Fourth World Releases WebMerge 1.8

LOS ANGELES, California – 24 October, 2001 Fourth World today released
WebMerge 1.8, a tool for Mac OS and Windows that generates static Web pages
from database files. The new version supports new tags for even greater
flexibility for page layout, portable file format for its automatable
settings files across platforms, completely revised documentation now in
HTML format, and even faster performance.

WebMerge 1.8 can work with any database that exports in Merge or
tab-delimited format, including FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access. The
user creates a template HTML page with simple place holder tags, and
WebMerge creates a new HTML page from the data in each record of the
exported Merge file. WebMerge can also create an index page with links to
each of the generated pages. Generated pages can be hosted on any Web
server without the need for a specialized database hosting solution.

“We were thrilled to see MacWorld give us a four-mouse review in their
November issue citing WebMerge’s ease of use and fast performance, but we
wanted to make it even faster and simpler,” said Richard Gaskin, president
of Fourth World. “We met those goals, and completely rewrote the
documentation to make it even easier for people to get started using the
tool quickly. We also added three new sets of example files to show a
greater range of what WebMerge can do.”

Customer response to the free upgrade has been very strong. “The new tag
options open all sorts of doors for our automated production,” said Tiffany
Hope of Moonshot Media. “The new examples files are very useful for getting
a feel for the range of things WebMerge can do for us.”

System Requirements
Mac OS: System 8.0 or later, 32 MB total memory, 5 MB disk space, both 68k
and PPC are supported.
Windows: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME, 32 MB total memory, 5 MB disk space.

Pricing and Availability
Fourth World WebMerge 1.8 is available immediately at the publisher’s Web
site: ( A free trial version
for each platform can be downloaded from the site. The trial version will
generate only 20 pages from a given set of records. A license is available
for US$69, which allows WebMerge to generate an unlimited number of HTML
files. Registered users of any earlier version of WebMerge can upgrade to
the new version for free, using their existing registration code.

About Fourth World Media Corporation
Fourth World Media Corporation designs and develops custom applications for
all major operating systems and the World Wide Web. Based in downtown Los
Angeles, Fourth World offers more than thirteen years’ experience in rapid
application development, prototyping, usability testing, process
enhancement, e-commerce solutions, workflow automation, and web
development. (