WordPerfect Spotlight & Quick Look Plug-ins

WP Spotlight & Quick Look Plug-ins 3.6 enables Spotlight search (from Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger) and Quick Look thumbnails and previews (from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard) including graphics and tables for document and graphics files created by WordPerfect on any platform, starting from version 1. Besides text content in main body, text boxes, comments, footnotes, and endnotes, the following additional items are indexed by the Spotlight plug-in:

WP_Spotlight_3.6.dmg (4.2 MB)


Vietnamese Keyboard Set

The default Vietnamese keyboard layout of Mac OS X follows a National Standard of Vietnam, numbered TCVN 6064:1995. When typing with this keyboard, Vietnamese text is generated according to the Unicode encoding standard.

Vietnamese Keyboard Set provides additional keyboards with both alternative typing methods and alternative encodings for Vietnamese text to be generated. The alternative typing methods are Vietnamese-Telex, Vietnamese-VNI, and Vietnamese-AZERTY, a variant of the Vietnamese-Telex typing method based on the French AZERTY keyboard. The alternative encodings provided are ABC, ISC, VNI, and VPS. Among these, ISC is for use with ISC fonts such as Adobe Garamond Vie, while VNI can be used with VNI fonts such as VNI-Times, either in Macintosh or Windows format. The ABC encoding is suitable for typing with ABC fonts such as .VnTime in some Unicode-aware applications. The VPS encoding allows typing with VPS Macintosh fonts such as VPS Times.

In many Mac OS X applications, Vietnamese text can be converted among different encodings via the Services menu. For conversion via the command line, an enhanced Macintosh port of UVConverter 1.1.3b, the universal command-line Vietnamese text encoding converter by Pham Kim Long, is included.

Vietnamese Keyboard Set further includes Nôm-Telex, Nôm-VNI, and Nôm-VIQR input method plug-ins, which enable typing of Nôm characters on Mac OS X, e.g. in combination with the freely available NomNaTongLight font.

Vietnamese-2.1.dmg (913 KB, Universal Binary)

For Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.3 use:
Vietnamese-2.0.1.dmg (821 KB, Universal Binary)

For Mac OS X 10.2 and earlier use:
Vietnamese-1.6.dmg (321 KB) and UVConverter-1.1.3b.dmg (332 KB)


WordPerfect DocCompare

WP DocCompare is a free addition to Corel WordPerfect for the Macintosh that adds state-of-the-art document comparison functionality. When invoked, it compares the text of the front window to text of the second window and marks any word in either document that differs from corresponding text in the other.

WP DocCompare requires a Macintosh computer with System 7.5 or later, WordPerfect 3.5 or later, and MacPerl. All of the software is freely available; for the latest version of WordPerfect, refer to the WordPerfect Mac support group.

WP DocCompare itself is distributed both as a compiled AppleScript and AppleScript droplet, onto which documents to be compared are dropped.

AppleScript icons

It is built around a dynamic algorithm that finds a longest common subsequence (LCS) of two sequences. The algorithm since version 2.0 is that described in A fast algorithm for computing longest common subsequences, CACM, vol.20, no.5, pp. 350-353, May 1977, with a few improvements for higher speed. Because WP DocCompare applies the same algorithm first for sentences and then for words, large documents that have at least some sentences in common are processed in a fraction of the time needed for a full-scale calculation. This approach is not guaranteed to lead to an LCS of words but in practice will usually do.

Please download the latest versions of WP DocCompare from the WordPerfect Mac support group archives:

DocCompare_2.0.1.sit (24 KB) for Mac OS 9 and earlier, also when running in emulation e.g. under SheepShaver. With SheepShaver, use MacPerl 5.2.0r4.

DocCompare_2.1.sit (65 KB) for use in Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4 with WordPerfect running in the Classic environment.

WP DocCompare 2.1 is compatible with Mac OS X version 10.1.2 to 10.4.11, where it does not require MacPerl and runs in a separate process outside Classic.


Thanks to John Rethorst for the initial idea, encouragement, testing and help with the documentation. WP DocCompare includes parts of the Algorithm::Diff Perl module, started by Mark-Jason Dominus and rewritten by Ned Konz, who adapted the McIlroy-Hunt diff algorithm from Smalltalk code of Mario Wolczko. Thanks to Michel Treisman, Geoff Gilbert, and Duane Small for reporting bugs.

Last updated 13 October 2012

Gero Herrmann