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Convert, File Slide Presentations Quickly with EDGAREase PPT

CCH, IMS Strategic Alliance Produces Innovative New Tool

(RIVERWOODS, IL, November 18, 2003) – With strict SEC filing requirements relating to the use of graphics in EDGAR filings, professionals need the ability to convert PowerPoint® presentations into HTML with the utmost speed and accuracy, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of securities law information and compliance tools. To automate and speed the conversion process from PowerPoint files to SEC-compliant HTML, CCH is offering an innovative new software solution, EDGAREasePPT. (Introductory price, $795. For more information, call 1-888-224-7377, press * or visit the web site at

This innovative new product results from a strategic alliance between CCH and Integral Media Services, a document production and content conversion solutions provider.

SEC Compliance Requires Special Care

The SEC has warned EDGAR filers that submitting slide presentations with each entire slide represented as an image on its own page is not compliant with Regulation S-T. In a March 2003 notice to EDGAR filers on the use of graphics, the SEC stated that text must be filed as text, and tables must be filed as tables, making the required disclosure searchable. For more information on this SEC Notice, go to

New Software Solution Saves Time, Headaches

Now, EDGAREasePPT puts an end to the time-consuming process of converting PowerPoint files into HTML. Users can convert an entire slide presentation with one simple process, just by choosing the Convert option off a menu. Working within PowerPoint, this new software solution produces HTML text and tables that match your slides right down to the backgrounds and text colors, with all images in place. And, every line of HTML code is fully compliant with SEC specifications.

"Public companies of all sizes will benefit from this one-of-a-kind software by reducing valuable time spent converting slide presentations," noted CCH EDGAR Portfolio Manager Manny Ferrao.

The original presentation file requires no special formatting, and the resulting HTML file needs little or no editing. There’s also no need to strip the presentation down to plain ASCII and replace graphics with cumbersome descriptions to EDGAR file it. Users can simply assemble it right into their EDGAR filing. EDGAREasePPT also features a simple step-by-step interface, so no training is needed.

Availability and Pricing

The introductory price for a one-year subscription to EDGAREase PPT is $795. For more information, call 1-888-224-7377 or visit the web site at

About Integral Media Services, Inc.

Integral Media Services, founded in 1998, provides enterprise document and content outsourcing and software solutions to the legal, banking, consulting and media professional services markets. The IMS web site can be accessed at


CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served more than four generations of business professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and electronic products for securities, tax, legal, banking, securities, human resources, health care and small business markets. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer company. The CCH web site can be accessed at

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