WordPerfect Office, Still the best word processing application
Updated March 16, 2020

WordPerfect Office, Still the best word processing application

Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with WordPerfect Office

  • We use WordPerfect Office throughout our organization as the primary Office Suite. As a word processing application, it is unparalleled. Microsoft Word is slightly better for group editing, but that feature is less important in our use than the formatting capability WordPerfect Office offers. It borders on being a desktop publishing application. The other "suite" members are less impressive but fully adequate. Quattro Pro as a spreadsheet has some features that Excel lacks, but Excel's dominance in the market is hard to ignore if you are exchanging files with users outside the company.
  • An often-overlooked advantage of WordPerfect Office is its relative security. Viruses and Malware go for the low hanging fruit making Microsoft Office files the primary target. We once had a user unleash Malware on our network that encrypted several files, but did not touch any of our Corel files.
  • I'm a fairly advanced user and float between Corel (WordPerfect Office), Microsoft Office, and Libre Office. I find each has particular strengths and weaknesses, but overall after decades of use, if I had to give up all but one suite, WordPerfect Office is the one I'd keep.
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Document Templates and Projects
  • File Security
  • Quattro Pro, wholly adequate, but beginning to lag Excel
  • No integrated eMail program.
  • Database (does anyone use these anymore) hasn't been updated in years.
  • More difficult to find potential employees familiar with WordPerfect Office.
  • Less costly than Microsoft Office and the file formats haven't changed in years, making it easier to use old documents without reformatting.
  • LibreOffice is free. It's hard to compete with that for a home user or fledgling business. It's not as polished or as powerful for word processing as WordPerfect Office, but wholly adequate for most users. The same holds for the other office applications.
  • Microsoft Office is the 600-pound gorilla with a dominant market share. Overall, I prefer WordPerfect Office, but in a connected world, it's necessary to exchange files with others, and those others are probably using Microsoft Office.
Corel still offers support. Microsoft doesn't unless you have a paid contract. LibreOffice is all web-based. If you need support, Corel WordPerfect Office is the best option.

Do you think WordPerfect Office delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with WordPerfect Office's feature set?

Yes

Did WordPerfect Office live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of WordPerfect Office go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy WordPerfect Office again?

Yes

  • WordPerfect Office is best suited for the legal professions where it's word processing, and formatting ability is unparalleled, but any office location where Word Processing is the dominant use of the suite. WordPerfect Office is far more powerful than Microsoft Word.
  • Quattro is wholly adequate for 99% of users and converts most Excel files seamlessly. The real shortcoming is the lack of an integrated mail client. Personally, I don't care for Outlook and use a different mail client, but for many, this is a significant consideration.
  • Additionally, suites like Libre Office are fast encroaching. While WordPerfect Office is less expensive than Microsoft Office and still offers a more powerful word processing application, the narrow focus combined with free or low-cost options are hard to ignore.