PLEASANTON, CA, August 08, 2006 - Avanquest Software Publishing, a leading
global retail and online publisher of best-selling consumer and business software
titles, today introduced its Office Professional Line. An affordable alternative
to Microsoft Office, Avanquest’s Office Professional Line comprises four programs
- Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation and DataBase - each at $49.95
suggested retail price, making them ideal for businesses, families, students and
schools on a budget.
Avanquest has partnered with software developer ThinkFree® in releasing the Office
Professional line. Each Microsoft Windows®-compatible application offers the
ability to seamlessly open, edit and save files directly to the corresponding
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint file formats like .doc, .xls and .ppt, so
users can easily work and share documents with Microsoft Office users.
Designed with a familiar user interface, making them a snap to learn and use, each
of the four programs also includes PDF support - something not available in
Windows. Also, each application includes a dual license, allowing users to legally
install copies for use at home and at work.
“The Office Professional Line provides a powerful yet easy-to-use solution so
computer users can create and share the documents they need at a fraction of the cost
that they expect to pay,” said Christina Seelye, president & CEO
Avanquest Publishing U.S.A. “With the Office Professional Line, users get
powerful functionality as well as the ability to exchange files with the costlier
Microsoft programs at significant savings. Families, small businesses, schools and
other budget conscious organizations now have a true alternative to MS Office products
for the first time.”
The Office Professional Line includes:
WordWrite Professional - a full-featured word processing application
that enables users to easily create professional, quality documents. Its ability to
open, edit and save directly into the Microsoft Word compatible (.doc) format, allows
users to easily work and share documents with anyone and its familiar user interface
makes creating documents right out of the box a reality.
Spreadsheet Professional - the complete solution for analyzing and
visually communicating data in dynamic 2D and 3D charts and graphs. Spreadsheet
Professional turns data into useful information with over 300 built-in formulas and
40 different graph types and seamlessly works with Microsoft Excel (.xls) file types,
to make information sharing easy.
DataBase Professional - a powerful tool to enter, organize, and share
information, and allow multiple users to simultaneously access and update the same
data. The easy-to-install program has the ability to import files from the most
popular databases and includes 30 built-in templates and over 100 formatted reports
for business and home use.
Presentation Professional - a full-featured presentation application
that creates dynamic slideshows with animation effects to enhance the viewing
experience and make an impact on the audience. With the ability to open, edit and save
directly into the Microsoft PowerPoint compatible format (.ppt), the program enables
users to easily share slides with anyone.
Avanquest Office Professional Line applications are sold individually and available
online at www.avanquestusa.com and at leading retail outlets. The software is
compatible with systems running Windows 98/Me/2000/ or XP with 256 MB of memory and is
licensed for installation on two PCs.
ThinkFree® is a registered trademark of the ThinkFree Corporation. Microsoft®,
Microsoft Office® and Microsoft Windows® are registered trademarks of the
About Avanquest Software Publishing
Avanquest Software Publishing offers developers a complete range of valuable software
publishing resources and the ability to access global markets though its local
publishing operations in more than a dozen countries. With U.S. headquarters in
Pleasanton, CA, Avanquest Publishing is part of Avanquest Software, a leading
international software developer and publisher that was founded in Paris in 1984 and is
listed on the Nouveau Marché of the Euronext stock exchange (ISIN FR0004026714). For
additional information, please visit www.avanquest.com and www.avanquestusa.com.