This kinda goes along with the MacPaint/PICT question I had in a separate topic - but can modern versions of Word open documents written in Word 4.0? That's another thing I'd like to try once I get my Classic back up and running and can get a FloppyEmu for it.Word wins for features and compatibility. The two newest Classic OS versions of Word, 98 and 2001, use the same .doc format as their PC counterparts; newer versions can export to this and import it even today. (Unfortunately, neither can read .docx).
For what it's worth, there is a spell-check package for Atom.Depending on the scenario, too, you can use HTML editing applications to do writing and open the HTML files in a browser or a newer HTML authoring tool on your modern computer, although most of those won't have, like, editing tools like spelling or grammar checking.
Yea, word 6+ was a Dog... you needed at minimum a decent PowerPC to handle Word 6 well. otherwise it wouldnt handle the speed of your typing.Not sure I ever used Word 4,but I just remember everything that came after 5 as slow and buggy. I think I stuck with it for school work until about 2000.
This reminds me how much I hate the lack of consistency in identifying software versions. Used to be by version, then the trend started where they used the year and then some reverted to version numbers again. Or you might have software that goes by year but also version number and then some people talk about the version number and others use the year and then you have to figure out whether they are two different versions or the same. And, oy. It's like, once someone builds a working time machine, someone needs to go back in time and find the first person to come up with using years instead of versions and slap them silly and say "NO!"If Word 5.1 was a speedy race car, then Word 6 was a bloated, fully-loaded cement truck that lumbered forward. It took up so much resource and ran crazily slow. However, Word 98 was better, and under 8.x and 9 it actually was pretty decent.