Earlier, I wrote about subscriber Ray Lenz’ problems with Quattro Pro. Ray wrote back to say that he solved the problem:
A happy followup to my problem with Quattro Pro not working. I had already done the regiment you recommended numerous times. Remove Word Perfect Suite, reboot, run XP Pro2, reboot, reinstall Word Perfect Suite. Quattro Pro still would not work.
I used the uninstall in Control panel then I used Revo Uninstaller (free) which removes a lot more than the Window’s uninstaller. Revo Uninstaller augments the uninstallation process. It scans your hard disk before and after you uninstall an application. Therefore, you can remove additional unnecessary files, folders and registry keys that are usually left over, even if you had a broken installation. These unnecessary items will be highlighted by Revo Uninstaller. It is a much more complete uninstall.
However this didn’t help either. After many hours of transferring Quattro Pro files from my new computer back to my old, much slower, computer I at lease had access to the files again.
Then, in going through some old computer info I had, I found a page that I had printed on 7/25/2006 from:
that I had titled “Restore Word Perfect”. It only contained instructions up through XP but I thought “what the heck”. The link of course no longer works and Corel now only supports current and one previous version of their software but what did I have to lose. I wasn’t very hopeful. Anyway, it worked!!!. After all that times transferring files to my old computer I again have Quattro Pro on my new computer.
The reason I use Quattro Pro as apposed to Excel (which I also have) is that it comes with Word Perfect Suite and I much prefer Word Perfect over Word mainly for the “Reveal Codes” feature which makes it much easier to find what is wrong if you have formatting problems. I you have the opportunity some time convert a Word document into Word Perfect. You won’t believe the hundreds of extra and totally unnecessary formatting entries created by Word. A document created in Word Perfect is only about 2/3 the size of the same document in Word.
The current version of System Mechanicis vastly improved and does a great job.
Thanks for your effort to help