SmartDraw Rings in New Year with Better Charts & Graphs, More than 1,000 New Templates, and Key Shortcuts
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SmartDraw Rings in New Year with Better Charts & Graphs, More than 1,000 New Templates, and Key Shortcuts

SAN DIEGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 15, 2008— today announced the release of SmartDraw 2008.2, an updated version of its latest software. The release features better charts and graphs, key new shortcuts, and more than 1,000 new symbols and 100 new templates to help users run their businesses smoothly and effectively in the New Year.

SmartDraw 2008's most powerful new feature -- express charting -- has been improved again. New charting controls now give users more flexibility to customize charts and graphs, allowing them to alter the granularity of the chart, and change where and how the legend is displayed. ImageCharts have also been improved: now users can tell SmartDraw exactly how many images they want repeated in each section of the chart, or an image can represent a precise number of units.

The SmartDraw 2008.2 release also offers more than 1,000 new symbols and more than 100 SmartTemplates to help users manage and run their businesses, including forms and worksheets for finances, inventory control human resources, and more.

Finally, new keyboard shortcuts help users do more and mouse less. The 2008.2 release gives users the ability to work faster and more efficiently with Keytips -- keyboard shortcuts for all menu items. Users can access the Keytips menu anytime and make new commands without ever touching a mouse.

More than two million people have downloaded and used SmartDraw -- the world's most popular business graphics software -- to create graphics such as flowcharts, org charts, family trees, floor plans, forms, timelines and more. Unlike other graphics programs that provide you with a blank screen and expect you to draw, such as Visio, with SmartDraw you start with a template that is specifically designed to create the type of illustration that you need. You enter your information and SmartDraw does the rest: building the graphic automatically using built-in rules and professional design themes to guarantee polished, presentation-quality results in just a few minutes. It draws for you!

This new release is free to SmartDraw 2008 users, and can be downloaded from The free trial download is also available from the site.

About is the creator of SmartDraw, the world's most popular business graphics software and the first program that makes it possible for ordinary computer users to create presentation-quality business graphics in minutes. Each year more than two million people install and use SmartDraw and the company counts more than half of the members of the Fortune 500 as loyal customers.

Founded in 1994, is privately-held and based in San Diego, CA. In addition to SmartDraw 2008 for general business and home use, the company also offers SmartDraw Healthcare and SmartDraw Legal editions which include graphics and applications unique to their respective fields. For more information on the company or to download a free trial of SmartDraw, please visit

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