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Adobe Announces Immediate Availability of PageMaker 7.0

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SAN JOSE, Calif., July 11 - Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the immediate availability of Adobe PageMaker 7.0, the newest version of its award-winning page layout program. PageMaker 7.0 software is an integrated business publishing solution with easy-to-use tools for producing professional quality results. Educators, business professionals and small office/home office (SOHO) users with little or no design experience are adopting PageMaker 7.0 to produce professional quality materials. With built-in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) creation tools, users can create tagged Adobe PDF files to display documents properly on a variety of devices including laptop computers, PDAs, and other wireless devices. "Improved support for Adobe PDF in PageMaker 7.0 is an important enhancement,'' said Gordon Woolf, owner of Worsley Press. "Quick conversion of materials to tagged Adobe PDF files speeds the process of sharing materials with clients and simplifies the work of creating designs that can be distributed on paper or over the Web.'' PageMaker 7.0 provides tighter integration with popular business applications including Adobe Acrobat Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Adobe Illustrator providing the tools to enhance productivity when designing materials. PageMaker further empowers business publishers with significant timesaving capabilities by allowing reuse of existing content with its updated support for importing Microsoft Word files and with updated file conversion support for Microsoft Publisher (Microsoft Windows only) and QuarkXPress(TM) files. "Business publishers who want their business to grow know they need professional looking marketing materials,'' said Susan Altman Prescott, vice president of cross-media publishing at Adobe. "Professionally designed templates, high quality clip art, the ability to easily incorporate a wide variety of file formats and broad support by commercial printers allow PageMaker 7.0 users to produce high-quality printed results.'' Adobe Publishing Collection PageMaker 7.0 is also available as part of the Adobe Publishing Collection, which offers a powerful publishing solution for users in business and education. The Collection consists of four software programs for creating, assembling, and delivering graphically rich designs for print and the Web: Adobe PageMaker 7.0, Photoshop 6.0, Illustrator 9.0 and Acrobat 5.0. These highly integrated applications share familiar tool sets, which speeds up the learning and creation process. Pricing and Availability PageMaker 7.0 is available now to customers in the United States and Canada at Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at http://www.adobe.com . Estimated street price is US $499 for the full product and US $79 for upgrades from previous versions. PageMaker 7.0 is available to educators for the estimated street price of US$289 for the full product and US$79 for upgrades from previous versions. PageMaker 7.0 is planned for release in the following localized language versions in late Summer 2001: Dutch, French, French Canadian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Finnish and Japanese versions are planning to be released in Fall 2001. Pricing and availability, including promotional activities for Adobe PageMaker may vary by region. Adobe PageMaker supports MAC OS 8.6 (with Apple Software Font Manager Update version 1.0), 9.1, OS X (Classic), as well as Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 5 or 6, Windows 2000 or Windows ME. The Publishing Collection is available at an estimated street price of US$999; offering significant savings versus the price of purchasing all four products separately, with special prices for licensors and educators. For more information about the Publishing Collection, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/pubcoll/main.html . Note: If upgrading from a version of PageMaker older than version 4.0, please call Adobe Customer Service at 800-422-3623 for assistance with the PageMaker 7.0 software installation.

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