Re: Word & WordPerfect info

Subject: Re: Word & WordPerfect info
From: Margaret Packman <mpackman -at- CISCO -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 1996 10:18:16 -0700

I switch back and forth and have trained people to use both packages. The
hardest thing for most people to get used to is that when you use
WordPerfect you can "toggle" commands on and off, but when using Word, you
have to *select* the area you want to format before you can do anything to

You don't say which platform you're using, but in Word 6 for Windows, you
can turn on help for WordPerfect users, and even turn on options that will
let you use certain WP commands and key combinations.

And I definitely agree about the Reveal Codes feature, although turning on
all of the viewing options and clicking on the little paragraph key helps a

At 10:17 AM 4/2/96, Mary Howe wrote:
>I've used WordPerfect for many years and am very proficient at manipulating
>it. Recently my clients have needed me to work in Word. I'm doing it but I
>find formatting quite frustrating. I'm wasting a lot of time figuring out
>how things work, even though I eventually get it. Here's my question: Can
>anyone point me to information about the major differences between WP and
>Word? I'm not talking about which commands to use for different things.
>I'm talking about the way the software is constructed - the fundamental
>differences. It's obvious to me that formatting in done on a different
>level in Word, and boy, do I miss Reveal Codes. What makes these so
>different? Have any of you ever seen a side-by-side review that talks about
>these differences?

>I can't decide if this is off-topic or not, but who but techwr-l people
>would know about multiple word processing packages?


>Mary Howe
>Thunder Works, Inc.
>thunder -at- idir -dot- net

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