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CompUSA to Offer Free InDesign Training in 70 Markets Across U.S.

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--July 22, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that CompUSA has made Adobe InDesign 2.0 software available at its nearly 220 stores nationwide. InDesign 2.0 is the first high-end professional layout and design software for graphic designers, production artists and print professionals available to CompUSA customers. CompUSA is the leading retailer and reseller of personal computer-related products and services in the United States. To further serve the professional layout and design market, CompUSA also will become an Adobe Certified Training Provider, offering free InDesign 2.0 training throughout its network of training centers in the United States. "Teaming with Adobe extends our ability to offer our customers leading design solutions," said Larry Mondry, COO and president of stores for CompUSA. "InDesign is a powerful design and layout program that will bring our customers the quality they demand. The free training programs will expose users to the innovative features of InDesign, inspiring creative professionals to attain a new level of design expertise." "We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with a leading retailer like CompUSA to offer InDesign and free training to our customers," said Jim Heeger, senior vice president of Cross-Media Publishing at Adobe. "By offering this award winning software nationwide, CompUSA validates InDesign as the present and future of professional layout and design software." The free training course will give customers an introduction to InDesign 2.0 including: navigating the user interface and tools, setting beautiful type, working with transparency and graphics and creating tables. Additionally, to gain familiarity with InDesign 2.0, CompUSA Trainers certified by Adobe will teach users how to print InDesign files and export to the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). The four to six hour training sessions increases the training resources available for InDesign 2.0 users. Customers wishing to have on-site, self-paced, industry specific or more in-depth training should visit the InDesign training resources page at www.adobe.com/products/indesign/training.html. Product and Course Availability Adobe InDesign 2.0 is now available at all CompUSA stores nationwide. Registration is now open for classes starting in August and running through Feb. 28, 2003. Training sessions will be offered two times per month at each of the 70 CompUSA training regions in the United States. Course schedules and locations of stores offering training will be posted at www.compusa.com/training. Training is available at no charge by CompUSA for Adobe InDesign 2.0 customer with coupon who purchases the product through any reseller, including upgrades, cross-grades, licensing, and full units, from Jan. 21, 2002 through Jan. 31, 2003. The training coupons and full terms and conditions of the free training offer are available at http://www.adobe.com/special/indesign/compusa.html. The rebate coupon must be completed in full and redeemed at the participating CompUSA training centers to receive the free course. Offer is valid only at participating CompUSA locations in the United States.