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Adobe InDesign, InCopy Endorsed by Leading Newspaper Integrators & Developers

Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif. July 24, 2001-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that its award winning page layout program, Adobe InDesign, and InCopy(TM), an editorial application built on the InDesign architecture, is being adopted by premier integrators and developers for newspaper publishing. These integrators and developers include Baseview Products Inc., Digital Technology International (DTI), Harris Publishing, Managing Editor Inc., net-linx Publishing Solutions, SchlumbergerSema and Woodwing Software. These companies are using Adobe's flexible page layout products to help streamline the newspaper publishing process. By offering improved, easier collaboration between editors and page designers, Adobe software helps ensure faster, high-quality results in a highly integrated workflow. InDesign is a next-generation page layout and design application developed specifically for professional publishing. InCopy is a collaborative editing tool designed to streamline publishing's copy editing and optimize efficiency in workflows. Together, Adobe InDesign and InCopy provide superior typographic capabilities that automatically handle text spacing, justification, copy-fitting and hyphenation for faster page design that result in better looking newspapers. These software solutions providers have some of the leading edge newspapers on their client roster and are among the leaders in the industry. The San Francisco Examiner, one of Harris Publishing's customers, deployed Adobe InDesign and InCopy as part of an end-to-end database publishing system, called Jazbox, to write and edit stories. The Miami Herald, part of the Knight Ridder newspaper and Internet publishing company, and a net-linx Publishing Solutions customer, plans to deploy InDesign and InCopy to paginate and prepare pages for printing. DTI has 18 customers who are in various stages of implementation of the DTI system, including the Kansas City Star, Savannah Morning News and the London Daily Telegraph. "DTI recognizes Adobe InDesign and Adobe InCopy are a great step forward in design and typography tools for publishing,'' said Don Oldham, chief executive officer of DTI. "Most importantly, however, Adobe has enabled DTI to implement Adobe technology directly into all of our publishing solutions, with InDesign software's ability to work in DTI's multi-user environment, created specifically for a newspaper workflow.'' net-linx Publishing Solutions serves the publishing industry with products for editorial, advertising management, and production. Adobe's open and extensible architecture fulfills this business need by allowing net-linx to tightly integrate InDesign and InCopy with its existing databases, creating a single system that helps decrease production time and reduce costs. "The ability to tightly integrate Adobe software with our own database systems enables us to improve communication between designers, editors, and other departments,'' said Albert deBruijn, vice president of marketing at net-linx Publishing Solutions. "By streamlining our production workflow we are able to rapidly deliver high quality output to newspapers of all sizes, a crucial factor in the newspaper industry, where deadlines rule.'' "Adobe's continued commitment to the newspaper industry is demonstrated by the flexibility and easy integration capabilities offered by InDesign and InCopy,'' said Susan Altman Prescott, vice president of cross-media publishing at Adobe. "The adoption of our products by some of the industry's most influential system integrators and developers speaks to the value and reliability that we offer this industry.''




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