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Product: CorelDraw 9: Office Edition
Company: Corel
Estimated Street Price: $249.00 Upgrade: 169.00
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Corel Presentations
4: Advanced Features
5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for CorelDraw 9: Office Edition.


Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 98%
Manual: 89%
Features: 92%
Ease of Use: 90%
Price: 86%
Overall: 91%

Corel Draw 9 Office is really the corporate “keystone” software bundle that allows users to communicate efficiently and easily with its great features. There are some weak points such as the limited web integration. We also encountered some bugs but they’ll surely be fixed by a SP1. We also deeply regret that the user’s guidebook is so small! Only 68 pages! When you compare to the CorelDraw 9.0 book that contains more than 900 pages it really seems to be a low-fat guidebook. But CorelDraw 9 Office is a good buying even for owners of CorelDraw! 9. So why wait? Order it! (Upgrade price is available for registered users of Corel Draw, MS Office, MS PhotoDraw, Visio, iGrafx, Paradox…)


Specs & Package
Overall Score 91%
Version Reviewed CorelDraw 9: Office Edition
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? Four CD's
1 Instruction Manual
1 Clipart Guidebook
The Good Points Easy To Install
Very Useful Features
The Bad Points
Not big enough manual
Limited WWW integration
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium II 450
Windows 98 Second Edition
128 Meg SD-Ram
DirectX 7 Gold
17" IBM Monitor
STB nVidia TNT 16MB 3D AGP Graphics Card
Microsoft SideWinder Game Pad
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Crystal 3D 64V Wavetable Integrated Sound
PC Required Pentium 133 or higher microprocessor
64 MB of RAM Hard Disk
150 MB of hard disk space
CD-ROM drive
SVGA monitor
Windows 95+/Windows NT
Internet Connection


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