WordPerfect 5.1 and WordStar 6.0 Mouse Support (68956)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 9.0
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 6.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 7.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 8.x

This article was previously published under Q68956


WordPerfect version 5.1 incorporates Microsoft Mouse support; however, WordStar versions 5.5 and 6.0 do not. The following information identifies whether or not a menu is needed to use the Microsoft Mouse with WordStar or WordPerfect.
Product                  Description
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WordStar version 6.0     Not Microsoft Mouse aware: see below note
WordStar version 5.5     Not Microsoft Mouse aware: uses MSWS5.COM
WordPerfect version 5.1  Microsoft Mouse aware: no menu needed
WordPerfect version 5.0  Not Microsoft Mouse aware: uses MSWP5.COM
Note: WordStar 6.0 sometimes works with MSWS5. But we do not guarantee this version to work with WS 6.0.

It is important to learn how the built-in mouse menus in WordPerfect version 5.1 work. In color modes, the normal cursor is a rectangular red text cursor. A right-button click causes a menu line to appear at the top of the screen. Then, by clicking and holding the left mouse button, you may drag the highlight down the chosen drop-down menu to make the desired menu selection.

The products referenced here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 9/24/2003
Keywords: KB68956