I, too, used WP for DOS (from 4.5+ through 6.2), and WP Win through Ver. 9. I had also used PC-Write for DOS before it got more or less overrun by the Windows systems. For me, too, a primary reason for liking WP was the "reveal codes" feature, which MS Word still hasn't caught up with in its "show formatting marks" feature, although it is much better than it used to be. Word still seems to want to do strange and wondrous things with formatting from time to time. However, as has been pointed out by several persons, you sort of have to go with what your employer has made their standard, and that is invariably MS Office. Since I had to use Word at work, I finally broke down and installed it at home as well, and have been pretty much tied to it ever since. I have tried OpenOffice (which is what my church uses), and still have a copy of WP Office 9 at home, but I have given up on using them as other than oddities as I have become quite skilled in Word and Excel and see no particular point in getting equally up to speed in the other products. Perhaps some day, when I "really" retire (I am "retired" ... several times, but still work on contract), I will give one of the freebies another chance as MS Office is definitely a tad pricey when you have to pay for it yourself.
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