Corel Announces Enhanced WordPerfect® Office iFilter Functionality for Easier Enterprise Search

Update Delivers Enhanced Desktop Search and Indexing of WordPerfect Documents


Ottawa, Canada – Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced that the latest version of WordPerfect® iFilter is now available for download. The new version adds support for leading search vehicles from Google and Microsoft including Windows® Desktop Search (versions 4 and earlier), SQL Server 2008 and Windows® Search. This update to WordPerfect iFilter follows the release of WordPerfect® Office X4 earlier this year.

“The iFilter update is just the latest example of our commitment to continually add value for our users by delivering new features that can help them to do more with words, numbers and ideas” said Cindy Howard, product manager for WordPerfect Office at Corel. “With iFilter, users can quickly find documents stored on their networks and desktop based on the contents of the document – not just its title and description – saving organizations precious time and money”

Search Success Drives Efficiency
Ever-changing technology, new ways to collaborate, and the proliferation of the Web have combined to hit enterprises with a virtual explosion of data and documents. Research has shown that enterprises waste as much as 10 percent of their salary expense on employees performing ineffective searches. With the updated iFilter, users can now find what they are looking for faster and easier, saving money and boosting productivity.


WordPerfect iFilter enables search tools to scan for text and attributes as well as key portions of text from documents. Documents and the information they contain can be indexed and stored based on keywords, enabling users to perform search queries for particular text strings or phrases.

Beyond the desktop, WordPerfect iFilter also allows users to search WordPerfect documents published to the Internet, an intranet or a shared document management system. Users can search these documents the same way they would search an HTML document, without having to convert WordPerfect documents to HTML.

The new version of WordPerfect iFilter has updated support for Microsoft search tools including the ability to recognize accented characters, UNICODE® characters, and content within subdocument types such as headers and footers, textboxes, comments and captions. Users can also search within metadata file properties such as author, client, editor and keywords.

Offering important tools like PDF capabilities, data analysis with Visual Intelligence, and iFilter, WordPerfect continually adds value with high-end services that assist enterprise customers to drive success.

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