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SPINNAKER ANNOUNCES RELEASE 2 OF PFS:WINDOWWORKS: MAJOR NEW UPGRADE ADDS SIGNIFICANT FUNCTIONALITY

 SPINNAKER ANNOUNCES RELEASE 2 OF PFS:WINDOWWORKS:
 MAJOR NEW UPGRADE ADDS SIGNIFICANT FUNCTIONALITY
 CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SPKR) today announced PFS:WindowWorks Release 2, a major new upgrade that adds significant functionality to this popular software for Windows, including: full OLE support, QuickButton palettes, new optional fax capability, improved performance, and many other major improvements. PFS:WindowWorks Release 2's seven applications include a word processor, spreadsheet, database, chart maker, communications (terminal), address book, and label maker. The program offers hotlinking to dynamically link key modules of the program together. PFS:WindowWorks Release 2 sells for $119 suggested retail. The upgrade will be $59 for current owners of the product.
 "Today we are proud to say that we have nearly a million happy users of PFS:WindowWorks worldwide," said Cindy Sweetser, vice president of marketing for Spinnaker's PFS:software division. "They're going to be even happier with Release 2, because we listened carefully to their suggestions for making a great product even better. We've added dozens of practical features -- such as faxing capability and business templates -- that our small-business and home office target audience told us they wanted. Each individual application in PFS:WindowWorks Release 2 now has the power and functionality to compete with stand- alone applications. As always, we designed PFS:WindowWorks with small- business and home office users in mind by selecting the features and design interface that make the product straightforward and practical. For the price, PFS:WindowWorks Release 2 represents the best Windows value on the market." What's New in Release 2
 -- New QuickButton palettes in all modules. These popular palettes are inspired by the palette in Spinnaker's PFS:Publisher, a desktop publishing product. They offer instant access to commonly used commands with a single mouse click. The palettes can be customized by the user by clicking the Add and Remove buttons in the configure palette, or by dragging and dropping the icons into a customized arrangement.
 -- Full client and server support of OLE (Object Linking and Embedding)
 -- Context-sensitive 3.1 Help now available in Dialog Boxes
 -- Clipboard, Macro Recorder, Control Panel, and Print Manager now added to PFS:WindowWorks Release 2 control box (located in the upper left-hand corner of the display)
 -- Full compatibility with Windows 3.1 common dialog boxes (such as Font, Save, Save As)
 -- WinFax UltraLITE by Delrina has been added as an installation option for all PFA:WindowWorks applications. Users can send faxes directly from the print command. Requires type 1, 2, or 3 fax board. Users receive faxes through the WinFax Administrator. The latter can be accessed via a QuickButton within PFS:WindowWorks. Word Processor
 -- The Word Processor is now a full OLE client, enabling users to use Paste Object in the Edit menu to link objects dynamically. There is a transparent interface between OLE links and internal PFS:WindowWorks links.
 -- PFS:WindowWorks can now open Word, Word Perfect, and MS Works files.
 -- 14 document templates and preset stylesheets featuring memos, proposals, and so on.
 -- Delete command added to File menu.
 -- Close command added to File menu, to close the current file and module and prompt a Save.
 -- Improved speed in Spell Checking, as well as new features: "Replace all or current occurrence," and "Skip all or current."
 -- Enhanced Mail merge feature lets users select, sort, and key on records at Print time (see also related improvements to DataBase Criteria, described below).
 -- Improved "Apply Style" and "Define Style" interfaces.
 -- Enhanced Status bar now has Mode and View indicators. Spreadsheet
 -- Multiple spreadsheets can now be opened simultaneously, limited only by available RAM.
 -- Multiple Views of Same Spreadsheet: The same spreadsheet can now be viewed in multiple views. Each view receives a unique number suffix at the end of the window title.
 -- Handy pre-formatted spreadsheet templates designed for small- business use are now included with PFS:WindowWorks. They include: invoice income statements, receivables tracker, loan calculator, etc.
 -- Spreadsheet Linking: This powerful feature lets users hotlink pre-existing spreadsheets using the Paste with Options dialog in the Edit menu. You can now link cells from one spreadsheet to another (PFS:WindowWorks Release 2 automatically creates the appropriate path name for each link). You can also Move Data, Paste Values Only, Paste With Formulas Relative, and paste a Link. Formatting of the copied or cut cell or range is optional.
 -- New Paste With Options command lets you move and link data within a spreadsheet or from sheet to sheet. When a link is established, formatting is carried over to the new cell or range.
 -- New Protect Cells and Protect Worksheet features let users "freeze" ranges of cells or entire worksheets, preventing any changes to cell contents.
