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WWW Index Wizard

Type of Program: Web Tool
Supported Platforms:Win 95/NT
Company Name:bMad
Installed Size:1.06Mb


The installation was easy and painless. The setup program does give you the option of where to install the program.

The purpose of this program is to build a HTML index of the words on a Web site. If that is what you need, this program does it effortlessly. It guides you through the process painlessly. First of all you pick what you want to index, you can index a directory tree, one Web page, or selected Web pages. Then you select, with an Explorer interface the page(s), or directory tree. After that you pick where you want it to create the files it makes. Then it scans the source file and builds your index.

You can create an index file of all the words in your page(s), or directory easily, however to get the results you are probably looking for is going to take more work. To test this program I tried it out on a 10 page Web site, and let it index all the words. Here are some of less than useful words it found and indexed, aartolahti, absotootely, and beaming-up. (No this is not a Star Wars Site). To get useful results you are going to have to do some work. The good news is that this program allows you the options needed to produce some useful results. Here is what it does, after it has indexed, it then allows you to select from a list that you have built, of words that should be included and others that should be excluded. Now it is turning into a real useful tool. After this step, you are given the choice of having it build one file including all the words, one file per A.. B.. C.., or one file per word. Then you are done..

OK, here is what you get. It generates an HTML page that looks nice and has links to all those words you wanted indexed. Since it is a HTML page, you can, of course easily modify it with your favorite editor. I can think of a number of uses for this useful program.

In conclusion, it setups easily, works without gliches and produces useful results. The only downside is the lack of a useful Help file, however you probably won't need the Help file. (it does have that little "?" Help that you can drag to an item and get context Help.) Also their Web site has a lot of information.

Check it out! You may find this program is something you have been looking for and need. It is fully operational for 30 days, you should be able to make a decision by then.

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Reviewed by O'Henry

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