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Enfocus Software Acquires EZ-PDF From Acquired Knowledge

Press release from the issuing company

April 10, 2001 BOSTON (Seybold) Enfocus Software, publisher of the #1 PDF tools for powerful, rapid and accurate flow of PDF documents in graphic arts, internet, and ePaper markets, today announced it has acquired ownership of EZ-PDF software technology. Acquired Knowledge Incorporated, the originators of EZ-PDF, ceased operations on January 31, 2001. EZ-PDF is an award-winning tool aimed at facilitating the easy creation of PDF documents from within native applications such as Quark Xpress and Adobe InDesign. With EZ-PDF, creating a PDF is as easy as selecting "print." EZ-PDF's "printer" choices generate PDF files appropriate for particular purposes such as prepress, on-demand printing, web (display), or large format output. EZ-PDF also facilitates the transmission of PDF files once they have been created, for instance by automatically sending them to an FTP server, or importing in PitStop server. The product is available on both Mac and Windows platforms. According to Peter Camps, CEO of Enfocus Software, "EZ-PDF technology offers a very simple and easy approach to PDF file creation, which is a perfect fit with Enfocus' strategy of providing tools that complement Adobe's PDF solution. This acquisition also furthers Enfocus‚ commitment to expand support to document creators." Camps also says that the recent introduction of Enfocus Certify PDF, which is being awarded a Seybold Hot Pick here in Boston and is being shown by Enfocus in the Adobe Pavilion, was a significant step in this direction. John Deubert, a founder of Acquired Knowledge, comments, "We're delighted that EZ-PDF has found a home at Enfocus. We have worked with them for years and know that they fully deserve their excellent reputation. We wanted to pass EZ-PDF to a company that would recognize and continue the quality and elegance of the product. There is no question that Enfocus is the best company to do this." Enfocus intends to introduce an updated version of the EZ-PDF product to be available later in this quarter. The company is also evaluating the technology for integration into its existing product lines.

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