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/// PAGEMAKER 5.0 STR InfoFile
ALDUS PAGEMAKER 5.0
Macintosh and Windows
ABSOLUTE PUBLISHING POWER
NEW FEATURES IN 5.0! Aldus(R) PageMaker(R) 5.0 gives you absolute power to
produce professional-quality publications. With more than 100 new or
enhanced features, PageMaker 5.0 delivers remarkable advancements in
control, integration, and versatility.
Version 5.0 introduces many new features for increased productivity and
greater freedom of design, chief among them incremental rotation of both
text and graphics, the ability to open and work on more than one
publication at a time, and built-in process-color separation.
What's more, the Control palette and Aldus Additions technology, both
brand-new under Windows and significantly enhanced for the Macintosh
version, offer you the creative freedom and performance you need to design
and produce world-class publications of virtually any kind.
MAXIMUM PRECISION AND CONTROL
Rotation and skewing of text and graphics in 0.01! increments
Horizontal and vertical reflection of objects
Intuitive Control palette to position, scale, or crop objects and select
the type attributes of individual characters or whole paragraphs
Numerically exact positioning and rotation of any object, from its center
or any handle
Specific "nudge" amounts for exact positioning
Incrementally rotated inline graphics
Cropping of rotated objects
Text mode of the palette visible in layout or story editor views
Process-color separations of PageMaker text and graphics, as well as
imported CMYK TIFF*, DCS, and EPS images, all without leaving PageMaker
Nonconsecutive page-range printing
Object-level overprinting of PageMaker graphics
Printing scalable up to 1600%
Virtually unlimited thumbnails, including from PCL printers
Automatic centering of the page on whatever paper you're using
More printers' marks, including date/time stamping, color-control strips,
and density-control bars on separations
Overprinting for any spot or process color or tint
Spot-to-process conversion at printing
Choice of printing individual inks of process-color separations
Automatic scaling of the page to the paper size
Separate line and fill attributes
Choice of transparent or opaque dash lines
Support for up to 18 language dictionaries, plus any number of installable
New search-and-replace capabilities for a character's position and case
Sophisticated kerning and track editing
EFFORTLESS INTEGRATION FEATURES
Many new or improved filters, including:
- PICT-to-Metafile and Metafile-to-PICT conversions
- DXF, WPG, Kodak Photo CD
- GEM and Ventura Publisher%
OLE, using PageMaker as a client application
Ability to embed EPS files in a publication or leave them out, still linked
ease of updating
Images scanned directly into the PageMaker publication, using the new TWAIN
Font mapping for identifying missing fonts in a publication and
substituting others, using the PANOSE* editable font- translation list
% With PageMaker 5.0 for Windows only
** With PageMaker 5.0 for the Macintosh only
NEW FEATURES IN 5.0
Custom line weights from 0.1 to 800 points
Proprietary color libraries, including PANTONE(* (spot, process, and
Euroscale), Trumatch, Focoltone, and Dainippon
Ability to create you own color libraries and reuse them
Spot colors, process colors, or tints of either
Extend PageMaker's capabilities for specific publishing scenarios, simplify
and speed up routine tasks, or write your own Addition scripts to further
Both versions of PageMaker 5.0 come with a wide range of easy-to-install
Additions, each addressing common publishing needs:
CREATING DESIGN/PRODUCTION SHORTCUTS
- Build Booklet
- Drop Cap
- Group It
- Open Template
- Printer Styles
- Sort Pages
MANAGING TEXT AND TYPOGRAPHY
- Add Cont'd Line
- Balance Columns
- Bullets and Numbering
- Convert Ventura File
- Edit All Stories
- Edit Tracks
- Expert Kerning
- Find Overset Text
- List Styles Used
- Running Headers/Footers
- Traverse Text Blocks
GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT TEXT
- Display Pub Info
- Display Story Info
- Display Text Block Info
GAINING ACCESS TO ADDITION SCRIPTS
- Run Script
- Run Script Repeatedly**
AN EVEN MORE NATURAL, INTUITIVE INTERFACE
Ability to open and work on as many Page-Maker publications as your system
Ability to "drag and drop" text and objects among open publications
Tile and Cascade features for organizing publications on the screen
Listing of all open publications for easily navigating among open
Library palette for storing common images (with "drag and drop")
Compatibility with Aldus( Fetch* image cataloging and retrieval program`
Custom magnification (up to 800%) for zooming in to a particular part of
Ability to edit rotated text directly in a layout (even the cursor is
Automatic text flow, without having to display every page
Keyboard shortcuts quickly accessible in the Control palette
Automatic resizing of Indents/tabs ruler according to the size of your
Global preferences for story editor settings
Easily removable ruler guides
Redesigned print dialog boxes
Helpful suggestions from the PostScript error handler to help solve common
Color swatches on the improved Colors palette
Automatic appearance of colors used inimported EPS files
Visual distinction between process colors, spot colors, tints, and imported
Line and fill settings specifiable on Colors palette
On an IBM or compatible PC, Aldus PageMaker 5.0 requires Microsoft Windows
3.1 (or later) and Windows 3.1-compatible hardware.
