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Executive Summary: Ventura 10
Corels Ventura 10 asks and answers the question, "How can a high-end document production tool become a more productive component of enter-prise IT?" Its integrated XML mapping editor streamlines the input side of the process, while PDF publishing capabilities (although not as device-neutral as those of Adobes FrameMaker) add value to the output. Limitation to Windows 2000 and XP may discourage its adoption by many graphics professionals and by end users still on Windows 98, but it may attract more interest as a complement to Microsoft Word in many department- and enterprise-level tasks.
For shops already using a compatible workstation platform, Ventura 10s integrated XML tools will yield life-cycle savings (versus more basic word proces-sors or high-end competitors) by auto-mating production tasks without costly application development support. Even the cost of acquiring a Windows 2000 machine in whats otherwise a Macintosh or Unix environment might quickly repay itself.
(+) Enables automatic acquisition and formatting of data in polished documents for print and electronic publication.
(-) Limits content development platform choice; does not fully support delivery to other than full-screen electronic devices.
Evaluation Short List Adobes FrameMakerMicrosofts Wordwww.corel.com/ventura