Most Office Suites provide many of the same functions, although each has improved on their previous versions. At this stage the attention seems to have shifted from providing more features to creating your documents easily with minimum navigation across the screen. This is clearly visible in “Perfect Expert" in Corel WordPerfect Office X3.
Corel WordPerfect Office X3 has numerous features. Some of which I found quite new, interesting, and productive are described below:
1) While creating your word document if you wish to search for something or open Yahoo mail, for example, you don’t have to leave your document and go to the related software. In WordPerfect X3 there is a toolbar below the standard toolbar (this terminology is taken from MS Office) which carries various Internet related options. [See Image 9]
2) When you are typing your document in WordPerfect X3, you will see the words appearing in a small window in a toolbar below the menu bar. When you type a few initial letters the words related to it open in this window and they can be selected for our document.
3) Selecting any function or the tools from “Perfect Expert" is very easy and convenient. [See Image 11]
4) One of the interesting tools is the “Draw Picture" that helps you draw the picture right within your document.
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5) Another useful feature is the “TextArt" which enables you insert text with various shapes including 3D. [See Image 13]
6) You can create the PDF files from WordPerfect Office X3.
7) Creating the spreadsheets with Quattro Pro X3 is very convenient. Using functions and adding effects from “Perfect Expert" are a breeze.
8) Of the four software products within Corel WordPerfect Office X3, the best software is Presentations X3. In this software there is a thin window towards the extreme right in the main window that carries the tabbed options of: Slide Editor, Slide Outliner, Slide Sorter and QuickPlay. This makes it easy to edit the slides and see the slide show.
9) In Presentations X3, clicking the “Perfect Expert" window activates another thin window that carries various drawing tools making it easier for you to insert various shapes and fill colors.
10) One interesting feature within Presentations X3 is creating the bitmap image within your slides. [See Image 14]
11) Even in Presentations X3, adding various effects and using functions from “Perfect Expert" is easy and convenient. It greatly enhances your creativity and productivity.
12) Within WordPerfect Mail saving various types of searches in the folders can be very useful.
Apart from this, Corel WordPerfect Office X3 has many other excellent features which are easy to comprehend and utilize.
WordPerfect Mail X3 is very ordinary software. There are a number of better email clients available for free. Maybe Corel should think of tying-up with software like Thunderbird, to include it within WordPerfect Office X3 instead. Considering the high price of the software I would have expected an excellent email client from Corel, but this one is disappointing. This convinces me more that the price of the software should be reduced.
At the price-tag that the company is offering Corel WordPerfect Office X3, it could have included more software in the suite, like that of database.