Reasons to move to WordPerfect and away from Microsoft Word.

I've been an enthusiastic user of WordPerfect for decades. I kept using the DOS character version much longer than I should have, but I could do everything I wanted, almost. Eventually I upgraded to the Windows version, and found that Corel had made the program work extremely well. It was consistent with the keystrokes I'd always used under DOS, but leveraged the tremendous additional graphical power of Windows. I had to learn next to nothing to keep working full blast, but of course I have learned a lot in the mean time.

Microsoft Word has always been awkward for me to use, to say the least. I struggle constantly to do the simplest things. Now they're forcing everybody to the 365 products, so Microsoft can save all of your work to the cloud to compete with Google Docs. I prefer to have my documents on my computer under my control. Rarely do I yearn to access a document while I'm on the road. The reason for this is I'm rarely on the road any more, compared to my life ten or twenty years ago. Now I sit in my office in my chair in front of my computer, and am a virtual worker on the systems I maintain. Why would I need to have my word processing documents in the cloud?

If Microsoft Word is the bane of your existence, or at least a constant irritant, download a 30-day free trial of WordPerfect and give it a whirl. I like the Professional Edition, which you can download here.

Read this article for a good summary of the things you can do. Hello WordPerfect, Goodbye Word!

 

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