Corel has launched a new update to its Office application in its continued drive to compete against Microsoft's mighty Office application.

The main feature to the new package is that it is the first office suite to natively import and export word processing documents, plus export spreadsheets and presentations, to PDF.

In addition to PDF Import, Corel WordPerfect Office X3 offers a wide variety of new and enhanced features, including a new email client, a fresh new user interface, new online resources, enhanced multilingual character support and the powerful ability to easily eliminate hidden metadata.

The company is launching two different versions of the package for different markets. WordPerfect Office X3 - Standard Edition and Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - Home Edition

The Standard Edition is made up of WordPerfect X3 for word processing, spreadsheet application Quattro Pro X3 and Presentations X3. The Standard Edition also includes the new WordPerfect MAIL email application and the graphics and image editing program Presentations Graphics X3.

The Home Edition includes WordPerfect X3 - Home Edition, Quattro Pro X3 - Home Edition, Corel Photo Album 6 - Standard Edition, Pinnacle Studio SE, Pinnacle Instant CD/DVD LE v8, Norton Internet Security 2006, plus two WordPerfect OfficeReady Template Packs, Personal Finance and Home and School Essentials.

Corel WordPerfect Office X3 - Standard Edition is available starting at the suggested retail price of £235. WordPerfect Office X3 - Home Edition is available at the SRP of £59.