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SPINNAKER ANNOUNCES WORKING MODEL OF PFS: WINDOWORKS (Product Announcement)

 SPINNAKER ANNOUNCES WORKING MODEL OF PFS: WINDOWORKS
 BOSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SPKR) today announced it is shipping a working model of its popular PFS:WindowWorks integrated software for Windows. Priced at $9.95, it is identical to the standard version ($199 suggested retail), but with the "Save" feature disabled.
 "This new working model of PFS:WindowWorks gives our customers a chance to try before they buy," said Cindy Sweetser, vice president of marketing for the PFS: division. "The cost of the working model is rebated when you buy the regular version of PFS:WindowWorks, so it's a no-risk opportunity." The rebate comes directly from Spinnaker.
 PFS:WindowWorks has garnered enthusiastic comments from the press. 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 features a word processor with page layout features, spreadsheet, chart editor, database, label maker, address book, and communications module (terminal). The program also offers hotlinking to dynamically link key modules of the program together.
 PFS:WindowWorks lets users create multi-column newsletters, import and manipulate graphics files, do sophisticated text wrapping, scale fonts on the fly from 4 to 127 point, see true WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get") displays on-screen, and add custom shapes and shading with the art toolbox.
 With PFS:WindowWorks' built-in hotlinking feature, the user can write a memo in the word processor, build a spreadsheet in the spreadsheet module, and then link the two by pasting a copy of the spreadsheet into the memo. The memo remains "live" and linked to the spreadsheet so that every change to the spreadsheet is automatically reflected in the memo. If you create a chart based on the spreadsheet and paste it into the memo, the chart will also update automatically whenever the spreadsheet data changes.
 Cutting and pasting are facilitated by Windows Graphic User Interface (GUI). All tasks are accomplished within PFS:WindowWorks, and switching between modules is done simply by clicking on icons at the bottom of the screen.
 PFS:WindowWorks requires an IBM or compatible 286, 386, (386 SX or 386 DX) or higher, with a clockspeed of 16 MHz or higher recommended; 1 MB RAM (1.5 MB or higher recommended); a hard disk drive; 5.25-inch (high density 1.2 MB) or 3.5-inch (720K) floppy disk drive; EGA, VGA, Hercules graphics card, or compatible video graphics adaptor and monitor; a Hayes or compatible modem for communications; a mouse; DOS 3.1 or higher; and Microsoft Windows 3.0 or higher. PFS:WindowWorks runs in Windows Standard and Enhanced mode, but not in Real mode.
 Free with every PFS:Windowworks package is a copy of Atech's Publisher's Powerpak, a font genration program valued at $79.95 suggested retail, that gives the user scalable, on-the-fly, high-resolution screen and printer fonts.
 PFS:WindowWorks is part of the growing family of PFS: software products designed for the small business and home office market. Over 1 million copies of Spinnaker brand and PFS: brand software have been sold to date.
 Among the other PFS: products are PFS:Write, PFS:First Choice, and PFS: First Publisher.
 PFS:Write is the only WYSIWYG ("What you see is what you get") DOS word processor with scalable fonts. The package sells for $129 suggested retail, and includes the Grammatik IV(tm) Grammar Checker, the American Heritage Correct Spell(tm) Spell Checker and Rogets Electronic Thesaurus, Publisher's Powerpak(tm), and Click Art's Business Image Sampler. The packages are worth over $300 if purchased separately.
 PFS:First Choice is a DOS-based integrated software package containing a word processor, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and electronic communications. The suggested retail price is $149.
 PFS:First Publisher is a DOS-based desktop publishing package that allows users to create newsletters, flyers, reports, and much more. The suggested retail price is $149.
 PFS:Resume & Job Search Pro automates the entire job search process. It sells for $59 (suggested retail) and features a sophisticated word processor with mail merge to help you create effective, professional resumes and cover letters. Included are: nine sample resume styles and cover letters as well as interview tips; an appointment manager to organize both your contact network and your time; and an action word glossary to add excitement to your writing.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Goyette of Spinnaker, 617-494-1200, ext. 453, or Christopher Morgan, of Christopher Morgan Communications, 617-494-1200, ext. 321 or 617-739-3352.
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