April 26, 2016 09:15 ET

WordPerfect Office X8: Legendary Office Suite Delivers on Users' Top Requests

WordPerfect® Office X8 boosts productivity with new enhancements to favorite tools; Perfect Authority updated for legal users

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Introducing WordPerfect® Office X8, the latest version of Corel's legendary office suite with new and enhanced features driven by customers' top requests. Power users can be more productive with improvements to the unique features they rely on including Reveal Codes, function keys, file compatibility, templates and more. For anyone who needs the power of a true office suite, the WordPerfect® Office X8 family has a powerful option for you, at the price you need.

"There may be more productivity apps around than ever, but users quickly find that most simply aren't powerful enough for businesses to rely on. Whether you're a long-time user or looking for a full-featured suite that's up to the task, WordPerfect Office X8 is an ideal choice," said Cindy Howard, Senior Product Manager, WordPerfect. "We asked our power users to tell us the most important improvements we could make in X8 for their workflow. Their answers: let me access Reveal Codes when and where I need it; give me a more visual way to see templates; and make it even easier to use my customized keystrokes. With WordPerfect Office X8, we're delivering on this and more."

Get to Know WordPerfect Office X8

A popular choice with users in legal, government, and business, WordPerfect Office X8 is the legendary office leader for creating impressive documents, presentations, spreadsheets and more. With built-in PDF functionality, enhanced Reveal Codes and New from Template, you'll have all the support and tools you need to work faster and smarter. Collaboration is made easy with support for over 60 file types, including the latest Microsoft Office formats, and corporate accounts can take advantage of SharePoint integration and easy network deployment. Plus, take advantage of the user-suggested enhancements to streamline your most important workflow needs. Get the compatibility, power and affordability you need to be successful in any office environment.

WordPerfect Office X8 Meets Power Users' Most Popular Requests

  • Enhanced! Reveal Codes: An all-time favorite just got even better! Easily change the Reveal Codes window to the left, right or bottom. Get instant access to this handy feature with the ability to turn the Reveal Codes option on and off on the default toolbar.

  • New! New from Template: Simplify your workflow with a new time-saving view thumbnails to make the template selection process a snap. Instantly browse your installed or created templates to make a faster selection. WordPerfect Office X8 also includes new templates including APA (American Psychological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association) and Turabian Style Guide.

  • Enhanced! Microsoft Office compatibility: Work with the most up-to-date Microsoft Office file formats for seamless file compatibility. WordPerfect gives you a great experience on Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7.

  • Enhanced! Multiple UI and Workflow Improvements: WordPerfect X8 enables you to work the way you want and faster than ever with a number of new enhancements including: the new Function Key Template macro which lets you seamlessly create a printable keyboard template that outlines every keystroke; the ability to customize the appearance of the page on your screen; more character count options; and the ability to increase Undo levels.

WordPerfect Office X8 (Standard Edition) Includes:

  • WordPerfect®: Word processor
  • Quattro Pro®: Spreadsheet program
  • Presentations™: Slideshow creator
  • WordPerfect® Lightning™: Digital notebook
  • eBook Publisher: eBook publishing utility
  • Corel® AfterShot™ 2: Photo-editing and management
  • Presentations™ Graphics: Bitmap editor and drawing application
  • 900 TrueType fonts; over 10,000 clipart images; over 300 templates; more than 175 digital photos; BrainStorm training videos; the Pocket Oxford English Dictionary; the WordPerfect Address Book and much more.

Introducing Perfect Authority 1.5 for Legal Customers

Corel has also today released a new update to Perfect Authority, the WordPerfect companion application that gives legal users a faster, simpler way to build a Table of Authorities by instantly locating, alphabetizing and cross-referencing citations automatically. Free to registered Perfect Authority users, the 1.5 update adds support for short-form citations, as per the California Style Manual. Perfect Authority is available in the US only.

Pricing and Availability

Corel WordPerfect Office X8 is available in English and French now at Suggested retail price (SRP) for WordPerfect Office X8 Standard Edition is $249.99 USD / $324.99 CAD for full and $159.99 USD / $207.99 CAD for upgrade. For home users and students, WordPerfect Office X8 Home & Student Edition is available for $99.99 USD / $129.99 CAD. For business and power users, WordPerfect Office X8 Professional Edition is $399.99 USD / $519.99 CAD for full and $259.99 USD / $337.99 CAD for upgrade. Commercial and education volume licenses are also available.

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Perfect Authority 1.5 is a free update to Perfect Authority customers and can be purchased for $199 USD.

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