Corel Provides Support For ODF and OOXML In New Beta of WordPerfect(R) Office

    Free Beta Allows Customers to Open, View and Edit Open Document Format,
Microsoft Office 2007 Files

    OTTAWA, October 3 /CNW/ - Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:  CREL; TSX:CRE), a
leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today
announced a new beta version of Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Office that supports
both the Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft(R) Office Open XML (OOXML),
the default file format for Microsoft(R) Office 2007.

    The new beta will allow users to open, view and edit ODF and OOXML files
and uniquely positions Corel as the industry's format-neutral vendor of
productivity software. The free beta will allow customers to test WordPerfect
Office's ODF and OOXML capabilities and evaluate which of these emerging
standards best meets their needs.

    "Open standards are increasingly important for our customers, especially
in government," said Nick Davies, Vice President and General Manager, Graphics
and Productivity at Corel. "A multi-format approach allows Corel to provide
our customers with maximum compatibility and archival options, and harnesses
our deep expertise in file formats to deliver flexible document solutions for
our customers."

    The introduction of ODF and OOXML support in the new WordPerfect Office
XML Format Beta is the latest example of Corel's long standing commitment to
multi-format compatibility. In addition to ODF and OOXML, the Beta supports
Microsoft Office binary formats, Adobe's PDF, Corel's own WordPerfect Office
formats and over 60 others. It also includes an integrated XML Editor capable
of creating custom XML publishing solutions.

    Corel backs the multi-format support of WordPerfect Office with a full
range of conversion and consulting services delivered through its Professional
Services group. Information on the company's free document conversion
assessments are available online at

    Known worldwide as a full-featured and value-priced alternative to
Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office works with screen-reading and other
accessibility technologies called for under Section 508 of the United States
Rehabilitation Act. Support for ODF combined with such accessibility
capabilities positions WordPerfect Office to help foster ODF's broader
adoption in public sector organizations, where accessibility is a key

    To learn more about the Open Document Format, Microsoft Office Open XML
and the new WordPerfect Office XML format beta, please visit

    About Corel Corporation

    Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media
software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product
portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized
software brands including CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) Paint Shop
Pro(R), Corel(R) Painter(TM), Corel DESIGNER(R), Corel(R) WordPerfect(R)
Office, WinZip(R) and iGrafx(R). In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of
WinDVD(R), and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring
software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their
creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for
value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The
industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership
in software innovation, design and value.

    Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a
well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original
equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The
Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the
United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan. Corel's stock
is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol

    (C) 2007 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, CorelDRAW, Paint
Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Corel DESIGNER, WordPerfect, WinZip, iGrafx,
InterVideo, WinDVD, Ulead, and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. All other product
names and any registered and unregistered trademarks mentioned are used for
identification purposes only and remain the exclusive property of their
respective owners.

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For further information: Corel Corporation Greg Wood, 613-728-0826 x1865 or fama PR Nicole Cornwell, 617-758-4191

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