I am a faithful devotee of WordPerfect. For those of you who may not know what WordPerfect is, it is a word processing program that, in my opinion, leaves Microsoft Word in the dust. I began using WordPerfect more than 20 years ago. I began with version 4.2 and have faithfully upgraded through 12 versions. Just this past week, I upgraded to their latest version (X4) and was eager to check out something. Do you have any idea what it was?
Well, I can tell you that it wasn’t to see how well it converts Microsoft Word files. Nor was it to see how well it allows you to edit .pdf files. The first thing I did after I installed this latest version of WordPerfect was to type in the word, “Philippians.” Why, may you ask? Because I was curious to see if WordPerfect X4 had learned the books of the Bible, and sadly, it still has not.
You see, nearly all word processors come with a built-in spell checker. When a word is misspelled or when a word is used that has not been placed in the spell-check database, that word will be flagged as suspect with a red underline. When I typed in, “Philippians,” my WordPerfect underlined the word, meaning that it is unknown and unrecognized. As fundamental as the names of the books of the Bible are, the developers of WordPerfect have not seen fit to include their names into the database.
Now, before you tell me how to add the books of the Bible into the database so that WordPerfect will recognize them as legitimate words, let me tell you that I already know how to do that. But I choose not to do so. For me, that red edit line that shows up underneath the names of the books of the Bible is a constant reminder to me of my purpose. The world is still filled with people who do not know God, and who need to be taught.