• Word Perfect

    From Denis Mosko@1:396/45 to All on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    Hi, All!

    Do you know this text processor?

    :-)
    Denis Mosko

    --- EchoEdit 2.11-ke
  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to mark lewis on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    From: "alexander koryagin" <koryagin@newmail.ru>

    F2EP
    Hi, mark lewis! How are you?
    on Wednesday, 11 of July, I read your message to Denis Mosko
    about "Word Perfect"


    Do you know this text processor?

    "word processor"... yes... why?

    A nice kettle of fish! I can't see the original DM message, although I am in Russia, as Denis probably is. ;=(


    [...The cask savours of the first fill]
    Bye mark!
    Alexander (yAlexKo[]yandex.ru) + 2:5020/2140.91
    fido7.english-tutor 2012


    --- ifmail v.2.15dev5.4
    * Origin: Demos online service (2:5020/400)
  • From Denis Mosko@2:5020/1519.1315 to mark lewis on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    Hello, mark!


    Do you know this text processor?

    "word processor"... yes... why?

    it has been a very long time since i did anything with it... the last time
    was on the linux version but that never went anywhere AFAIK... that was some 10
    years or so back...

    Yes. I mean...
    Word Perfect for DOS.
    In Russia it as unusually software
    (usualy Lexicon "word processor").

    And in Your country?
    --- wfido
    * Origin: Хочешь получить $ с постА - Blogocash.ru/?w=690 (2:5020/1519.1315)
  • From Roy Witt@1:387/22 to mark lewis on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    14 Jul 12 13:14, mark lewis wrote to Denis Mosko:

    Do you know this text processor?

    Word Perfect for DOS.

    ok... some history... way back in the early days (CPM anybody?),

    Bypassed for MSDOS...

    there was wordstar and it was good... then a young upstart known as
    word perfect came along... it was good, too... later something called
    word came out of its closet and took over much of the word processing world... many DOS editors, like program editors, use wordstar
    commands... CTRL-KB, CTRL-KK, CTRL-KV, etc... wordstar was more for
    touch typists... you didn't have to take your hands of the letter
    keys to get anything done... word perfect moved everything to the
    function keys... word? well... gak!

    In Russia it as unusually software
    (usualy Lexicon "word processor").

    And in Your country?

    i don't know... i don't do word processing... anything i need to
    write out is done in a general purpose editor...

    Lexicon in this context probably means the morphemes of the 'word
    processing' language the software is using.

    I used Word to produce and publish a newsletter, but I also began 'word processing' with that old WordStar software you mentioned. MSWord still
    uses those WordStar commands, just like they never went away. The
    difference is in the output *.DOC files they each produce.

    Wordstar *.doc files can be tranformed into MSWord *.doc files, but it
    takes a specially written chunk of software to do it. I still have a few
    WS.doc files that I'd like to convert, but the few that I have doesn't
    justify the cost of the software.

    i've never seen a need to pretty things up with different fonts and styles... just get it written and be done with it :)

    You should see some of the pages I produced with MSWord every month...they
    also included imported pictures while keeping those different fonts in
    place. Upper case titles w/lower case text in columns too. The most fun I
    had with it was to produce a landscape (side-ways) calendar page in
    MSWORD.

    R\%/itt

    ... besides, IMNSHO, Ward Dossche should resign as ZC2 and surrender his
    ... net node-number to the ZCC ! - Cato the Elder -

    ... Reminder:

    ... On Friday September 8th 2006, Mike Godwin's 16 year experiment was
    ... concluded and Godwin's Law was officially repealed by a popular vote
    ... among millions of individuals.

    ... http://repealgodwin.tripod.com/


    --- Twit(t) Filter v2.1 (C) 2000-10
    * Origin: Roiz Flying \A/ Service * South Texas * USA * (1:387/22)
  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to mark lewis on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    From: "alexander koryagin" <koryagin@newmail.ru>

    Hi, mark lewis! How are you?
    on Tuesday, 17 of July, I read your message to Denis Mosko
    about "Word Perfect"


    Do you know this text processor?
    [skipped]
    to get anything done... word perfect moved everything to the function keys... word? well... gak!

    In Russia it as unusually software
    (usualy Lexicon "word processor").

    And in Your country?

    i don't know... i don't do word processing... anything i need to write
    out is done in a general purpose editor... i've never seen a need to pretty things up with different fonts and styles... just get it written and be done with it :)

    I believe "word processor" is a synonym of "text editor". Lexicon or MultyEdit can be called by both names. As for Lexicon in Russia, imho MultyEdit was more popular in those glorious days. ;)


    [...]
    Bye mark!
    Alexander (yAlexKo[]yandex.ru) + 2:5020/2140.91
    fido7.english-tutor 2012


    --- ifmail v.2.15dev5.4
    * Origin: Demos online service (2:5020/400)
  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to mark lewis on Sat Mar 3 08:24:55 2018
    On Tue Jul-17-2012 23:55, mark lewis (1:3634/12) wrote to alexander koryagin:

    i don't know... i don't do word processing... anything i need to write
    out is done in a general purpose editor... i've never seen a need to pretty things up with different fonts and styles... just get it written and be done with it :)

    I believe "word processor" is a synonym of "text editor".

    possibly but not correct... a "word processor" does fonts, line
    spacing, letter spacing, embeds graphics in a page, etc... a "text
    editor" uses one font or character style and only handles text...
    many text editors are used by programmers as code editors...

    i remember a MultiEdit program from way back... it was just a text editor... i used it for coding... it would automatically format and
    color code keywords and similar for the language i was coding in at
    the time...

    Here is another:

    Word Processor: software that magically transforms its user into a professional author.


    Regards,

    Roger
    --- timEd/386 1.10.y2k+
    * Origin: NCS BBS - Houma, LA - (1:3828/7)