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Corel continues its mixed Roman/Arabic nomenclature with version X4 of the CorelDraw suite. The new release contains the vector drawing program itself, plus Corel Photo-Paint X4 for photo editing, Corel PowerTrace X4 for tracing bitmaps in full colour and Corel Capture X4 for grabbing screens.
It's also good to see a substantial, 460-page manual and a spiral-bound, full-colour catalogue for the 10,000 clipart items and 1,000 mainly BitStream, OpenType fonts.
Despite the heralded redesign of the interface, it looks very similar to CorelDraw X3's, apart from some redrawn icons. You can now choose a different look, though, by switching the workspace to an Adobe Illustrator lookalike.
As in previous releases, most of the changes are in CorelDraw itself. The new table tool enables you to create tabular designs for more than structured data. Cells can be treated individually, filled with text, backgrounds and images, which are masked within the cell borders. Delineated text, separated by tabs or return characters, can be converted to a table and vice-versa.