What Is a WordPerfect Productivity Pack?

by Karen Adams

Corel's WordPerfect software is similar to Microsoft Office. With a variety of applications, the program handles the same projects as its competitor. The WordPerfect productivity pack comes with the purchase of WordPerfect and contains all of the WordPerfect software necessary to run the program. The latest version of Corel's Wordperfect productivity pack is available in CD-ROM and online download from the Corel website. However, the product is not free. If you want a product to replace Microsoft Office or just need a stable word processing client, Corel's WordPerfect has options available.

Specifications

Corel's WordPerfect productivity pack comes with all of the applications and components of WordPerfect software. WordPerfect Office compares to Microsoft Office in that it is a document formatting program that includes Quattro Pro for spreadsheets. The productivity pack also includes Corel Presentations, WordPerfect Mail, Visual Intelligence and Wordperfect Lightning. WordPerfect opens documents in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF, HTML, and XML.

System Requirements

WordPerfect software only works on a Windows platform with a color depth of 16-bit. To correctly run Corel's WordPerfect, a computer needs Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 as well as Internet Explorer 6.0 or later. A CD-ROM drive is necessary to install the productivity pack software. The WordPerfect productivity pack requires previously installed service packs. A system needs Service Pack 1 of the productivity pack to install the second service pack. The initial release -- 11.0.0.233 -- of WordPerfect Office II is necessary to continue updating the software.

WordPerfect Office and Quattro Pro

The latest WordPerfect productivity pack offers word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, notes, email client and graphics software. The interface is traditional and opens more than 60 types of files including PDF, .doc, .odf, and other formats. In addition, the productivity pack comes with security features and includes an upgrade system that allows users to download new service packs from the Internet.

Criticism

According to CNet Reviews, Corel Wordperfect is comparable to Microsoft Office but does not measure up to the competitor's interface. In addition, many free word processing office suites are now available, leaving the WordPerfect productivity pack in the dust. However, the software does handle multiple file formats and provides accurate processing and formatting for legal and long documents.

About the Author

Karen Adams has been writing professionally since 2003. At the University of Florida, she worked on the school's newspaper while earning her Bachelor of Arts in English. She contributes to many different publications regularly. Currently she lives and works in Florida and is a member of Florida University's Fiction Collective and "Tea Magazine."

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