|MACROMEDIA INTRODUCES AUTHORWARE 6.5|
|New version adds support for Macromedia Flash MX, accessibility, and extensibility|
TAAC7—The Alternative Authorware Conference—Atlanta—September 5, 2002—
Continuing its strong commitment to the e-learning market, Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced the availability of Macromedia Authorware 6.5, the latest version of the industry-leading visual authoring software for creating interactive e-learning applications. Macromedia Authorware 6.5 includes support for Macromedia Flash MX and Windows Media Player file formats; accessibility support to ensure e-learning applications and courseware meet governmental guidelines for accessible content, and improved extensibility features. Authorware 6.5 beta users are enthusiastic about the new and updated features in the product (see attached quote sheet), which will be available for download in late September from the Macromedia Online Store at www.macromedia.com/go/buyaw65/.