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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES Q&A VERSION 4.0 FOR WINDOWS

 CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) today introduced Q&A(R) v. 4.0 for Windows, a new version of its award-winning, easy-to-use database software that enables home offices, small businesses and corporations to manage their information and increase productivity quickly and easily. Q&A for Windows is unique among databases -- it features a fully- integrated word processor, providing the best mail merge solution for any business. It also includes a familiar spreadsheet view and DAVE (Do Anything Very Easily), the built-in personal assistant.
 KEY BENEFITS
 -- Enter and manage data easier than any other database for Windows.
 -- Network support for interoperability, simultaneous access and
 security.
 -- Integrated word processor for the best mail merge solution.
 "Q&A for Windows is the do-it-yourself database with the power to organize business information without requiring database or programming expertise," said Tom Leonard, Symantec's general manager of productivity applications. "End users, whether they are in a home office, small business or a corporation, need an intuitive tool to track and report on their data. Q&A is the easiest database and word processor for Windows with the power to grow as database needs change."
 GRAPHICAL FORMS SIMPLIFY DATA ENTRY
 Q&A for Windows allows users to design multiple graphical forms for their data. Graphical forms make it easier for those entering data, resulting in increased productivity and accuracy. Q&A for Windows now supports picture fields so scanned photos or drawings can be included with each record in the database and displayed in a graphical form. For example, a company could create an employee database where each record included a photo of the employee.
 MAIL MERGE
 Q&A provides the most powerful and flexible mail merge solution available. With the integrated database and word processor, users can generate professional quality documents quickly and easily and merge them with information in their databases to create personalized documents effortlessly. Q&A also prints mailing labels and envelopes automatically.
 FLEXIBLE REPORTING
 Customized, graphical reports are simple to create using columnar, free-form and label report types. Reports are easy to generate, powerful and flexible. The multi-pass report writer lets users include multiple levels of calculations. The label report generator includes over 90 pre-defined label styles.
 SPREADSHEET VIEW
 Q&A for Windows offers a spreadsheet view. By displaying the data in a familiar spreadsheet row and column style, users can easily compare and make changes to multiple records. The spreadsheet view also allows users to directly re-order and re-size columns so they can choose which fields are viewed on screen.
 DAVE AND EXPERT HELP
 Q&A for Windows now includes DAVE, a built-in personal assistant that lets users query, report and automate common database tasks using plain, everyday English phrases in a simple point-and-click interface. DAVE is also a scripting assistant that creates scripts for repetitive database tasks using the same plain English interface. Scripts can be accessed and executed via customized buttons or pull-down menus. Q&A for Windows also includes a Program Helper for easy database customization, tutorials and context sensitive help.
 WINDOWS/DOS INTEROPERABILITY
 Q&A for Windows is fully interoperable with Q&A for DOS. Current Q&A users can immediately work with their Q&A DOS data, programming, columnar reports, security and more. In a mixed DOS/Windows corporate environment, workgroups can share the same Q&A databases and access them concurrently from either platform over a network. This interoperability also makes for an easy migration path from DOS to Windows.
 SUPERIOR NETWORK SUPPORT
 Q&A for Windows is network-ready and requires no additional effort to install. Databases can be edited and shared between multiple users simultaneously. Customization and locking features allow administrators to control access to fields and features of Q&A on the network.
 INTEGRATED WORD PROCESSOR
 Q&A for Windows is the only database that has a fully-integrated word processor. It includes a built-in outliner, spell checker and thesaurus, a table generator, OLE and DDE support, fax and electronic mail enabling. With the EZ Envelopes feature, users get professional-looking envelopes with the click of a button.
 REQUIREMENTS, PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Q&A v. 4.0 for Windows requires an IBM PC or 100-percent compatible PC running Microsoft Windows v. 3.1 or higher in enhanced mode. Q&A v. 4.0 for Windows has a U.S. suggested retail price of $249.95 (cross-grade available for $89.95); a Network Pack is available for $499 (cross-grade available for $149.95). A Q&A for DOS upgrade disk, to simultaneously share information between DOS and Windows versions, is available for $9.95. The product will be available in September 1993 from Symantec and its network of authorized resellers.
 Symantec Corp. develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products for IBM personal computers, IBM compatible PCs and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll-free, or 408-253-9600.
 NOTE: Brand and product references herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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 / Pam Barnett of Symantec, 408-446-8884; or Rebecca Fuller of Wilson McHenry Co., 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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