Global Graphics upgrades Jaws PDF Editor to Version 2.0
Press release from the issuing company
Cambridge, UK and Waltham, MA; January 28, 2003 — The latest version of Jaws PDF Editor, an affordable application for the business and small/home office user to change and mark-up Portable Document Format (PDF) files, is announced today by Global Graphics Software, a subsidiary of Global Graphics SA (Nasdaq Europe: GLGR, Euronext: GLOG) and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance solutions for document creation, management and printing.
Jaws PDF Editor is an intuitive application priced at only US$39 and designed specifically for business users familiar with Microsoft Office and similar applications. The software provides users with flexible editing and comment/mark-up capabilities plus the ability to view, search, manipulate, merge and print PDF documents. It can be used as a stand-alone tool or as a fully compatible companion to Jaws PDF Creator 3.0, the latest version of Global Graphics’ popular PDF creation package.
Compatible with PDF 1.4 and PDF 1.3 specifications, Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 now supports the still widely-used Windows 98 and Windows Me operating systems, in addition to Windows NT, 2000 and XP.
Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 introduces web browser integration and deepens its functionality with improved bookmark, comment and page manipulation features to meet the majority of business and user requirements. In addition to standard PDF viewing and print options, new features in Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 include:
- Web browser integration: allows PDF documents on the Internet to be opened directly in Internet Explorer without the need to save and open off line. Jaws PDF Editor retains all its functions when viewing the files.
- Finish Document Wizard: a unique feature which gives users a clear step-by-step guide to producing a final PDF file, defining, for example, general file information, open actions, security and linearization, before publishing the file or making it available to others.
- Improved Bookmark editing: enables users to add, edit, format, reposition and delete bookmarks. New formatting features include customizable ‘styles’ specifying font, color, and bold and italic preferences. The destination zoom level of all bookmarks in a document can be set to the same level, especially useful after combining several documents with bookmarks into one document.
- Enhanced comments handling: now all comments in a PDF document can be listed and sorted by caption, type, date or page enabling users to check and change properties of comments, as well as hide, import and export comments. A formatting toolbar within pop-up notes allows users to directly format text as needed in bold and italic to add emphasis.
- Improved user interface and layout: Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 is now even easier to use. Icons, menus and toolbars have all been updated to provide Microsoft Office-like functionality and redesigned to give access to tools when they are most needed.
- Improved security: Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 now offers both 40- and 128-bit encryption for higher document security when required.
- Expanded platform support: In addition to Windows NT, 2000 and XP, Jaws PDF Editor now supports Windows 98 and Windows Me thus broadening the appeal and usage of the software to businesses still using these popular platforms.
- Upgradeable Plug-in Architecture: Allows the ability for future capabilities such as PDF forms fill and digital signatures to be easily integrated into Jaws PDF Editor.
Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 is priced at US$39 and will be available from February 24, 2003 for purchase and direct download from www.jawspdf.com. Jaws PDF Editor 1.0 users can upgrade to version 2.0 for free. The software can also be purchased from Global Graphics Software’s worldwide network of Jaws PDF Technology distributors including Positive Focus (UK); Seiner Informatique (France); Actino Software (Germany); Lifeboat Distribution (US); and EMJ Data Systems (Canada) and their resellers. Full details are given on www.jawspdf.com.
A bundled Jaws PDF Creator 3.0 and Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 package forming a complete PDF creation and editing solution retails at a reduced price of US$95. Government and education sites qualify for larger discounts. Multi-user license pricing is also available for organizations that require large-scale installations. Technology Licensing is also available to software developers and integrators interested in including PDF capabilities into their products.
Currently available in English language only, German and French versions of Jaws PDF Editor 2.0 will be launched in March 2003.
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