Key Features Overview
CUPERTINO, Calif. --January 8, 1996-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) today announced Suitcase 3.0, the most advanced solution available for total font management. Suitcase 3.0 provides exclusive, automated features that make it easier than ever to effectively manage and organize fonts. New features include a completely redesigned drag-and-drop interface, the ability to link fonts to specific applications, automatic resolution of font conflicts, QuickDraw GX, AppleScript and AppleGuide support, and complete Power Macintosh native technology.
Suitcase has a long history as one of the most widely used Macintosh utility programs. With great popularity and strong name recognition, Suitcase has received accolades from end users and press alike, and has consistently been a member of best-seller lists for years.
The first version of Suitcase was developed in 1987 to expand the capabilities of the Macintosh operating system. As did subsequent versions, Suitcase 3.0 continues to provide superior font management technology to extend these capabilities. Suitcase is the must-have utility for any Macintosh desktop publishing professional or home computer user who requires an excellent method for organizing and accessing their fonts.
"We know that Suitcase users tend to use the latest technologies: PowerMacs, PCI Macs, QuickDraw GX--and we've redesigned version 3.0 from the ground up to take advantage of those technologies," said Karen Black, Symantec's vice president of the Peter Norton Product Group Advanced Utilities business unit. "At the same time, we believe our new interface is a real improvement in ease-of-use. These enhancements, plus new features like application-linking, will give Suitcase users a real advantage when managing fonts."
Native For Power Macintosh
Suitcase 3.0 is the only fully Power Macintosh native font management tool available. Suitcase has been completely redesigned in native code to enable users to manage fonts with optimum speed and performance. With Power Macintosh native code, Suitcase now provides even more power to organize and conveniently access a multitude of fonts.
The new Suitcase 3.0 is also compatible with all popular font formats, including new support for QuickDraw GX, freeing users to take advantage of the latest font technology. Suitcase is compatible with all major desktop publishing applications including QuarkXpress, Adobe PageMaker, FreeHand, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Adobe Type Manager and more.
New Interface Is Easier-To-Use, Incorporates Drag And Drop
Suitcase's interface is new and improved -- it's completely redesigned with drag-and-drop capability for easily and intuitively managing fonts. Suitcase users can create and build font sets and groups, or move items between sets quickly and easily by using drag-and-drop. Users can even open entire folders of fonts simply by dragging and dropping onto the Suitcase icon.
Automate Management With Applescript & Application Linking
Suitcase 3.0 is the only font management utility which provides the ability to link fonts to applications so fonts open automatically as needed. Suitcase users can save the time and hassle of opening fonts manually by defining groups of fonts to be loaded automatically each time specific applications are launched. For added convenience, Suitcase 3.0 also allows users to create custom AppleScripts that automate font management tasks. For example, users can create AppleScripts which automatically open and close font sets for particular projects.
Automatic Font Conflict Resolution
The new Suitcase 3.0 automatically detects and resolves conflicts between fonts that use the same ID number, putting an end to font conflicts. As new fonts are loaded into the system, Suitcase detects font conflicts and resolves them on the fly, preventing documents from printing incorrectly or displaying incorrectly on screen. Suitcase also exports and imports files of font IDs, to avoid conflicts when using another user's fonts.
Select Fonts Easily With WYSIWYG Display
Suitcase modifies application font menus to display fonts in their own typefaces. The WYSIWYG display saves users the time usually spent scrolling through cumbersome font menus, making font selection quick and easy. Suitcase also provides a font viewing window which allows users to easily and instantly preview fonts in any size and style with modifiable sample text.
Save Valuable Disk Space With Font Compression
With Suitcase, users can compress memory-intensive font resources to maximize disk space, enhance productivity and manage system memory more efficiently. Suitcase compresses fonts and sounds up to 60 percent and automatically decompresses them when needed. Suitcase can compress and expand sets, font files, font suitcases, and sound files.
On-Line Apple Guide Help And Technical Support
The new Suitcase 3.0 provides expert user assistance with exclusive AppleGuide help. The on-line Suitcase Guides interactively assist users through all aspects of managing fonts with Suitcase. This help system also provides complete reference information and tutorial programs to actively show users how to process and complete tasks.
Users can also rely on Symantec's expert technical team for assistance. Suitcase is the only font management utility that provides unlimited free online technical support on America Online (at keyword: SYMANTEC) and CompuServe (at keyword: GO SYMANTEC). Suitcase also offers users 90 days of free technical support by phone. Additional technical support services include the Symantec BBS (541/984-5366, at 300, 1200, and 2400 baud, and 541/ 484-6669 at 9600 and 14400 baud) and the Symantec FaxBack service at 800/554-4403 or 541/984-2490.
Power Macintosh Utilities From The Peter Norton Group
Suitcase 3.0 is one of a set of comprehensive utilities designed by the Peter Norton Group to support the Power Macintosh platform. Also available are Norton Utilities for Macintosh 3.2, Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh (SAM) 4.0 and SAM Administrator 4.0, Norton DiskLock 4.0, Norton DiskDoubler Pro 1.1, and MacTools Pro 4.0. These products have been enhanced to take full advantage of the faster performance available on the Power Macintosh and to provide a host of essential features for data protection, disk repair, data recovery, virus protection and compression. All current Norton Macintosh products continue to support 68K-based Macintosh systems.
Pricing And Availability
Suitcase 3.0, shipping the end of the first quarter of 1996, will be available at an estimated street price of $69.95. Upgrades to registered Suitcase users will be available for $39.95. Suitcase 3.0 runs on a Macintosh or Power Macintosh and requires System 7.1 or higher and four megabytes of RAM are recommended. Suitcase supports QuickDraw GX and AppleScript, and is compatible with QuarkXpress, Adobe PageMaker, FreeHand, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Adobe Type Manager and more.
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free, or (541) 334-6054.
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Symantec Corporation, 10201 Torre Avenue, Cupertino, CA 95014 USA
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