1. FyreWulff

    FyreWulff
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    I was even further surprised after getting home and looking it up that Word Perfect is actually not the WP brand slapped as a skin over LibreOffice, it's actually still the Word Perfect code updated over the years. WTF, I thought this software was left for dead.
     
  2. dreams

    dreams
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    Yeah, there are some law firms that still use WordPerfect for sure. When I worked as a legal document processor two years ago, we had to learn that stupid software for certain documents. So terrible.
     
  3. BriGuy

    BriGuy
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    I still remember when my dad brought home Corel Draw for Windows 95. It was on like 6 CDs that needed to be constantly exchanged depending on what you were doing (no room for a full installation when your hard drive was only 1 GB). And it had some really pointless and really 1990s applications too, like converting an image into one of those Magic Eye things that were all the rage back then.
     
  4. Pakkidis

    Pakkidis
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    You got to love pc's back in the 90's...switching cd's constantly is something the new generation will never know the pain of. :P
     
  5. CDs? Do you remember the pain in the arse that was installing windows 95 on floppy disks? That thing came on like 15 or 20 floppies
     
  6. TheChristoph

    TheChristoph
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    I’ve been on the IT side of things for too many years now to know if this is still the case, but when I was in app support, Word Perfect could lay out a legal pleading way better than Word and an army of plugins.
     
  7. hombremalo

    hombremalo
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    Bring back Commander Norton
     
  8. Corel Draw is widely used in India, Photoshop is too expensive. All of the marketing materials area built in Corel.
     
  9. turmoil7

    turmoil7
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    How competent is Corel suite nowadays?

    I remember having fun with Corel 7 or 8 back in the days
     
  10. blonded

    blonded
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    Ah I remember when Antivirus Software was essential
     
  11. Phobophile

    Phobophile
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    Make that Commander Keen and I'm in
     
  12. gar3

    gar3
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    There's a department secretary at the college I work for here in the USA that continues to use Word Perfect even though the IT department years and years ago completely stopped buying and offering support for it and for her. She has refused over the decades to switch to Word but since she is so good at her job and so well liked she got a pass early on and, well, here we are. I mean, I don't like change either, but... .
     
  13. dreams

    dreams
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    It's true from my experience, too. I just have a huge bias against it because most people on my team refused to learn it, so I had to be the one to do any documents that came through needing to use WP.
     
  14. ps3ud0

    ps3ud0
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    Being posted Dr Solomons anti-virus updates made me feel special...

    Always a spare floppy disk to hand because of that!

    ps3ud0 8)
     
  15. FyreWulff

    FyreWulff
    Member OP

    Also if you notice, CorelDraw isn't licensed for commercial use, lol
     
  16. Pmichael

    Pmichael
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    My father still uses a Norton Commander derivat for Windows.

    Total Commander I think.
     
  17. BadWolf

    BadWolf
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    Yup, the law firm I worked at until last week uses it too.
     
  18. Agnes

    Agnes
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    What is that $40 greeting card software on the right of the photo?
     
  19. shox

    shox
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    My dad runs a 7 figure business almost soley using Coral Draw to develop printed products.

    When I worked for him I tried desperately to move to Illustrator but he's a person who absolutely refuses to try new things or change their ways. It took him until this year and a drop in sales to consider a mobile friendly website.

    He also uses comic sans on all his promotional material.
     
  20. neoak

    neoak
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    31
     
  21. 7threst

    7threst
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    The real question here is: was the Weezer video and the Rob Roy trailer included? :)
     
  22. Dennis8K

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  23. Darksol

    Darksol
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    God damn, what a nostalgia punch. I thought Word Perfect was just for us poor Canadians in the 90s who didn’t have parents willing to buy Word.
     
  24. golguin

    golguin
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    My work uses Corel. It also uses the adobe suite and various 3D rendering programs.
     
