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Stratify PDF from Lantana Adds Layers to PDF Pages

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Fremont, CA (April 27, 2001) - Lantana announced Stratify PDF, an Acrobat plug-in that adds another dimension to PDF documents — layers. Now you can create named layers and move existing objects on to them, or take existing pages and make them layers of another page. Stratify PDF also allows you to show or hide layers and to merge layers. "First Crackerjack and PDF ImageWorks, now Stratify PDF - Lantana innovates again." Scott Tully, PDF Workflow Evangelist for the LTC Group, continued "Finally, we have the interactive layering tool for Adobe Acrobat that we deserve." Stratify PDF is great for publishers and designers to create and maintain different versions of their work. Some typical applications might be creating a display ad with the products on a common layer and the prices for each locale on different layers, or creating a brochure with the artwork on one layer and English, French, German, and Spanish commentary on different layers. Other examples might include using layers for ad insertion instructions for different newspapers and magazines, or for catalogue pages for carrying alternate product offerings for different demographic criteria. "Stratify PDF provides one of the missing elements in a PDF workflow" stated Gary Armstrong, Lantana’s CEO. "Now you can create different versions with alternate images and content embodied in a single document." Stratify PDF requires Adobe Acrobat 4.05 or above and will be available in April for the Macintosh. The US suggested retail price for Stratify PDF is $249 plus shipping. Prices will vary internationally. A Windows version (95/98/2000/NT) is planned. Refer to the Lantana web site for details.

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