Insider Releases New Version of Smasher - Preventive Maintenance Utility

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[prMac.com] Los Gatos, Calif - Insider Software, the makers of FontAgent(R) Pro, today announced the immediate availability of Smasher(TM) version 1.7, the automatic, preventive maintenance utility for Macintosh applications. Version 1.7 improves support for Adobe Creative Suite 4, QuarkXPress 8 and Microsoft Office 2008, and adds performance enhancements to the utility. Smasher works unattended to eliminate corruption to font caches and temporary files, the #1 cause of font-related problems and workflow interruptions.

Comprehensive OS and Application Maintenance

With release 1.7, Smasher for Mac OS X now clears font caches as well as temporary files and preferences for:
* Adobe Creative Suite 2, 3 and 4
* QuarkXPress 6, 6.5, 7 and 8
* Microsoft Office X, 2005 and 2008
* CUPS print spools
* Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 (Tiger, Panther and Leopard)

Set-and-Forget Automatic Operation

Smasher eliminates common font problems such as garbled text, erroneous font substitutions, fonts not appearing in application menus, printing problems and font-related crashes. While some font utilities manually clear specific kinds of font caches, Smasher remains the only solution that maintains the health of many kinds of caches and runs automatically.

View, Test and Transform Fonts and Suitcases

Smasher also enables you to open and manipulate fonts and suitcases so you can:
* Examine fonts to see their outlines and properties including, name, family, folder location, version number, copyright and file permissions
* Open suitcases - from all versions of Mac OS as well as Multiple Master suitcases - to examine the fonts they contain
* Break multi-font suitcases into individual font files that are usable in Mac OS X
* Convert Mac OS X dfonts into TrueType files usable in earlier versions of Mac OS

Pricing and Availability:
Smasher 1.7 retails for $49.95 (USD), and just $24.95 for registered users of FontAgent Pro - and is available for immediate download. Smasher comes with a thirty day money back guaranty of satisfaction. Smasher 1.7 requires a Macintosh computer running Mac OS 10.3 or later, 7 megabytes of RAM and 5 megabytes of storage space.

Insider Software creates software that streamlines the creative process, including FontAgent(R) Pro(TM) and FontAgent Pro Server, top-rated font management applications for Mac OS X systems. FontAgent is a registered trademark, and FontAgent Pro Smasher, Insider, and the Insider logo are trademarks of Insider Software. Other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

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