  25. Slayven

    Slayven
    You probably post about me on another board. Moderator

    Word perfect takes me back, remember it on the Apple 2e I think? Where you had to switch out disk if you wanted to write or print
     
  26. Code Artisan

    Code Artisan
    Member

    According to Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy creator), Akira Toriyama still uses photoshop v1 on his mac.

    edit: see link below
     
  27. Slayven

    Slayven
    You probably post about me on another board. Moderator

    He hasn't had an original character design since 1995, makes sense
     
  28. Code Artisan

    Code Artisan
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    here (at 32:05)

     
  29. jkm23

    jkm23
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    Came to say this. When I was working in the IT dept for a large law firm, I had a copy of WordPerfect on my machine just for testing and compatibility. My company didn't use it but other law firms did.
     
  30. lunarworks

    lunarworks
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    I used Corel until a couple of years ago because all of our marketing material was done in it. No reason to go to the trouble of switching. (I really need to learn Illustrator now.)
     
  31. W. L. Saga

    W. L. Saga
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    CorelDRAW is widely used in Brazil also. My very job relies on it.
     
  32. ghostemoji

    ghostemoji
    Member

    My old job still used Word Perfect. Their report template was created in the early 90s and has been constantly updated since then, and never re-created from scratch. It's a mess of a program, but it does certain things well.
     
  33. Big-E

    Big-E
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    Had no idea. I remember when Word Perfect Suite 8 came out and it had like a french spell check or something to that effect. People in my elementary school, which was french, were getting pissed off with the kids who had it.
     
  34. svacina

    svacina
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    It's a Home&Student Suite, the full license costs more than 90 bucks. Also X8 is the previous version, the current one 2017/X9.
     
  35. enzo_gt

    enzo_gt
    Member

    CorelDraw is still pretty good IMO. It's not the pre-eminent choice for artists, but it's got great brush tools and a fairly simple but powerful interface.
     
  36. SRG01

    SRG01
    Member

    Paint Shop Pro was bought by Corel years ago, and is still actively supported too. I actually prefer it to Photoshop for my workflow...
     
  37. Jasnah

    Jasnah
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    I primarily use Painter for a majority of my work, but still use Adobe CC suite (illus/photoshoop/AE) regularly for other things. Painter used to be an insanely unstable program that turned off a large chunk of users. It's very solid now. I started out with Paint Shop back when it was still Jasc. Maybe 7?

    I think I remember liking how Word Perfect looked for some reason. Wasn't enough to keep me around on it.
     
  38. SNES Jr

    SNES Jr
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    Is this real?
     
  39. adamsappel

    adamsappel
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    WordPerfect's "Reveal Codes" was a godsend for figuring out why people's documents were so messed up.
     
  40. MilkLizard

    MilkLizard
    Member

    Yes. Really made with CoralDraw.
     
  41. Astronut325

    Astronut325
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    I just checked their website. They have a CAD suite! Wtf...
     
  42. neoak

    neoak
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    FyreWulff, did you see a Corel Linux box too? XD
     
  43. capitalCORN

    capitalCORN
    Member

    I learn to type Wordperfect strictly through code in high school. Bad times.
     
  44. Glenn Coco

    Glenn Coco
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    Yeah same here, used wordperfect for my typing class then I heard they switched to Word the following year.
     
  45. itwasTuesday

    itwasTuesday
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    Try working at a school where the teachers run office and the administration runs wp. This was a decade ago.
     
  46. Any Questions

    Any Questions
    Member

    I am struggling to accept this. Monkey island 3 was enough for me. But this
     
  47. FunnyJay

    FunnyJay
    Member

    Total Commander is really good. A lot better than using the built in file browser in Windows. In my opinion of course...
     
  48. That brought back memories. WordPerfect on DOS was amazing. Blue background, white text. No distractions.

    Also, not that I use it much, but WordPerfect's interface may look archaic, but it's definitely saner and easier to use than Word's ribbon.
     
  49. args

    args
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    Will Microsoft's Office suite ever be seriously threatened by a competitor?
     
  50. Google Docs is probably their biggest threat.