In 1986, WordPerfect 4.2 disrupted the legal world and blew WordStar off the word processing map, for four good reasons: 1) Reveal Codes; 2) automatic paragraph numbering; 3) automatic numbering and placement of footnotes; and 4) keystroke macros. For most French-loving lawyers who were still used to typewriting, Reveal Codes was the plat de résistance, instantly affirming that there wasn’t some little man in the machine manipulating the way words were formatted (as there is in Microsoft Word, even today). To be honest, why code junkeys don’t use and love WordPerfect 4.2 today is mesmerizing. It’s like having miniature HTML webpages at your fingertips. I actually use WordPerfect 4.1 for Atari ST, and it works just as well for everything I need, if not way better than Astrocomp, MacWrite, or the Xerox Star range of products.