Word vs. WP; numbered examples; search software

Jon Aske (jaske@abacus.bates.edu)
Sat, 15 Jul 1995 18:12:17 -0400 (EDT)

I am seriously thinking of moving ("migrating"?) from WordPerfect 6 to MS Word
6, which came bundled with my new computer, and would like to know if people
with similar experiences have anything of interest to say about such a move,
such as for example any good references to look into (that are not too basic;
the software didn't come with a reference manual, just the online manual).

Two specific questions:

1) NUMBERED EXAMPLES: In WP you can set up counters, which is how I dealt with
numbered examples in that word processor. Word doesn't seem to have a similar
capability? Could that be possible? How do people deal with automatic
numbering of examples in Word (as well as cross-references to examples)?

2) FILE MANAGER: This is something where WP is better than Word by a long
shot, but I understand that there are add-ons for Word out there. Has anybody
heard of this?

3) SEARCH SOFTWARE: While I'm at it, I just got a message about a software
utility called PowerSearch, by CommTech, which has powerful search mechanisms
and works within Word or WordPerfect (there are two versions). Has anyone had
any experience with this? (it is obtainable with ftp).

Thanks a lot and if I get interesting stuff I will post a summary.


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