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Hidden extras in Corel® WordPerfect® Office X5

On the website and on the product box, we’re good at telling you the main things you get when you buy the latest version of Corel® WordPerfect® Office. However, because we focus so much on that “Office Suite” message, we often don’t have the space to outline all the extras you get. This tip reveals what else you get, how to find it and how to use it.

Here, I’ll focus on the Standard Edition, but most of these notes also apply to the Professional Edition and, to a lesser degree, the Home and Student edition.

Let’s start with the box. In addition to a beautifully designed (if we do say so ourselves) box, we also package up three product CDs and a 305 page soft-covered manual. This manual helps you get started with WordPerfect and also contains tips and hints on how to get the most out of your suite. It’s a great resource to have at your fingertips as you work with WordPerfect Office.


Now, onto CD1. This is the first CD in your package. When you pop this CD into your drive, it should automatically start with the following screen:

As you can see, extras on this CD include Nuance® PaperPort® 12 SE, Mozilla® FireFox®, Resources for Microsoft® Office SharePoint® and the WordPerfect® OfficeReady® Browser. Here are details on each:

PaperPort 12 SE combines fast, easy scanning tools with powerful PDF creation, editing and annotation. It organizes all of your scanned documents and electronic files on your desktop, and lets you search and view PDF files quickly so information is always at your fingertips. In addition, PaperPort 12 SE can convert scanned paper documents into WordPerfect or Microsoft® Word formats for greater flexibility.

FireFox is an award-winning web browser with speed and simplicity that we liked so much we added it to our suite for users to install from our CD.

SharePoint servers help enterprises to better manage their content and documents. Our SharePoint resources let enterprise customers optimally search, index, view and work with SharePoint servers and WordPerfect Office.

WordPerfect OfficeReady is a companion to WordPerfect Office that provides more than 100 professionally designed, pre-formatted templates for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

CD1 also contains documentation that includes the User Guide and PDF Help Manual, which you can install.


CD2 has the Content Manual for WordPerfect Office. This manual contains clipart, floating objects and fonts—material that you can pay hundreds of dollars for if bought separately! But WordPerfect Office gives you the following items for free:

  • 900 TrueType® fonts (used for changing your type appearance)
  • 8000+ clipart images (to add pictures to your documents)
  • 175+ digital photos (for even more pictures)

Doing some clean-up of the yard this fall? We even have clip art for that!


Finally, CD3 contains a training CD from Brainstorm Inc. We worked with these good folks to develop and provide over an hour of useful training materials for free to help you get the most out of WordPerfect Office X5. The training videos go through each of the applications to help you get started, be productive and finish your documents in record time.

As you can see, WordPerfect Office comes with many bonus extras, all combining to make it the perfect companion to your office.