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ALDUS SHIPS PERSONAL PRESS 2.0

 ALDUS SHIPS PERSONAL PRESS 2.0
 SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today


announced shipment of Aldus Personal Press 2.0 for the Apple Macintosh. Developed by Aldus subsidiary Silicon Beach Software, the product is the first page-layout software to design and assemble text and graphics automatically.
 "With its unique preview technology, Personal Press provides constant interactive feedback to the user as an aid in the design and layout process," said Kathy Davids, product marketing manager. "The new automation features and other key enhancements in version 2.0 make the process even faster and simpler than before."
 Version 2.0 includes more than 50 "intelligent" AutoCreate design templates that present users with a series of options regarding how they'd like their documents to look. This automation guides them through the creation of a document with their own text and graphics, building a publication down to the last detail.
 Personal Press 2.0 automates other tasks, as well. A copy-fitting feature automatically adjusts the font size and spacing of text to fit a document perfectly into a designated space. And an autoflow feature, in turn, automatically adds pages to a document to accommodate the full length of imported text.
 Aldus' new Additions technology has been incorporated into Personal Press 2.0. Some 50 Additions are included that automate a variety of production tasks, including the creation of drop caps, setting up bulleted text paragraphs, and making enlarged pullquotes within body text.
 The program is now System 7 savvy, with support for Balloon Help, Apple Events, Subscribe, TrueType, 32-bit addressing, virtual memory, and QuickTime movies.
 Among other enhancements to version 2.0 are the ability to edit text at any magnification -- from 10 percent to 400 percent -- that the user wishes, and dramatically reduced screen-redraw times.
 Personal Press imports graphics in PICT (up to 24-bit color), TIFF (1- to 8-bit grayscale), EPS, MacPaint, ThunderScan, and Aldus Digital Darkroom Archive file formats. It imports text files in many formats, including Microsoft Word or Works, MacWrite, ASCII (text-only), and RTF.
 Pricing and availability
 Aldus Personal Press 2.0 is available from Aldus resellers in the United States for a suggested retail price of $199. Registered owners of version 1.0 or 1.01 can upgrade to 2.0 for $39.99. Aldus will ship a Canadian English version later this quarter. Localized versions for European and Pacific Rim markets will be announced later.
 System configuration
 Aldus Personal Press 2.0 runs on any Macintosh with at least 1MB of RAM, System 6.0.3 or later, and a hard drive. The recommended system configuration is a Macintosh with 2MB of RAM, System 6.0.5 or later, and a hard drive. A color monitor is required for viewing (but not for applying) color.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to Personal Press, the Aldus product line includes Aldus PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- as well as Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus FreeHand, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PhotoStyler, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus PressWise, 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, Silicon Beach Software, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard, and SuperPaint are registered trademarks and Digital Darkroom, Gallery Effects, Personal Press, PressWise, Super 3D, and TIFF are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc. Other corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy Episcopo of Silicon Beach Software, 619-695-6956/
 (ALDC) CO: Aldus Corp.; Silicon Beach Software ST: Washington IN: CPR SU: PDT


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