LINGUIST List 2.661

Tue 15 Oct 1991

Disc: Word Processing

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  1. Dale Savage, Re: 2.637 Word Processing
  2. Phil Bralich, Word processing
  3. "Michel, DOS 5.0's "Brazilian" keyboard for accented characters
  4. "Bruce E. Nevin", list for MS Word queries

Message 1: Re: 2.637 Word Processing

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 17:43:32 CDT
From: Dale Savage <daleutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: Re: 2.637 Word Processing
Perhaps others beside R. LaPolla missed the original posting. Yes, the
Microsoft word development team for the Mac is soliciting input. Interested
parties can write them at:
Microsoft Word for the Macintosh Development Team
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052P6399
I've already put in a plug for autonumbering of examples. I suggest that
others who need to use Word for one reason or another and are interested
in various features should drop the development team a line.
I need the cross platform compatability of Word, but am sorely tempted by
Eric Schiller's description of NISUS. Perhaps I'll send a copy of his
postings to the Word gurus.
Dale Savage
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Message 2: Word processing

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 91 15:28:34 -1000
From: Phil Bralich <bralichuhccux.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: Word processing
I have always found that Word Perfect to be a very useful and versatile word
processor. I was very happy when Word Perfect 5.1 came out with all the
new character sets, but I was baffled to discover that they did not include
an IPA character set. I can find most of the characters I need since I do
not do really need a detailed phonetic alphabet for most of what I do, but
still, it seems odd. That the people at WP are unaware of this need. Also
missing from all those alphabets is a schwa. Does anyone know why the IPA
(and the schwa too) have been omitted? I would hate to give up all the
familiar features that WP has to offer in order to get the characters I
need. Does anyone know if it is possible to get IPA for word perfect?
Thanks
Phil Bralich
bralichuhccux.uhcc.Hawaii.edu
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Message 3: DOS 5.0's "Brazilian" keyboard for accented characters

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1991 09:54 EDT
From: "Michel <mgrimaudlucy.wellesley.edu>
Subject: DOS 5.0's "Brazilian" keyboard for accented characters
I have been experimenting with the badly documented so-called BRAZILIAN
KEYBOARD available in 5.0. It enables one to handle the accented
characters for FRENCH (and many other languages) WITHOUT MEMORIZATION and
IN ALL DOS APPLICATIONS including WordPerfect.
Put the "keyb" command in your autoexec.bat
Type Control-Alt F1 to go back to your default keyboard
Type Control-Alt F2 to go back to your Brazilian keyboard
	This works in WP 5.1 and in applications (for example the
	wonderful PAPYRUS bibliography and note-taking program)
APOSTROPHE + VOWEL = acute vowel
APOSTROPHE C or c = c cedilla
QUOTE (shift apostrophe) + vowel = dieresis vowel
GRAVE (under tilde, usually top left of keyboard) + vowel = grave vowel
CIRCUMFLEX (shift 6) + vowel = circumflex vowel
TILDE (top left of keyboard) + n or N = Spanish N
If you want to use an apostrophe or a quotation mark with a consonant, it
will work fine, but for an apostrophe as in "l'amie" you need to type the
apostrophe twice (or type apostrophe + space, for example)... Or, if you
are only using an accent occasionally, switch back to your default keyboard
by typing CTRL-ALT F1.
The beauty of this is that it is DOS _and_ that it does not interfere with
any CTRL or ALT keyboard definitions you may have created with WP 5.1...
and liberates your CTRL and ALT A-Z keys for other purposes.
And this does not take up memory the way PROKEY or other programs would.
Michel Grimaud
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Message 4: list for MS Word queries

Date: Fri, 11 Oct 91 10:45:43 EDT
From: "Bruce E. Nevin" <bnevinccb.bbn.com>
Subject: list for MS Word queries
There is a moderated email list for MS Word issues, and MicroSoft
has representatives tuned in to it. You should post your
recommendations there:
	word_pchvrford.bitnet
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