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Corel WordPerfect Office X5 review

Techworld
24 March 2010
  • Summary: Squeezed by desktop competitors (Microsoft's powerhouse Office suite and the free, open source OpenOffice) and web alternatives (apps from Google, Zoho, and others), can Corel WordPerfect Office X5 bring something to the productivity software table?
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Corel WordPerfect Office X4 Standard Edition review

Techworld
24 April 2008
  • Summary: Existing WordPerfect users will find WordPerfect Office X4 Standard Edition worth the upgrade, but Microsoft Office users will find few compelling reasons to switch suites.
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Overall 6
6.0

WordPerfect Office Standard Edition ( v. 11 )

CNET
30 March 2007
  • Summary: Current WordPerfect customers should certainly upgrade to Office 11.0. But SOHO users won't need some of the functionality.
  • Pros: Unlike Microsoft Office 2003, runs on older OSs, including Windows 98; now publishes documents from every app in the suite into XML format.
  • Cons: Lacks an e-mail client; requires Microsoft Outlook or Novell GroupWise to use new document-routing feature; few changes to premier application, WordPerfect.
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Overall 8
8.0

Corel WordPerfect Office X3 Standard Edition

PC Magazine
27 March 2007
  • Conclusion: Longtime legal, government, and academic WordPerfect users get more flexibility, PDF importation, and WordPerfect's consistent file format.
  • Pros: Full-featured office suite without Microsoft-related security risks; can output files in Microsoft Office formats; PDF export and import; tight control over formatting and long documents; full-featured legal and long-document support; mail client with full indexing.
  • Cons: Mail program not integrated into the rest of the suite, relatively low-impact graphics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Corel WordPerfect Office X3 Standard Edition (2007)

PC Magazine
16 March 2007
  • Conclusion: It's mostly going to appeal to WordPerfect's long-standing legal, academic, and professional audiences, but Corel's Office suite is definitely worth a look if Word's peculiarities get on your nerves.
  • Pros: Full-featured, low-cost office suite with superb control over long documents and page layout. PDF import and export. Powerful, reliable spreadsheet and presentation programs. Mail program with built-in indexing.
  • Cons: Cluttered interface. Minor inconveniences in the word processor. Generally less powerful than Office 2007.
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Overall 7
7.0

WordPerfect Office X4

ZDNet
24 April 2008
  • Summary: We found WordPerfect Office X4 to be rich in features, but somewhat clumsy in execution.
  • Pros: Includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, note-taking, email and graphics applications, Supports more than 60 formats including ODF and files from Microsoft Office 2007 and earlier, Handles PDF/A as well as OCR in PDFs, Strong tools for legal and long documents Security features, Upgr...
  • Cons: Can be clumsy to learn for those used to Microsoft Office 2007, Integration among applications is limited, Some functions are hard to find, Costs a significant amount
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
9 November 2007
  • Summary: Minor irritations aside, we think people who use their PC for business -- and who are looking for a real productivity-suite upgrade -- might very well find what they need in Corel WordPerfect Office X3.
  • Pros: All five principal apps -- that's WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Mail, Presentations and Presentations Graphics -- are first-rate
  • Cons: It will surreptitiously add Yahoo Toolbar to your browser during setup; InstallShield Update Manager puts itself in Windows' startup list and resides in the system tray
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
17 September 2007
  • Summary: Price-conscious buyers are more likely to look at completely free competitors such as OpenOffice.org and IBM Symphony. Nevertheless, WordPerfect keeps its best features and adds enough new ones to keep current users satisfied - and its increased compatibility with Microsoft Office is worth the...
  • Pros: Good compatibility with Microsoft Office documents and other formats (including ODF), ability to edit PDFs, usual WordPerfect features such as Reveal Codes, interface consistent with previous versions, optical character recognition for PDFs that contain scanned-in images of text
  • Cons: Not that much cheaper than Microsoft Office, PDF editing useful for rescuing text but probably not much more than that, Quattro Pro can't compete with Excel 2007's charts, irritating features such as its inability to have more than nine documents open at once
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Overall 6
6.0

Like previous versions, Office X5 offers strong compatibility with Microsoft Office

Good Gear Guide.au
11 September 2007
  • Summary: The new version of Corel WordPerfect Office X5 bolsters features, but offers little incentive for users of competing suites to switch.
  • Pros: Excellent compatibility with Microsoft Office, solid handling of PDFs
  • Cons: Unimpressive newsreader and e-mail features, no Web apps component
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Overall 8
8.1

Corel WordPerfect Office 2002 Standard Edition

Active Network
8 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Corel WordPerfect Office 2002 Standard Edition is definitely a viable and good alternative to Microsoft Office. It offers tons of great, unique features that make the suite powerful enough to be used in high demanding corporate environments to produce daily documents.
  • Pros: Extremely complete, Outstanding word processor, Powerful spreadsheet software, Much more reliable than previous versions, Good Value
  • Cons: CorelCentral 10 is a gadget, Corel Presentations 10 doesn't present enough new features, Quattro Pro 10 GUI isn't adapted at all to Windows XP
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