[Wine] WordPerfect12

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Mon Mar 31 18:09:03 CDT 2014

On 03/31/2014 06:20 PM, jordan wrote:
> Hi doug / John.
> I would recommend that the very first thing you should do (with
> essentially any problematic app in Wine) is first consult WineHQ's
> appDB and see if there are any workarounds to your problem /how well
> it is supported (which AFAICT there does appear to be, in the case of
> your crashing on saving).
> https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=3522&iTestingId=5283
> Apparently the 'enhanced dialogs' used in WordPerfect12 cause it to
> crash under wine, you must disable them to properly load/save
> documents. [just scroll down the page abit for instructions on how to
> disable them].
> if it still doesn't work, then John is quite correct, you should run
> your app from a shell, see if you can spot the problem or gather that
> information for someone who better understands the output. [then take
> that info to the forum for help].
> cheerz
> jordan

thanx, Jordan.  Unchecking the enhanced dialogs seems to have solved the 
immediate problem.
It looks like I can now save files to the Linux directory also.
I'm not sure how you got to the answer page--when I entered WordPerfect 
12, I was told there were 189 entries!
Do you know if I can save in Word 1997~2003 format without at the same 
time making the program
look and feel like MS Word? I got sort of strange results when I tried 
that. Maybe have to play with it some more.


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