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Pageflex Releases .EDIT 2.0, Better Performance for Web-Top Publishing

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Feb. 18, 2003-- Pageflex Inc., a pioneer and leader of Web-top publishing, announced the release of Version 2.0 of .EDIT(TM), the first Web-based design and editing application that lets companies offer interactive document editing to customers, employees, marketing partners and dealers or franchisees. .EDIT 2.0 adds features to support high-resolution PDF and PostScript output, Mac OS X browsers, proxy servers and development servers. High-resolution output capability makes .EDIT a standalone product that no longer depends on the use of Pageflex Mpower(TM). With .EDIT 2.0, a company interested in deploying user-editable templates through a browser interface can do so with minimal investment, a guaranteed WYSIWYG result, and integrated high-resolution PDF or PostScript output. .EDIT 2.0 also includes key features to support expanded infrastructure. Mac OS X support is particularly attractive to the Macintosh-centric world of graphic design. Proxy servers are instrumental in achieving greater Internet security and boosting end-user response time through page caching. Support for development servers relieves production servers of the load for draft and review processes. And even with the more complex architectures possible with .EDIT 2.0, the new version offers significantly improved performance over .EDIT 1.0. To bring the benefits of .EDIT to corporations, designers create templates that capture their design vision and maintain corporate identity by using approved fonts and images. They choose the specific editing capabilities to give to users and can in fact lock portions of the template from any change at all. Authorized visitors to the .EDIT Web site can then interactively modify the text and images within the assigned permissions, customizing the documents in real-time to meet their specific needs. .EDIT streamlines document review cycles through soft-copy proofing and correction, eliminating much of the cost of makeover. For end-users, .EDIT means editing documents through the single simple interface of their familiar Internet Explorer or Macintosh OS X Web browser, without having to install or learn complicated new software. Users can easily create professional-looking documents leveraging sophisticated layout and typographical features. They can also count on output that matches the screen display, since .EDIT uses the same Pageflex NuDoc composition engine and server-based fonts for both screen rendering and output rendering. ".EDIT 2.0 is the robust realization of our vision for Web-top publishing for the novice end-user," said Pageflex General Manager David Frenkel. "No longer must the production of well-designed documents involve a cast of many at every step, as in ordinary desktop publishing. Instead, graphic designers design a single template, and end-users then customize as many versions as they need over the Web, within the guidelines set by professionals and the security afforded by good proxy-server management." "Standalone .EDIT," explained Frenkel, "expands our market by lowering the cost of entry for those customers who want to version and customize documents but do not need the database capabilities of Mpower."




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