It gives me great pleasure to introduce WordPerfect Office X6 to you. I’m convinced that as soon as you’ve read this post, you’ll head over to www.corel.com/wordperfect to download the trial and try out the powerful new tools and capabilities.
Our users are very loyal and extremely passionate. Every time I talk to them, their enthusiasm and love for WordPerfect is hugely evident. After many interactions (formal and informal) with our users, we created WPO X6 with these 3 themes in mind:
Improvements to the tools you already love
WordPerfect has many unique, industry-leading features, like Make It Fit, Reveal Codes and strong PDF support. Our users asked for some feature improvements, but because they rely heavily on WordPerfect to get their daily jobs done, they didn’t want radical changes to the way features are accessed or used. We stayed true to your favorites, but also improved compatibility with MS Office files, changed the font and color of Reveal Codes, updated our PDF capabilities, and much more.
New productivity-enhancing capabilities
People today have to do a lot more in a lot less time. So in order to ensure that our users continue to be productive with WordPerfect Office, we’ve added a number of time-saving capabilities, like the ability to open multiple documents on multiple monitors, support for Windows 7 preview with search, replace and print options, step-saving macros, and others.
Adapting to the shift in market trends
The world in which our users use WordPerfect has changed dramatically over the past 2 years. We adapted this new version to embrace this changing world so that our users can benefit from today’s newer technologies in the mobile and video spaces.
I’ve spent hours working on putting together a Top 3 Features list. With all the great tools, this was extremely difficult, but here it is:
1. Multi-document/monitor support
Far too often when creating documents, we have the need to open up multiple documents in different windows. Some might be for reference purposes and some might be to actually work on the document. The point is that with WordPerfect X6, you can open many documents in different windows and if you have multiple monitors, you can move these windows onto your monitors…effectively spreading your work across a number of screens.
2. New macros
Macros are a great way to automate time-consuming, repetitive work. One of the new macros in WordPerfect X6 gives you the ability to find and replace multiple items. For example, if you need to change “Tom” and “Thomas” to “Bob” and “Robert” throughout your entire document, this macro will make these changes in one fell swoop.
3. Advanced preview
WordPerfect now supports the Windows 7 preview capability available through Windows Explorer and Outlook. But we’re supporting more than just preview. Through the Context menu, you can search, zoom, go-to and print your document without opening WordPerfect. There are two more features worth mentioning:
WordPerfect Viewer for Android – With this release, we expanded our WordPerfect Document (WPD) mobile viewer family by adding support for Android. So now in addition to viewing WordPerfect files on your iPhone and iPad, you will be able to view on Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire and Motorola Zoom.
WordPerfect eBook Publisher – WordPerfect X6 removes the complexity of creating MOBI eBooks for devices/readers such as the Kindle. Whether you author your eBook from scratch or grab content from other documents, the new eBook Publisher ensures that the WordPerfect document you create is viewable on MOBI devices and readers as you intend it to be.
I’m extremely excited about this new release and I believe that you will be just as excited. Once you’ve downloaded and tested the free trial, I’d be interested in your feedback. Post a comment here or head over to www.OfficeCommunity.com or www.facebook.com/wordperfectoffice and let us know what you think!