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ALDUS ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING SHOWCASE PROMOTION

 ALDUS ANNOUNCES PUBLISHING SHOWCASE PROMOTION
 SEATTLE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today


announced Aldus Publishing Showcase, a promotional bundle of Aldus PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand and Aldus PhotoStyler for Microsoft Windows.
 Aldus Publishing Showcase will be available only in the United States and Canada during the fourth quarter of 1992. All three products will be sold together in a custom package with a suggested retail price of $995(U.S.), less than half the combined suggested retail prices of the individual products.
 "Aldus is the only company that can offer Windows users a comprehensive software solution for graphic communications, and now those customers can purchase an entire PC graphics tool set in one package," said Mike Peronto, director of sales for Aldus USA. "The combination of PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand and PhotoStyler makes the Publishing Showcase an unbeatable value."
 PageMaker 4.0 is the world's best-selling page layout software for Windows. Aldus FreeHand 3.1 for Windows is a comprehensive design and illustration tool. PhotoStyler 1.1a is an image-processing program that enables Windows users to enhance digitized photographic images.
 "Aldus has taken the leadership role in establishing the PC platform as a viable alternative for professional-quality graphics," Peronto added. "The Publishing Showcase is a very aggressive attempt on our part to give customers -- ranging from business professionals to graphic designers -- an easy, cost-effective way to set up a complete publishing environment running under Windows."
 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
 The products in the Aldus Publishing Showcase require Microsoft Windows 3.0 (or later) and compatible hardware. The Showcase includes 3-1/2-inch disks, with a coupon for free 5-1/4-inch disks.
 The recommended system configuration for Aldus Publishing Showcase is a a 486- or 386-based DOS-compatible computer with 4MB of RAM, an 80MB hard drive, a high-resolution graphics adapter card and a mouse. For professional image enhancement, a 24-bit color display system and a Super VGA-standard graphics card (or better) are recommended.
 The minimum configuration is a 286-based DOS compatible computer with 2MB of RAM, a 40MB hard drive and EGA graphics adapter card and a mouse or other pointing device.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus Publishing Showcase will be available beginning Oct. 1, through Aldus resellers in the United States and Canada for a suggested retail price of $995(U.S.). The promotion ends Dec. 31. Customers who purchase the standard retail version of any one of the Publishing Showcase products on or after Sept. 1, are eligible for a rebate coupon on the purchase of one other Showcase product. For more information, customers can contact Aldus Customer Services at 206-628-2320.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- Aldus FreeHand, and PhotoStyler, the Aldus product line includes Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus IntelliDraw, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus SuperCard, Aldus SuperPaint and Aldus Super 3D. The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
 NOTE: Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks and Digital Darkroom, Gallery Effects, IntelliDraw, Personal Press, PressWise and Super 3D are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc., licensed to Aldus Corp. Other product and corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies and are used only for explanation and to the owners' benefit, without intent to infringe.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Stevens of Aldus, 206-628-2361/
 (ALDC) CO: Aldus Corp. ST: Washington IN: CPR SU: PDT


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