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 August 06, 2001
DataViz's Brings Microsoft PowerPoint Files To Palm Handhelds

 In a handheld industry first, DataViz, Inc. and Palm, Inc. have announced Documents To Go Professional Edition Version 4.0, the only solution that enables Palm handheld users to create, view and edit Word and Excel documents and view PowerPoint presentations in one complete package. Mobile professionals now will have the ability to view PowerPoint files with a new application called Slideshow To Go. The DataViz software provides a competitive advantage for Palm handheld users who want a true mobile office solution.

The new Professional Edition continues to support Word and Excel. Other improvements in Version 4.0 include the ability to create and edit Excel-compatible spreadsheets with Sheet To Go, save and sync large documents directly to Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard media using Palm m500 series handhelds, and sync documents between multiple computers. DataViz's DocSync technology provides seamless synchronization by giving users the freedom to make changes on their handhelds without losing the desktop document's original formatting after synchronization.

"With Documents To Go 4.0, we have strived to make the Palm handheld a superior companion to Microsoft Office," said Dick Fontana, president and chief executive officer of DataViz, Inc. "We believe this latest version of Documents To Go will make using Word, Excel and now PowerPoint files on a Palm handheld as easy to use as the Palm OS itself."

Palm will bundle a version of Documents To Go 4.0 software free to buyers of the Palm m500 handheld series, giving Palm handheld users the most advanced Word, Excel and PowerPoint experience on any handheld platform. Customers who already have purchased Documents To Go 3.0 software or Palm m500 series handhelds can download Version 4.0 free of charge up to 30 days from their date of purchase.

"Many people have the misperception that they can't use Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on Palm handhelds," said Kevin Hell, senior vice president of product management, Solutions Group, Palm, Inc. "In fact, Palm handheld users with Documents To Go now will have the most comprehensive and efficient means of working with these Microsoft Office files while preserving the file format through DocSync technology. And they are able to instantly open documents without the frustrating wait for the hourglass to disappear."