O'Reilly logo

Absolute Beginner's Guide to WordPerfect® 12 by Laura Acklen

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Switching to 5.1 Classic Mode

In response to thousands of user requests, Corel has incorporated the popular WordPerfect 5.1 Classic mode into WordPerfect 12. So, what is this Classic mode, you ask? Simply put, it's a simpler interface that is much easier on the eyes. Early DOS versions of WordPerfect displayed white text on a blue background. There were no toolbars or scrollbars to take up space, so the screen is much cleaner, with more room for the document text, and less distracting for those of us who don't use all those buttons!

The DOS versions were written before Windows and the mouse gained popularity. Those of us who learned on these versions could make menu selections at the speed of light using keyboard shortcuts. Classic mode combines ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required