Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe InDesign 2.0. Version 2.0 introduces editable transparency effects such as drop shadows, table creation, long document support, XML import/export support and a greatly enhanced printing interface. In addition, this upgrade supports Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) technology, an XML-based framework for embedding, tracking and exchanging metadata so that content can be deployed more across different media. Performance enhancements have made InDesign 2.0 significantly faster. InDesign 2.0 provides native support for Mac OS X and Windows XP and tighter integration with other Adobe products. InDesign 2.0 is available immediately to customers in the United States and Canada. Estimated street price in the United States is US$699 for the full product with a special 90-day upgrade offer in the United States and Canada of US$99 (US$149 thereafter). www.adobe.com/products/indesign

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