SOURCE: Avantstar

August 05, 2008 06:00 ET

Avantstar Announces General Availability of Quick View Plus 10

New Version of the Award-Winning File-Viewing Utility Reduces Help Desk Support and Software Licensing Costs and Protects Users From Opening Infected Source Files

CHANHASSEN, MN--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Avantstar, Inc. (, a provider of digital content viewing, content conversion and web content management software, today announced the release of version 10 of its award-winning Quick View Plus® desktop file-viewing utility. Quick View Plus enables users to view more than 300 file types, including Microsoft Office 2007, without installing the native application.

"Quick View Plus eliminates the need to buy and install applications simply to view files created or sent by other users," said Patrick Bray, founder and co-president of Avantstar. "It also protects users from spyware, viruses, trojans and other malicious threats by providing an extra layer of security when viewing files."

New features in Quick View Plus 10 include:

--  Support for Microsoft Office 2007 file formats including Word, Excel
    and PowerPoint;
--  Support for Windows Vista
--  Compatibility with additional file formats including Corel WordPerfect
    X3, Corel QuattroPro X3, Corel Presentations X3, OpenOffice Writer 2,
    StarOffice Writer 8, OpenOffice Impress 2, StarOffice Impress 8, .MSG and
--  Integration with popular browsers and applications, such as Mozilla
    Firefox 2 and Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.

Quick View Plus is the leading desktop file-viewing utility, with more than 1 million users across more than 1,200 customer sites. The application has won numerous industry awards, including being named both a PC Magazine Editors' Choice and a ZDNet Editors' Pick. It can be installed in minutes across networks using SMS or scripted installs.

Offering several customer-requested enhancements, Quick View Plus makes life easier for corporate and government employees, as well as help desk staff, by enabling users to open almost any email attachment or other file without having to call IT to convert the file or install additional, expensive applications.

Quick View Plus 10 Pricing and Availability

Quick View Plus 10 for Windows Vista, XP and 2000 is available immediately directly from Avantstar or through their sales partner network. Pricing begins at $49 per user with volume license discounts available. For more information, visit, call (877) 829-7325, or email A free 30-day evaluation version of the software is available for download from Avantstar's website.

About Avantstar, Inc.

Avantstar provides innovative tools for managing, viewing and converting digital content. The company's affordable file-viewing and web content management software enables businesses and government organizations to reduce IT support costs while providing up-to-the-minute information to employees, vendors, partners, and customers. Used in more than 1,200 customer sites, Avantstar's products simplify and streamline the process of viewing, converting and posting critical business information. The company serves customers from its headquarters in Chanhassen, Minn., and through a worldwide network of resellers. For more information, go to

Quick View Plus is a registered trademark of Avantstar, Inc.

All other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

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