Word Perfect® Software
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This document lists brief descriptions of current and Word Perfect software, along with notes and a brief list of features. While you can find older versions of software in many places, links to the old/used software sales pages of EMS Professional Software, this page's sponsor, are provided for your convenience. EMS is not affiliated with Corel, Word Prefect, Satellite Software, or any other vendor. All terms on this page are trademarks of Corel or other companies. Version info for other vendors' products. Where to buy old Word Perfect/Corel software. Anyone interested in fleshing this page out? Email us!

Corel Office 7
Corel WordPerfect Office 2000
Corel WordPerfect Office 2002
Corel WordPerfect Office 11
Corel WordPerfect Suite 6.1
Corel WordPerfect Suite 7.0
Corel WordPerfect Suite 8
DataPerfect 2.3 for DOS
Intellitag for DOS
Intellitag for UNIX
LetterPerfect 1.0 for DOS
LetterPerfect 2.1 for Mac
WordPerfect Informs Designer
WordPerfect Informs Filler

WordPerfect for Mac
WordPerfect ClipArt for DOS
WordPerfect ClipArt for Windows

WordPerfect 4.2 for DOS
WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS
WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS
WordPerfect 6.0 for UNIX
WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows
WordPerfect Office 4.0 for DOS
WordPerfect Office 4.0 for Windows
WordPerfect Office 4.0 for Mac
WordPerfect Office 3.1 for UNIX

WordPerfect Presentations for DOS
WP Presentations for Windows (previously DrawPerfect)
WordPerfect Works 1.0 for DOS
WordPerfect Works 1.2 for Mac

Corel Office 7 (buy it)

Corel Office 7 Professional includes the following software:  WordPerfect 7, Quattro Pro 7, Paradox 7, Presentations 7, Corel Flow 3, Corel Draw 6 (illustration module), Envoy 7, Sidekick 95, Dashboard 95, Corel Time Line, Netscape Navigator, Groupwise 4.1 Client License, InfoCentral 7, 1000 fonts and 10,000 clipart images. For Windows 95/NT 3.51/4.0

Corel WordPerfect Office 2000 Standard (buy it)

Includes WordPerfect 9, Quattro Pro 9, Corel Presentations 9, and Trellix 2, plus misc. other items.

Upgrade version eligibility: You are eligible if you are a registered user of any version of WordPerfect, Corel WordPerfect Suite, Corel Office Professional, Corel Draw 8, Corel Ventura 8, and any word processor, spreadsheet, or office suite from Microsoft, Lotus, Novell®, or Borland.

Corel WordPerfect Office 2000 Professional (buy it)

Includes materials in Office 200 Standard, above, plus Dragon Naturally Speaking, Corel Print Office, and Paradox 9.

Corel WordPerfect Office 2002 (buy it)

Includes version 10 of each of the following: WordPerfect with Dragon Naturally Speaking, Quattro Pro, Corel Presentations, Paradox, and CorelCENTRAL. You qualify to purchase the upgrade version if you are a registered use of WordPerfect 5.0 or higher for Windows or DOS, including WordPerfect Suites, any version of Paradox, MS Office 95 or higher, MS Works, Lotus SmartSuite 97 or later, or Corel Draw 3 or higher.

Corel WordPerfect Office 11 (buy it)

Upgrade eligibility: Registered users of WordPerfect Suite 8, WordPerfect Office 2000 and 2002, Paradox 8-10, WordPerfect 8-10, Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, and Microsoft Works. Includes WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, and Presentations. Requires Windows 98 SE - Windows XP.

Corel WordPerfect Suite 6.1 (buy it)

Includes WordPerfect 6.1, Quattro Pro 6.0, Presentations 3.0, CorelFLOW 2.0, Sidekick 2.0, Dashboard 3.0, Envoy 1.0, and more.

Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 (buy it)

($449 list) - This is the next upgrade from PerfectOffice 3 Standard Edition. These packages may include a variety of web browser, connectivity, and other software in addition to items listed below.

The Suite 7 for Windows 95 (also NT 3.51/4.0) includes WordPerfect 7, Quattro Pro 7, Presentations 7, Corel Flow 3, Envoy 7, Sidekick 95, Dashboard 95, 150 fonts and 10,000 clipart images.

Competitive upgrade version: You qualify for this if you own Corel Draw 6, Ventura 7, Corel Office Professional for Windows 3.1, Corel WordPerfect Suite for Windows 3.1, or any word processor, spreadsheet, or office suite from MS, Lotus, Novell®, or Borland.

The Suite 7 for Windows 3.1x includes WordPerfect 7, Quattro Pro 7, Presentations 7, Corel Flow 2, Envoy 1.0a, Sidekick 2.0, Dashboard 3.0, Corel Rhymer, Corel Time Line, Corel Address Book, American Heritage Concise Dictionary, Paradox 7, 1000 fonts, 200 photos, and 10,000 clipart images.