 -- New Show Formulas command displays all formulas in a spreadsheet.
 -- New Apply Styles feature lets you control the look of your spreadsheets with the same degree of sophistication previously available only with word processors. Simply create a new style with its characteristic font, type size, and other attributes. This new style can then be instantly applied to a single cell or a range of cells with just a single mouse click.
 -- Spreadsheets can now be saved as templates containing predefined styles
 -- New control strip across top of spreadsheet display offers instant access to Operators and Formulas via Quick Access buttons. Click on these buttons to open a drop-down list of operators or formulas. Double-click in the list and the chosen object will be pasted into the current cell. Other new buttons on the control slip include the plus sign, minus sign, asterisk, caret and equal sign operators.
 -- Quick Sum button in control strip now lets you automatically add cells in a column with one mouse click
 -- Quick Chart button lets the user create an instant chart by simply highlighting a range in the spreadsheet and clicking the button.
 -- New Alignment and Attribute buttons in graphical control strip
 -- Spreadsheet is now a full OLE server
 -- New Sort feature lets users sort spreadsheet numeric or character data up to three columns or rows deep in ascending or descending order. Sort is case-insensitive.
 -- Enhanced Graphical User Interface lets users Change column width, or Lock and Unlock titles, by simply clicking and dragging
 -- Additional new features include: the ability to print formulas only; additional numeric formats; additional time formulas; display page breaks; and file delete and file close.
 -- Improved scrolling speed Chart Maker
 -- Full OLE server support
 -- Ability to open multiple charts simultaneously
 -- Auto-scaling control enhancements
 -- Instant charting of a data range within the spreadsheet with the click of a button Database
 -- New List View Mode lets users view database records in convenient tabular form. The fields in the list are customizable. All database functions are available in List View mode, except for editing records.
 -- New Sort capability lets users sort by up to three key fields in either ascending or descending order.
 -- New Indexing: ability to create or change database indexes on the fly
 -- Snap-to-grids now available when setting up database layouts
 -- New font support: one font per report. WYSIWYG available in Report Mode
 -- Newly redesigned Database Reports Menu simplifies creating reports
 -- New Criteria dialog, featuring point-and-click
 -- Improved Find-Next command Label maker
 -- Ability to select and sort records before printing labels
 -- New, preformatted templates let users select from a list of popularly available labels, such as Avery. Dimensions are automatically entered in the Label Layout dialog. Any template can be saved as the default template.
 -- Repeat label jobs can be named and saved
 -- New custom templates can be created and saved by the user
 -- Templates can be viewed in Preview mode to show thumbnail sketch of page layout
 -- New Print Preview Mode displays labels on screen with WYSIWYG. Zoom Out/Zoom In also available
 -- Ability to insert any field on any line of the label from the selected database Some Background About PFS:WindowWorks
 PFS:WindowWorks, the first integrated application for Microsoft Windows, began shipping in mid-1991 and has garnered enthusiastic comments from the press. PC World recently concluded that "PFS:WindowWorks exceeds (Microsoft's Works for Windows) with the impressive text handling and formatting capabilities of its word processor, which are similar to those found in desktop publishing programs." PC Week said that PFS:WindowWorks "is an intuitive set of applications that fully exploit Windows' graphical potential." InfoWorld added that "If your goal is a great-looking product, then PFS:WindowWorks holds the edge."
 PFS:WindowWorks has also been widely adopted as a strategic application for new Windows-ready PCs. It is currently bundled on computers manufactured by COMPAQ Computer, Packard Bell, Zenith, Philips, Acer, Syntax, Fountain Technologies, V-Tech, Aquarius, DTK, and IMSI. About Spinnaker
 Spinnaker Software Corporation, headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as a developer and marketer of software applications. Spinnaker is a leading provider of small-business, home office, and information management software. The company markets a full line of products, including PFS: and Easy Working products for DOS and Windows, and PLUS and PERSONAL ACCESS from the PLUS division.
 Among the notable products offered by Spinnaker are: PFS:First Choice Release 4.0, the latest version of the company's popular DOS- based integrated program; PFS:Publisher for Windows, a $149 desktop publisher that sets new standards in desktop publishing power and usability for the small-business and home office market, (recently termed "A knockout desktop publisher" by PC/Computing magazine); PFS:Business Plan, a complete Windows-based program for producing high- quality business plans; and PFS:Prospect, a DOS-based program that helps small businesses manage sales prospects and develop their customer bases.
 The Easy Working(tm) series consists of five DOS and five Windows titles in the categories of word processor, integrated package, desktop publisher, mail manager, and business letters. All of these titles have suggested retail prices under $60.
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