FrameWork II

Originally created by Forefront Corporation for Ashton-Tate and first released in 1984, Framework was an early integrated office suite for DOS. It has a built in word processor, spreadsheet, database, outliner, graphing, and telecommunications.

Framework provides a text-based "gui", including windowing and menus. All of the different components behave in similar, consistent ways.

The Framework office suite is historically distinguished as the first all-in-one office suite for IBM PC compatible computers.

The spreadsheet component is also unique, as its design let it support "3D" spreadsheets.

Initially, Framework competed against Epson's Z-80 CP/M based Valdocs integrated office suite, and the Macintosh. It later competed against Lotus Symphony and Microsoft Works.

Wanted: FrameWork V, later versions.


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Release notes

This version of Framework II supports AST, AT&T, Compaq, Corona, Hercules, IBM EGA, Persyst, STB, and UltraPak video.

r1.0 is copy protected, and must be written with a SCP, Kryoflux or similar. The copy protection is also buggy on fast computers. This software has been tested to run in PCE.

r1.1 is not copy protected.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Graphics Communications Database
Vendor
Ashton-Tate
Release date
1986
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
GUI
Platform
DOS
Download count
4 (0 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Ashton-Tate Framework II 1.0 (1986) (5.25-360k) (SCP) II 1.0 English 35.05MB 0
Ashton-Tate Framework II 1.1 (1987) (5.25-360k) II 1.1 English 15.59MB 0

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