Competitive upgrade version: You qualify for this if you own Corel Draw, Corel Ventura, Corel Office Professional, Corel WordPerfect Suite, or any word processor, spreadsheet, or office suite (standard or professional) from MS, Lotus, Novell®, or Borland.

Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 (buy it)

For Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. Includes WordPerfect 8, Quattro Pro 8, Corel Presentations 8, corel Central 8, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 1998, Corel Photo House, 10000+ Clipart Images, 1000+ fonts, and 200+ photos.

Upgrade - You qualify for this if you own a previous WordPerfect Suite or if you won a competitive product, such as MS Office. Includes WP8, Quattro 8, and more.


WordPerfect 5.1 for UNIX. Suggested retail price $495 US/$595 Canada.

WordPerfect 5.1 for VMS (for Digital VAX VMS) Mystery pricing typical of expensive products.

WordPerfect 4.2 for AS/400. Mystery pricing typical of expensive products.

WordPerfect 1.0.1 for NEXTSTEP. Suggested retail price $495 US/$595 Canada.


WordPerfect 2.1 for Mac

List price was $495 US/$595 Canada. Takes full advantage of System 7 features. Complete packages probably include Grammatik 5.

Label rear of first disk labeled L3USMWPXXX3A, (c) 1991. Includes:
6 double density disks
Sleeve, W3USMWP21-1/92, 74 - 2 0-7 0
Slipcase bottom labeledSBUSXXXXXX3A-5/91, 74 - 42 - 2-0
Media box LBUSXAMXXX1K-11/91, 74-42-20
Certificate of License (stating product name and version number), LHUSXXXXX1A-4/92
WordPerfect Clip Art Images offer, PAUSXWPXXX1A-5/92, 74-4 0-7 1
Workbook, 205 pages, manual rear states Version 2.1
Reference, 694 pages, manual rear states Version 2.1, MNUSMWP21-4/92, 74 - 2 0-7 0 S

WordPerfect 4.2 (buy it)

Six 5.25" disks with white and blue labels. White text on blue bar reads "WORD PROCESSING FOR THE IBM PC PC/XT AT". First diskette WP.exe file dated 7/10/1987 4:54pm.

An educational version of 4.2 with files dated 5/1/1987 accompanies the book "Application Software" by Keiko Pitter. ISBN 394-39071-7

I think 4.2 was also included in "The McGraw Hill College Version of WordPerfect" © 1987. ISBN 0-07-831502-6

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS (buy it)

Versions: WP produced a wide range of "silent releases" of WordPerfect 5.1 that can only be determined by checking file dates.

Some dates we've seen:

They also produced a "Plus" version with all the features of the standard 5.1 plus the ability to: import WP 6.X documents, send faxes directly from WP 5.1, send documents through e-mail, plus special editions of Stairway Software Screenextender for WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS and Bitstream Facelift for WP 5.1 for DOS.

System requirements: DOS 2.0 or later, 397k of free memory, 1.44MB floppy drive (hard disk recommended). Can be used on a standalone PC or on a network server, or network workstation. This link offers advice on using WP on modern PCs. http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/. Some tech support info: http://www.techadvice.com/apps/WP51/WordPerfect51_main.htm. Patches: ftp://ftp.corel.com/pub/WordPerfect/wpdos/5x/!index.htm

Package normally includes:
Retail box wp51dos-ugeng3
Six 3.5" 1.44MB disks
Manual Volume 1 (709 pages)
Manual Volume 2 (281 pages)
Corel registration card with serial number
2 keyboard templates

WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS (buy it)

WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS
Education edition qualification: Schools and Districts in the U.S. must be accredited by their respective state offices of education or by agencies or associations that are nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Schools and School Boards in Canada must be recognized and approved by the province in which they operate. Faculty and Staff must be employed by a qualified school. College Students must be degree-seeking and attending a qualified post-secondary school.

System requirements: minimum: 286 or later processor, 480KB free RAM, DOS 3.0 or later, HDD with 7MB of free space. Recommended minimum: 386 or later processor, 520KB free RAM, DOS 6.0 or later, 16MB HDD space.

WordPerfect 6.0 for UNIX (buy it)

For Sun/Sparc based systems. Runs on Sun or 100% compatible computers requiring SunOS or Solaris 2. Minimum memory required for the graphical interface is 9MB for the first user and 2MB for each additional user.

Competitive Trade Up - You qualify for this purchase if you are licensed user of any competing word processing program with a suggested list price of no less than $495.

WordPerfect 6.0a for Windows

Identified on paper sleeve, box top label, and back of 3.5" Install 1 disk label ("L3USWWP60A3C")

WordPerfect Office 3.0 for DOS (buy it)

The only copy I've seen has four 5.25" diskettes with files dated 6/14/1990. Disk 1 is labeled "WordPerfect Office PC 1, © WordPerfect Corporation 1990, L5USIOP30X1A" Install.exe program displays version number during installation.

WordPerfect Office 4.0 for DOS (buy it)

Combines group scheduling, personal calendar, workflow, and task management features. I've seen a client pack, so there's probably also a server edition.

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