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iPer Hyper Publish Pro

Type of Program: Online/Offline publishing
Supported Platforms: Windows 95 upwards
Company Name: Visual Vision
Price: $149.00
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You're a business person or, you're sitting there wondering how much it is going to cost you to produce a website, a catalogue, a promotional autorun CD, an instruction manual for your product and help files as HTML help and Winhelp. Well normally it would cost you bucketloads of cash or you could buy Hyper Publish which is fast and smart, yet can run on a P100 with 16MB RAM, doesn't use any DLLs and doesn't require Internet Explorer and does all the above and just about anyone can use it.

Just look at the features:
- fully visual, no coding;
- you can publish the same document both to the Internet and onto a CDROM, without any difficulty;
- can manage a whole site as a single file (you donít need to continuously load and save pages, as you act on a whole document, even for searches and revisions);
- simultaneous browsing and editing (you can browse links with a double click);
- visual linking, with active previews, even when you show separate windows and/or insert complex frame-to-frame links;
- internal Internet publishing (FTP), with automatic detection of modified pages; HTML fully compatible with all browsers (no different pages for NS and IE).
- internal CD Wizard, for the automatic creation of autoinstalling CDROM; full text search, boolean search, keyword search on the CD;
- hundreds of functions: frames with drag & drop, mouse over sensible images, header and footers, styles, advanced frameset management, slides, keywords, internal album, forms and much more...
- main functions very similar to standard Word Processors ones, reduced learning time
- advanced functions available for experts: you can insert HTML, macro (custom components) and so on...
- link explorer; complex object search functions;

I found this extremely easy to use and was able to produce a small tutorial in around 30 minutes. You need no knowledge of coding and you work in a wysiwyg environment. But just because you don't need coding knowledge doesn't mean you can't use coding if you want to, you can insertHTML, applets etc. The GUI is well laid out and has a familiar word processor look about it and there is a comprehensive and easy to understand help system. A truly multi-functional piece of software well worth the price.

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Reviewed by Simon Baillie

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