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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW is very well suited for customizing cross plots and diagrams from external software, and integrating them with multiple other sources, such as pictures, in order to distill the main concepts and summarize ideas for scientific papers. It also works great for digitizing figures from old papers and adapting them to the context of your work.
Pablo Lacerda Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

I can only say that it did everything that we needed it to. If we were in another business and had other needs, perhaps we would find a scenario in which it would not work? But we did not need anything complicated, just professional looking educational material for our patients.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Ease of use is a major factor in our choice for the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. With intuitive interface terminologies, users are able to jump right into the applications with ease and confidence.
  • The ability to customize the Suite to fit your particular needs is a major strength of the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite. CorelDRAW customization abilities are endless and can turn the default Graphics Suite into a fully customized powerhouse application catered to a designer's specific wants and needs.
Richard Reilly   - Fluid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Extremely user-friendly.
  • Easily converts to image files and PDF.
  • Simple maneuverability.
  • Less expensive alternative to high-end graphics programs.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Some of the font files have spacing issues, for example, Monotype Corsiva is set a little to the right when choosing a centered text
  • We can't save a version of the CorelDRAW file as a jpeg.
  • The auto vertical text centering options don't always transfer well or show if saved as a pdf, so we hand-center text vertically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • It doesn't have similar layout as other Microsoft applications such as Word and PowerPoint.
  • A little expensive compared to publishing software.
Nicolas Hanhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Just like any design program or suite, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who doesn't do graphic design professionally. If you're not adept at learning a program or experience, it isn't a program you can just pick up and start using easily. Outside of the learning curve, it's a nice program with a decent user interface.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

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Support Rating

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 8.1
Based on 14 answers
It's not easy to get people. The tutorials don't really "tell you" exactly how to do stuff. You have to depend on Youtube and even then, it's not the best. Corel really needs to put out really good quick tutorials on how to do "key" special effects, like how to remove a background QUICK, Art Conversions, Best Practices, etc.
Jen Lyles | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I feel Microsoft Publisher does exactly what it’s name implies, it turns you lists and info is into PDF or other versions. You can develop and email list.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has the advantage of a fair price, tools are on par with what Adobe Illustrator, many I find far simpler to work with, I have had firsthand experience where CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has been head and shoulders above anything else on the market. I have used free software that is extremely cumbersome, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite beats them hands down all day long.
Daryl Garner-Savory | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

Not sure [why] it has a different name, but I briefly tried to create on my MacBook at home and used its version of Microsoft Word and was able to do similar things as in Publisher.
Kristen Lysobey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

  • Ease of use reflects on less time to train new users, a positive impact in investment and productivity.
  • The practicality to make new designs results in less time needed to do them, again a positive impact.
  • The integration with other graphic programs could be better if needed to finish a rendering using the design made in Corel Draw it's needed to export in formats that don't carry all information and the process is not that simple.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Publisher

  • Fantastic looking publisher pieces without high cost software.
  • Efficient for productivity.
  • No real learning curve.
Kathryn Juarez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite Editions & Modules

Edition
Download$499.001
Physical Edition$499.001
Subscription$249.002
  1. One Time Fee
  2. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Publisher

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Microsoft Publisher Editions & Modules

Edition
Microsoft Publisher$1391
  1. one time purchase
Additional Pricing Details

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