CLARIS SHIPS CLARISWORKS
New standard in Integrated Mac software earns
high marks from beta users
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Claris Corp. today announced that ClarisWorks, the revolutionary new integrated software for Macintosh personal computers, is now shipping and available at authorized Claris dealers in the United States.
ClarisWorks features a breakthrough in interface design, with seamlessly integrated "environments": robust word processing, graphics, spreadsheets, charting, database management and communications. Unlike existing integrated products, which force the user to move among different "modules," ClarisWorks lets users access tools and features from within a single document. This unique design allows more natural computing, so users can add text, graphics, calculations and charts to their documents at any time.
"ClarisWorks represents the next generation in integrated software with its revolutionary seamless user interface that lets users work the way they want to, without the constraints of cumbersome modules," said Robert Roblin, Claris vice president of marketing. "And by modeling the program's environments after our dedicated products we're providing our users with a natural upgrade path that enables them to take advantage of their learning investment. ClarisWorks represents another step toward our goal of making our family of products work together for truly seamless computing."
The shipment of ClarisWorks marks the fifth important product that Claris has shipped during this year, said Roblin. Others include MacDraw Pro, Claris Resolve, MacProject II 2.5 and HyperCard 2.1.
The program's compact size -- just 565K -- extensive file exchange capabilities and seamless integration make it the ideal productivity tool for mobile professionals, first-time Mac owners and business and education users who need a breadth of solutions.
Positive Reaction from ClarisWorks Beta Users
Early users of ClarisWorks are praising the product's seamless integration, ease of use, extensive file exchange capabilities, and growth path to other Claris applications. "ClarisWorks is the works program we've all been waiting for," said Jeff Bierly, owner of Atlantic Computer Systems, a reseller in Toms River, New Jersey. "It is easier to use than other integrated programs, and people already know the user interface if they use any other software in the Claris family."
"What I like about ClarisWorks is that people can use ClarisWorks and grow into Claris' dedicated programs, such as Resolve or FileMaker Pro," said Michael Descher, vice president of Mac Universe, a Macintosh reseller in Tarzana, Calif. "ClarisWorks is better than any other integrated product on the market."
Key Features and Benefits
-- Powerful Environments
ClarisWorks features robust word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, charting, database management and communications environments that feature proven, superior interface design elements consistent with Claris dedicated applications including MacWrite Pro, MacDraw Pro, Claris Resolve and FileMaker Pro.
With powerful word processing and page layout capabilities like multiple columns, footnotes and linked text frames ClarisWorks users can create professional-looking documents.
A comprehensive set of MacDraw-like tools, and an array of pop-up color, pattern and pen palettes, let users design and manipulate graphics quickly and easily. Modeled after FileMaker Pro, the database management environment in ClarisWorks lets users create and modify databases and generate professional reports.
Executing calculations and analyzing data is easy with the 100 built-in mathematical, statistical, financial, time and date functions and an extensive set of chart types.
Built on the Apple Communications toolbox, ClarisWorks communications environment features and extensive portfolio of connection settings, terminal emulation and file transfer tools for connecting to host environments and on-line services.
-- Unique Growth Path to Claris Dedicated Applications
ClarisWorks users will enjoy unique growth path advantages to Claris' dedicated family of applications. Since ClarisWorks' menu commands and user interface was designed to mirror Claris dedicated applications users will be able to take advantage of their learning investment and be instantly productive when they upgrade to other Claris products like MacWrite Pro, MacDraw Pro, FileMaker Pro and Claris Resolve for more extensive word processing, graphics, database management and spreadsheet power, respectively.
Price and Availability
ClarisWorks is available now from authorized Claris resellers in the United States. The suggested U.S. retail price for ClarisWorks is $299. Current U.S. owners of Microsoft Works, Symantec GreatWorks, and RagTime can trade up to ClarisWorks for $99 through Jan. 31, 1992. Contact any Claris authorized trade up reseller or call Claris at 800- 544-8554 for order forms and instructions.
For general information about Claris products and non-technical questions call customer relations at 408-727-8227.
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