I would rather be running Linux and using LaTex, and I would like it if Open Office worked better for me than it does. But I am running Windows 7 and XP, and I am unlikely to be in a position to change this in the near future.
In the university we have Microsoft Word, which I am not willing to buy myself. Given the problems with Open Office — I do not find it to be good for foreign languages unless you also have a foreign keyboard, and I do not find that it is as compatible with Microsoft Word as is purported — I have basically decided to acquire WordPerfect. My questions are:
♦ standard version, or professional version? (I do not trust student/home, or should I? and the difference in price between standard and professional is $150 which is not negligible)
♦ how many computers will they let you put WordPerfect on? Could I put it on one, and then put it on the computer I hope to buy in 2012?
♦ do you have any other suggestions, comments, advice?