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COREL RELEASES CORELDRAW 4; NEW WINDOWS GRAPHICS PROGRAM ADVANCES ALL-IN-ONE GRAPHICS THEME

 OTTAWA, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: COSFF) today announced CorelDRAW 4, the most recent release of the company's internationally acclaimed Windows(TM) graphics software package. In addition to hundreds of enhancements to CorelDRAW, CorelPHOTO-PAINT, CorelCHART and CorelSHOW, CorelDRAW 4 includes a new object-oriented animation program, CorelMOVE. With all its modules, CorelDRAW 4 continues to provide users with the easiest to use, yet most comprehensive and advanced package for all their graphics applications.
 "With new multi-page capability and powerful layout features, CorelDRAW 4 is now ideal for desktop publishing as well as graphics applications," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and CEO of Corel Corporation. "The addition of advanced spreadsheet and animation features make CorelDRAW 4 even more suitable for everyday business requirements."
 In line with Corel's strategy to market CorelDRAW 3 and CorelDRAW 4 simultaneously, CorelDRAW 4 will be positioned as the choice for users who require graphics features beyond those provided with CorelDRAW 3. CorelDRAW 4 is ideal for desktop professionals, technical illustrators, architects, prepress service bureaus, and corporate users for illustrations, charting and multimedia presentations.
 Pricing and Availability
 Now shipping, CorelDRAW 4 carries a suggested list price of US$595 and Cdn.$695. Registered users of any version of CorelDRAW can purchase the CorelDRAW 4 upgrade for US$249 and Cdn.$269.
 Available until June 25th, Corel is offering an Early-Bird promotion which allows CorelDRAW users to purchase the CorelDRAW 4 upgrade for US$199 and Cdn.$219 directly from Corel.
 With the release of CorelDRAW 4, Corel has implemented an innovative registration program whereby the company will donate one dollar to one of four charities listed on the registration card. With each order of Corel ArtShow, another option on the registration card, the company will donate an additional five dollars to the same charity.
 CorelDRAW 4 Contents
 Now featuring a uniform interface and tighter integration between the modules, CorelDRAW 4 is network-ready and includes the following modules:
 CorelDRAW
 CorelDRAW, the vector-based drawing module includes the following new features:
 New Desktop Publishing Enhancements:
 -- Support for multi-page documents, New professionally-designed templates provide a frame work for newsletters, flyers, memos and other documents.
 -- Advanced text controls allow text to flow from frame to frame. Enveloping features allow text to wrap around or inside a graphic element. New filters import text from popular word processors and automatically generate new frames and pages as required.
 -- Advanced controls over tabs, bullets and indenting.
 New Artistic Features:
 -- PowerLines. Innovative and patent-pending lines allow users to draw with a variety of shapes, including teardrops, wedges and other customizable shapes.
 -- Support for pressure-sensitive tablets.
 -- Over 30,000 variations of more than 40 fractal textures imitate natural phenomena such as water and marble.
 -- New fills combine multiple colors in linear, radial and conical fills.
 -- Styles for complex drawings and documents. Styles can be applied to graphic objects, paragraph and artistic text and saved as templates for future documents.
 Enhanced Technical Illustration And Precision Tools Include:
 -- Improved and elastic node editing for greater line editing control.
 -- Data attachment to objects allows more convenient tracking of object-related information.
 -- Other technical enhancements include dimensioning for easy measurement, cloning for reproductions, and welding to join object outlines.
 Additional Enhancements to CorelDRAW Include:
 -- 99 levels of undo.
 -- Over 5,000 "Drag-and-Drop" symbols
 -- Expanded roll-up windows.
 -- Importing and exporting filters for Micrografx DRW, JPEG and over 20 word processing import filters.
 -- Enhanced printing and prepress controls.
 CorelMOVE
 CorelMOVE, the most recent module to join the CorelDRAW suite, lets users combine sound and graphics to produce multimedia animations. Key features of this path-based animation module includes:
 -- Extensive libraries of professionally-designed actors and props.
