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ALDUS SHIPS ALDUS FREEHAND 3.1 FOR THE MACINTOSH

 ALDUS SHIPS ALDUS FREEHAND 3.1 FOR THE MACINTOSH
 SEATTLE, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC)


today announced shipment in the United States and Canada of Aldus FreeHand(R) 3.1 for the Apple Macintosh.
 Version 3.1, an update to Aldus' advanced design and illustration program, includes full support for Apple Computer's System 7 operating system and has a new pressure-sensitive capability for the freehand drawing tool. It also provides productivity enhancements, such as improved element manipulation, more import and export options, and faster, more versatile, printing.
 Aldus FreeHand 3.1 is the fourth Aldus product to be shipped in the past two months. The others are Aldus(R) PhotoStyler(TM) 1.1, Aldus PageMaker(R) Database Edition and Aldus FreeHand 3.0 for Windows.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus FreeHand 3.1 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.
 Registered owners of Aldus FreeHand 3.0 for the Macintosh can purchase version 3.1 for $50 (those who purchased version 3.0 after Oct. 1 receive the update at no charge). Registered owners of earlier versions can upgrade to version 3.1 for $150. Customers may order updates or obtain additional information by calling Aldus Sales & Services at 206-628-2320.
 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
 Aldus FreeHand 3.1 is System 7 savvy (it also runs under System 6.0.5 or later). The recommended system configuration is an Apple Macintosh II series, Portable, or SE/30 computer; 4MB of RAM (5MB under System 7); and an 80MB hard disk. The minimum configuration is a Macintosh LC, SE, Classic or Plus; 2MB of RAM; and a hard disk.
 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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