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WordPerfect Suite 8 adds an updated, more intuitive user interface to a classic product.
The new context-sensitive Property Bar, updated toolbars, and streamlined dialog boxes
provide a highly tuned and intuitive working environment.
This innovative and powerful context-sensitive bar changes, depending on the task you
are doing. For example, when you are working on a table, the Property Bar displays table
tools. When you select a graphic, the Property Bar changes to graphics tools.
The powerful new Application Bar lets you switch between documents, drag and drop
information, and easily work with multiple documents.
The Corel PerfectExpert combines the best features from QuickTasks, templates, Help,
and Coaches to help you accomplish your work more quickly. The Corel PerfectExpert can
guide you through a detailed project such as creating a resume (even if you want to use
other suite applications to create parts of the document), or it can guide you through a
smaller task such as inserting a clipart image. The Corel PerfectExpert provides you with
galleries of professionally-designed documents to choose from, and you can change the
layout and content in any number of ways to match your needs.
With the addition of HTML forms support, Corel WordPerfect continues to lead the
industry in Internet publishing technology. Using the Internet Publisher, you can add form
fields to your web document. These fields include radio buttons, check boxes, selection
lists, and text boxes, making the gathering of information easier than ever. You can
insert sound clips, image maps, and even Java applets to make your page exciting and easy
Corel WordPerfect supports HTML specifications 2.0 and 3.2, and includes some
additional browser-specific tags recognized by Netscape Navigator 3.0, Netscape
Communicator 4.0 and Internet Explorer version 3.0 and higher.
Corel WordPerfect pioneered the ability to link text to documents and bookmarks with
the Hypertext feature. Corel WordPerfect 7 added the ability to link to a Uniform Resource
Locator (URL) on the Internet. Corel WordPerfect 8 continuesto improve this capability
with the QuickLinks feature. When you type text that begins with "www,"
"ftp," "http," or "mailto," QuickLinks automatically
converts it to an Internet link. You can even modify QuickLinks to convert the link to
more meaningful terms. For example, when you type "www.corel.com," QuickLinks
can replace the visible text with "Corel" and create a link to the Corel home
page at URL http://www.corel.com.
Intel MMX Support
Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 is the first software suite to support the Intel Pentium with
MMX technology. You do not need to have a computer equipped with MMX technology to run
Corel WordPerfect 8. However, an MMX-enhanced computer can improve the performance of
Corel WordPerfect by reducing the time it takes to redraw bitmap and vector graphics and
improving speed in other areas.
The new Drawing Layer lets you draw graphics objects directly on top of text, group
graphics objects, and set the order of graphics objects. Create lines and shapes with
arrowheads, polygons, circles, and more. Add color, gradient fills, and patterns to give
extra polish to your documents. You can even draw over the top of clipart or a chart
you've inserted into your document.
Tables have always been a hallmark of Corel WordPerfect. You can insert tables that
span the full page width, or just a portion of it. When you a click on a table, the table
Property Bar appears giving you one-click access to size rows dynamically within a table
and quickly join or split cells with a single click and drag. Formatting is easy using
QuickFormat for tables. Simply select the table cell that contains the formatting you
like, choose QuickFormat, and apply the format to the cell you want to modify.
Corel WordPerfect 7 added Spell-As-You-Go, a timesaving feature that lets you correct
spelling errors as you type. Corel WordPerfect 8 adds Grammar-As-You-Go, another
timesaving feature that lets you recognize and fix common grammar problems as you type.
For example, a phrase such as "they is home" is marked in the document.
Right-click the marked phrase and choose from a list of possible suggestions, or ignore
the marked phrase and move on.
Corel Versions solves the problem of trying to control and track multiple copies of the
same file. Instead of trying to keep track of all your updates to a file by saving new
versions of it under different file names, Corel Versions lets you save the changes you
have made to each successive versionof your file.
With Corel Versions you can:
Archive previous versions of your files
Retrieve any archived version of a file
View any archived version of a file
Compare archived files to see the differences between them
Attach meaningful information to each archived version that can be viewed in the
document history window
Track multiple users of a common file
Delete any archived file from the history list
Specify how many versions to keep in the document history list
Protect a specific archived version from being discarded from the history list
Using the familiar Corel WordPerfect environment, you can create new SGML documents,
edit existing SGML documents, mark up text, validate tags, and improve how your SGML
documents are printed. You can also use the power of the Corel WordPerfect writing tools
to check spelling and correct typing errors automatically with QuickCorrect. You can hide
the SGML codes in the document window and use Corel WordPerfect's text formatting to make
the document easier for you to read on screen. Corel WordPerfect provides:
A structured view of the document providing the WYSIWYG view of the document on one
side and a tree view on the other.
- Improved graphics support so that graphics and the markup associated with the graphic
can be imported and exported with the SGML document.
- Automatic mapping for ISO characters during the DTD compiling process so multi-national
characters are mapped to the appropriate characters in the editor. (Characters that do not
fall within the ISO character sets can still be mapped by hand.)
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