Corel Home Office

Corel Home Office

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,635
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 17, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    112.78MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Corel Home Office has much to recommend it, but this new productivity suite isn't for everyone. It was never meant to be. Smaller in size, lighter in features, and with certain optimizations built-in for small-screen resolutions, Corel Home Office is squarely aimed at Netbook owners, and among them, home users--both casual consumers and those operating home businesses.

The program's familiar layout emulates Microsoft Office 2007 with tabbed menus and a clean, visual display in all three applications--Write, Calculate, and Show. Its leaner feature set contains all the basic and intermediate features you'd expect in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications, but skimps on the advanced tools that the majority of home users may not use. Innovations include pressing F11 to hide the toolbar and customizing with color. Being able to save in Corel, Microsoft, and PDF formats is a necessity for sharing files with others on different systems.

Despite its pros, Corel Home Office is dogged by some serious cons. Cross-program compatibility was at times subpar, especially when importing data into Calculate. Write has some wrongs when it comes to pasting information from other documents and the Web. Creating and editing charts is confusing and frustrating in all three applications.

Detractions aside, Corel Home Office holds its own as a light productivity suite and is the only one at the time of the review that's been optimized for Netbooks' munchkin size. Consumers looking for the familiarity of Microsoft Office 2007 without the hefty price tag will do well with Corel Home Office, as long as they don't foresee needing the more advanced features for composition, spreadsheets, or presentations and can work around the occasional garbled data conversion.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Requires online registration before you can run it"

June 22, 2009  |  By self_this_me

 |  Version: Corel Home Office 1.0

Pros

Another Office suite for home users - nice to have an option.

Cons

Uses the ribbon UI, the target audience are home users who are probably more used to the standard menu system from older Office versions and from OpenOffice.org. Requires creation of online Corel account. Not expensive, but compared to OO.org, it is.

Summary

OpenOffice.org is a better choice because it's free, and because you can run it on more operating systems. I won't bother with Corel Home Office again, even though I was pretty enthusiastic about it.

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1 stars

"Why buy you get free Open Office"

June 18, 2009  |  By s_linususers

 |  Version: Corel Home Office 1.0

Pros

No Pros b'cause its not free.

Cons

You can have full fledged openoffice suite with almost fully compatiable with M$ Office.

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3 stars

"Okky but not cheap ($69.99 to buy)"

June 17, 2009  |  By tuneslover

 |  Version: Corel Home Office 1.0

Pros

Nice interface, nice features.

Cons

Not that cheap.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Corel
Publisher web site http://www.corel.com/
Release Date June 17, 2009
Date Added June 17, 2009
Version 1.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista 32-bit
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 112.78MB
File Name CorelHomeOfficeInstaller.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,635
Downloads Last Week 12
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.99
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