Corel vs M$

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by yihlisngf, Jan 19, 2006.

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  1. yihlisngf

    yihlisngf Guest

    Hi, I 'd like to get some opinions about the commercial rival product to Microsoft's M$Office, i.e. Corel's various suites, for instance WordPerfect Professional Edition?

    Are they compatible, i.e. can documents created under M$'s Word be read and edited in Corel's WordPerfect, and so on...

    Thanks for any thought on the subject.
  2. hollywoodpc

    hollywoodpc Registered Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Corel could screw up a wet dream ! Of course , so can M$ !!!
  3. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Obviously you remember their Windows transition. Personally, I hated WordPerfect from the beginning. When everyone was raving about DOS based WordPerfect 4.2, I was using MacWrite, which was WYSIWYG. WordPerfect made me wanna gag.

    Hopefully things have changed. I do know that Corel and Microsoft are not supporting the OpenDocument standard. Tom Hardware previewed it here.
  4. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    California - USA
    In fact, both 'office suites' are good, and it's strictly a matter of opinion as to which is better. That said, MS Office is the world-standard (that's why most of us use Windows, isn't it?).

    Regarding your question of compatibility, most if not all files can be exported/imported into the like app (both ways).

  5. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

    Apr 18, 2005
    Mass., USA
    It seems that just about EVERYBODY is planning support of ODF (except M$, of course).
    Curious! It appears Corel is vacillating, after reading Close_Hauled's link.
    I was optimistic after reading this:
    Especially wierd, in that Corel was a member of the OASIS Technical Committee that created the OpenDocument format:

    Have a look at OpenOffice / StarOffice 2.0. Both have very good support of M$ formats.
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