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WordPerfect Office 2002 Coming This Spring

Press release from the issuing company

Ottawa, Canada – Jan 30, 2001 Today, Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) is pleased to announce that the next version of its flagship office suite, WordPerfect Office 2002, will be available for purchase in North America starting in the spring of 2001. The beta version of WordPerfect Office 2002 is now in its final testing stage and is being evaluated by media across North America. WordPerfect Office 2002 Standard Edition will feature the latest versions of the core applications – WordPerfect 10, Quattro Pro 10, Corel Presentations™ 10 and CorelCENTRAL™ 10. In addition to these applications, the Professional Edition will include the powerful database Paradox 10 and the voice-recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking™ 5.0. Recognized worldwide for its superior quality and performance, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is ideal for individuals with accessibility needs and for those who prefer to dictate their text directly into WordPerfect. "Over 70 percent of the new features and enhancements developed for WordPerfect Office 2002 are the direct result of feedback from our customers," said Graham Brown, executive vice-president, business applications for Corel Corporation. "This release is designed to improve the overall software experience for our users, giving them the core features they've come to expect while boosting functionality and performance to put the full power of the suite into their hands."