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Corel® WordPerfect® Office X5 Update Now Available

Free Update to Corel’s Flagship Office Software Includes Improved Compatibility with Microsoft® Office

Ottawa, ON - November 11, 2010

Corel today released a new update for Corel WordPerfect Office X5. Available as a free download to current WordPerfect® Office X5 customers, Service Pack (SP1) builds on the office suite’s unmatched file format support and legendary formatting features, adding over 50 key enhancements requested by users. This new update offers improved file compatibility with Microsoft® Office 2010 formats as well as enhancements to the suite’s document-management, Web services and printing features.

"Just as our users have come to rely on WordPerfect’s trusted features, we also rely on our user community to help prioritize our development efforts,” said Jason Larock, Director of Product Management for Corel's Office Productivity group. “We want to help our WordPerfect customers be as productive as possible, and this latest update ensures that our users are up-to-date and able to work effectively with the latest file formats.”

Update Delivers on Key Requests from WordPerfect Community:

  • Improved compatibility with Microsoft® Office, specifically Microsoft Office changes to formatting between versions 2007 and 2010
  • Improved support for Open Type® and Type 1 fonts
  • Expanded support for Microsoft® SharePoint® and Web services
  • Reverting the default file-open filter to *.* in WordPerfect
  • Supporting the insertion of graphics in PDF output on multi-core computers
  • Improving table responsiveness during date insertion
  • Enhanced PDF/A to support latest specification


Corel WordPerfect Office X5 Service Pack (SP1), offering the new enhancements outlined above as well as improved stability, performance and fixes, is now available as a free download from www.corel.com/wordperfectofficeX5update.

Corel WordPerfect Office X5 is available at a suggested retail price (SRP) of $249.99 (USD) for the standard version or $159.99 (USD) for the upgrade.

To learn more about Corel WordPerfect Office X5, purchase an ESD or download a free 30-day trial, please visit www.corel.com/wordperfect. To learn more about how people are using WordPerfect Office, please visit the product's community site at http://officecommunity.com and join the Official WordPerfect fan page on Facebook.

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