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WordPerfect 3.5 [Novell]

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
wp-35-novell.sit (10.74 MB)
MD5: 23a2ab0c85dcf7dc32d5c4a66748239c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 8 - 8.1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us

WordPerfect 3.5 for Macintosh, a word processor that before its final demise at the hands of Corel, was owned by Novell Inc. and here it is.

Enclosed in the StuffIt 3.6 ".sit" download are 8 x 1.4MB Disk Copy 4.2 image files taken from the original media.

User pass = any combination of nine random numbers. For example: 947240136

Corel took over the ownership of WordPerfect shortly after this release. Corel offered a free upgrade to registered owners. The upgrade did little else besides change the Finder icons and dialogs from Novell's to Corel's, the version number remained the same. Later, Corel released a patched "Corel WordPerfect 3.5e" for free, enabling WordPerfect to run on Mac OS 8.5 and newer. By then Corel had killed the development of the Macintosh version of WordPerfect.

This installation gives you a choice of US or Canadian English dictionaries.

See also:
WordPerfect 1.0 [WordPerfect Corp]
WordPerfect 1.0.3 [WordPerfect Corp]
WordPerfect 2.1 [WordPerfect Corp]
WordPerfect 3.0a [WordPerfect Corp]
WordPerfect 3.1 [Novell]
WordPerfect 3.5e [Corel]
WordPerfect 3.5.1 [Corel]

Architecture: 68k PPC

System Requirements

WordPerfect 3.5 requires a minimum configuration of a Macintosh Plus, Mac OS 7.0 or above, 2MB of available RAM, and will use at least 6MB of disk space.*

Power Macintosh
WordPerfect 3.5 requires 4.5MB of RAM for all Power Macintosh systems, Mac OS 7.1.2 or above, and will use at least 6MB of disk space.*

*The amount of disk space required to install varies depending upon install options selected. The minimum install requires 6MB of available disk space, the standard install requires 16MB of available disk space, and the complete install requires 25MB of available disk space. The actual amount of disk space used after installation is 5MB for minimal installation, 14MB for standard installation and 20MB for complete installation.

Important: If you want to run WordPerfect on a Mac OS newer than 8.1 then you had better run the Corel "e" version of WordPerfect, with all of the patches applied: Available from the Garden Link here.

This software will run on SheepShaver, I have tested it OK on Mac OS 7.6.1 and 8.1. - Note: If the OS on SheepShaver is newer than 8.1 then, as for any Mac running an OS after 8.1, it is likely to be a problem.

This program has no issues if the Mac OS is a version from 7.0 to 8.1.


Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 29 - 5:52am

If you want the additional content this has over 3.5e, use the content from this package and the application from 3.5e. I've done this.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 29 - 5:29am

@senoirchippy enquires:

its glitching and every time i start it the margins screw up any ideas??

Which Mac OS are you running this on? You read the Description above, especially from the Important entry?

If your Mac OS is version 8.1 or older (Mac OS 7.0 - 8.1) then this software should be OK. If your Mac OS is newer than 8.1 (8.5 to 9.2.2) then you shouldn't be using this. Use the newer "3.5e" version of WordPerfect and any patches that apply to it, linked to above in the Description area.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 29 - 2:12am

I believe downloading 3.5e, replacing the application with that one, and patching it with the Mac OS 8 update fixes such issues.

senoirchippy's picture
by senoirchippy - 2010, October 29 - 2:02am

have it on a physicall mac. its glitching and every time i start it the margins screw up any ideas??

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, October 22 - 10:15pm

I had the other Corel WordPerfect 3.5e but it had that bug which wouldn´t let me save my files,
until I installed the update (I think that fixed it)

but I think this is more stable,
I use OS 8.1

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 22 - 10:00pm

Try using the WordPerfect application from the 3.5e package, with the update applied, together with the other files from this. Probably will be much more stable in 8.5 and later.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, October 22 - 9:34pm

Yep, this program is much better than I expected,
(best I´ve tried so far)
formating (like HTML) is alot easier, also the speech capabilities included are fun..
when exporting I first export the file in Word for Window 5x /Transfer the file as is to the Windows environment / and then I just open it like a regular file with Word 2003
as easy as that..!!

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 22 - 6:58am

Well! I didn't expect this 1995 software to be that forwards compatible, Euryale Laughing out loud

Thats good news and its also great that you like and can use this version of the program, too.

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, October 21 - 9:19pm

Thanks for sharing!
I use Mac OS 8.1 on basilisk and works perfect,
also I tested the export conversions for Word 6 then Word 2003 for Windows XP and it works fine .

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 21 - 11:21am

Ah well, Balrog. I'm glad that you can at least do this when you need to - and that you pushed this one onto the server, too. Thanks.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 21 - 7:37am

I actually have a complete set, both CDROM and floppy.

I was getting tired of the broken links (and decided it's been a while since I last pushed files), so I just manually pushed them to the server.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 21 - 6:01am

@Euryale: YW - Well, this version is flawless for the OS's its compatible with. My disks for this are in almost mint condition. It was only the 2nd time that I have inserted them into a floppy drive since purchase (they have never been unlocked or written to).

I see the Download button now works, so I have removed the alternative D/L. Perhaps Balrog likes this one too, because that was a _F A S T_ fix! Laughing out loud

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, October 20 - 10:35pm

Thank you,
yes, that worked,
I also use Corel´s version¨e¨ but I think it has a glitch, when I saved documents it crashed,
( I don´t remember how i fixed that) still, I´d like to have a flawless verion of this program.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2010, October 20 - 10:24pm

@Euryale: Does for me, as of now.

See the underlined link in the Description above, "perhaps this link will do". Smile

Euryale's picture
by Euryale - 2010, October 20 - 9:46pm

er.. download link doesn´t work.

Balrog's picture
by Balrog - 2010, October 20 - 3:38pm

I usually use the application from the 3.5e package and the other files from this version. That works best on OS8.1 and up, while preserving all the features.

Vitoarc's picture
by Vitoarc - 2010, October 20 - 1:59pm

I see, this is the unadulterated version... I think I like this better than the "e" version. Smile