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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jason Patterson, Conduits Technologies, 
Inc. (850) 523-0426 Email: patters@conduits.com


Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Slides 1.0 for Pocket PC


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, August 29, 2001 - Conduits Technologies, Inc. 
announced today the release of Pocket Slides 1.0 for Pocket PC. Pocket 
Slides is a fully featured presentation tool for Pocket PC.

Pocket Slides enables users to create, view or give presentations using 
a mobile device. Existing presentations from Microsoft® PowerPoint® may 
be copied to the device with the aid of the drag-and-drop conversion 
that Pocket Slides offers. Closely mirroring the functionality of 
Microsoft® PowerPoint®, Pocket Slides incorporates a myriad of creative 
animations, transitions, varied fonts, font sizes and text colors. 
Opening a presentation presents the user with a choice of three viewing 
modes: Normal Mode (overview of current slide), Slide Sorter Mode 
(thumbnail list), and Slide Show Mode (transitions, animations, 
annotations).

Normal Mode demonstrates an overview of the current slide. A view of the 
slide image, a textual outline of the slide contents, and the speaker 
notes for the slide are all shown.  In this mode, the user may perform 
edits to the presentation, such as editing text, or adding new shapes.  
The user may tap-and-hold on the slide image or an individual shape to 
have a pop-up menu appear with functions relating to the selected 
object, such as: "Edit Text" or "Animation Settings."  One may also copy 
the text of the slide for pasting into a Word document or an Email.

Slide Sorter Mode presents the user with a thumbnail list of the slides 
in the presentation. With this list, one may show or hide slides, 
reorder slides or adjust transition and animation effects on the slides.  
The Slide Sorter also features the ability to show animation previews of 
each slide, as it would look like during a presentation.

Slide Show Mode is active when the user is presenting a slide show. In 
this mode, the user experiences all transitions and animations in the 
presentation - including the option to make annotations to the slides. 
Pocket Slides supports the Voyager VGA PCMCIA and CompactFlash Cards, 
and will simultaneously output the presentation onto the Pocket PC and 
the VGA device. Slide Show Mode allows the Pocket PC to hook up to a 
monitor or projector thereby used to give presentations to an audience.  

During a presentation, Pocket Slides can optionally rotate the display 
of the slide on the device; the user is presented with a 320x240 view of 
their presentation on their Pocket PC screen, while the output to the 
VGA card is done in the VGA resolution, up to 1024x768.  The device 
display and the VGA displays are independent, so the user may choose to 
display the speaker notes on the device, and the presentation on the VGA 
output.

Presentations may be created on the device itself, or existing 
Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations may be converted from the desktop.  
The conversion process for opening Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations 
is designed to be as seamless as possible. Pocket Slides installs with 
an ActiveSync file filter that will convert from PowerPoint® format to 
Pocket Slides format when the user drags a PowerPoint® presentation to 
their device. Future versions of Pocket Slides will allow for reading 
PowerPoint® files directly, and will be a free upgrade for registered 
users.  When creating a presentation on the device, users may start with 
a blank layout, or choose from several layouts contained in the Pocket 
Slides Template Pack.  In either case, the user may edit the 
presentation fully.

The editing capabilities of Pocket Slides allows the user to tailor a 
presentation to their audience on-the-go, or to create one without the 
need of a desktop computer.  After converting an existing presentation 
or creating a new one, the user may add or delete slides; add, delete, 
or edit shapes and text on slides; and edit the properties of the 
presentation such as animation settings and custom slide shows.  Pocket 
Slides can then save these changes for later use.

Pocket Slides is available for $39.95 from http://www.conduits.com. More 
information, including a full list of features, documentations and 
screenshots can be found at the Pocket Slides website at: 
http://www.conduits.com/products/slides/.

Conduits develops several commercial applications for Pocket PC, 
including Peacemaker (a cross-platform infrared exchange utility), 
Pocket Artist (a drawing and image manipulation program for Pocket PC) 
and Pocket Album (a photo album and picture frame program for Pocket 
PC).  Conduits also hosts several open source efforts, such as Pocket 
Spark.  Pocket Slides is a trademark of Conduits Technologies, Inc.. 
Microsoft®, PowerPoint® and/or Microsoft® PowerPoint® are trademarks or 
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States 
and/or other countries. 

SOURCE: Conduits Technologies Inc. 
CONTACT: Jason Patterson at 850-523-0426 or email patters@conduits.com

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Conduits develops Pocket PC, Handheld PC and Windows Mobile software
for devices such as the HP iPAQ, Dell Axim, Palm Treo 700w and Pocket PC Phone Edition.
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