Reveal code, old macros convert them to LO
antlists at youngman.org.uk
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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