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Hyper Publish

Type of Program: CDROM/catalog creator
Platforms: Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Company Name: Visual Vision
Version: 3.9.70
Price: $149.90
Installed Size: 8M


If you can have multi-function printers which scan, photocopy etc why not a multifunction piece of software that creates web sites, autorun CDs and Catalogs and does it without you needing any knowledge of coding and installs without placing any DLLs. Hyper Publish is just such a piece of software and deserves a close look.

I do like the option to manage a whole site as a single file which will surely be a boon tonewcomers who can get totally flummoxed by site navigation. You can also visually create a shopping cart that works both on the Web and CDRom, another gem as is the CD Wizard which automatically creates autoinstalling CDROMs with full text search, boolean search, keyword search on the CD;

Feature rich with the main benefits being

- fully visual, no coding;
- you can publish the same document both to the Internet and onto a CDROM, without any difficulty;
- 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 CD-ROM's; full text search, boolean search, keyword search on the CD;
- visual shopping cart for both Web site and CDROM!
- can manage a whole site as a single file (you don't 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;
- hundreds of functions: frames with drag & drop, mouse over intelligent images, header and footers, styles, advanced frameset management, slides, keywords, internal album, forms and much more...
- main functions very similar to standard Word Processor ones, reduces learning time
- advanced functions available for experts: you can insert HTML, macro (custom components) and so on...
- link explorer; complex object search functions;
- fast and smart, runs even on a P100 with 16MB RAM; Does not use any DLL; Does not require Internet Explorer; suitable for Win 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP;

It is easy to use with a layout similar to a word processor and your work in progress is shown in a wysiwyg environment. You can if you wish insert HTML code, applets etc. There is also 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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