Talk:Corel Print Office

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Our text seems to contradict itself about whether the DTP component of the suite was named Print House (as the PC Magazine link says) or Print Office (as this Macworld article says). Maybe both, in different versions? Jsummers (talk) 17:20, 10 August 2019 (UTC)

So far as I can tell from looking at their website in the Wayback Machine, and from the installation screens of several in the IA collections, "Print Office" the suite only ever contained "Print Office" the software (as well as Photo House and sometimes? the contacts manager). Even what I think is the website for the product described in PC Magazine follows this.
Incidentally, I have used multiple versions of Print Office and Print House an emulator, and have found that they do not only use the same format, but they are the same program entirely, the only differences being branding and the fact that Print Office has the ability to easily add bullets and indentation to text. I am led to think that "House" and "Office" are better thought of as edition names than names of the software proper.
(Since this is the "File Formats Wiki" and not the "Software Versions Wiki": I have concluded that the format is the same because the only difference between the same document saved with Print Office 2000 and then resaved in Print House 2000 are the OLE2 directory timestamps, which seem to be set to random 32-bit numbers in any case. There are other indications, e.g. that Print Office recognizes a file from a newer Print House version as having been "saved by a more recent version of Print Office".) Effect2 (talk) 13:30, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
I have been gathering samples of the three programs for awhile now in hopes of distinguishing the three and send in a signature to the PRONOM registry. From what I can gather, Print Office wasn't around long, but does contain the same components as later versions of Print House files. Photo House has some unique files in its structure to make it different enough from the other two. Once I get a few more samples I will add my findings to these pages. I might add my samples to the OPF Format Corups--Thorsted (talk) 00:33, 12 August 2019 (UTC)
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