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THIRD-PARTY SUPPORT FOR ALDUS ADDITIONS GROWS

 THIRD-PARTY SUPPORT FOR ALDUS ADDITIONS GROWS
 BOSTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- At Seybold Seminars '92 today,


Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) announced that in a show of growing support for the new Aldus Additions technology, nine third-party developers have recently announced or shipped Additions for Aldus PageMaker 4.2 for the Macintosh. Aldus Additions enable users and third-party developers to tailor PageMaker 4.2 to meet specific publishing needs.
 "The response to our Additions technology has been tremendous," said David Cloutier, third-party marketing manager. "There are over 50 third-party developers who have Additions under way, and we've sent over 250 Additions Developer Toolkits to others who have expressed interest in working with the technology. This is a great testimony to the popularity of Additions."
 These companies have announced or shipped Additions:
 -- Articulate Systems Inc. -- "Voice Navigator II," an Addition that allows PageMaker customers to use spoken commands to execute any function normally performed with a keyboard or mouse. Contact: Patrick Sweeney, 617-935-5656.
 -- Compumation Inc. -- "BureauExpress PM," which enables users to compress PageMaker publications and automatically send them to local service bureaus that support BureauMaster, all without quitting PageMaker. Contact: Jim Betlyon, 814-238-2120.
 -- EDCO Services Inc. -- "PMproKit," a collection of Additions for creative professionals; the kit includes Kerning, Type Distortion, Pica Gauge, Rotation and Merge, and Set Up Columns. Contact: 800-523-TYPE.
 -- Equilibrium -- "Rotate This!", an Addition that rotates placed bitmap graphics to any degree; and "Import That!", which enables users to import graphics in a wide variety of non-Macintosh file formats that PageMaker doesn't normally accept. Contact: 800-524-8651, Department EP1.
 -- Fast Electronic -- "Screen Machine," which allows PageMaker users to incorporate still-video images using QuickTime. Contact: Tom Bowen at Commercial Electronics, 604-669-5525.
 -- Publishing Revenue Partners -- "Tableau," an Addition to manage and format classified ads within PageMaker. Contact: Reginald Braithwaite-Lee, 416-538-8730.
 -- Scitex America Corp. -- "Scitex Visionary/A," a set of Additions for creating color blends with up to 12 different colors, in linear or radial orientation, from within PageMaker; it also provides enhanced grid functions for precise positioning of graphic elements. Contact: Paul Thiel, 617-275-5150.
 -- TRUMATCH -- "TRUMATCH 4-Color Selector," an Addition that enables users to choose digitally accurate, on-press colors by TRUMATCH number within PageMaker. Contact: Jane Nichols, 212-351-2360.
 -- Zephyr Design -- "Zephyr Palettes for PageMaker," which features seven customizable floating palettes, including fonts, font size and tracking palettes. Contact: Beverly or Boyd Multerer, 206-324-0292.
 These Additions are loadable modules and will be added to PageMaker's menu choices once they're copied to the proper folder on a Macintosh. Some may require additional hardware and software.
 There are three kinds of Additions: user-written scripts, which use text-based commands to automate routine tasks normally carried out with the keyboard and mouse; loadable modules, which combine commands and queries written in the C programming language; and standalone applications, which can be used to make other programs such as Microsoft Excel or Claris HyperCard interact with PageMaker using Dynamic Data Exchange or interapplication communication.
 PageMaker 4.2 itself is shipped with six loadable Additions: "Balance columns" to evenly distribute text among columns; "Drop cap" to embed a large character at the beginning of a paragraph; "Make booklet" for preparing simple "two-up" signatures for proper pagination after printing and folding; "Display pub info" to review the linked files, fonts and styles used in a publication; "Run script" for executing Addition scripts users write; and "Sort pages" so users can display thumbnail images of the pages in a publication and reorder them by dragging their images.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- the Aldus product line includes Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus FreeHand, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PhotoStyler, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus SuperCard, Aldus SuperPaint and Aldus Super 3D. The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
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 NOTE TO EDITORS: Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks, and Digital Darkroom, Gallery Effects, Personal Press and Super 3D are trademarks of Aldus Corp.
 PhotoStyler is a trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc.
 /CONTACT: Pam Miller of Aldus, 206-628-6594/
 (ALDC) CO: Aldus Corp. ST: Washington IN: CPR SU:


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