First announced June 12,
PageMaker 7.0 is now available from Adobe.
PageMaker 7.0 sports a new simplified workflow with other Adobe software like Photoshop and Illustrator. The new version features the ability to import native files from both applications. The new PageMaker also features integrated Portable Document Format (PDF) creation tools. Users can create tagged PDF files that will automatically reflow text to optimize display on laptops, PDAs and other devices.
PageMaker 7.0 also features improved support for Microsoft Word file import, as well as updated file conversion support for files created using Microsoft Publisher and QuarkXpress. The software also features new data merge capabilities that use both text and images exported from databases — enabling PageMaker 7.0 to assist in direct mail creation, for example.
“Improved support for Adobe PDF in PageMaker 7.0 is an important enhancement,” said Gordon Woolf, owner of Worsley Press. “Quick conversion of materials to tagged Adobe PDF files speeds the process of sharing materials with clients and simplifies the work of creating designs that can be distributed on paper or over the Web.”
PageMaker 7.0 has an estimated street price of US$499 for the full product and $79 for upgrades from previous versions. PageMaker 7.0 is available to educators for the estimated street price of $289 for the full product and $79 for upgrades from previous versions. PageMaker 7.0 is also available as part of the $699 Adobe Publishing Collection, which consists of four software programs for creating, assembling, and delivering designs for print and the Web: Adobe PageMaker 7.0, Photoshop 6.0, Illustrator 9.0 and Acrobat 5.0.
PageMaker 7.0 is planned for release in the following localized language versions later this summer: Dutch, French, French Canadian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish and Swedish. Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Finnish and Japanese versions are planning to be released in Fall 2001. The application supports Mac OS 8.6 (with Apple Software Font Manager Update version 1.0), Mac OS 9.1, the Classic in Mac OS X.
Earlier this week,
in an interview with MacCentral, Adobe officials announced the first two applications that will be Carbonized for Mac OS X — InDesign and Illustrator. They also spoke about their commitment to the Mac and their relationship with Apple.