Macromedia Inc. announced today the availability of Contribute 3 and FlashPaper 2. Contribute 3 has more than 300 updates, according to the company. Major new features include the same engine as Dreamweaver MX 2004 with support for CSS rendering; also supported is rules-based administrative control. “Send for Review” is a new function that provides Contribute users operating in a collaborative environment to send documents to each other for review and posting.
A major component included with Contribute 3 is FlashPaper 2. While a separate Windows-only product is being made available for retail, Contribute 3 users get FlashPaper 2 as part of their package, and that version of the software also runs on Mac OS X. FlashPaper 2 enables users to create Flash or PDF-based files out of any printable document, useful for embedding on Web pages or elsewhere. The software integrates support for text search and selection, hyperlinks and bookmarks.