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Harlequin Ships Jaws PDF Creator 2.0, Alternative to Adobe Acrobat

Thursday, March 01, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY - February 28, 2001 - On Demand Digital Printing and Publishing Conference and Expo; - Harlequin, a subsidiary of Global Graphics (EASDAQ: GLGR) announced today that it is shipping Jaws PDF Creator v2.0, the newest version of the company's fully-featured solution for creating PDF files 'from scratch'. Developed for the way people work today, Harlequin's Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 is the only existing alternative to Adobe Acrobat on the market. The decidedly affordable Jaws PDF Creator, with a single-user MSRP of $120 boasts an extremely user-friendly interface that makes universal distribution, exchange and archiving of electronic files in the popular PDF format as easy as printing a document. "Creating and distributing PDF files should be a simple procedure, and we're excited to give people the opportunity to choose the product that's right for them", says David Boxall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Harlequin, Inc. Printing and Software Division. "The PDF format is perfect for making high-quality documents available for viewing across the Internet, company intranets as well as for Web downloading. Graphic arts professionals were quick to acknowledge the importance of PDF within their industry, and now the corporate and SOHO markets are catching on quickly. PDF Creator v2.0 offers the simplest and most affordable way to review, exchange, mark-up, manage and even archive documents to this exciting and rapidly expanding business sector". Essentially a printer driver that creates PDF files on Windows or Macintosh platforms, Jaws PDF Creator produces PDF 1.3 format files. PDF Creator uniquely offers drag-and-drop processing to a Desktop Icon of the PostScript (PS) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files that are commonly used in graphic design. In addition, PDF Creator v2.0 adds support for PDF 1.3 format files and included many other customer-driven improvements. Unlike other products that claim to create PDF files, but are in actuality Acrobat plug-ins, Jaws PDF Creator v2.0 is a genuine distiller. Offering nearly identical functionality to Adobe Acrobat, Jaws PDF Creator technology translates and renders files created in a wide range of native office and page layout applications such as Word, Excel and WordPerfect to the published PDF specification.




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