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 TORONTO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- XSoft, a division of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), and InContext Corporation, a subsidiary of InContext Systems Inc. (Vancouver: INI), a Toronto-based pioneer in the open information systems industry, today announced a worldwide OEM agreement for software based on the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) publishing industry standard.
 Under the terms of the agreement, XSoft will integrate InContext's SGML-based structured document authoring program for Microsoft Windows- based personal computers into the XSoft line of publishing solutions. XSoft will deliver the product, under the name XSoft InContext, to meet the growing demand among non-technical users for more advanced document publishing and management solutions.
 XSoft InContext enables the creation, editing and manipulation of documents in a structured format, offering full support for SGML. It delivers the benefits of SGML structured document management transparently, without the difficulty, complexity or expense of traditional, high-end SGML publishing systems. Users do not need to know SGML in order to use XSoft InContext, which is access through the familiar Windows user interface and can be used as either a stand-alone product or part of an enterprise-wide publishing system.
 XSoft President Dennis Andrews stated: "While SGML has clearly improved bottom-line results for many technical publishers, its complexity has limited these benefits to only highly trained and sophisticated users. At the same time, non-technical publishers in corporate environments are looking to such systems for improved productivity and additional capabilities for electronic delivery. InContext was designed specifically for these users and can quickly bring the benefits of SGML to their Windows desktops."
 Robert Arn, president of InContext, added: "Both XSoft and InContext are focused on providing solutions that enable the universal exchange of information regardless of differences in computer hardware and software. Initiatives by the U.S. government, its suppliers, and many Fortune 500 organizations embrace such an interchange standard in SGML. They represent a potentially enormous market niche and a multi- billion-dollar industry. InContext's alliance with Xerox, with its more than 100,000 employees worldwide, will allow us to reach and lead the market."
 XSoft Publishing and Workflow Solutions
 XSoft will offer InContext with its other SGML publishing software products, including the CAPS (Computer Automated Publishing System) SGML- based document composition product. XSoft also disclosed today that it has completed its acquisition of the CAPS products from Agfa, a division of Miles, Inc. XSoft and Agfa previously announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition in August 1993. In addition to CAPS, XSoft will also incorporate InContext with XSoft's InContext workflow management software.
 XSoft directs its publishing marketing efforts to the industries and vertical markets that are adopting SGML as a corporate direction, including aerospace, automotive, defense, pharmaceuticals, financial, telecommunications, computer systems and government agencies.
 The Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) is a powerful international standard for information processing. SGML provides a means for identifying or "tagging" the information elements of documents with great flexibility so that the structure of the information in the document and the relationships of its parts may be described with the clarity required to allow automated assembly, disassembly, modification and reassembly of the information elements.
 XSoft InContext Advantages
 -- Ease of use -- no knowledge of SGML required
 -- Full support of the Windows environment
 -- Innovative use of Excel as a table editor
 -- Ability to display multiple document windows
 -- Support for 16-bit Unicode enables worldwide language
 -- High reliability of information
 XSoft will begin shipping XSoft InContext in November 1993 at a single unit list price of $995. Volume discounts are available.
 InContext Corporation, founded in 1991, is focused exclusively on new software markets arising out of the third wave of standardization of computer systems, the stage of data standardization that has followed standardization of hardware and interface software. The company's mission is to be the leading supplier of easy-to-use desktop SGML products and technology for the non-technical user as this third wave of information standardization creates a new mass market. A public company, InContext Systems Inc. is traded on the Vancouver Stock Exchange under the symbol INI.
 XSoft, one of the nine divisions of Xerox Corporation, provides software applications for document management, office productivity, structured-document publishing, workflow management, international document translation, content-based search and retrieval, and shared document services. The company's products and services, available on multiple operating systems, networks and computer platforms, are sold through a worldwide network of direct sales and reseller partners. XSoft is headquartered on a campus with PARC, the renowned Xerox research center in Palo Alto, Calif.
 NOTE: Xerox is a registered trademark and XSoft is a trademark of Xerox Corporation. InContext is a trademark of InContext Corporation. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. For product information, customers may call 800-428-2995.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Kramer of XSoft, 415-813-6898, Bill Roberts of Cameron Towey Central, 513-469-0202, for InContext, or Robert Arn of InContext, 416-922-0087/

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