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Once upon a time, WordPerfect was more popular than today's reigning rival, Microsoft Office. It has long since lost that exalted role in the market, but WordPerfect remains a powerful competitor with all the features needed for typical office work plus a bit of extra oomph.

This version of the Corel suite comes with five separate applications. Along with the standard word processor WordPerfect, the spreadsheet-creating Quattro Pro, and Presentations--for multimedia presentations, natch--X4 comes with an e-mail client and a digital calendar. The basics up through power tools are well represented in each, so new users switching over should find much that is familiar. Spell-checkers and formula editing, and macros and document collaboration are all part of WordPerfect. We had no trouble opening or saving documents in Microsoft Office's format, and it includes a special interface and a section in the manual designed to simplify the switch from Microsoft's software. WordPerfect also supports the Open Document Format and more than 60 file types overall.

However, it doesn't just mimic the market leader, adding its own office suite innovations such as a tabbed interface and automatic converters to PDF and XML formats. Online services include storage, e-mail, and calendars, and it even comes with native character recognition for scans. Powerful and relatively inexpensive, WordPerfect is recommended for home and business users who want an alternative to Microsoft's dominant tools.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 90 votes

    • 5 star: 45
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5.0 stars

    "WordPerfect Office X4 & X5 - BEST word process program"

    January 23, 2011  |   By impeachthem

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    Understand my 5 stars are for WP X4. I urge all who can't stand MS Word to get the OEM version of either X4 or X5, which is very good and not much different than X4. The ease of editing, formatting -- all mechanics -- is a dream.

    Cons

    The only negative with Corel is the limited choice of symbols, which ought to be expanded to twice its size in the database.

    Summary

    If only Corel WordPerfect Office were more affordable. It is the finest word processing program ever, and I wish I could buy the premium program. So for us who are on the lower end of the money spectrum, the OEM version of WP are an excellent way to use the program. Everyone who tries Corel will never use MS Word again.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I found WP 2B as easy 2 use as any other word product."

    March 22, 2010  |   By walteradamluck

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    The first thing was the ease in which you can change the margins. Second was the
    ability with which WP is compatible.

    Cons

    I have not found a con yet.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Can't give a review"

    February 16, 2010  |   By nerikson69

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    Can't give any yet, am a poor boy, downloaded it from C-net but do not have serial number to activate full version

    Cons

    Can't give any yet, am a poor boy, downloaded it from C-net but do not have serial number to activate full version

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Unsuccessful intallation"

    December 9, 2009  |   By laser

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    It is probably an excellent word processor suite, but I have no way of knowing.

    Cons

    I tried downloading from three sites, and installaing each version. In each case I got an error message that my files were corrupted and I should reinstall. Reinstalling did not help. I wrote to WordPerfect buthave not yet received a reply.

    Summary

    I am disppointed because I could not use the program. If anyone can help, please post your advice here.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Davin Kraft of Guam loves this product."

    September 24, 2009  |   By tfarknivad

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    It shows everything you are doing while you do it unlike microsoft.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing is wrong with this product, I would give it an infinite amount of stars if such was a possibility

    Summary

    I do not like using Microsoft Word, so when I went to my school library I tried using this great product instead and found it was much faster and easier to use than any other microsoft gadget in today's market.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Have always used it, cant go over to another processor."

    April 13, 2009  |   By bengtdaniel

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    It feels familar, its easy, I think it has always been a step before the others

    Cons

    Cant find the cons. Would just like that most could have WP.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Co-founder gave $1 million to fight marriage equality"

    February 3, 2009  |   By jabberwockgee

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    Don't care about the program. I've used it in the past, and it's not that great. Microsoft office is better.

    Cons

    Alan Ashton, the co-founder of this company, gave $1 million to support proposition 8.

    http://www.californiansagainsthate.com/dishonorRoll.html

    Summary

    Nothing else to say.

    Updated on Aug 15, 2011

    Thank you for your response. I do find politics perfectly acceptable reasons to not use a product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Excellent word processor"

    December 26, 2008  |   By claudiaxl

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    The best word processor out there, easy to format and do great documents, for people jumping in from Word, wordperfect has a simulator to make it an easier learning curve

    Cons

    Did not like Quattro that much because is not as powerful as Excel, needs better VBA editor to make existing VBA macros that run on excel run also on Quattro

    Summary

    Excellent word processor the other components are very good too

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best WP yet. Seems very stable."

    September 23, 2008  |   By jeansteinman

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    Wordperfect is a formatter's dream. Word has never worked as well.

    Cons

    Too expensive; not available as a stand-alone.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "WP siempre fue la mejor de las suites."

    September 21, 2008  |   By jcolossio

    Version: Corel WordPerfect Office X4

    Pros

    WP siempre fue la mejor de las suites.

    Cons

    WP siempre fue la mejor de las suites.

    Summary

    WP siempre fue la mejor de las suites.

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