I may be mistaken, but I believe that Corel Office has been around for awhile -- am not sure about the ribbon, but possibly that too. The Writer, I thought, was built on a different engine -- software created by a different company, and it was not intended as a replacement for the flagship WordPerfect Suite. Mathew, while writing your article, did you have any contact with Corel about the technical aspects of the software, which would either confirm or invalidate my impressions. I feel that your article is very misleading -- this is not a remake of mainstream WordPerfect, just a watered down offshoot.
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