 -- Allows convenience and flexibility of working with vector illustrations produced in CorelDRAW, or props and single-cel actors made in CorelPHOTO-PAINT.
 -- Cues and simple scripting capabilities to create interactive animations.
 CorelPHOTO-PAINT
 Features new to CorelPHOTO-PAINT, the paint and image-editing module of CorelDRAW 4, include the following:
 -- A simplified interface that includes roll-up windows.
 -- Masking improvements.
 -- Seven new image correction filters and 10 new artistic filters, including impressionism and pointillism.
 -- New canvas layer to create realistic-textured backgrounds.
 -- Monitor color calibration for more accurate color matching.
 -- Ability to view CMYK color plates on screen.
 CoreLCHART
 CorelCHART, the data-driven charting module of CorelDRAW 4 includes key improvements in data management an improved fills and printing:
 -- Over 80 mathematical and financial functions.
 -- Shares CorelDRAW printing and color separation engine.
 -- Takes full advantage of CorelDRAW's fills, including patterns, fountain fills and textures.
 -- Ability to format and print directly from the data manager.
 CorelSHOW
 CorelSHOW is the multimedia presentations module of CorelDRAW 4
 New features include:
 -- Ability to play animations in a frame.
 -- Ability to add transition effects to single objects to fade text and graphics in and out of the same frame.
 -- New cues allow the user to branch to different parts of the presentation.
 -- Stimulate unique "question and answer" multimedia presentations.
 -- Timeline window allows users to see an entire presentation at a glance.
 CorelTRACE
 Upgraded to a full-featured module, CorelTRACE now includes OCR Optical Character Recognition) software. OCR allows users to scan editable text and lines as well as trace forms in a single step. Other enhancements include:
 -- Improved batch tracing.
 -- New woodcut and silhouette tracing algorithms.
 -- Ability to trace selected areas.
 CorelMOSAIC
 CorelMOSAIC is a bonus utility that allows users to visually organize and manage their files. The new release includes an expanded list of supported file types and new "Drag and Drop" file management.
 Bonus CD-ROMs
 CorelDRAW also includes two CD-ROMs with the following value-added features:
 -- Over 750 TrueType and Type 1 fonts, including 650 Bitstream and ITC fonts.
 -- More than 18,000 clipart images and animation plus sound libraries.
 -- Quick Tour CD-ROM tutorial.
 New Registration Incentive
 To encourage CorelDRAW users to register their software, Corel has initiated a program with the following international charitable organizations:
 -- Amnesty International
 -- Friends of the Earth International
 -- International Red Cross
 -- UNICEF
 "On behalf of CorelDRAW users, we are pleased to contribute to these important charities which have been selected to be ones of universal appeal," said Dr. Cowpland.
 Each box of CorelDRAW will include a registration card with a list of four charitable organizations. CorelDRAW users will use the registration card to select an organization to which Corel will donate one dollar upon receipt of the completed card.
 The registration card provides CorelDRAW users the opportunity to donate an additional five dollars to the same charity by purchasing a Corel ArtShow 3 CD-ROM and coffee table book.
 OLE 2.0 Support
 CorelDRAW 4 will include basic support for OLE 2.0. Support for in situ (in place) editing will be announced in the future.
 Multiplatform Strategy
 CorelDRAW is available for Windows, OS/2, CTOS, and Unix environments. Corel has also announced plans for a Macintosh version of CorelDRAW for later this year.
 Corel Corporation
 Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as an award-winning developer and marketer of PC graphics and SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) software. CorelDRAW(TM), Corel's industry-leading graphics software is available in 14 languages and has to date won over 90 international awards from major trade publications. Corel ships its products through a network of more than 100 distributors in 60 countries worldwide. Corel is traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: COS) and the NASDAQ - National Market System (symbol: COSFF).
 Corel is a registered trademark of Corel Corporation.
 CorelDRAW and CorelSCSI are trademarks of Corel Corporation.
 Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Janie Sullivan, media relations assistant of Corel Corporation, 613-728-8200, ext. 1225/
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