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 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It used to be that "Back to School" shopping meant buying new pens and pencils and a "Big Chief" notebook. But for today's computer-savvy students from junior high to college, the "notebook" is likely to be a computer. More students than ever are using computers and productivity software to do schoolwork, papers, projects and keep track of assignments and schedules.
 But students using computers to do their homework shouldn't have to spend all semester learning the software. And parents who buy the computer want to purchase a software solution that's as easy on the wallet as it is to use. That's why Spinnaker Software (NASDAQ: SPKR) has announced its, "PFS:Perfect For Students" back to school promotion that begins this week at retail outlets and mass merchants such as Software, Etc.; CompUSA; Lechmere; Micro Center; Elek Tek; Walden Software; Electronics Boutique and others.
 The PFS:Perfect For Students promotion is simple. Buy PFS:WindowWorks, PFS:First Choice, PFS:Publisher, PFS:First Publisher or Calendar Creator (for Windows, DOS, or Mac) priced at under $50, and get a free Hyper Mouse Pad from Silicon Sports ($19.99 value). The Hyper Mouse Pad is a "mood" pad that changes colors when you touch it; it's a mouse pad that almost makes homework fun.
 The PFS:Software Solutions
 Spinnaker's PFS:WindowWorks is a complete set of applications students can use everyday. PFS:WindowWorks includes: a top rated WYSIWYG word processor with spell checker, frames and fonts; full- featured Lotus 1-2-3 compatible Spreadsheet with point and click ease; a Chart Maker to turn Spreadsheets into charts; a dBASE II-compatible Database which sorts on three fields and reads dBASE and PFS:First Choice files; a pre-set options Label Maker; and an Address Book. PFS:WindowWorks features customizable QuickButtons that allows students to easily shortcut common commands.
 PFS:First Choice is a leading DOS-based integrated package that combines five productivity applications with an exceptionally easy interface. PFS:First Choice includes WYSIWYG viewing and editing in the word processing module with grammar checker and scalable fonts; an industry standard spreadsheet; a three-field sort for the database module, and an outstanding graphics package that is ideal for laser or DOT-matrix printers.
 PFS:Publisher is a Windows-based desktop publishing package that is easy to use. Users can visually control every page attribute using PFS:Publisher's advanced features which include: text wrapping, cropping and sizing graphics, controlled kerning and leading, generate halftones from b/w and color artwork. PFS:Publisher features more than 50 professionally-designed templates and 200 clip art images together with multiple page style sheets, text importing, a word processor with spellchecking and thesaurus and drawing tools.
 PFS:First Publisher is a perfect compliment to DOS and PFS:First Choice users who need a desktop publishing solution. PFS:First Publisher is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use desktop publisher with on- line context-sensitive help. With 21 pre-designed customizable layouts, 175 clip art images and multiple high resolution fonts in a variety of sizes and typefaces, PFS:First Publisher is perfect for creating professional-quality newsletters, fliers, reports and more.
 Calendar Creator is an award-winning personal organization tool for Windows, DOS and Macintosh environments. Calendar Creator organizes a students time in several popular formats. Students can keep track of assignments, projects, holidays and more. Calendar Creator lets users print customized calendars for popular organizers and binders as well as wall displays. Parents can keep track of basketball practice, ballet lessons and school vacations.
 These titles carry a street price of under $50. For more information on Spinnaker's PFS:Perfect for Students Back to School Promotion, call 617-494-1200.
 Based in Cambridge, Mass., Spinnaker is a leading supplier of personal productivity software solutions for individuals, home offices and small businesses. The company sells its products through more than 15,000 retail outlets across the country and directly, through the Power Up! Catalog.
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 /CONTACT: Dan Chmielewski of Spinnaker, 617-494-1200, ext. 458/

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