Freehand , a competitor to Adobe Illustrator and also made by Aldus, was sold to Altsys , the maker of Fontographer. By PageMaker had lost almost the entire professional market to the comparatively feature-rich QuarkXPress 3. Quark stated its intention to buy out Adobe  and to divest the combined company of PageMaker to avoid anti-trust issues. Adobe rebuffed the Quark offer and instead continued to work on a new page layout application. The project had been started by Aldus and was code-named "Shuksan". It was later code-named "K2" and was released as InDesign 1. The new InDesign software was initially launched in the UK through a series of promotional hotel meetings.
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