Rascal Software Debuts Veredus 2.0 for Documentation Professionals

6/30/2004 - Rascal Software (www.rascalsoftware.com), a provider of quality single-sourcing software for content creation, editing and multi-channel publishing, announced the availability of Veredus 2.0 for the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. The help authoring documentation tool now includes easy importing from legacy files, an improved print engine from RenderX, and a workgroup module that facilitates cross-platform collaboration among documentation professionals.

“With the release of Veredus 2.0, we are helping technical writers and programmers on multiple platforms be more productive,” said Rob Frankland, President and CEO of Rascal Software. “Our goal is to leverage the latest XML technology to create easy-to-use products that increase productivity while saving time and money—an ongoing concern for any business. Veredus 2.0 allows users to take advantage of the power of XML without having to know how to code and enables content to be quickly created once for multiple deliverables.”

Help Authoring Tool for True Single-Sourcing
With today’s businesses looking for ways to improve productivity without increasing costs, Rascal Software set out to develop an easy to use software tool that promotes productivity for documentation professionals while saving time and money. Because Veredus 2.0 does not require the technical expertise often associated with similar software tools, users can easily create content once and deliver and publish that content to many platforms and a variety of outputs. By coupling XML with style sheets and Veredus 2.0’s user-friendly interface, business users, educators and other non-technical professionals can take advantage of the single-sourcing capabilities.

“Unlike any single Help authoring tool available today, Veredus 2.0 offers Help authors, like myself, the functionality that we find most useful--and necessary--when writing documentation: the ability to single-source content, to create various types of builds for multiple OS platforms, to conditionalize text for specific builds, and to facilitate the creation of API documentation,” said Tom Chapman, senior technical writer, Onyx Software. “It's a huge benefit to be able to do all of this--and much more--using a single tool,” added Chapman.

New Features of Veredus 2.0 Include:

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Veredus 2.0 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS are as follows: $899.00 (USD) for the Single Client; $699.00 (USD) for the Competitive Upgrade; and $899.00 (USD) for the Workgroup Module. Contact Rascal Software at (866) 216-2600 or www.rascalsoftware.com. Veredus 2.0 for Windows is immediately available and Linux, Mac versions and the Workgroup Module will be available Q3, 2004.

Veredus 2.0 will be demonstrated at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and JavaOne Conference, June 28-July 1, 2004 at the San Francisco Moscone Center.

About Rascal Software
Rascal Software is committed to developing quality XML-based software for content creation, editing and single-source publishing. Based on industry standards and featuring superior ease-of-use, Rascal Software products enable professionals to be more productive in a shorter period of time. The Company’s first product, Veredus, is an XML-based single source authoring tool. Veredus is targeted at documentation professionals and allows content to be transformed, formatted and rendered on-the-fly. Rascal Software is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit www.rascalsoftware.com.

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