PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced the general availability of Arbortext 5.2, the latest release of PTC’s dynamic publishing software. The new release is geared towards helping customers solve their global publishing needs for technical documentation, product catalogs, and product information. The release includes support for EU languages, in particular for the new countries that joined the EU in 2004. For content editing, this release also supports Hebrew and Arabic. The user interface and help system of Arbortext 5.2 will also support the 9 languages common to other PTC solutions. These include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. The Import/Export feature, which provides conversion between word processing/desktop publishing files and XML, will provide new functionality and replace the Arbortext Interchange module. The Import feature will offer finer control over the conversion of styles into XML tags, so that word processing and desktop publishing files can more easily be translated into XML. The Export feature will convert XML to RTF using the same stylesheets that are used to publish to print and electronic media. Without altering existing stylesheets, users will be able to produce Microsoft Word documents with just the click of the “Print” button. Availability of a Linux version is planned for March 2006. http://www.ptc.com

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