After some trial and error, and by changing my configuration of Wine 1.2.2 to windows 98, I seem to have installed from my original disc, an old word processing program called PerfectWorks 2.1.
I used the method described on the Ubuntu/Documentation/Wine page, and needed to choose a "minimal" installation for laptops for my Toshiba Satellite running 10.04.
As may be seen in one of the screenshots, there are two .exe files, one of which should launch the program, probably the wpworks.exe, if I remember correctly from running it in win 98.
However, if I click on either of them, I get the window opening that is shown in the other screenshot, titled "winevdm.exe".
Can anyone advise on how I can move forward, as after about 3 secs, the window closes, with nothing else happening.