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ALDUS SHIPS UPDATE TO ALDUS FREEHAND FOR WINDOWS

 ALDUS SHIPS UPDATE TO ALDUS FREEHAND FOR WINDOWS
 SEATTLE, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today


announced shipment in the United States, Canada and Europe of Aldus FreeHand 3.1 for Windows, an update to its advanced design and illustration program.
 The new version includes several printing-production and productivity enhancements, including a pressure-sensitive capability for the freehand drawing tool similar to that offered in Aldus FreeHand 3.1 for the Macintosh. In addition, version 3.1 will run under the forthcoming version 3.1 of Microsoft Windows -- offering support for TrueType fonts, as well as significantly improved operating speeds.
 "This update brings to the PC-using creative community the same advanced drawing and illustration features that are available on the Macintosh platform," said Mary Hausladen, Aldus FreeHand product manager. "And with advanced capabilities such as electronic stylus input and pressure-sensitive drawing, Aldus FreeHand is a generation ahead of the rest of the Windows-based drawing programs."
 NEW FEATURES
 With version 3.1, graphic artists are able to use the new pressure-sensitive mode to create hand-drawn effects. For example, using keyboard shortcuts or pressure-sensitive drawing tablets from Wacom or CalComp (both sold separately), they can vary the line weights of strokes drawn with the freehand tool. Aldus FreeHand is the only PostScript-language drawing program to offer this capability.
 Productivity enhancements in version 3.1 include arbitrary magnification for filling the screen with an enlarged view of any selected region of a drawing, and the ability to create and export color libraries. This feature is useful for working on a series of projects that use the same color scheme. The update also offers automatic calculation of blend steps, improved layer handling and new keyboard shortcuts for editing style attributes.
 Production enhancements include more precise placement of registration marks for commercial printing and a density-control bar and color-control strip printed on color separations for easier color checking.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus FreeHand 3.1 for Windows is available through Aldus resellers in the United States and Canada for a suggested retail price of $595(U.S.). Pricing and availability of European versions are being announced in their respective markets.
 Registered owners of Aldus FreeHand 3.0 for Windows in the United States and Canada will automatically receive the update from Aldus at no charge. For more information, customers can contact Aldus Customer Services at 206-628-2320.
 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
 Aldus FreeHand 3.1 requires Microsoft Windows 3.1 or 3.0 and Windows-compatible hardware. The recommended system configuration is a 386-based DOS-compatible computer, 4 MB of RAM, an 80 MB hard drive, a high-resolution graphics adapter card and a mouse. The minimum configuration is a 286-based DOS-compatible computer, 2 MB of RAM, a hard drive, an EGA or Hercules card and a mouse or other pointing device.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to Aldus FreeHand, the Aldus product line includes PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PhotoStyler, 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.
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 NOTE TO EDITORS: Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks and Digital Darkroom, Gallery Effects, Personal Press and Super 3D are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc.
 /CONTACT: Jill Miller of Aldus, 206-628-2352/
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