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WordPerfect 3.5e

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
WordPerfect_3.5e.sit (24.67 MB)
MD5: f62b4133a021b6c44b5e5d9315a54a8a
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

WordPerfect is a word processing application. At the height of its popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was the de facto standard word processor, but has since been eclipsed in sales by Microsoft Word. Although the DOS and Microsoft Windows versions are best known, it has been available for a wide variety of computers and operating systems, including Mac OS, Linux, the Apple IIe, a separate verson for the Apple IIgs, most popular versions of Unix, VMS, Data General, System/370, AmigaOS, Atari ST, and OS/2.

Version 3 makes extensive use of the technologies Apple introduced in Systems 7.0–7.5, while remaining fast and capable of running well on older machines. Corel released version 3.5 in 1996, followed by the improved version 3.5e. It was never updated beyond that, and the product was eventually discontinued.

WordPerfect 3.5e for Macintosh has been made freeware by Corel, and can be downloaded below. It is a great, free alternative to Microsoft Word! Many users still swear by its fast handling of very large files.

-SSW 7 Today

Alternative download link:


Free support, dictionaries for 18 languages, hundreds of third-party enhancements:

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 3.5 [Novell]
WordPerfect 3.5.1 [Corel]

Architecture: 68k PPC

Tested on Mac OS 7.5 - 9.2.2 (and Classic Mode). Make sure to apply the updates!

Minimum system requirements:


cbone's picture
by cbone - 2019, December 8 - 7:03am

Hi Jatoba!

WordPerfect is indeed a very interesting word processor: it turned 40 this year, and was huge in the good 'ol DOS days! It came out a good while before MS Word and it's stayed its rival 'til today. It's a phenomenon in that many popular Mac word processors have come and gone, but as you noticed, WP users have remained loyal to this one. It also gained popularity with law firms among various document processing companies back in the day, and I should know since most law firms I consulted with in the early 90s used it for their formatted legal docs and printing and nothing else was allowed. Smile

In the Mac WP market, it was both a most happy and sad day when it was released as freeware in '99 as an enhancement pack, only to be removed and permanently discontinued for Macs by the following summer. Sad

It was indeed king of the Mac word processing hill for a minute, but it lives on, mostly in emulation; that's how I use it in my Chromebook.. how's that for this 'ol wp, lol! Laughing out loud

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2019, December 6 - 4:51am

When I was backing up the WordPerfect Yahoo! group today, I noticed something: it seems WordPerfect, even on Mac, wasn't just popular... It was VERY popular. And remained popular, even after the OS X switch, and when Classic was no more, people still stayed true to it under 10.5 Leopard PPC via virtualization. And then emulation + virtualization on Intel. And even made a wrapper around it as an app, to be run even under 10.14 Mojave. And now people are struggling to get it running under 10.15 Catalina (with success, apparently).

I have to ask: just what is it that WordPerfect 3.5e does that people stayed so loyal to it, and can't separate? It's still ongoing for Windows (and people can easily use Boot Camp, VMs without processor emulation etc. now), not to mention excellent alternatives exist, like LibreOffice and Microsoft Office, plus a billion other "office suites", and yet, people choose to have THAT for their serious word processing work. I have never used WordPerfect, so I'm really trying to understand why. I mean, it must be doing something REALLY well that has been uncaptured by all other competitors... right?

I'm asking just to know if I should be switching to it, too. Laughing out loud

jrethorst's picture
by jrethorst - 2019, November 16 - 4:27am

There are several references here to the WP Mac Yahoo group. Yahoo groups as we know them are disappearing shortly, and the WP Mac folks have moved to Groups IO, where all is alive and well. See:

Thank you,
John R.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2017, August 20 - 1:01am

-->I can can add it up, if you'd like.<---

Yes please, MTT. Thanks.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, August 20 - 12:36am

An iso image of Corel WordPerfect 3.5 for Mac dated 1996 has appeared on

Interesting and thanks, mrdav. The CD version installs as Corel WordPerfect 3.5.1, it also installs Netscape 2.0.2, plus on the ROM are additional optional files like fonts and clip art etc.

We could have it archived here also. Probably in it's own page as an intermediary progression from Novell's WP 3.5 to Corel WP 3.5.1, predating the WP 3.5e (Enhanced) final version.

The ReadMe file in the 3.5e install explains the WP version progression as:

Novell released WordPerfect 3.5. Corel bought WP and released free fixes 3.5.1 through 3.5.4. A new version was slated to be 4.0. When Apple canceled OpenDoc, WP released the new version as 3.5e, in 1997. A patch was released in 1998.

I can can add it up, if you'd like.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2017, August 19 - 10:38am

An iso image of Corel WordPerfect 3.5 for Mac dated 1996 has appeared on

PCXT's picture
by PCXT - 2010, April 2 - 8:25pm

OK, this site, which is forbidden seems to be forbidden only for a few countries, for example in Poland, so try to open it thru proxy which allows big file transfers.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, March 23 - 8:46pm

You don't need a serial. It works without one. Just ignore the serial dialog or invent a serial.
Excellent support pages for WP 3.5e are

patdddfan's picture
by patdddfan - 2009, November 23 - 6:03am

What's the serial number? I can't use it without a serial number!

watchsmart's picture
by watchsmart - 2009, October 24 - 12:39pm

Here's a backup direct link: