrupt beyond further use. Cancelling the dialogue and trying again has been known to work.

For the save of a new document, your chances of success are greater if you use File > Save As instead of File > Save.


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