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Jasc WebDraw PR 5 now available

From: ElShaddai Edwards <eedwards@jasc.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 07:17:42 -0500
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All,

Jasc Software is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Jasc(r)
WebDraw(tm) Preview Release 5. A native SVG authoring program, WebDraw
combines the standard drawing and animation tools found in traditional
graphics programs with convenient SVG source code editing similar to that in
Web site creation programs, delivering a complete solution for authoring SVG
files with graphics and animation.

WebDraw Preview Release 5 is available for Windows 98/NT4/2000/ME/XP and may
be downloaded at http://www.jasc.com/products/webdraw/wdrawdl.asp. Please
note that this is a full version of WebDraw and not a patch to earlier
versions of the program. We recommend you remove any previously installed
copies of WebDraw and restart your computer before installing Preview
Release 5.

Major new features and enhancements in Preview Release 5 include:

* Updated support to the SVG 1.0 Recommendation 
* Added the Animation Timeline palette for creating and editing basic
animation statements on SVG objects 
* Interface enhancements for more control over object editing, creation and
selection
* Separated the Overview navigation feature into a separate palette for
easier navigating on zoomed images 
* Added a Preview tab to the main document window to view the current file
in a Web browser environment without leaving WebDraw 
* Split the former Line tool out into separate Line, Polygon, Freehand and
Path tools for creating <line>, <polygon>, <polyline> and <path> objects 
* Added an Image tool for adding external bitmap and SVG images to a file 
* Added support for different unit types on attribute and property values 
* Enhanced the Text tool with on-screen entry of new <text> elements 
* More accurate rendering of <text> and <tspan> elements 
* Support for creating quadratic Bezier and elliptical arc path segments
with the Path tool 

A more detailed description of new features and enhancements in this version
of WebDraw may be found in the "ReadMe" document installed with the program.

We hope you find Preview Release 5 to be an exciting update and a valuable
addition to your SVG toolkit. For your convenience, we've set up a forum for
discussion of current features and requests for future versions at:
news://news.jasc.com/WebDraw

Thank you for your continuing support as we develop this innovative new
program and support SVG technology!

Best regards,
ElShaddai Edwards

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ElShaddai Edwards 
Product Manager 
Jasc Software, Inc. 
http://www.jasc.com 
 
Received on Friday, 21 September 2001 08:25:24 GMT

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