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  • Aug 31, 2010
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Way back-in-the-day I used WordPerfect as it was the software used by lawyers offices and small publishers. Then somehow it dropped from my radar as the places I worked at fell into the MSWord rut and I did too. (Don't ask me about WangWord and Norsk-data!) Still memories of WP's strengths lingered in my mind so when I had the opportunity to try it again, I went for it.

Now these days I'm a mom-of-all-trades so I no longer am a power-user, but I can tell you what my daughter (10 yo) and I discovered as we used the basic features. First, it's easy to transition from MSWord. If that's what's keeping you from trying WP, do not worry. The basic functions are recognizable and you can be productive out of the gate. My daughter had no problem making a switch and she's a noobie typist. For myself, there are some functions I haven't figured out how to invoke. For example, how to make the Paragraph marks show up. I know it's there, but it just didn't jump out at me. The other activity I haven't figured out yet is what WP's commands are. If I want to search for what would be ^p in Word, I don't know how to do that. But then, how many people want to do these things.

As for power, it was clear to me that WP is superior. It copes easily with Word documents and even PDFs. You can stay in the Word environment, or switch back and forth from it to the WP environment at will.

While there is a ton to love -- like the font library, graphics, etc. -- the feature I love best is how well WordPerfect deals with HTML. Just as this package showed up, to give you an example, I had a blogging project I was beginning. Well those of you who have used Word know that if you type things up in Word, when you go to post you get a ton of absolutely useless code that bloats the post size by about 400%. With WP you don't get that. If you want, you can get just the text with no code. WOOT! I will NEVER use Word again for this type of project.

THE SKINNY:::
Even a 10 yo found WordPerfect easy to use.

WP is still superior to MSWord when it comes to abilities.

If you are blogging I highly recommend it. In fact, I just recommend it. If you aren't going to go with OpenOffice, then this is the guy to use.

Pam T~
mom & blogger

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For great-looking documents, spreadsheets, presentations and email, get Corel WordPerfect Office X5--Standard Edition, the essential office suite for home and business users. Enhanced compatibility lets you run on Windows 7 and easily open, edit and save the latest Microsoft Office file formats. Save time and money with built-in collaborative tools for PDF, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and a new integrated email client and calendar based on Thunderbird. Plus, the redesigned help system makes it easy to complete projects quickly. Find out for yourself why millions depend on the best office suite value, WordPerfect Office.

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