Re: Does anyone still use WordPerfect?

Subject: Re: Does anyone still use WordPerfect?
From: "puppy vaugn" <puppy_vaugn -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 13:12:47 CDT

From: thadley -at- ttacs -dot- ttu -dot- edu
Reply-To: thadley -at- ttacs -dot- ttu -dot- edu
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: Re: Does anyone still use WordPerfect?
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 12:20:39 -0500


You are right: WP has *many* features that are better
than MS Word, but it has, for the moment, at least,
lost the war.

Anyone know why? (Just curious.)

i don't know if this is why, but i am sure it factors in somehow. i went to the university of texas and we were able to get the entire ms office suite for like $5. so i knew how to use word (i used it for all my reports, etc.). so when jobs asked what skills i had, i would list the ms office apps. corel didn't offer (or didn't market) a cheap, affordable, college student version of wordperfect (actually, they kinda did; there was an academic version that still cost something like $50).

anyway - i am sure, that there are many, many more students coming out of college with word skills rather than wordperfect skills. so the companies that hire them get word. or something like that....


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