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Kaypro Corp has joined the desktop publishing systems fray with the arrestingly-named Extra! Extra! system, which the Solana Beach, California Personalike maker claims to be the market’s first complete turnkey desktop publishing system, containing all necessary components from one manufacturer for $8,495. That buys the Kaypro 286i Model C AT-alike with 640Kb RAM and 30Mb Winchester, EGA graphics and monochrome monitor, the 300 dot-per-inch Kaypro Page Printer II, the PH B an assortment of downloadable fonts, three-button mouse and all interface cabling. On the software front it includes Ventura Desktop Publishing software, WordStar 4.0, form generation software, MS-DOS 3.2, GWBasic, MailMerge, CorrectStar and paint software. Extra! Extra! can combine text from several word processors, and graphics from Lotus 1-2-3, AutoCAD, GEM, scanned photographs, all ASCII files, and self-generated art, into high quality documents for master reproduction. Options include a combined digital image scanner and OCR reader. US deliveries start on April 1.

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