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~ VideoSoft Ships VSVIEW 7.0 with RTF & HTML Export ~

~ APEX Software and VideoSoft Merge to Form ComponentOne ~

4 July 2000 (C0010) Contemporary plc, the specialist in application
development solutions now has version 7.0 of VideoSoft's VSVIEW, the Visual
Basic printer engine replacement, which allows developers to add print
preview features to Windows-based applications. It now includes support for
RTF and HTML formats, URL download, expanded table support and enhanced
document navigation. A single user licence is £215 + VAT from Contemporary.
See for details.

New features of VSVIEW 7.0

· Export support for RTF and HTML while retaining all paragraph and font
formatting; table formats are retained as well. The HTML export filter also
allows for paged HTML output to cleanly generate a series of hyperlinked

· URL Download : allows users to download documents from a Web page
directly into a Web browser for high-quality printing on a local or network

· Expanded Table Support : VSVIEW 7.0 will now create tables with rows that
span page breaks, row and column spanning (cell merging), vertical text in
table cells, and custom borders on a per-row/per-column basis. Support is
also improved for custom cell content, suppression of repeated values, and
spacing before or after rows.

· Improved Document Navigation : users can now zoom in and out, preview and
print from a new built-in navigation bar.

· New Printer Options : allows improved scaling, cropping and alignment;
users can also clip, tile, or zoom on pictures while retaining original

· All Styles Retained : character, paragraph, page, and graphic styles can
now be retained for repeated use on multiple documents.

· Plus support for printing of complex page ranges (e.g. pages 1-5, 7, 9,
18-26), active text retrieval, separate OCX controls and more.

APEX and VideoSoft Merger

APEX Software Corporation and VideoSoft have announced that they have
signed a definitive merger agreement with the new company being known as
ComponentOne LLC. This will make ComponentOne the largest developer and
vendor of add-on tools for the Microsoft Visual Studio market. APEX's True
DBGrid and VideoSoft's VSFlexGrid are licensed to Microsoft Corporation and
are included in the current version of Microsoft's Visual Studio
development system. For the time being the existing product names of both
companies will remain unchanged. The exclusive UK distributor for
ComponentOne will be Contemporary plc.

About Contemporary plc: Established in 1992, Contemporary comprises two
business divisions: Business Solutions (focused on e-Business Intelligence)
and Technology Solutions (e-Technology tools and customised applications).
These teams provide consultancy, training, system implementation,
application development and technical support based on an extensive
portfolio of software products for which Contemporary is the exclusive UK
distributor. For more information, call Sales on 01392 262626 or visit
Contemporary at

Contacts: Adrian Handley, Contemporary plc, Tel: 01392 262600, Email

PR: Jane Lee, Dexterity, Tel: 01273 470199, Email

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