I love Wordperfect. There, I said it.
I didn’t always love it, no. It was the first real program to introduce me to typing on a blank screen and filling it up, and given my horrible dyslexia at the time (which has lessened with age, oddly) that wasn’t a good thing in my eyes.
But what drove me crazy was the formatting. Or, I should say, lack there of.¶ (Sometimes this mark was a simple box shape)
I knew the formatting was actually there, but being able to see it all the time drove my little perfectionist mind crazy.¶
It was the one time where I felt happier in Word. Until, of course,the pages were printed out and the symbols were gone like a figment of my too active imagination.
But something about that blue screen stayed with me. Deep inside, it spoke of some nostalgic ghost of hours and hours of non-stop fiction typing creativity.
I’ve since found FocusWriter and a theme that brings back all these feelings full force.
Even if I can’t make the real dusty program run on my shiny PC, this seems like the next best thing.
Hello, old blue friend.