A 486- or 386-based computer is recommended, with 4MB of RAM, an 80MB hard
drive, a high-resolution graphics adaptor card, and a mouse.
A PostScript-language or PCL laser printer, color printer, or imagesetter
is required for output.
On the Apple Macintosh, PageMaker is System 7 savvy. It also runs under
System 6.0.7 with Finder 6.1.7 or later.
Any Macintosh II series, Quadra, or SE/30 computer is recommended, with
5P8MB of RAM and an 80MB hard drive.
A color, grayscale, or black-and-white device, such as a
PostScript-compatible or QuickDraw-compatible laser printer, or a
PostScript-language imagesetter, is required for output.
NEW UNDER WINDOWS (contained in Mac PM 4.2)
PageMaker 5.0 is, of course, file-compatible on the Macintosh and Windows
platforms, and the new and enhanced features shown elsewhere on this
brochure apply to both versions. In addition, users of PageMaker for
Windows will appreciate these new features, which first appeared in
PageMaker 4.2 for the Macintosh:
FOR PRECISION AND CONTROL . . .
Automatic true typographers' quotation marks
Multiple-paste command, speeding up step-and-repeat work
FOR VERSATILITY . . .
Page sizes up to 42" x 42"
Option to unlink files
Standalone Dictionary Editor utility
No limit to the number of copies printed at once
AND, ON THE FAMOUS PAGEMAKER INTERFACE . . .
"Apply" button in the Indents/tabs dialog box
Keyboard shortcuts for applying styles
Options to save files faster or smaller
Interruptible screen redraw
Double-click shortcut to reset zero point
PageMaker 5.0 features significant advances in precision and control,
smooth integration with other software and hardware, and expanded
versatility in the wide range of printed communications it can produce.
With the advent of version 5.0, product functions are virtually identical
under the Windows and Macintosh operating systems-so much so that customers
will receive the same user manual for both computing environments.
"PageMaker 5.0 is the most ambitious release of the world's leading
desktop publishing product," said Lori Birtley, senior product marketing
manager. "Its feature set was designed with a great deal of customer input
and is based on more than 500,000 lines of new code. We've received
feedback from more than 2,500 beta sites and evaluators, and they're
applauding the new features and speed improvements."
Birtley added that customer demand for PageMaker 5.0 has been
extremely high, leading to a record number of upgrade orders. "This product
is one of the most visible examples of our commitment to providing the best
software products for the graphics professional."
Extensive third-party support reflects worldwide leadership
As the world leader in professional page-layout software, PageMaker
offers extensive support from third parties. More than 30 books and
training manuals about PageMaker 5.0 are being produced. Some 120 Aldus
Authorized Trainers in the United States alone offer a variety of levels of
end-user training. Many independent developers are readying new Aldus
Additions that will continue to extend PageMaker's professional publishing
capabilities. And a record number of U.S. and Canadian service bureaus are
becoming members of the Aldus Authorized Imaging Center program.
To coincide with the recent introduction of PageMaker 5.0, Aldus has
created special support programs for service providers, such as service
bureaus and imaging centers. These programs offer, among others, regular
technical bulletins, toll-free telephone access to specially trained
support technicians, and discounts on Aldus software. In addition, a
specially trained team of Aldus product experts has been leading seminars
throughout the country. The seminars give service providers key information
about the new PageMaker so they can be ready for the product when they
begin receiving PageMaker 5.0 files.
