Reveal code, old macros convert them to LO

Wol's lists antlists at
Fri Jul 5 02:15:50 UTC 2019

On 04/07/2019 11:08, Uwe Brauer wrote:
>  From time to time the question pops up whether LO could support
> Wordperfects reveal code. Sometimes it is stated that this feature could
> be implemented by a macro/extension.

Bear in mind that "reveal codes" is an EDITING window. That was what was 
wrong with MS's pale imitation. So if your macros merely display the 
formatting of a paragraph, that is NOT NOT NOT "reveal codes", and any 
WordPerfect lover will simply ignore it.

And yes, I would dearly love to have reveal codes back - so much so that 
I am seriously considering shelling out for an up-to-date copy of 
WordPerfect, but sadly I suspect Corel have butchered it. WP8 was ported 
to linux, but that requires libc5, and I'm not aware of any newer linux 
compatible version (WP9, aka WP2000, was implemented on top of Wine, but 
I've never managed to get Wine to run WordPerfect 8 or earlier, which 
are the "real" versions. WP9 was the Corel Windows re-write - yeuch!!!)

Iirc Michael Meeks said that properly implementing reveal codes will be 
quite tricky as it will need a major clean-up of the in-memory document 
format to enable editing to work.


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