Mariner Software Announces Mariner Calc 5.3 Beta

Minneapolis, MN – August 11, 2004 – Mariner Software, Inc. today announced the public beta release of the long-awaited Mariner Calc, its award-winning spreadsheet for the Macintosh. Long touted as the only legitimate competitor to Microsoft Excel, Mariner Calc introduces the following features and fixes in preparation for the release of version 5.3.

-Added new company icon.
-Updated the About box to Minneapolis office.
-Added new document icon for OSX.
-Changed printing and setup dialogs, several drivers crashed when using the sheet style windows.
-Added file extension support in the save dialog.
-Fixed several Excel import bugs.
-And several other bug fixes.

Developed on the Macintosh platform since the late 80’s,Mariner Calc is now available for download in its latest beta revision 5.3b1. This full-featured trial version requires Mac OS 10.2 or higher and can be downloaded at free of charge. The shipping version will initially be offered in English and Japanese and sells for $69.95US. Support for other language versions is expected in the near future. Visit for more general information.

About Mariner Software
Mariner Software, Inc., developers of the industry-recognized products, MacJournal, Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, Montage, WinJournal, StoryMill, Desktop Poet, MacGourmet Deluxe, Contour, and Mariner Paperless, has established itself as one of the most diverse leaders in consumer, business, and educational writing and creativity markets for the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With customers worldwide, Mariner Software is committed to delivering the highest quality software, with an emphasis on total customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the Mariner Software web site at

Mariner Write, Mariner, WinJournal, Montage and Desktop Poet are registered trademarks of Mariner Software, Inc. StoryMill, Contour, and Mariner Paperless are pending registration. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information contact:
Logan Ryan
Director of Marketing
Mariner Software, Inc.