Best word processor needs to be... Perfect!
Posted Jul 20, 2006 17:41 UTC (Thu) by amazingblair
In reply to: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
Parent article: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
You say OpenOffice is copying MSWord in bad things as well as good, and they should go for "a higher level of usability [rather] than towards a higher market share". I agree. Perhaps they should be looking at a better model: WordPerfect.
WordPerfect X3 remains the superior commercial word processor. It handles most everything better than MSWord, and even knows how to - shock! - correctly print "page x of y" in your headers, a problem that has baffled Microsoft for years.
If WordPerfect adopts the ODF as one of its document saving options, then it will be compatible with OpenOffice. (OpenOffice ignored WordPerfect's format, so I've had to use RTF - Rich Text Format - to exchange docs between my Mandriva Linux laptop and my WinXP desktop.)
Occasionally they've made noises about releasing a Linux version of WordPerfect again. WordPerfect for Linux using the Open Document Format would be my heaven!
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