WordPerfect 5.1 (DOS)

During the late 1980's, WordPerfect was THE standard word processor for DOS based PCs in big business. Under DOS, it competed mostly against Wordstar. WordPerfect for Windows enjoyed some success in the early Windows environments, but was quickly displaced by Microsoft Word for Windows. Later Windows versions were part of Borland Office/Novell PerfectOffice/Corel Office/Corel WordPerfect Office.


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Release notes

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS was first released on November 6, 1989. It was followed by numerous minor 5.1 updates, indicated by the file date stamps.

This was the most popular and widely used version of the WordPerfect product.

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS adds drop-down menus, context sensitive help, tables, an equation editor, and spreadsheet handling.

A stripped-down lightweight version of WordPerfect 5.1 was sold as LetterPerfect.

Product type
Application Word Processor
Vendor
WordPerfect Corporation
Release date
1988
Minimum CPU
8088
Minimum RAM
384KB
User interface
Text
Platform
DOS
Download count
57 (23 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
WordPerfect 5.1 (09-25-91) (5.25) 5.1 (09-25-91) English 3.6MB 3
WordPerfect 5.1 (11-06-89) (5.25) 5.1 (11-06-89) English 4.18MB 2
WordPerfect 5.1 (12-31-90) (3.5-720k) 5.1 (12-31-90) English 5.22MB 5
WordPerfect 5.1 (3-9-92) (3.5-720k) 5.1 (3-9-92) English 8.59MB 0
WordPerfect 5.1 (3-9-92) (5.25) 5.1 (3-9-92) English 3.48MB 0
WordPerfect 5.1 (5-8-90) [Dutch] (3.5) 5.1 (5-8-90) Dutch 3.33MB 3
WordPerfect 5.1 (7-1-92) [UK] (3.5) 5.1 (7-1-92) UK English 3.65MB 0
WordPerfect 5.1 (7-11-91) [Swedish] (3.5) 5.1 for DOS Swedish 3.64MB 0
WordPerfect 5.1 Manual 5.1 English 26.21MB 4
WordPerfect 5.1 [Spanish] 5.1 for DOS Spanish 3.11MB 2
WordPerfect 5.1+ (3-21-94) (3.5) 5.1+ for DOS English 5.36MB 4

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