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wordperfect 8 on old laptop ??

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May 29, 2019
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wordperfect 8 on old laptop ??

I have a wp 8 upgrade that I paid online and installed last year. I just bought a new laptop,Is there a way I can move this program to my new laptop. I don't have any of the papers for the old program.. ....misplace everything. Need step by step instructions.....not good with computers .
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just use
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Try contacting Corel. I'm thinking they could look up your license key and verify who you are using your email address and/or phone number.
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shar1950 wrote: I have a wp 8 upgrade that I paid online and installed last year. I just bought a new laptop,Is there a way I can move this program to my new laptop. I don't have any of the papers for the old program.. ....misplace everything. Need step by step instructions.....not good with computers .
If you still have the WP8 installation program or can download it but missing the product key, you can run Belarc Advisor to extract the product key from your old computer. After installing and running Belarc, look under the report for “Software Licenses”. If that doesn't work, you can also try Magical Jelly Bean to find the key.
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thanks for the quick replies......very helpful for dum guy with computer like me ...was put on small drive [Zip] and cant find any more. This is all for my wife ...who knows ...less than me about laptop ......
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WordPerfect?!?! WordPerfect still exists??? :O :eek: Had no idea. Haven't heard that name in like a decade or more.

And ZipDrive? Wow, did I go to sleep and wake up in 2004 somehow? :lol:
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ES_Revenge wrote: WordPerfect?!?! WordPerfect still exists??? :O :eek: Had no idea. Haven't heard that name in like a decade or more.
I still use it at work every day. Much better than Word. And given that I set policy, my employees have to use it too.
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FrancisBacon wrote:
I still use it at work every day. Much better than Word. And given that I set policy, my employees have to use it too.
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Just curious why not Office?

I assume regardless you need save as Office format if you need communicate with other people outside your team
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smartie wrote: Just curious why not Office?

I assume regardless you need save as Office format if you need communicate with other people outside your team
I like Reveal Codes, and other ways WordPerfect doesn't mess up your formatting.

For outside communication, I usually use PDF or plain text. I almost never send out Word documents (except when exchanging docs back and forth with Track Changes).

I actually have MS office installed (2013 I think), because I prefer Excel for spreadsheet use.

Email done via Thunderbird (not Outlook).

I've considered Google docs, but the privacy implications....

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