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New Software for Automating Creation of Catalog Indexes

Press release from the issuing company

Schaumburg, IL– January 25, 2006 – Meadows Publishing Solutions (MPS) announced today that they have released MPS Index Builder, a software module for QuarkXPress users that creates catalog indexes. Using the new software, catalog publishers can drastically reduce the production time of creating a catalog index from hours to just minutes. MPS Index Builder, compatible with QuarkXPress 6.5, is now available from MPS and its distributors. For more information about MPS Index Builder or any other MPS offering, please visit www.meadowsps.com. “We publish nearly 4,000 pages a year in three catalogs containing more than 50,000 parts,” said Mark Keedy, Catalog Production Manager, J&P Cycles, Inc. of Anamosa, Iowa. “Our success depends on customers being able to find the parts they want in a hurry, so good indexing is just good business. Building an index for our 1,200-page catalog used to take a full 8-hour shift. Using Index Builder, it now takes less than 30 minutes. And it used to take nearly a week to review over 1,000 pages of Quark index tags in our big catalog. Now the index terms can be assigned as the product groups are built (even without knowing what section or page the products will appear on), and we have the confidence of knowing that Index Builder will keep track of it all for us.” “With profit margins under steady downward pressure, publishers are in constant search of automated solutions which reduce any aspect of catalog production,” noted Noel Williams, Vice President, MPS. “MPS Index Builder replaces a tedious and often error-prone production element with an automated approach. And it will enable publishers to react quickly to last-minute edits with confidence.”

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