FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Global Graphics launches Jaws PDF Library COM Edition Jaws PDF Library COM Edition, a software development kit (SDK) which allows developers, OEMs and systems integrators on the Windows® platform to embed robust and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) generation seamlessly within desktop and server-based products, services, workflows and third-party solutions, is released today by Global Graphics Software. A subsidiary of Global Graphics SA (Nasdaq Europe: GLGR, Euronext: GLOG), Global Graphics is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance solutions for document creation, management and printing. Cambridge, UK March 18, 2003 Contacts: PDF has become the standard file format for secure digital document exchange Ruth Clark/Splash!PR and many electronic document handling or graphic arts software applications +44 1580 754242 generate and process PDFs. Jaws PDF Library COM Edition gives developers the E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ability to output standard PDF files from their desktop or server based applications that can be viewed and printed by anyone using the free Adobe® John Hebert/Hebert Communications Acrobat® Reader™ application. +1 617 232 1161 E-mail: email@example.com The first application of Jaws PDF Library COM Edition is within the innovative online PDF creation service launched by T-Online to its 10 million subscribers in Jill Taylor/Global Graphics Germany at the CeBIT international technology trade fair in Hanover earlier this +44 1223 873874 month. The T-Online service uses a number of Global Graphics’ software E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org components within the solution, including Jaws PDF Library COM Edition to produce robust PDF files; a component based on the Jaws RIP to produce preview files; and a custom-built web-based front end. Jaws PDF Library COM Edition is based on the core technology of Global Graphics’ Jaws PDF family of PDF creation and editing products. It gives Windows-based software developers a comprehensive programming toolkit featuring a Component Object Model interface to make it compatible with any Windows-based application using Visual Basic® 6, VB.NET® or Visual C#® scripting languages. Jaws PDF Library COM Edition is fully compatible with the latest PDF specification version 1.4. Many procedures and definitions of the PDF file output can be configured including: Image compression for ColorImage, GreyImage, MonoImage; resolution; security and advanced PDF output options. Basic 14 fonts are built in as a ROM file system and other fonts can be added using the described font functions. Added fonts are stored as ‘reference’ or ‘stubs’ on a hard disk or other defined location. Users have the flexibility to redefine any of the procedures or definitions as necessary. In addition to its popular Jaws PDF Creator™ and Jaws PDF Editor™ software for end users, Global Graphics provides a suite of cost-effective, reliable and easy to use Jaws PDF-based tools for developers including: Jaws PDF Courier™ (generation and delivery of PDF files), Jaws PDF Library (PostScript to PDF and PDF to PostScript conversion for Windows, Linux®, Macintosh® and Sun® Solaris platforms) and now Jaws PDF Library COM Edition (PostScript to PDF conversion for the Windows platform). Jaws PDF Library COM Edition is available by license agreement to ISVs, OEMs, and system integrators. For further information please visit http//:www.jawspdf.com or email Global Graphics Software on email@example.com Editor's Notes About Jaws PDF Technologies Jaws PDF technologies are a suite of products developed by Global Graphics Software for PDF creation, viewing, mark-up, assembly, delivery and output. Products include: Jaws PDF Creator, the simple and affordable method of producing PDF files from any application; Jaws PDF Editor, to change and markup PDF files; Jaws PDF Server™, the enterprise solution for centralised PDF creation; and Jaws PDF Courier, the generation and delivery of secure PDF files for print providers. Jaws PDF creation tools and PDF-based solutions have been available since 1994 and the company is committed to the ongoing development of new and innovative products to meet evolving market requirements. http//:www.jawspdf.com In addition, bespoke Jaws PDF Solutions are developed by Global Graphics for organisations requiring powerful and streamlined document-based solutions for specific local/remote applications About Global Graphics Global Graphics Software (http//:www.globalgraphics.com) is a leading developer and supplier of sophisticated high performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and colour solutions mostly to a customer base of Original Equipment Manufacturers, system integrators and resellers. These partners include the world’s leading vendors of digital pre-press systems, large-format colour printers, colour proofing systems, copiers and printers for the corporate and SOHO markets. Jaws PDF creation tools have been developed since the format’s inception in 1994 Global Graphics is a trademark of Global Graphics S.A. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Jaws, the Jaws logo, Jaws PDF Library, Jaws PDF Creator, Jaws PDF Editor and Jaws PDF Courier are all trademarks of Global Graphics Software Limited which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand and product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. Global Graphics makes no warranty and accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of information or particulars in this document.