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Extensis Announces Free Adobe Illustrator Plug-in for New Suitcase 10

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--July 18, 2001-- Extensis has announced it will release a free Suitcase plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that automatically activates fonts used in Illustrator documents. The plug-in ensures that any time an Illustrator file is opened, the exact fonts used in the file are automatically activated. The announcement was made today at the MacWorld Conference & Expo, being held at the Jacob J. Javits Center in New York City. The plug-in will be free-of-charge to registered Suitcase 10 users, and will be available in August through the Extensis web site at www.extensis.com. "Automatic font activation is extremely useful to creative professionals,'' said Michael Wong, Suitcase product manager. "But what's really important to Illustrator users is to make sure that the same font gets activated every time they open a file. By incorporating Apple's FontSync technology into this plug-in, Extensis equips Illustrator users with a font management solution that ensures the correct font will be activated every time.'' Importance of Apple FontSync The Suitcase 10 plug-in utilizes the industry standard font matching technology developed by Apple Computer. FontSync, built into every version of Mac OS 9 and above, provides a way to identify fonts beyond simply the font name. Identification is based on the content of the font, such as whether or not the font is Postscript or Truetype, what the kerning has been set to, and which ligatures it includes. Using Apple's FontSync in conjunction with Suitcase 10 ensures the exact font used to create a document is used when the document is edited at a later date. About Suitcase 10 Extensis Suitcase 10 is the fastest way to work with fonts. Packed with automated features that help you preview, organize and activate your fonts, Suitcase 10 makes it easy to find the right font fast. Automatically activate fonts, preview them several different ways, collect fonts for output, and create sample pages -- Suitcase does it all. Suitcase 10 also allows users to connect to Suitcase Server and synchronize fonts and files, including graphics, photos and textfiles.




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