PageMaker was one of the first desktop publishing programs, introduced in 1985 by Aldus Corporation, initially for the then-new Apple Macintosh and in 1987 for PCs running Windows 1.0. PageMaker was awarded an SPA Excellence in Software Award for Best New Use of a Computer in 1986. PageMaker relies on Adobe Systems' PostScript page description language, and in 1994 Adobe Systems acquired Aldus and PageMaker. As an application relying on a graphical user interface, PageMaker helped to popularize the Macintosh platform and the Windows environment. Version 1.2 for Macintosh was released in 1986 and added support for PostScript fonts built into LaserWriter Plus or downloaded to the memory of other output devices.
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