WordPerfect X5 makes entrance at FOSE

Corel adds support for more than 60 file formats, PDF tools

At FOSE yesterday, Corel unveiled the latest version of its flagship WordPerfect Office suite, offering online collaboration tools, an integrated e-mail client and support for more than 60 file formats, including Microsoft Office files.

The new suite includes Quattro Pro X5 for spreadsheets, charts and graphs; Presentations X5 for presentations and slideshows; WordPerfect Lightning for digital note-taking; enhanced tools for creating and managing PDF documents; smoother integration with Microsoft's SharePoint; Mozilla Thunderbird, an e-mail client; Nuance PaperPort SE 12 for annotating and sharing PDFs; and support for Microsoft's XML formats.

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"For more than 20 years, WordPerfect Office has earned the trust and loyalty of millions of users by providing essential tools and innovations that are designed specifically to address the evolving needs of our customers," said Jason Larock, director of product management for Corel's Office Productivity group. "With WordPerfect Office X5, we've expanded the scope of our suite, to provide customers with a unique solution that addresses the new requirements of an online-offline workflow while enhancing the formatting features and PDF tools that our users have come to rely on."

An upgrade to WordPerfect Office X5 is now available for download from www.corel.com for $160 and $250 for the full version. A boxed version is also available for pre-order through Corel, and a home and student edition is also available for $100.

For more information, stop by FOSE booth 3012.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.

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