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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Run WordPerfect 5.1 on your Mac-and for free*

*This assumes you already have WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS

A blog lets me put up articles on interest to a few people. A few switchers from the PC may pine for WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS. I admit that I consider one of the best word processors I ever used.

Edward Mendelson has posted a link at WP Universe for a .DMG file containing what you need to run WP 5.1 on an Intel Mac. It uses the DOSbox application to provide the emulated operating system. Mr. Mendelson's installation sets up a system to print to your default OS X printer.

I've tried it out and it works pretty well. Do read the ReadMe.pdf that comes with it for essential instructions.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Tom Briant

1 comment:

  1. Very glad to see that you found this. I've posted an updated version that includes the ability to send text to and from the Mac OS X clipboard by using macros in WPDOS.




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