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Corel Word Perfect for Linux


Highlights & Features

Enhanced File Management – Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® – Personal Edition lets you manage over 40 different file formats, including Microsoft® Word 97 files.

Compatibility – file format is consistent with previous versions, ensuring compatibility with existing documents.The same file format is shared between Corel WordPerfect for Windows® 95, Windows NT®, Windows 3.1x and UNIX®, assuring cross-platform compatibility.

File Manager – access files, create directories, change file modes and more—without having to remember Linux commands—with the Corel WordPerfect File Manager.

Shadow Cursor – point, click and begin typing anywhere on the page.

Grammar-As-You-Go™ – identifies phrases in question and provides suggestions.

Corel® Versions® – keeps track of document revisions for workgroup collaboration.

Charting & Drawing – move, rotate and size an image within a box. Wrap text on both sides of an image, or even contour text around odd shapes. You can also draw objects directly on top of text, group graphics and add color gradient fills or patterns. Create 3D, line, area, hi-lo and expanded pie charts.

Table Enhancements – size table rows, and join and split cells with a single click.

Internet Publishing Capabilities* – edit or create your document in Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux – Personal Edition and publish it to HTML, complete with hyperlinks and bookmarks. Web files can also be converted directly into Corel WordPerfect format.

Guidelines – changes margins and columns directly on your page.

Hyperlinks – automatically creates Internet links from text beginning with www, ftp, http, mailto and more.

Spell-As-You-Go™ – identifies words that might be misspelled so you can correct them as you type.

Breakdown of Features for Each Version

Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® (Downloadable Version)

  • Fully functional word processor
  • Unlimited usage for personal, non-commercial use provided end user registers as user of the product within 90-day period
  • Multi-language support
  • Import/Export Filters – includes support for Office 97 document formats
  • Online help system
  • Over 90 built-in spreadsheet functions
  • E-mail directly from Corel WordPerfect
  • Instantly become a Webmaster with “Publish to Internet” HTML exporting features

Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® (Personal Retail Version)

Includes all of the features of the Downloadable version, plus:

  • Unlimited usage (i.e., not limited to personal use)
  • Advanced drawing and charting applications with online Help
  • WPFonts – over 130 fonts plus bonus font installer utility
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
  • Electronic copy of the Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux user’s manual (PDF format)
  • 5,000 clipart images
  • 200 photos
  • Over 180 textures
  • Netscape Web browser
  • Dozens of preformatted sample documents for user reference
  • Dozens of predesigned templates
  • Over 90 ExpressDocs
  • Print queue manager
  • Font installation utility
  • Custom Hyphen Database creation utility
  • Custom Supplemental Dictionary creation utility
  • User’s reference manual

Corel® WordPerfect® 8 for Linux® (Retail Server Edition)

Includes all of the features included in the Personal Retail version, plus:

  • Advanced site license management software
  • Corel WordPerfect 8 for Linux Character Terminal Binary for non-GUI terminal users
  • Advanced system and application customization utilities
  • Support for the Oracle® Database engine

More information : linux.corel.com


The GIMP


GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

It is an extremely capable piece of software with many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, a expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.

GIMP is extremely expandedable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plugins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Features and Capabilities
This is only a very quickly thrown together list of GIMP features. This is only the tip of the iceberg.
  • Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone,etc.
  • Tile based memory managent so image size is limited only by available disk space.
  • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
  • Full alpha channel support
  • Layers and channels
  • A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu
  • Advanced scripting capabilities
  • Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
  • Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
  • Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool.
  • Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format.
  • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip.
  • File formats supported include gif, jpg, png, xpm, tiff, tga, mpeg, ps, pdf, pcx, bmp, and many others.
  • Load, display, convert, save to many file formats.
  • Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier and intelligent.
  • Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters.
  • Over 100 plugins already available.
  • Supports custom brushes and patterns
  • Much, much more!
Authors
The GIMP was written by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball. Many, many other developers have contributed plugins. And thousands have provided support and testing.

More information : www.gimp.org