Ashby-de-la-zouch, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 20, 2009 -- c:four limited, a UK based software company, launch iStudioÂ® Publisher, the next generation of page layout software for Mac OS X at MacWorld Expo, San Francisco.
iStudio Publisher is an exciting, state-of-the-art page layout program for home, small business and educational users, designed to help these users easily create, present and publish professional-looking documents. "iStudio Publisher has been designed to enable anyone to create great looking documents, newsletters and flyers quickly and easily, " said Paul O'Connor, director of c:four. "Everything that a user could need is on screen at all times, which means no more time searching for features or having to attend expensive training courses."
Never before have users had the opportunity to be so flexible with their designs, as iStudio Publisher allows users to draw shapes, run text inside and around the shapes and also place images within them at the same time. Featuring a shape library of commonly used items and dynamic text wrapping, iStudio Publisher lets users create free-form arrangements of text, graphics, and photos with such simplicity as never seen before.
Pricing & Availability iStudio Publisher will be available from Monday 5th January 2009 direct from iStudioPublisher.com. iStudio Publisher's retail price is $99, however, a special launch price of $49.99 is available until the 5th March 2009.
Educational and volume discounts are available. Minimum system requirements include: Mac computer with G4 800 Mhz processor or faster; Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger) or later; 512 MB RAM; 50 MB free disk space on your hard drive; and an Internet connection (for updates and registration).
Notes to the Editors About c:four We are a team of magazine and newspaper publishers, graphic designers and software architects. We were increasingly frustrated with the applications on the market. We wanted something better and decided it was time to change things ourselves.
We came to the conclusion that instead of creating a simple one-off desktop publishing application, which had limited scope of enhancement, we should build a publishing engine. An engine which could be used to create not just one, but many great publishing applications, capable of working under any operating system or platform; capable of handling a wide variety of users, at the same time, in multiple locations and by working to the Unicode standard, able to operate in all languages.
Having created the c:four engine, we then set about creating our first publishing application, encompassing layout, formatting, font & color management, display & editing including H&J, storage & retrieval, rendering & printing. Our first application using the c:four engine is iStudio Publisher.