Framework XE

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

Framework XE a stripped down version of Framework III, aimed to compete with other suites as Microsoft Works.

Product type
Application Word Processor Spreadsheet Graphics Communications Database
Vendor
Ashton-Tate
Release date
1990
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS
Download count
8 (1 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Ashton-Tate Framework XE 1.0 (1990) (3.5-720k) XE 1.0 English 7.75MB 1

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