WordPerfect Office X7 Released

WordPerfect Office has been upgraded to version X7. There’s a new macro editor, an iPad app, and HTML 5 output. Read the news at Software Knowledge base:

Corel Celebrates User Talent with 2013 CorelDRAW International Design Contest

Over $100,000 US in prizes to be won

Corel today kicked off the CorelDRAW® International Design Contest. Until June 30, 2013, users from around the world can submit work they created using CorelDRAW® and Corel® PHOTO-PAINT™ X6. With six categories and over $100,000 US in prizes available, this year’s Design Contest aims to celebrate the creativity and versatility of the CorelDRAW community.

“The CorelDRAW International Design Contest offers the chance for our users to show their talent and design style to the world,” said Gérard Métrailler, Sr. Director, Product Management, Graphics at Corel. “Our users constantly inspire us, and this is our opportunity to highlight their work so they can inspire others as well.”
Categories and Prizes

Participants can submit entries into any of the following categories:
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Service Pack 2 for WordPerfect X6

Service Pack 2 updates WordPerfect X6 (version to version
For most users, the update is automatic. It’s also available here:

And release notes are here:

Service Pack 2 is compatible with Graphcat Photo Catalog Builder for WordPerfect X6.

Cloud Backup

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy T. Frankenstorm, we’ll talk about cloud backup at the November WPBug meeting.

We’ll cover who the larger service providers are, what they’re good at, costs, software, and why you need to back up off-premises.

Graphcat and Service Pack 3 for WordPerfect X5

Testing is complete for Graphcat 6.2 running in Corel WordPerfect X5 with the new service pack 3. That’s also known as version There are no problems; Graphcat is totally compatible with the new release.

Installing the service pack itself wasn’t quite as routine: The service pack install failed the first time, silently. It ran, reported no problems, and finished without doing anything. The fix was to pre-install the hot fixes to X5 first, as found in the Help, Check for Updates menu item, and then run the Service Pack 3 installer again.

If in doubt, go to the Corel support pages and install any missing hot patches before installing Service Pack 3. It’s here:

In any case, after running the Service Pack installer, check the version number under ‘Help, About WordPerfect…’ When it reads, the installation has succeeded.