NBI Legend 1.x

Legend, from NBI, is a document processing program for Microsoft Windows 2.x. It primarily acts as a desktop publishing program, enabling users to lay out frames or embed graphics, but is can also act as a word processor.

NBI Legend eventually became "NBI Legacy", and then was purchased by WordStar International where it became WordStar for Windows.

NBI Legend was one of the early word processor for Microsoft Windows. Allegedly Palantir WinText was the first in 1987, and Samna AMI came shortly after in 1988, Microsoft Word 1.0 for Windows was not released until November 1989.

Wanted: NBI Legend 1.0


Installation instructions

Note: You must install the Windows PostScript driver from utilities disk 2 to view any of the samples.

This program requires Microsoft Windows 2.x. It includes a Windows 2.03 runtime, that you may optionally use if you do not have the Microsoft Windows product.

If you already have Microsoft Windows 2.x installed, run the winsetup from Install 1, otherwise run Setup from the Windows 2 runtime setup disk.

This is a Windows 2.x application, but it is not compatible with Windows 3.0 protected or standard modes.

Archive includes fourteen 5.25" 360k floppy disk images.

Product type
Application Word Processor
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
2 (1 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
NBI Legend 1.1 (1988) (5.25-360k) 1.1 English 7.42MB 1


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