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Chapter 4. Revising Documents > Switching to 5.1 Classic Mode

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 the easy-on-the-eyes blue background with the speed of keyboard commands. You activate the blue screen and keyboard separately, so I'll show you how to do both.


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