Novell Announces PerfectWorks for Windows® 95
PerfectWorks Takes Full Advantage of Windows 95 and Increases Users Productivity with Quick Access to Tools and On-line Services
OREM, Utah --August 24, 1995 -- Novell, Inc. today announced
the development of PerfectWorks for Windows® 95, the latest integrated
software package for the home and small business. The product,
scheduled to ship by the end of the year, increases users productivity
by taking full advantage of Windows 95 and giving users quick access to
commonly used tools. In addition, users will enjoy the benefits of on-line
integration through PerfectWorks one-click access to America Online
PerfectWorks provides the necessary tools for the home and
small business user with powerful, yet easy-to-use word processing,
spreadsheet, database, paint and draw modules. The Windows 95
version lets users take full advantage of the operating system with
descriptive long file names and OLE 2.0 support to drag and drop
elements between PerfectWorks and other applications. Tab dialogs are
used for quick access to PerfectWorks tools and functions.
"With the growing interest of our users going on-line, we provide
them simple, one button access to rich content and information through
America Online and the Internet," said Sam Yee, PerfectWorks product
line manager at Novell. "By integrating our unique tools such as Quicken
SE, Grammatik, CallerID, and QuickCorrect with this on-line connectivity
we are continuing to provide a complete solution and excellent value for
PerfectWorks focuses on helping the user work faster with
one-click Toolbar access to commonly used features like creating
envelopes, annotations, labels, headers, footers and footnotes. In
addition, PerfectWorks uses tab dialogs to give users quick access to
PerfectWorks' modules, templates and the most recently opened
documents. Users will also enjoy quick access to AOL's commercial
on-line services through the tab dialogs.
PerfectWorks' CD-ROM will integrate an AOL starter kit, giving
users quick access to the most popular on-line service in the world, plus
10 free hours of on-line time for new users of AOL. PerfectWorks will
save users time by bypassing the entry and checking of the user's
password. Users will also be able to customize their entry point into AOL
to quickly get to their most important on-line information.
PerfectWorks has been made popular by its added value features
and that trend continues with PerfectWorks for Windows 95. Users can
increase their productivity by taking advantage of PerfectWorks CallerID
module to screen and log incoming calls, Grammatik to check documents
for grammar and style, QuickCorrect for correcting misspellings as they
happen and an integrated version of Quicken SE to get users started
organizing their personal finances.
PerfectWorks for Windows 95 also creates a logical upgrade
path to PerfectOffice for users who may want or need full-fledged
business applications suite. PerfectWorks provides users upgrading to
PerfectOffice with a similar looking interface, icons and features. Users
of PerfectWorks will also be able to save their files as WordPerfect or
Quattro Pro documents as well as several other popular software file
formats like Word, Ami Pro, Excel and Lotus 1-2-3.
Pricing and Availability
PerfectWorks for Windows 95 will be available by year's end.
Pricing will be announced at a later date. Users of WordPerfect Works,
PerfectWorks or the new PerfectWorks for Kids will be able to upgrade
to the Windows 95 version directly from Novell. PerfectWorks for
Windows 95 will be available from computer superstores, retailers and
warehouse clubs or directly from Novell at (800) 451-5151.
Required: 386DX processor or above, double-speed CD-ROM
drive, 6 MB RAM, VGA Monitor, mouse and a modem to use the
communications capabilities in Windows 95.
PerfectWorks is part of Novell's PerfectHome brand, which also
includes such products as Hard Evidence: the Marilyn Monroe Files and
will soon include PerfectWorks for Kids for Windows 95, a playful set of
word processing, drawing, painting and graphics tools due out in