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Corel Designer 9 Launches At CeBIT

Press release from the issuing company

Illustration Package Leads Company's Technical Graphics Growth HANOVER, Germany--March 13, 2002--Corel Corporation today announces the worldwide availability of Corel DESIGNER 9, the company's flagshiptechnical illustration package. Added to Corel's product line since the acquisition of Micrografx in October 2001, Corel DESIGNER 9 has been updated to facilitate the smooth integration of Designer into a technical graphics workflow alongside the company's best-selling creative package, CorelDRAW. "Corel DESIGNER 9 sends a strong signal to the technical graphics community,'' said Ted Poltoranos, director of technical graphics marketing at Corel. "We're committed to technical graphics, and we're determined to deliver the industry's most compelling technical graphics tools and customized solutions.'' Designed for engineers and technical illustrators, Corel DESIGNER 9 offers a compelling combination of drawing, annotation and creative tools for both print and electronic output. To meet users' technical imaging needs, Corel DESIGNER 9 includes the powerful and versatile Corel Picture Publisher 9, a professional image editor used for image capture, editing, color correction and photo retouching. Retaining the key features of the Micrografx product, Corel DESIGNER 9 has been further enhanced to accelerate productivity and promote efficiency throughout the workflow. The refined integration with CorelDRAW adds to the impressive interoperability characteristic of Corel DESIGNER 9. With support for over 55 import and export filters (including AutoCAD DWG and DXF, PDF and Macromedia Flash SWF), Corel DESIGNER 9 enables users to exchange files without interrupting their workflow. Corel DESIGNER 9 provides users with the ability to annotate drawings with associative dimension lines and callouts and to create schematics and diagrams with sticky lines. Boolean Operations allow users to join, fragment, slice and contour objects, while drawing tools that are similar to those in AutoCAD let users trim, extend and bevel objects. By choosing from a comprehensive selection of line styles, users can represent a variety of materials, from zippers and stitches to wiring and air conduits. Calling attention to important details with the Magnification Lens, users add a close-up view of any area of drawings. Corel DESIGNER 9 supports Windows XP and leverages Microsoft Installer for improved network installation for flexible enterprise deployment. Micrografx Designer 9 registered customers will be able to download a free update from www.corel.com that provides the full functionality of Corel DESIGNER 9. The update will be available for download in April. English versions of Corel DESIGNER 9 are available now at a suggested retail price of US $449 and an upgrade price of US $225. French and German language versions will be available in April, with the Japanese version available in May.