Corel has made changes to its WordPerfect product line that may have
important consequences for WordPerfect users here at UVM.
Corel is marketing a special version of its product line targeting academic
users with special pricing. This special edition of their product has some
important limitations that you should be aware of before making a purchase:
o Customers who purchase an "Academic Edition" of WordPerfect will NOT
have access to the free telephone support that purchasers of the commercial
o The "Academic Edition" does NOT include manuals for the products. Manuals
must be purchased separately.
o Customers must purchase the product on CD-ROM. If a customer needs
the product on diskette, these can be purchased subsequently.
Our current information indicates that UVM affiliates who purchased
WordPerfect licenses from CIT through the CAP program will have continued
access to Corel's telephone technical support.
CIT continues to offer limited support for WordPerfect versions that were
current when the CAP program ended. However, our access to dedicated
support from the vendor ended with the CAP program. For details on CIT's
support for word processing, please review our document "Directions in Word
Processing Support" at <http://mole.uvm.edu/~gcd/wp/directions.html>.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact me at 6-1172
or [log in to unmask]
Computing Consultant II
UVM CIT Client Services
The following is a quote from Corel's Web site describing the Academic
Edition of WordPerfect Suite for Win95. The same limitations exist for
their Academic Edition of WordPerfect for Windows 3.1.
Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 (Academic Edition) is available to eligible
students, faculty, educational institutions, museums, hospitals, public
libraries, correctional institutions, senior citizens and non-profit
Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 (Academic Edition) sells at a low price
point and is shipped:
o CD-ROM format only
o manuals sold separately
o technical support is limited to online support such as the
Corel Bulletin Board Service (BBS), the World Wide Web and
FTP Internet Sites, CompuServe and the Corel Fax on Demand service.
No telephone or other support will be included for the Corel
WordPerfect Suite - Academic Edition.
o license or software are non transferable
With few exceptions, Corel WordPerfect Suite 7 (Academic Edition) provides
the same features and software as the standard retail shrink-wrapped product.
Manuals can be purchased from Corel customer service and Corel Authorized
Corel WordPerfect, Corel Quattro Pro and Corel Presentations are available
on 3.5" diskettes and may be purchased directly from any of Corel's third
party customer service providers once the customer has purchased the Corel
WordPerfect Suite for Windows 95 (Academic Edition) CD-ROM product.