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WebMerge 2.3


Fourth World Ships WebMerge 2.3

LOS ANGELES, California – 11 December, 2003 Fourth World today released 4W
WebMerge 2.3, an upgrade to its popular tool for Mac OS and Windows that
generates static Web pages from database or spreadsheet data. The new
version provides a convenient TagMaker utility for point-and-click tag
writing, search-and-replace options in field tags, preset delimiters for
parsing affiliate program data feeds, a debugger tool, and other new

WebMerge works with any database or spreadsheet that exports in
tab-delimited, merge, or other tabular formats, including FileMaker Pro,
Microsoft Access, and AppleWorks. Using simple tags in template pages
created with any HTML authoring tool, WebMerge makes a new page from the
data in each record of the exported file. WebMerge can also create index
pages with links to each of the detail pages. Generated pages can be hosted
on any Web server without the need for a specialized database hosting

New features in WebMerge 2.3 include:

– A New Replace attribute for the WM-Field tag lets you perform multiple
search-and replace operations on field data before it’s inserted into the

– The TagMaker window lets you construct WebMerge tags with your field
names quickly and easily with a point-and-click interface. Great for
learning to write WebMerge tags, and fast enough to be valuable for
experienced users. Tags can be easily copied for pasting into your favorite
HTML authoring program.

– The Debugger window lets you step through WebMerge’s generation process
to help diagnose errors in your templates.

– Plug-In Tools architecture allows third parties to write custom utilities
that run within WebMerge, and allows Fourth World to extend the product
between releases. The Debugger and TagMaker tools use this new architecture.

– New preset delimiters make it easier to parse many common affiliate
program data feeds.

“Testers really liked the new TagMaker tool,” said Richard Gaskin,
president of Fourth World Media Corporation. “With the other new features
like on-the-fly field replacement and the Debugger this upgrade takes
WebMerge to a new level of convenience.”

WebMerge 2.3 is available in a free download at the publisher’s Web site:

WebMerge can be used for free to generate up to 20 pages and has all
features enabled with no time limit. Registered copies of WebMerge have no
limit on the number of pages that can be generated.

A single-user license costs US$79. Licenses can also be purchased in groups
of five or ten at a substantial discount, making it even easier for Web
developers to share their workflow solutions with their co-workers or

WebMerge requires Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP or Mac OS 8.0 or later, 64 MB
total memory, and 5 MB disk space. Mac versions are available for both Mac
OS X and Macintosh Classic.

About Fourth World Media Corporation
Fourth World Media Corporation designs and develops rich-media applications
for all major operating systems and the World Wide Web. Based in downtown
Los Angeles, Fourth World offers more than fourteen years’ experience in
rapid application design and development. (

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