Microsoft Corp. announced the immediate worldwide availability of Microsoft Vizact 2000, which allows users to add the dynamic and engaging features of the Web to their HTML documents. The Vizact 2000 technology allows users to add multimedia functionality such as timing, animation and interactivity to their Web documents, turning them into “active documents.” With Vizact 2000, document authors can control multimedia functionality (e.g., text, images and sound) in their documents to increase attention to key messages, enhancing readers’ understanding and retention of ideas. Via the Vizact Timeline, users can control when elements appear and disappear, the movement of elements, and the reaction of the elements to a user’s mouse. Since Vizact looks and works like the Office family of applications, new users can get up and running quickly and easily. Vizact includes professionally designed wizards and templates, giving users impressive, professional results without requiring them to master new technology. Part of Microsoft’s overall knowledge management strategy, Vizact is an example of providing knowledge workers with the right information at the right time. Vizact 2000 is available now in stores for the suggested retail price of $149. www.microsoft.com

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