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New Adobe Persuasion CD-ROM Bonus Pack and Adobe Type On Call Free Font Bundle Delivers Exceptional Value; Adobe Persuasion Version 3.0.2 to Ship on CD-ROM.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 11, 1995--Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the availability of Adobe Persuasion Version 3.0.2 on CD-ROM for the Macintosh/Power Macintosh and Windows platforms. While the functionality and version number remain the same, the addition of the CD Bonus Pack and Type On Call software represents an outstanding value for Adobe Persuasion customers. Both the CD-ROM and diskette versions will ship together in the same box, allowing users to choose the installation method.

CD Bonus Pack Provides a Wealth of Royalty-Free Content

Designed with the creative professional in mind, Adobe Persuasion delivers more power and flexibility than the traditional presentation package. Users will find the new CD-ROM Bonus Pack, which contains Adobe Persuasion software and an extensive collection of high-quality content, to be an invaluable tool for enhancing conceptual and data-intensive presentations. Textures, clip art, sample images and helpful tips are all part of the CD's powerful tools designed to create high-impact presentation graphics. By including Adobe Type Twister software, users will now be provided with the ability to modify and rotate text by applying dynamic special effects, shapes, styles and colors. Electronic documentation is also provided in the Portable Document Format (PDF), along with tips and tricks for accessing Persuasion's robust feature set. Additional content on the CD-ROM Bonus Pack includes AutoTemplates, top-quality stock photos, buttons, backgrounds and demonstration versions of other Adobe software. Macintosh users will have access to QuickTime movies and sounds, while Video For Windows animated clips will be included in the Windows version.

"The new CD Bonus Pack allows users to easily design sophisticated presentation elements," said Natalia Iwach, product marketing manager, Adobe Persuasion. "By including innovative applications and royalty-free content, Adobe is adding considerable value in enhancing the ability to create unique presentations."

Adobe Type On Call with 220 Free Typefaces

Version 3.0.2 will ship with Adobe Type On Call Version 4.0, a locked CD-ROM that contains 2,000 typefaces for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Adobe Type On Call features a variety of essential software, including Adobe Type Manager (ATM), the Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe PostScript driver. When users register their Type On Call CD, they can unlock 220 of Adobe's Type 1 typefaces on the platform of their choice at no additional charge -- a $5,500 value -- and will receive a 35 percent discount off the suggested retail price for every subsequent Type On Call purchase. Customers may also unlock additional single typefaces for the price of $25 per face.

Price and Availability

Adobe Persuasion Version 3.0.2 for the Macintosh/Power Macintosh and Windows platforms is expected to ship to authorized resellers in early July 1995 for the suggested retail price of $395. New customers should contact their local Adobe reseller to purchase Adobe Persuasion. Registered users of prior versions of Aldus Persuasion for both Macintosh and Windows can upgrade to Adobe Persuasion Version 3.0.2 for $129. Customers who purchased Aldus Persuasion 3.0 may update their application to the rebranded Adobe Persuasion 3.0.2 for $35. To obtain the special upgrade pricing for Adobe Persuasion with CD-ROM Bonus Pack and Type On Call CD, customers must be registered users and order directly from Adobe by calling 800/521-1976. For further information concerning any Adobe product, customers should contact Adobe at 800/521-1976.

Adobe Systems Incorporated, founded in 1982, is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Adobe develops, markets and supports computer software products and technologies that enable users to create, display, print and communicate electronic documents. The company licenses its technology to major computer, printing, and publishing suppliers, and markets a line of applications software and type products for authoring visually rich documents. Additionally, the company markets a line of powerful, but easy to use, products for home and small business users. Adobe has subsidiaries in Europe and the Pacific Rim serving a worldwide network of dealers and distributors. Adobe's 1994 revenue was approximately $598 million. -0-

Note to Editors: Acrobat, Adobe, Adobe Type Manager, ATM, Aldus, Persuasion, PostScript, Type On Call and Type Twister are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks, and Power Macintosh and QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft and Video for Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

CONTACT: Adobe Systems

Therese M. Bruno, 206/233-7315

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