The Problem with WordPerfect X4: Quick review April 21, 2008Posted by NAyK in Reviews, Windows, WordPerfect.
I just tried out the Wordperfect X4 today (as some of you know, I prefer Wordperfect to MS Office as well as StarOffice). However, I was longing for two things… only two… and none of them were present in the new Corel WordPerfect X4 release.
Number 1: There is no option to save in the ODF format. Granted that you can now open an odf file, but it converts to wpd format… which takes ages! I can understand WordPerfect’s desire to focus on pdf, but it’s negligence for the open format is shocking!
Number 2: There is still no information about how many total pages a document has, in the document (default) status. This is the information found below the page, that tells which page number you are on, which line you are on, etc. But if WordPerfect does want to support long documents (I think it is pretty good at that), why can’t we get an information bar that tells me that I’m on page 23/56 (meaning, page 23 out of 56!!!). This lack of a simple basic feature, available in MSOffice (obviously), is so useful, but no one still thinks it is important to put it in.
Anyway… that’s my quick gripe.
So far, trying out WordPerfect X4, it looks and feels exactly the same as WordPerfect X3. That may be a good thing or a bad thing. But thankfully, it opens all my previous X3 documents, therefore I don’t need to complain about that.