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ArborText Releases "ACL Designer"

ArborText announced the availability of ACL Designer, a powerful tool for building customized graphical user interfaces on top of the ADEPT Series, ArborText's SGML/XML editing and publishing software.

ACL Designer allows application developers to simplify and automate ADEPT for the creation, management, and delivery of documents based on Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and the newly emerging Extensible Markup Language (XML).

ACL Designer is a GUI design tool that helps developers create forms, dialog boxes, and toolbars for ADEPT-Editor. Widgets created in ACL Designer can be customized through ACL Designer's own "drag-and-drop" GUI. Those who prefer Java can create widgets with JavaBeans and incorporate them into ACL Designer.

"Structured markup languages like SGML and XML can be the key to efficient and effective document systems for complex, compound information," said Mary Laplante, director in the Document Software Strategies Group at CAP Ventures Inc., the strategic consulting and research firm that tracks document technologies markets.

ACL Designer runs on Windows, OS/2, and leading UNIX platforms. The product is priced at $3495 for all platforms. ADEPT Command Language is built into every copy of ADEPT-Editor and ADEPT-Publisher and is immediately available.

Starting price for the ADEPT Series is $1350 for a single-user license of ADEPT-Editor running on Windows or OS/2.