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    WordPerfect (WP) is a word processing application owned by Corel with a long history on multiple personal computer platforms, originally developed under contract at Brigham Young University for use on a Data General minicomputer in 1979. The authors retained the rights to the program, forming Utah-based Satellite Software International (SSI) to sell it under the name WordPerfect in 1980. It moved to MS-DOS in 1982, and several greatly updated versions quickly followed. The application's feature list was considerably more advanced than its main competition WordStar, an established program that originated on CP/M. It also gained praise for its "look of spareness" and clean display. WordPerfect rapidly displaced most other systems, especially after the 4.2 release in 1986, and it became the standard in the DOS market by version 5.1 in 1989. At the height of its popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s, it was a dominant player in the word-processor market, partly because of extensive, no-cost support, with "hold jockeys" entertaining users on hold. It was best known in its DOS and Microsoft Windows versions, and its early popularity was based partly on its availability for a wide variety of computers and operating systems. Its dominant position ended after a failed release for Microsoft Windows, followed by a long delay before introducing an improved version, and Microsoft Word was introduced at the same time in a superior version. Word rapidly took over the market, helped by aggressive bundling deals that ultimately produced Microsoft Office, and WordPerfect was no longer the standard by the mid-1990s. The common filename extension of WordPerfect document files is .wpd. Older versions of WordPerfect also used file extensions .wp, .wp7, .wp6, .wp5, .wp4, and originally no extension at all.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WordPerfect in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WordPerfect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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