Ottawa-based Corel Corp. on Wednesday announced the latest version of its core software, WordPerfect Office 11.

The product is scheduled to be available across North America this spring. The suite is intended to enhance the ways in which users create, exchange and interact with content, and will provide intelligent methods of collaborating with clients and colleagues, the company said.

The software upgrades include a Document Map and Collaboration Review functions to enhance workflow efficiency while Reveal Codes and RealTime Preview complete the formatting control. As well: a customizable interface can be adapted for users’ needs; a Classic Mode features the WordPerfect 5.1 user environment; and an improved legal toolbar adds features from WordPerfect Law Edition.

Additional improvements have been made to enhance extensible markup language (XML) file-sharing capabilities, including publish to PDF features, publish to HTML capabilities, support for open document management API, new e-mail document routing capabilities and Microsoft Outlook Address Book connectivity.

WordPerfect Office 11 will be offered in Standard and Professional editions. The Standard edition is listed at US$299.99, while the Professional edition is available as a license-only offering for enterprise customers. Customers already using WordPerfect Office will be eligible to upgrade to version 11 standard for US$149.99. As well, an edition geared specifically at the education market will be available for US$99.99.

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