WordVision 1.x

WordVision was a word processor from 1983 for the IBM PC with some features unique for the time period, such as unerase, automatic document saving, and long descriptive filenames at a time when DOS did not contain that support.

From an interesting technical standpoint, the installation disk was self booting: You booted from it to create working copies. The typical error beep was also replaced with a more pleasing "chime" sound while the program operated.


Release notes

This archive was produced in cooperation with the designer, Jim Edlin, and came from original materials he provided.

Installation instructions

Requirements: IBM PC or compatible, 96K RAM, 80 column display, 1 disk drive, PC-DOS 1.0 or 1.1, and a printer.

Note: This program seems to have an issue running on PCE, the emulator gets stuck on a "Keyboard Reset" when the first key is pressed. Some other emulators may have an issue. It worked in QEMU, DOSBox, and on real hardware.

Product type
Application Word Processor
Bruce & James Program Publishers Inc.
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
0 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
WordVision 1.03 (1983) (5.25-160k) 1.03 English 71.15MB 0
WordVision 1.x Manuals (1983) 1.x English 114.53MB 0


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