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WordPerfect

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Word Processor component of the WordPerfect Office 2002 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 2002 suite.


It is recommended you read and follow the guidance notes of this entry and those to be found under the WordPerfect Office 2002 suite AppDB entry. Except where indicated otherwise, all guidance notes are valid for Wine 1.0.0 and later.

Application Details:

Version: 10
License: Retail
URL: http://www.corel.com
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.8

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

File menu (with enhanced file dialogues disabled)

New - New From Project - Open - Close - Save - Save As
Properties
Page Setup - Print Preview - Publish To HTML - Publish To PDF
Recent File List

Edit menu

Undo - Redo - Undo/Redo History
Cut - Copy - Paste - Paste Special
Append - Repeat Next Action - Convert Case - Select
Edit Graphic Box - Edit Graphic Line
Find and Replace - Go To

View menu

Draft - Page - Two Pages - Preview in Browser
Toolbars - Application Bar - Ruler - Hide Bars
Guidelines - Shadow Cursor
Graphics - Table Guidelines - Hidden Text - Show - Reveal Codes
Zoom

Insert menu

Symbol - Date/Time - Outline/Bullets & Numbering - Variable
Header/Footer - Footnote/Endnote - Watermark
Graphics (clipart) - Line - Shapes - Text Box
Comment - Equation - Sound
Spreadsheet/Database - Other - File - New Page

Format menu

Font - Line - Paragraph - Column - Page
Justification - Margins - Make It Fit - Keep Text Together - Typesetting
Labels
QuickFormat - Styles

Table menu

Create
Format - Numeric Format - SpeedFormat - Borders/Fill
Insert - Delete - Size Column to Fit - Equal Column Widths - Join - Split - Convert
Names - Calculate - Copy Formula - Quick Fill - Quick Sum
Row/Col Indicators - Formula Tool Bar

Tools menu

Spell Checker - Gramatik - Thesaurus - Dictionary
QuickCorrect - QuickWords - Proofread - Language
Sort - Highlight
Bookmark
Settings

Window menu

Cascade
Windows List

Help menu

PerfectExpert - Corel on the Web - Microsoft Word Help - About WordPerfect

What does not

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­File menu (with enhanced file dialogues enabled)

Open [crashed] - Save As [crashed]
Print [hang] ­
Signature [crashed]
New XML Document [hang] ­
Exit [hang]

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­Insert menu

Gaphics (TextArt)
Chart
Object

Format menu

Envelope
Graphic Style [hang]

Tools menu

Address Book
Hyperlink

Window menu

Tile Top to Bottom - Tile Side by Side

Help menu

Help Topics - Macro Commands
Corel Connections [hang]

Workarounds

What was not tested

File menu

Document
Send To

Edit menu

Links - Object

Tools menu

Macro - Template Macro - Visual Basic
Merge - Align and Distribute
Reference

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

When more than one document window is open, the X in the top right hand corner of the first window was disabled. The user name and initials (File/Properties) are junk. There appear to be no predefined Styles (not even Normal). Appeared to work well with Microsoft Word format documents but this was not tested thoroughly.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 24 20091.1.8N/A Yes Silverpbronline-wine@yahoo.co.uk 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

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HowTo / Notes

WordPerfect will not start - Splash Screen is displayed briefly

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

An effective workaround is to delete the offending registry entry before you launch WordPerfect.

The following shell script should do the trick:

#!/bin/sh
ver=10;
wp="Software\\Corel\\WordPerfect”;
root="HKEY_CURRENT_USER";
wine regedit /D "${root}\\${wp}\\${ver}\\MDI Frame Position";
exit;

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. Specifying a file type (extension) along with the file name, for example test.wpd instead of just test, has also 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.

Program Hang on Exit

This is obvious when WordPerfect is run from a console. It may give problems when WordPerfect is run by clicking on an icon. Until the WordPerfect process is killed off, the Wine server and other processes may not exit.

WordPerfect does not always hang on exit but it does seem to hang more often than not.

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