In the PageMaker box itself, Aldus has included its Commercial
Printing Guide, which offers help in preparing PageMaker files for prepress
production, as well as tips on how to work with service bureaus.
Superior features meet the highest publishing standards
PageMaker 5.0 rotates and skews text and graphics in 0.01-degree
increments, along with horizontal and vertical reflection of objects. The
user can also edit rotated text and crop rotated graphics directly in page
layout view. The Control palette affords precise placement and sizing of
both text and graphics on the page.
Aldus has completely rewritten the PostScript printing code in
PageMaker 5.0. The product brings to the market the highest quality and
fastest throughput for virtually any kind of printed communication.
Printing speeds, including those for background printing, are up to twice
as fast as those of the nearest competitor. The Print dialog box has been
redesigned to allow for pages to be printed in any sequence or group of
sequences-a significant time saving. Crop, registration, and plate
identification are among the printers' marks PageMaker 5.0 offers. Service
bureaus and end-users alike will benefit from its new custom printing
options. For example, it's now possible to define and save print settings
and to send multiple files with different settings to an output device
PageMaker 5.0 for Windows includes many new or improved import and
export filters, such as Kodak Photo CD, DXF, WordPerfect Graphics, and
Metafile/PICT conversion. The product supports OLE (as a client
application) on both Windows and Macintosh systems, as well as the new
TWAIN standard for direct scanning. The PANOSE font mapper, which
identifies a publication's missing fonts and then substitutes other,
available fonts, will also be shipped with PageMaker 5.0.
Built-in Aldus Additions technology lets users tailor PageMaker
operations to meet their specific publishing needs. End-users can create
their own PageMaker scripts, while third-party developers can use the
technology to create Additions that give PageMaker new capabilities. More
than 20 Aldus Additions are included with each version of PageMaker 5.0.
Several-including Expert Kerning, which automatically adjusts the spacing
between characters, and Edit Tracks, for customizing font tracking
information on a point-size basis-enhance the already strong typographic
capabilities in PageMaker. Other Additions are supplied for grouping
objects, sorting pages, and creating running headers and footers.
PageMaker now produces process-color separations of complete
pages-including text and graphics, as well as imported CMYK TIFF, DCS, and
EPS images. The number of color libraries has been increased to include
Dainippon, Focoltone, Munsell, Toyo, and Trumatch, as well as the PANTONE
spot, process, and Euroscale definitions. Users can also create their own
custom color libraries.
The product now offers the ability to open virtually any number of
publications simultaneously. Tile and cascade capabilities organize the
publications on screen. Customers can "drag and drop" text and graphics
between open publications-saving significant time and effort. The new
Library palette stores frequently used images, again with drag-and-drop
Aldus PageMaker 5.0 for Windows requires Microsoft Windows 3.1 and
Windows 3.1-compatible hardware. A 486 or 386-based DOS-compatible computer
is recommended, with 4MB of RAM, an 80MB hard drive, a high-resolution
graphics adaptor card, and a mouse.
Technical support and pricing
First-time purchasers of PageMaker 5.0 will be able to take advantage
of an innovative product-support program: For 90 days from their first
telephone call for assistance, support technicians will be available to
them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After the 90 days, 24-hour support will
be offered to those customers who subscribe to the Aldus CustomerFirst
The suggested retail price of PageMaker 5.0 is $895 (U.S.). Customers
who purchased version 4.0 (for Windows) after January 1, 1993, are eligible
for a free upgrade to version 5.0, if they return their product
registration card and the dated original proof of purchase. Customers who
purchased PageMaker 4.0 or an earlier Windows version before 1993 can
upgrade for $150 (U.S.). Upgrades are available directly from Aldus or from
Aldus dealers. Greater discounts apply for customers who have a service
contract with Aldus.
Aldus Europe and Aldus Pacific Rim will announce localized language
versions and support and upgrade policies for other markets shortly.
Aldus Corporation (NASDAQ: ALDC) creates computer software solutions
that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information
and ideas. The company focuses on three lines of business: applications for
the professional publishing and prepress markets; applications for the
general consumer market; and service and support programs for professional
end-users. Aldus has subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Rim
serving a worldwide network of dealers and distributors.
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