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I just got word that MAPublisher 7 for Illustrator is released. This means I can finally come forward with my information/thoughts on it. I'm happy to say Avenza has once again managed to make some significant improvements in an already very versatile and powerful product. I'm especially pleased with the new Grid Generator and the text placement options. Also, legends have now finally been fully replaced with stylesheets.

I'm not posting the official press release here, as I'm not officially connected with Avenza, but I'm sure Ted will make an announcement.
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have you been beta testing it? (sounds like it)
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Yes, I have. In fact, I think I've betatested every Avenza product since MAPublisher 3.5... :)
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Who wrote the What's New section on Avenza web site. Spelling is terrible. Here is a quote:

Intelligent Labeling - Map data can bow be labeled based upon defined label settings. Specific settings and label placement rules may now we created and applied to point, line and area labels.

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I see that the price went up as well. $1149 for full version.

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Sorry for the website typos guys. Haven't you ever seen a public document with an error or two? It is only human. I'll bet you that today's copy of your local newspaper has at least 2 or 3 in it.
Anyway, it's all fixed now.

And yes, Hans has been involved with Avenza for several years as a beta tester and outside arms-length influence and as a result tends to be more critical than most would be. And he is definitely not shy about his opinions. He has seen MAPublisher evolve and easily, if anyone can comment intelligently as to how MAPublisher has improved (or degraded as the case may be) he surely can.

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Just a quick look at my new copy looks impressive. The Select by Atribute table is completely reworked and looks very powerful (if not more complex). I'm looking forward to experimenting with some of the changes to the grid generator. This may end up being the impetus to start pushing us over the edge from AI10 to fully commiting to CS.

Thanks Ted for the continued work on the product. And also to Hans for your input to the process.
Rick Dey




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