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Subject: Arbortext Announces Epic 4.2

Arbortext’s Newest Epic Software First to Support Change Tracking and XSLT
/ XSL-FO for Multichannel Publishing

ANN ARBOR, Mich., September 17, 2001 -- Arbortext, Inc., the only global
provider of XML-based software that enables the creation, editing and
publishing of information from a single-source of content to multiple
media types, today announced availability of Epic version 4.2.  This
latest version supports collaboration through change tracking, inline
editing of document components, and easier conversion of multiple content
formats to XML.

Epic 4.2 also enhances Arbortext’s long-standing support of XML standards
through an industry-first combination of full support for XSL by offering
both XSLT and XSL-FO publishing engines.  Because XSLT enables online
publishing and XSL-FO enables print publishing, organizations that
implement Epic 4.2 can build an automated multichannel publishing system.

Epic Editor’s change tracking capability fully supports the process of
information creation, review and approval so that groups of authors and
editors can work collaboratively to provide customers with fresh,
consistent and complete information on all types of media.

"Our mission is to make a difference in people's lives by providing
reliable, rapid answers to questions about healthcare, safety and the
environment,” said Doug Hughes, project lead for Micromedex, a division of
Thomson Health Group based in Denver, CO and a leading provider of
computerized and printed information for healthcare professionals and
consumers.  “The new change tracking capability of Arbortext's Epic Editor
4.2 will make it easier for our editorial teams to work together to
develop and maintain the timely, accurate communications upon which our
customers depend.”

Through its long-standing leadership role in XML, Arbortext continues to
protect its customers’ investment by developing standards-compliant
software for single-source multichannel publishing.  Arbortext’s recent
release of Epic version 4.2 builds on that tradition with the following
enhanced collaboration features and expanded support of XML standards:
·	Change tracking.  Provides groups of authors the ability to track text
and markup changes made to a document.
·	Publishing standards support.  With Epic 4.2, Arbortext now provides the
industry’s most powerful support for the Extensible Stylesheet Language
(XSL), through its embedded XSLT processing engine and XSL-FO processing
engine. Arbortext has tuned these engines to handle long, complex
documents that require high-quality formatting.
·	Inline editing of compound documents.  Enables authors to edit document
components directly within the same window instead of launching separate
windows.  When an author tries to change a component, Epic automatically
checks it out or protects it from changes, based on an inquiry to the
·	Format conversion.  Epic’s enhanced mapping function reduces development
time by 75% for setting up conversions from other publishing sources to
XML (and from XML to those sources).
·	Content management.  Version 4.2 continues Epic’s tight integration with
many content management systems with upgrades to support the latest
releases of Documentum (version 4.2) and Oracle iFS (version 1.1.9).
·	Programming standards support.  Through Epic’s new support for
JavaScript, existing bindings to Java, C/C++ and COM, and enhanced support
for the W3C’s Document Object Model (DOM) API, developers can create
customizations using their preferred programming languages.  Epic supports
DOM Ranges and Level 2 events.
·	CJK support.  Epic 4.2 provides editing support for Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese content.

“Pounding out web pages and print pages by hand is a waste of human and
financial capital and is no longer tolerable,” said PG Bartlett, vice
president marketing for Arbortext.  “To remedy this, companies are
implementing a single source of content so that they can drive a highly
automated multichannel publishing system.  These systems not only enable
companies to perform more work with fewer resources, but also enhance
customer satisfaction and streamline internal operations by improving
information accuracy, freshness and consistency.”


Epic 4.2 will ship in September 2001.  All Arbortext customers under
maintenance are eligible to receive the Epic Editor 4.2 upgrade at no
charge, and the upgrade will be automatically shipped to them.

About Arbortext

Arbortext is the only global provider of XML-based software that enables
the creation, editing and publishing of information to multiple media
types – Web, print, CD-ROM, wireless – from a single source of content.
Shipping since 1991, Arbortext’s standards-based software supports
technical publishing, reference publishing and catalog publishing
applications that enable enterprises to provide more accurate,
cost-efficient, complete, timely, consistent and usable information on all
media. Arbortext’s software is installed at over 3,500 customers,
including over 300 of the Global 2000 companies. Current customers include
AT&T, Audi, Boeing, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler,
Ericsson Telecom, Ford, GM, IBM, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Qantas,
Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, International Thomson Publishing, United
Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and West Group. Arbortext is a founding member
and active participant in the XML Activity of the World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Arbortext has
offices around the world.  For more information please visit
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Contact: 	Beth Ambaruch				Steve Jensen
	  	Arbortext, Inc.				Phase Two Strategies
	  	+1 734.327.6014				+1 415.772.8403
	 	bea@arbortext.com				sjensen@p2pr.com

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