In this position, WordPerfect's most important feature is offering compatibility for file formats from other programs. So how well does it play the compatibility game? In fact, WordPerfect seems to have an easier time dealing with the new Microsoft Office file formats than with the traditional ones, and often imports them with fewer glitches. WordPerfect's compatibility is extremely good--but not perfect. Overall, WordPerfect's support for Office file formats is good enough that most workers won't face a headache when exchanging documents with their colleagues.
But in some cases, this process fails ending with hopelessly scrambled text , and in other cases it works but still leaves you with an altered layout. Once again, it's not perfect, but no other office suite offers anything close. Most of WordPerfect's best features have been in place for years--for example, legal professionals, government workers, and technical writers love features like Master Documents, which let you build long documents out of separate files.
WordPerfect is also legendary for its Reveal Codes feature, which lets you edit and rearrange your document's low-level formatting instructions, giving you fine-grained control over what's taking place. For example, WordPerfect still forces users to click the status menu to get an updated word count.
Word keeps the word count perpetually updated. And who can explain why WordPerfect still limits users to nine open files at a time, and why the status bar shows the number of the page you're working on but not the total number of pages in the document?
The Mail Merge Expert makes it simpler to associate a data source, such as an address book or a spreadsheet, with form documents, including letters, labels, and envelopes. Let the Mail Merge Expert guide you through the process—step by step. It provides more publishing options, such as relative font sizing and the ability to publish footnotes. Keystroke Menu The new Keystroke Menu helps you quickly access settings and commands.
Simply type the first few letters of the feature you're looking for and WordPerfect will present a series of available matches. File format support Famous for its unrivalled compatibility, WordPerfect Office lets you work with more files than ever.
Easily open, edit, and share files with support for more than 60 formats. Microsoft SharePoint support SharePoint support is fully integrated into WordPerfect Office X9, enabling you to interact more easily with content, processes, and business data.
Share knowledge, find information, and collaborate with confidence both inside and outside your organization. You can adjust PDF file size and print resolution to suit a variety of destination platforms, such as web, email and print. Avoid spending time adjusting margins and fonts or cutting out text.
With the Make It Fit feature, the look you want is just a click away. Multiple monitor support Take your productivity to the next level with WordPerfect support for multiple monitors. Open different files on different monitors so you can work on them simultaneously. To help track, organize, and compile data, this complete desktop database solution stores information in powerful, searchable tables.
Windows Explorer and Microsoft Outlook file previewing View a WordPerfect file before opening it by selecting the file in Windows Explorer or Microsoft Outlook, then choose from a robust set of right-click options that enable you to search, select, or copy text, browse a document, or even print directly from the Preview panel—all without having to open the file. PerfectExpert Get started quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide that offers an array of project templates and helpful advice.
When you start a PerfectExpert project, the PerfectExpert panel dynamically updates to provide advice and guidance specific to the task at hand. Reference Center Get the most out of your office software with built-in learning resources and support. WordPerfect Office features an easy-to-access help system that puts tips, tutorials, and answers right at your fingertips. Whether it's information on how to use a specific feature or helpful information for creating eye-catching documents and presentations, WordPerfect Office offers all the support you need to get the job done right.
Web services integration Gather up-to-the second data from the web and then automatically update a document with that information whenever you open it. For example, create a report with updated stock prices, send out a real-estate brochure that pulls in new MLS listings, or publish daily weather reports.
Bring the power of the web to all your documents with WordPerfect Office. Instead of hand-marking citations, let Perfect Authority locate, sort and create the Table of Authorities for you in minutes, saving you time and money. Redaction Black out sensitive or confidential information, and ensure that text cannot be retrieved or revealed.
This versatile feature can also search a document for words and phrases to hide and automatically apply redaction. Redacted files can be saved to. Fortunately, WordPerfect has a built-in feature that enables you to strip this confidential or sensitive metadata from your files.
Keep your documents clean, safe, and secure. Bates Numbering Adding Bates numbering to critical files is standard practice in many fields, including law and medicine, and can be tedious and time-consuming.
Legal users can save time with this new tool that lets you easily insert Bates numbers in WordPerfect documents. Every page in a document or a folder of documents is assigned a unique, incremental number for quick identification.
Long-standing WordPerfect users will be relieved: There's something to be said for WordPerfect's clean, no-nonsense blank page. While the suite keeps its traditional looks in the new X4 version, it does beef up support for both PDFs and Office file formats. Existing WordPerfect users will find the new version worth the upgrade, but Microsoft Office users will find few compelling reasons to switch suites. WordPerfect Office is cheaper than Microsoft Office, but not by much. While WordPerfect's comfortable interface hasn't changed much in nearly a decade, the office software market has.