Mariner Updates Entire Product Line

Minneapolis, MN – June 28, 2006 -Mariner Software, developers and publishers of professional and personal software for the writing and creativity markets, today announced the simultaneous update of each of their five products, making the entire product line Universal Binary supported.

The latest versions introduce several bug fixes and some enhancement additions for each of the products. Updates and trial copies of Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, MacJournal, Desktop Poet, and the latest public beta release of the upcoming screenwriting package for the Mac OS X, Montage, can be found on the Mariner downloads page:

Included in the releases are the following new features and additions:

Mariner Write 3.7.2

Added – Universal Binary Support.
Added – Miscellaneous performance enhancements.
Fixed – Two compatibility issues with OS 10.4.
Fixed – Updated French and Dutch language resources.
Fixed – Japanese input method.
Fixed – Microsoft Word import bug fix.

Mariner Calc 5.5.1

Added – Universal Binary Support.
Added – Miscellaneous performance enhancements.
Added – Improvement in Excel import speed.
Fixed – Two compatibility issues with OS 10.4.
Fixed – Updated Japanese language resources.
Fixed – Japanese font display.
Fixed – Japanese input method.
Fixed – Shutdown save error.

MacJournal 4.0.4

Added – German localization.
Fixed – Build issue that caused 4.0.2 to crash on launch on Panther.
Fixed – Problem auto-configuring MetaWeblog servers.
Fixed – Problem updating posts on Movable Type servers.
Fixed – Canceling the alert about e-mailing a crash log will not show the alert next launch.

Desktop Poet 1.0.1

Added – Universal Binary support.
Added – Miscellaneous performance enhancements.
Added – Tile correction checking support.
Fixed – Two compatibility issues with OS 10.4.
Fixed – Word list corruption bug.

Montage Public Beta 8

Added – Preceding character name to continued text.
Added – Alphabetized the new from Template Menu.
Fixed – Spotlight support.
Fixed – Several cosmetic issues with resizing.
Fixed – Crasher importing certain RTF documents.
Fixed – Bug that caused some users’ files to grow to abnormal sizes.
Fixed – Parenthesize and Upper/Lowercase settings in Edit styles.
Fixed – Formatting for More and Continued.
Fixed – Bug where web and email addresses were being corrupted during download of contacts.
Fixed – Bug that caused the Annotations toolbar Item to be disabled in Script View.
Fixed – Functionality in the Manage Templates window.
Fixed – Problem when double-clicking the Views List with a view that does not support Smart Views.

Availability and Requirements
MacJournal, Desktop Poet, and Montage require Mac OS 10.3 or higher. Mariner Write and Mariner Calc require 10.2 or higher. All the versions noted in this press release are free upgrades for customers in the same major version number. Multiple language support is available for Mariner Write, Mariner Calc, and MacJournal. Mariner products can be purchased online at or through various retailers such as: The Apple Store, CompUSA, Office Depot, Amazon or Fry’s Electronics.

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.