New StudioMX is more compatible with third-party apps

Macromedia Inc.'s just-released StudioMX 2004 offers more compatibility with Microsoft Excel and Word and has a friendlier user interface.

The San Francisco company's Web development suite'which includes Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, FreeHand and ColdFusion'comes loaded with advanced features for the professional Web developer.

Microsoft applications aren't the only third-party software that now can be integrated in StudioMX 2004. It's also easier to import Adobe Illustrator and Portable Document Format content.

Although StudioMX operates effectively under Windows and most Apple Mac operating systems, the latest version was built to improve operation under Mac OS X.

StudioMX costs $899 for new users, $399 for upgrades from MX 2002 and $199 for education customers. StudioMX 2004 with Flash Professional is available for $999 to new users, $499 for upgrades from MX 2002 and $249 for education customers.

Click here to link to more information on StudioMX 2004, and watch for a full review shortly by the GCN Lab.


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