I would dearly love this to be true: WPU Forums – Breaking News: WP12 Runs Under WINE (Linux)
A long history with WordPerfect…going back to version 4.1…is by far the most significant reason why I don't switch to a Linux desktop. But before I do anything rash, I'd need to see a report by someone who had really used WP12, exercising lots of features on long heavily footnoted documents, for a period of weeks, not just someone who fired it up and 'gave it a shot.'
I also see that Corel is reviving the long-lost WP8 for Unix (is that 8.0 or the better 8.1PE [not 8.1LE]? I hope and trust it's the hard-to-find 8.1PE, not one of the inferior and easier-to-find versions). That's an alternate solution, I guess, although I'd really rather not regress two versions from WP10. And I recall reading that it had some issues (printers? fonts?).
Update: Looks like it is an 8.1 version, at least, and that the ugliest usability issues have been mitigated. Hmm…