Editors' Pick: WordPerfect Office 2002

Corel Corp., Ottawa, Ontario, (877) 70-COREL, www.corel.com

Corel Corp.'s WordPerfect Office 2002 offers the latest versions of the office suite's core applications, while the professional version additionally includes the database program Paradox 10 and the voice-recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking 5.0. Among the new key features of WordPerfect Office 2002 are The Pocket Oxford Dictionary, Corel Application Recovery Manager, Corel Clipbook, Microsoft Visual Basics for applications, Adobe Acrobat Reader and QuickView Plus.

WordPerfect 10 offers a number of new features, including Publish-to-PDF and HTML enhancements, Reveal Codes, digital signatures, navigation by object, and the ability to open and save Microsoft Word files.

Quattro Pro 10 is a flexible spreadsheet program that features enhanced charting capabilities, Dynamic CrossTabs Reports, data control, horizontal and vertical autoscroll, and the ability to open and save Microsoft Excel files.

Corel Presentations 10 now offers support for Macromedia Flash, MP3 and WMA sounds, and animated GIF images. It also offers Corel RealTime Preview and Microsoft PowerPoint import/export capabilities.

CorelCENTRAL 10 is a minisuite of personal information management applications. It offers CorelCENTRAL Mail, groupware calendar, support that allows you to synchronize your personal information with your PalmPilot, as well as the compatibility to synchronize your address book with CorelCENTRAL 10 and other software.

Finally, Paradox 10 features ready-to-use templates, new graphics filters and hotkeys features, and support for TWAIN. In addition, the application's connectivity allows it to share data with any ODBC-based database, including dBASE, Microsoft FoxPro and Microsoft Access.

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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