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Corel Develops Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 - Construction Edition.

OTTAWA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 1997--(TSE:NASDQ COS;COSFF ) Corel Corporation has released a new and innovative version of its Corel WordPerfect Suite - the Construction Edition for Windows 95. This edition provides companies in the construction business with a complete and fully integrated package of office programs. This specially designed suite includes such applications as Corel WordPerfect 7, Corel Visual CADD 2.04, Corel Quattro Pro 7, Corel Presentations 7, Corel Time Line and InfoCentral 7. The Construction Edition delivers all the software that a builder, architect, engineer or other professional in the construction business requires.

"Corel recognizes that professionals on the cutting edge of the construction industry require a CAD program as well as a Word processor, spreadsheet and scheduling program," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 - Construction Edition offers some of the world's most innovative CAD and business software in a new integrated environment at an affordable price."

Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 - Construction Edition includes the following applications:

Intuitive, task oriented Wizards which link all of the programs and features.

Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) 7: Innovative key features such as Guidelines, Make It Fit(TM) and Spell-As-You-Go(TM) as well as Internet capabilities, continue to make this the word processor of choice.

Corel(R) Visual CADD(TM) 2.04: A professional design and drafting program that allows both new and experienced users to complete any project quickly and efficiently. Includes powerful drawing and editing tools, multiple line and dimension types, Symbol Manager and on-screen Wizards.

Corel(R) Quattro(R) Pro 7: This award-winning spreadsheet contains new chart styles, a new mapping feature, QuickTemplates, Internet connectivity, and right mouse-button support for fast access to formatting options.

Corel(R) Presentations(TM) 7: This presentations graphics program includes the ability to move from a slide to an Internet site or to other slides with a single click, as well as the ability to convert slide shows to HTML format, and the option to combine multiple backgrounds, graphics, text, video and sound within one presentation. Corel(R) Time Line(R): Makes staying on top of work effortless, allows users to manage multiple projects simultaneously by creating a network of related projects.

InfoCentral(TM) 7: A powerful database information manager.

Envoy(TM) 7: The perfect workgroup electronic publishing tool for CD-ROM and the Internet.

Netscape Navigator(TM) 2.01 Internet Browser: Obtain access to the Internet through a best-of-breed Internet browser.

CorelFLOW(TM) 3: Powerful business graphics.

Starfish Software's Sidekick(TM) 95: The most popular personal information manager and scheduler

DAD: Desktop Application Director

150 top quality fonts

10,000 plus clip art images

400 plus house plans in VCD format, 350 plus house plans from HDA in bitmap format

7,000 CAD symbols

Construction forms

Building specifications with macros that automate standard editing procedures

Unique Integration

The task oriented Wizards integrate the many programs and features in the package. Included are wizards which sort the house plans by user specified criteria and make it easy for users to extract information from a Visual CAD drawing into Corel WordPerfect or Corel Quattro Pro. Using Corel QuickTasks makes it possible to automatically complete entire projects in several applications.

Putting the Internet to Work

Make the most of full Internet connectivity by converting core application files to and from HTML in a single step. Other features include:

Link information directly to Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 documents through URL cell support.

Import and export to and from HTML in Corel WordPerfect 7 and Corel Quattro Pro 7. Envoy(TM) 7 electronic publishing solution for sharing Internet documents with all fonts, graphics and formatting intact.

QuickConnect(TM) instantly connects users to Bookmarks in Netscape Navigator(TM) 2.01 or favorite places in America Online(R), CompuServe(R) or Microsoft(R) Network.

Envoy 7 document viewing directly from Internet browser.

Create web-ready Corel WordPerfect documents that can be directly exported to HTML.

Link InfoCentral records to Internet sites using URL fields.

System Requirements and Pricing

The minimum system requirements for Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 - Construction Edition are a PC 486/25 processor, Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0, at least 8 MB of RAM (16 recommended), 200 MB of hard disk space (for a typical installation) a VGA monitor, and a double-speed CD-ROM drive. The Corel WordPerfect Suite - Construction Edition will ship for a suggested retail price of $449 U.S., with upgrades available for $229 U.S. (Dealers may sell for less.) Corel Corporation

Incorporated in 1985, Corel Corporation is recognized internationally as an award-winning developer and marketer of productivity applications, graphics and multimedia software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW(TM), Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Suite, Corel(R) Office Professional, CorelVIDEO(TM), CorelCAD(TM) and over 30 multimedia software titles. Corel's products run on most operating systems, including: Windows, Macintosh(R), UNIX, MS-DOS and OS/2 and are consistently rated among the strongest in the industry. Corel is traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol-COS) and on NASDAQ-National Market System (symbol-COSFF). For more information visit Corel's home page on the Internet at

Corel and WordPerfect are registered trademarks and CorelDRAW, CorelVIDEO and CorelCAD are trademarks of Corel Corporation or Corel Corporation Limited. All products mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

CONTACT: Corel Corporation

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