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Subject: Arbortext Joins XBRL International Consortium

Arbortext Joins XBRL International Consortium

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 24, 2005 - Arbortext, the leading provider of
Enterprise Publishing software, today announced it has joined the XBRL
International Consortium, a worldwide group of 300 major companies,
organizations and government agencies dedicated to developing XBRL
(eXtensible Business Reporting Language).

XBRL, a member of the XML standards family, is a language for the
electronic communication of business and financial data.  It enables
better preparation, analysis and communication of business information
and offers cost savings, greater efficiency and improved accuracy and
reliability to all those involved in supplying or using financial data.

"XBRL has great potential to bring tremendous benefits to the financial
community," said PG Bartlett, Vice President of Product Marketing at
Arbortext.  "Arbortext is joining the XBRL organization in order to
support the industry's efforts and we're looking forward to working with
its members to help them achieve their goals." 

"We are pleased to have Arbortext join the XBRL consortium," said Karl
F. Best, Executive Director of XBRL-US. "Arbortext has been a long-time
leader in providing XML-based software for use in a variety of
applications and industries. We look forward to having Arbortext's
participation in further developing and supporting XBRL as a powerful
technology for financial reporting in the financial and business

Arbortext's publishing software is based on XML and its family of
related standards, which gives customers an open, standards-based
technology that offers the productivity and quality benefits of
automation while providing the comfort of a future-proof format for
their information and applications.

About Arbortext   (www.arbortext.com)
Arbortext is the leading provider of Enterprise Publishing software that
automates the assembly and publishing of information, helping companies
to improve authoring productivity; reduce authoring, translation and
publishing costs; enhance information quality; and speed time-to-market
of new and improved products.  Companies around the world use our
software to publish in multiple languages to multiple audiences in
multiple hardcopy and electronic output formats. Arbortext's software is
installed at over 1,700 organizations worldwide.

Current customers include American Express Financial Services, Audi,
Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler,
Ericsson Telecom, Ford, General Electric, GM, IBM, International Thomson
Publishing, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Pfizer, Ricoh, Sun
Microsystems, Toyota, United Airlines, Volkswagen and Volvo. 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.

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Beth Ambaruch, APR
Corporate Communications

p: 734.327.6014
c: 734.945.4595

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