The new suite contains many of the same features as previous versions but adds expanded collaborative tools, the company said.
Corel said it has redone Extensible Markup Language (XML) integration in WordPerfect Office 11 to allow people to publish slide shows, spreadsheets and WordPerfect files to XML. The integration also gives people greater file-sharing options and supports sending data across multiple computing devices, the company said.
Corel, which last month reported wider losses for 2002 fiscal year, is pinning its turnaround hopes oncorporate customers with applications designed to integrate XML into business processes.
The software maker has been touting its flexible licensing options, hoping toenterprise customers frustrated with Microsoft's controversial licensing policy. Last year, several major PC makers, such as Dell Computer and Hewlett-Packard, to offer customers Corel software as a less-expensive alternative to Microsoft's products.
"With WordPerfect Office 11, we're offering a highly capable product to longtime WordPerfect Office users and to a growing number of users seeking an alternative to Microsoft's cost and strict terms of licensing," said Graham Brown, executive vice president of software development at Corel, in a statement.
Microsoft's office suite, however, continues to have a commanding lead in the market. The software giant plans to officiallyOffice 2003 Beta 2 on Monday.
Another rival software isfrom Sun Microsystems.
Some new or expanded WordPerfect Office 11 features include:
Corel said it offers a choice of licensing programs designed for professionals and a range of payment options through its Corel License Program.
WordPerfect Office 11 will be offered in standard and professional editions. The professional edition will be available as a license-only product for enterprises. WordPerfect Office 11 Standard edition will sell for about $300.