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G'day Paul,

On 20/01/12 08:10, paulwhitehurst wrote:

My ultimate goal is to migrate from Windows to Linux.  Before I do that I
need to assure myself that software running under Linux can do what I've
been doing in the past with various Windows programs.

That 's haw I started many years ago. It's worth the effort, but is probably getting easier. My big hold-back was InfoSelect, and I'm still trying.

A quick Google of wordperfect linux brought many interesting looking answers. One link had this snippet: The site to find WordPerfect, and how to get the various versions of it to run on today's Linuxes, is Rick Moen's_WordPerfect on Linux FAQ_ <>.

Have you joined a linux user group yet? Most are mail oriented like LO

In a worst case scenario there is virtualisation. Or, depending on how big your practice is, keep 1 windows box on you LAN, for that remainder program. People who need it log in remotely.

I'm very comfortable with WordPerfect having used it for almost 25 years.
Nevertheless, like much software I only use a small fraction of its
capabilities.  From what I can see LibreOffice is more than capable of
matching everything WordPerfect does.  I expect I won't use nearly all of
its capabilities.

Like most of us.

The real challenge is making myself learn how to use it.  I have a lot of
forms in WordPerfect that were tedious to create, such as bankruptcy and
child support pleadings.   I'm not crazy about redoing those in LibreOffice.
Yet, if I get them like I want them I'll have mastered enough of the program
that I can make a smooth migration.

Won't they copy/paste while you are still using windows

Change is inevitable.


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