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ALDUS SHIPS ALDUS FREEHAND 3.0 FOR WINDOWS (Product Announcement)

 ALDUS SHIPS ALDUS FREEHAND 3.0 FOR WINDOWS
 SEATTLE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC)


today announced shipment in the United States and Canada of Aldus FreeHand(R) 3.0 for Windows.
 Like its counterpart for the Apple Macintosh, this Windows version of Aldus' award-winning design and illustration software combines an elegant user interface, powerful graphics and text capabilities, and high-quality output to meet the needs of creative professionals.
 Aldus FreeHand features a pasteboard-style work environment that includes floating palettes for easy access to tools, colors, styles, and layers. In addition, users can draw and edit in a full-screen, color preview mode for immediate design feedback, or they may work in the faster keyline mode.
 Aldus FreeHand provides a wide variety of drawing and editing tools, advanced text-handling options, on-line Help, and an on-line tutorial so users can get up to speed quickly. Moreover, it offers the broadest range of production features available in the Windows environment.
 Aldus FreeHand for Windows is the third Aldus product to be shipped in the past two months. The others are Aldus(R) PhotoStyler(TM) 1.1 and Aldus PageMaker(R) Database Edition.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus FreeHand 3.0 for Windows is available through Aldus resellers in the United States and Canada for a suggested retail price of $595(U.S.). Localized versions for European and Pacific Rim markets will be announced later.
 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
 Aldus FreeHand 3.0 requires Microsoft Windows 3.0 (or later) and Windows 3.0-compatible hardware. The recommended system configuration is a 386-based DOS-compatible computer, 4MB of RAM, an 80MB hard disk, a high-resolution graphics adapter card, and a mouse or other pointing device. The minimum configuration is a 286-based DOS-compatible computer, 2MB of RAM, a hard disk, an EGA or Hercules graphics card, and a mouse.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to Aldus FreeHand, PhotoStyler, and PageMaker Database Edition, the Aldus product line includes Aldus PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- Aldus(R) Digital Darkroom(TM), Aldus(R) Gallery Effects(TM), Aldus(R) Personal Press(TM), Aldus Persuasion(R), Aldus PrePrint(R), Aldus SuperCard(R), Aldus SuperPaint(R) and Aldus(R) Super 3D(TM). The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Stevens of Aldus Corp., 206-628-2361/
 (ALDC) CO: Aldus Corp. ST: Washington IN: CPR SU: PDT


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