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WordPerfect® Law Office 2000 Is On Store Shelves
The latest version of the world’s only legal-specific office suite is packed with new features for legal professionals

Ottawa, Canada – Dec 20, 1999
Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) is pleased to announce that the latest version of the world’s only legal-specific office suite is now on store shelves. WordPerfect® Law Office 2000 is available in North America only* for a suggested retail price of US $499** in the US and Canadian $769** in Canada for the full version; and US $259** in the US and Canadian $369** in Canada for the upgrade version.

WordPerfect Law Office 2000 comes equipped with the latest technology from all of Corel’s previous legal suite partners, as well as brand new technology in the form of DEAL PROOF™ SE, a cutting-edge technology developed by Expert Ease Software Inc. DEAL PROOF SE marries artificial intelligence and document and analysis technologies to allow users to edit, proofread and review complex documents.

"This new suite, which offers legal-specific features in every area of office productivity, is the most advanced legal suite that we have offered to date," said Dr. Michael Cowpland, president and chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. "The core applications, along with a host of integrated essentials tailored specifically for the legal professional, offer exceptional functionality for the office productivity functions that legal users perform on a daily basis."

As the world’s only legal-specific office suite, WordPerfect Law Office 2000 will offer superior compatibility with older versions of WordPerfect and Microsoft® Word; compatibility with electronic filing formats such as PDF and open standards such as XML; the ability to convert to the EDGAR file format in order to electronically file documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission; and many other features tailored specifically to legal professionals.

WordPerfect Law Office 2000 includes the following office productivity and legal-specific features:

WordPerfect® 9HotDocs® 5.1
Quattro® Pro 9DEAL PROOF™ SE
Corel® Presentations™ 9WestCiteLink™ 2.2
CorelCENTRAL™ 9Amicus® Attorney IV Organizer Edition
Paradox® 9NexLaw™ 9
Trellix® 9Lexicon from BLACK’s Law Dictionary® (6th Ed)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking™ Standard 4.0-WPThe Pleading Expert

Licensing Options: Volume pricing under the Corel License Program starts at a suggested list price of US $185** for full CLP Freedom™ Legal Level licenses, which include a perpetual license for WordPerfect Law Office 2000, Corel’s highest level of technical support***, upgrade protection and unlimited growth for the term of the agreement.

Legal Research Promotional Offers The shrinkwrap versions of WordPerfect Law Office 2000 also include promotional offers from The West Group and Lexis Nexis. The West Group’s promotional offer includes 10 free document retrievals valued at US $100 from the company’s WestDoc service. Current Lexis Nexis customers will be entitled to a free week of Shepard’s citations while using CheckCite™ 2000 software, which can be downloaded at no charge from the Lexis®-Nexis® Web site (a link is provided in WordPerfect Law Office 2000). New Lexis Nexis customers will be entitled to a $100-off coupon for use on the new research system.

System Requirements: Minimum system requirements to operate WordPerfect Law Office 2000:

  • Windows® 95, Windows 98 or Windows® NT® 4.0
  • 166 MHz Pentium® processor IBM-compatible PC
  • 32 MB RAM for Windows 95
  • 64 MB RAM for Windows 98 and Windows NT 4.0
  • 210 MB of hard disk space (320 MB Typical Install)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • VGA Monitor
  • Mouse or tablet

Additional system requirements needed to operate Dragon NaturallySpeaking:

  • 200 MHz Pentium Processor or IBM-compatible PC
  • 48 MB RAM for Windows 95
  • 270 MB or hard disk space (380 MB Typical Install)
  • Laptop users may need additional hardware
  • 16-bit sound card or built-in audio input quality equal to or greater than Creative Labs’ Sound Blaster® 16. Contact Dragon Systems or visit their Web site at for an up-to-date list of supported hardware. Owners of portable and IBM® Mwave®-equipped systems should contact Dragon Systems for compatibility information. Speaker required for sound output.

*WordPerfect Law Office 2000 will only be available in North America. **Prices subject to change without notice. Dealers may sell for less. ***Premium service available to customers purchasing 100 licenses or more, or à la carte.


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