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Monday, March 27, 1995 < Prev Next >

Visio Home Now Bundled with Acer Consumer PCs

Drag & Drop Drawing Program Added to List of Essential Home Tools

SEATTLE, March 27 /PRNewswire/ — Shapeware Corporation today announced an OEM agreement with Acer America Corporation, one of the nation's top ten personal computer manufacturers. Award-winning Visio® Home 3.0 drawing and diagramming software is now included with the AcerAcros™ line of home and small business PCs. Visio Home is an easy-to-use, drag and drop drawing program that allows everyone in the household to create a variety of useful graphics on the home PC, including calendars, family trees, greeting cards, home and landscape plans, and more.

"Before Visio Home, there was no single, easy-to-use tool that met all the graphics needs of the home-PC user. A person had to buy one product to make a family tree, another for home design and remodeling, and yet another for greeting cards and calendars," said Jeremy Jaech, president and CEO of Shapeware. "Visio Home 3.0 does it all — it's the essential new tool for an OEM to add to their suite of home productivity software, alongside the word processor and personal finance program."

Visio Home was selected as one of the Best Products of 1994 by PC Magazine and has been chosen as a finalist for the 1995 Excellence in Software awards by the Software Publishers Association.

"As the premiere drag and drop drawing product for the home PC, Visio Home is the best choice for adding a truly useful graphics tool to Acer PCs," said Mike Culver, Acer America's senior director of product management. "Visio Home continues our commitment to providing customers with high-quality, easy-to-use products at an exceptional value."

Shapeware Corp., the leading drawing and diagramming software developer, was founded in October 1990 to develop and market business-graphics software for mainstream computer users. The Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992. Since then, Shapeware has released additional drag and drop drawing products designed for business, technical and consumer users. The company markets the Visio product line in the United States, North America, Europe and the Far East.

NOTE: Shapeware and Visio are registered trademarks of Shapeware Corp. AcerAcros is a trademark of The Acer Group.

/CONTACT: Ivar Michelsons of Shapeware Corp., 206-521-4526/

CO: Shapeware Corp.; Acer America Corp. ST: Washington IN: CPR SU:

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