ABC FlowCharter

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ABC FlowCharter is a flowchart program originally from Micrografx, Inc. The trademark for this software was filed on August 25, 1989 and registered January 1991.[1] It is also known as Micrografx FlowCharter and iGrafx FlowCharter.[2]

Version 4.0 of ABC FlowCharter was released in 1995. It integrated the ABC ToolKit software from Micrografx and included new diagramming tools and templates. The software added intelligent line routing, which automatically routed connecting lines around other shapes.[3] This software was compatible with an IBM 386 computer with Windows 3.1, 5 Mb of RAM a VGA monitor and required 21 Mb of hard disk space.[4]

Following the acquisition of Micrografx by the Canadian company Corel in 2001, this software was then maintained by the separate business unit iGrafx, formed in 2003. The software package was renamed to "iGrafx FlowCharter 2003".[5] As of 2011, the currently available version of this software package is "iGrafx FlowCharter 2011". It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC FlowCharter". Trademarkia. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  2. ^ Stolovitch, Harold D.; Pershing, James A.; Keeps, Erica J. (2006). James A. Pershing, ed. Handbook of human performance technology: principles, practices, and potential (3rd ed.). John Wiley and Sons. p. 702. ISBN 0-7879-6530-8. 
  3. ^ Greenberg, Ilan (February 20, 1995). "Micrografx revs ABC FlowCharter". InfoWorld 17 (8): 30. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  4. ^ Avery, Christine; Zabel, Diane (1997). The quality management sourcebook: an international guide to materials and resources. Taylor & Francis. p. 211. ISBN 0-415-10831-4. 
  5. ^ Tonchia, Stefano; Tramontano, Andrea (2004). Process management for the extended enterprise: organizational and ICT networks. Springer. p. 44. ISBN 3-540-21190-X. 
  6. ^ "iGrafx FlowCharter 2011 FAQ". iGrafx. Retrieved 2011-02-06.