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New no reason not to use xp is there?
always look out for number one and don't step in number two
New The current MB Air does not support XP or even 7
...under BootCamp.

cordially,
New If you use a VM you don't need BootCamp
I set up a (free) VirtualBox virtual machine for my step mom's iMac so that she could run Quicken for Windows. I installed Win7 in the VM and then she installed Quicken in that. It worked fine. The VM is just an icon on the desktop - you can still run Mac apps at the same time - the Windows apps are confined to the VM window.

It's an option to run Windows in a VM, and it can work fine, (and might be a good choice for her), but there are tradeoffs. I've never booted Windows on a Mac.

There are a few other options, with their own issues.

LibreOffice is free and very good and there is a import filter for WPD.

HTH a little.

Cheers,
Scott.
New I've installed Libra Office on several machines . . .
. . specifically for the included Word Perfect compatibility.
     Hive mind consensus on Windows 10? - (rcareaga) - (24)
         Re: Hive mind consensus on Windows 10? - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
             Well said. - (Another Scott)
         no reason not to use xp is there? - (boxley) - (3)
             The current MB Air does not support XP or even 7 - (rcareaga) - (2)
                 If you use a VM you don't need BootCamp - (Another Scott) - (1)
                     I've installed Libra Office on several machines . . . - (Andrew Grygus)
         It's fine. - (pwhysall) - (3)
             +10 on your last sentence - (boxley)
             Re: In-car systems - Toyota: Yay! Ford: Boo! - (drook) - (1)
                 A former cow-orker of mine did usability testing for the Ford SYNC stuff - (malraux)
         I thought 8/8.1 was pretty ground-breaking. - (static) - (2)
             A third of a step step backward towards Windows 7 is a good thing. - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                 So just use Windows 7 - (pwhysall)
         We upgraded all our workstations to it from 7 last month. - (mmoffitt)
         Re: Hive mind consensus on Windows 10? - (altmann) - (1)
             Slowing down updates. - (static)
         You do not want to become the admin - (scoenye) - (7)
             Yes, "user friendly" almost always means "techncian unfriendly". -NT - (Andrew Grygus) - (3)
                 At the OS level, it has to be - (drook) - (2)
                     But not like this - (scoenye) - (1)
                         Yes, that is how it is. -NT - (Andrew Grygus)
             Printer management is a never ending disaster in Windows. - (Another Scott) - (2)
                 Win 10 comes with Bonjour, it's just not good at finding Windows printers :-/ -NT - (scoenye) - (1)
                     Should have known. :-/ -NT - (Another Scott)

Ah-ha! And "so's your old man!"
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