WordPerfect word processor
Author: Corel Corp. Homepage: http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1207676528492#tabview=tab0 Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPerfect Family: WordProcessorFamily Platform: MS-DOS, Windows, Linux License: Commercial Screenshot:
WordPerfect is a very powerful WordProcessor, with a history going back to the MS-DOS days, when it supplanted its rival, WordStar. WordPerfect (now owned by Corel Corporation) has a large base of devoted fans and users. This is not surprising, since by 1991 WordPerfect had over 10 million users and $500 million in annual sales. WordPerfect eventually lost its market share to MicrosoftWord, but its users have remained fiercely loyal. The following statement is copied verbatim from Edward Mendelson's site, WordPerfect for DOS Updated (link at end of this page):
An interesting history of WordPerfect by one of its founders, Pete Peterson, can be found in his book, Almost Perfect, which he has made available online: http://www.wordplace.com/ap/
A lengthy, excellent summary of WordPerfect appears at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPerfect
A number of WordPerfect fan sites persist today. They include (to name a few)
WordPerfect Universe: http://www.wpuniverse.com WordPerfect for DOS Updated: http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos Free WordPerfect Macros: http://www.gmccomb.com/vault/ WPWriter.com: http://www.wpwriter.com WordPerfect versus Word: http://www.wpvsword.com
WordPerfect is not suitable for editing program source code, and dedicated programming editors will probably do a better job. But for medical and legal transcriptions, writing essays and reports, and a variety of specialized tasks, it has many advantages.