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MultiAd® Creator Desktop version 7Now Shipping

October 5, 2004 (Peoria, IL) - MultiAd is now shipping MultiAd® Creator Desktop version 7. This new version includes a significant amount of new features. Below is a highlight of the new features, branding capabilities, templates and art, and pricing for the new version. For more information on MultiAd® Creator, log on to HYPERLINK "http://www.creatorsoftware.com" www.creatorsoftware.com or call 800-245-9278, ext. 5324.

MultiAd® Creator Desktop version 7 features:

Tables: Useful for organizing and presenting text and graphics, tables are now available in Creator Desktop 7. A table consists of rows and columns of cells, which can be formatted just like a text block with features, such as placement of graphics within the text, fill and frame attributes, and type and paragraph styles. Users can create a table by specifying row and column count, or by specifying column count and dragging to the desired size.

OpenType Font Support: Creator Desktop 7 supports OpenType, the new cross-platform font file format developed jointly by Adobe and Microsoft (Mac OS 10.2 and Windows only). OpenType support is transparent users need to only install the font.

MultiAd® Creator Desktop Branding Capabilities

Truly unique to Creator Desktop is its individual branding capabilities. Users have the power to private-label Creator Desktop to their specific needs, including customized splash screens, templates, credits and more.

Creator Media Database Interface (CMDI): Another feature available for branded versions is Creator Media Database Interface, which is a Creator Professional feature. Through installation of the CMDI Service Installer, users can search for, retrieve and place images from AdBuilder.com. A palette will display a list of images found, which users can drag onto the document window for download and placement, or drag to the Files Palette for future use in the document. A CMDI Service Software Developer’s Kit will be available to enable developers to integrate Creator CMDI with remote servers. The CMDI Service Installer and the Software Developer’s Kit will be available later this year.

Templates and Art: Creator Desktop contains templates and their supplemental art ready to use. Templates are available for ads, business cards, calendars, CDs, certificates, envelopes, faxes, greeting cards, hand tags, invoices, letterheads, memos, newsletters and postcards.

MultiAd® Creator Desktop version 7 can be purchased for $99. Any customer who currently has a copy of Creator Desktop 6.0-6.5 can upgrade to MultiAd® Creator Desktop version 7 for $79. Education and site licensing options are available. Creator can be purchased at www.creatorsoftware.com or by calling MultiAd® Creator customer service at 800-245-9278, ext. 5324.

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