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Word Perfect 9 and Word Perfect 11

 
 
Charli
 
Reply Thu 18 May, 2006 03:34 pm
Is Word Perfect 11 compatible with Word Perfect 9? We lost the WP 9 program on the computer by moving stuff from one drive to another. So, we weren't able to read any of the wpwin9 documents.

We don't have the disc - the program was pre-loaded on the computer. "9" is not for sale anywhere on the Web. "11" and onward are.

Neither Corel nor Microsoft folks were any help - person-to-person telephone conversation! After many hours of trial and error, we can call up the .wpd documents and enter new ones through the "backdoor. But not by a straight on approach.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Smile Smile Smile
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 22 May, 2006 09:32 am
The manufacturer should be able to tell you if their software is backward compatible. That's a standard spec which they should be able to just read off a list of features.
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Charli
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 08:38 pm
Thank you, Jespah!
Thank you, Jespah, for your reply. I'll check with Corel tomorrow whether the software is backward compatible. I'll post back here with the answer.

Also, by the way . . . the email updates are turned on. However, I no longer receive any emails letting me know that there have been replies to my posts. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks for everything! -- Charli Smile Smile Smile
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Charli
 
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Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 03:28 pm
Corel Telephone Call
The results of a phone call today to Corel: Yes, the newer versions of Word Perfect are "backward compatible." However, the Corel Representative did not understand that terminology. Then, I asked whether the newer versions of Word Perfect would read documents executed in the older versions. That is, would Version 11 or 13 read Version 9.The answer was, "Yes." My reply: "That's what I meant by backward compatible."

Version 11 has been shipped and should arrive by May 31. We'll install it on a different drive. After that, if you wish, you can find out here how it's working.

Thanks again!
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 26 May, 2006 10:10 am
Well, that's interesting. "Backward compatibility" is a term of art in the software industry and has been so for years. It's like a paralegal not knowing what a motion is, or a nurse never having heard the word injection.

Then again, who knows who they're hiring for customer service.
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Charli
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jun, 2006 06:13 am
Word Perfect 11 has been installed!
Word Perfect 11 has been installed! As far as we can tell, it's working "perfectly." And, yes, it is absolutely "backward compatible." That is, all of the previous WP 9 documents are now available. We're in business - the word processing "business."

That was an "almost" hard lesson - moving a program out of the C Drive to the D Drive . . . and back again: It no longer functioned. Don't do it! Especially when you don't have the original disc (we didn't!). In addition, we could not purchase a WP 9 disc from a reputable site. We lucked out with the WP 11 purchase.

Thanks again, Jespah, for your input! Re: the customer service employee's answer and seeming lack of knowledge: This is common throughout many industries and businesses. For instance, you go to a store and ask if such and such an item is in stock. With the answer "no," you spy said item hanging on the adjacent pegboard. Or often you find that you are more savvy about a problem than those at a Help Desk. This would make a good forum on A2K . . . Wish I had time.

Thanks again! Smile Smile Smile Charli
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jun, 2006 06:17 am
WordPerfect is at version 12 now and the upgrade is substantial.

Legal copies of the current version can be had for $15 or thereabouts at marketpro shows.
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Charli
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jun, 2006 07:00 pm
The newest Corel Graphics Suite
This is the newest Corel Graphics Suite:

CorelDRAW X3 Graphics Suite
(SKU: 3023)
Price Range: $399.99 from 1 Seller (on Price Grabber).

We're not interested at the moment in upgrading to anything. We ran the Virus Scan today: 404,462 files! Gotta give it a rest.

This whole "problem" stemmed from trying to make room on the C drive by moving WP 9 to the D drive. The D drive has 60 Gigabytes, while there are only 20 Gigs on the C drive! Buying a new computer just to accommodate all of these programs isn't in the picture at the present. Maybe next year. (We've had to uninstall and reinstall the printer several times as a "peripheral problem.") Everything is up and running now, so we'll let well enough alone.

The old IBM networked computer with an IOMEGA Zip drive needs to be thoroughly cleaned before putting it online again for back-up. We're gaining on it!

Thanks everyone for all of your help! Smile Smile Smile Charli
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jun, 2006 08:00 pm
There are programs that help you move programs from one drive to another. Been a while since I have looked at one. I think partition magic used to do it. There are probably others.


Basically it goes into your registry and changes all the pointers to the right drive
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Charli
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jun, 2006 02:52 pm
Thank you. parados
Thank you, parados, for the information about "partition magic." On the Symantec site, it is $69.95 - 125Mg on the hard drive.

Maybe we''ll try it on the old IBM - after we get a chance to give that computer a thorough cleaning. We're a bit wary of changing the registry on this Sony. Good to know such software exists.

Thanks again! Smile Smile Smile Charli
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