Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about HyperPublish 
Email the support staff / ask info: click here
Download the PDF manual: click here (you will need the free Winzip and the free Acrobat Reader to read it). 
Immediate response to frequently asked questions: read below (use "Edit >Search" to search)! 
 
 
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TUTORIALS, BASIC 
Are there any tutorials for the main features? 
Yes, in the internal manual (”?-Help >Help” or F1, then Tutorials). Or click here. 
 
Is the trial version fully functional? 
Yes but it expires after 30 days, and a "Created with HyperPublish" label is inserted at the bottom of each page. 
 
I've downloaded the sample program. I don't understand the directions on how to make it work. Can you refer me to someone who can show me how to use this program or whom I can hire to do the work I need? 
There are several companies specializing in developing Web sites, catalogs, CDs or ebooks. You might ask in the program user's forum
The program is really no more complicated than the popular MSWord, so a better alternative would be to convince a friend who is computer-wise to help you learn it. Once the program is installed, find it from the Start >Programs >Visual Vision menu. Then, from inside the main program window, hit F1, then click on "Tutorials". These will show you many of the features and how to achieve the required results. HyperPublish comes with a printed manual with step by step instructions on how to make both CDs and Web sites. 
 
Can HyperPublish manage frames? And what about the mouseover? The forms? Can it publish directly to the Internet? Does it make the coffee...? 
The answer is always yes. Well... not for the coffee, but we’re working on it! To learn more, scroll below, see the fast tour, take a closer look at the online manual, where you’ll find all the features (click here), or take a look at the tutorials (click here) or download the PDF manual (click here). 
 
What should I know for creating a Web site? 
 
I have used another editor and I can’t understand how to manage HTML files with HyperPublish... 
With HyperPublish you edit a whole Web site, not codes and files. It manages everything automatically and even publishes your work using an internal FTP client, creating HTML files on-the-fly. You can add code but you can’t modify the HTML directly. If required, you can import old HTML pages using "File >Import", the code is automatically optimized. If you really need to touch the HTML code yourself, we would suggest that you search for another program. 
 
Can I import my old site created on geocities.com? 
Yes, use "File >Import >HTML". You might have to reformat some text and tables. This is because HP amends pages so they may be viewed by any browser. You may have to do a little reformatting, but this way your pages will be viewed as you intended, on all browsers and all PCs! 
 
I imported HTML pages into the site, but nothing is showing up!! 
Use CTRL+ & CTRL- to move between pages. 
 
Will you give me a Web space (hosting)? 
No but our partner DewaHost has some special offers for our customers, click here (you will need our Coupon Code). 
 
 
 
LINK AND PAGES, HYPERTEXT FUNCTIONS 
I don’t understand the way HyperPublish saves pages. 
All hypertext pages are saved in a whole “AEH” file. With “File >Save all” or with the toolbar button, you save all hypertext pages with a single click. 
 
...in the tutorial it says:...then, let’s press the link button in the toolbar (sheet and chain, or "Insert >Link" from the main menu)... but there is no button labeled "link" in the toolbar...and which toolbar? 
Select a text block then, if you aren't able to find the button with the image of the sheet of paper and the chain, choose from the main menu “Insert” then “Link”. If you are on an image, use the right mouse button and choose “Define link”. 
 
How can I set the size of a page? 
You can’t set the size of the page, as you can’t know what monitor and what window will be used by the people that will see your site. The safe way is to always use % tables (it is the default in HP) and to not assume that the pages have a fixed size. 
 
I want to change the page numbering as I want to insert a page between page 1 and 2, but I can’t. 
No, you can’t. If you really need to do that, you can insert say a page #3, copy the #2 to #3 with “Edit >Paste page from...”, then delete all the text within page #2. Agreed this is not quite what you are looking for, but the automatic numbering is very useful to optimize the publishing speed. Please remember that the end user will not see the HyperPublish page numbers, only the page titles, so it really makes no difference. If you were to label page 24 as "Page 1" and page 45 as "Page 2" this would have no effect on your readers, as the HP page number is just a facility to allow you to switch pages without having to remember the proper page names. 
 
Can I change the number of page #0? 
This is not possible. If you want to set another page as home page, simply choose “Hypertext >Current hypertext properties”, and click on the left, on “cover”. Any page can be used as cover, not just the #0. The #0 is just the default. 
 
How can I fix a page width to 535 pixels, in order to obtain the ideal setting when printing to paper? 
You can fix this width for a table. Use the right mouse button on a table cell, and click “Properties”. However, it is better to use % tables, so your work will display well on all monitors, from 10 to 19”. 
 
How can I place a link inside the same page? 
The links within the same page are called “Anchors”. First, you need to place the “Anchors”. In order to do this, move the cursor to the link destination and use “Insert >Anchor” from the main menu (or SHIFT+F5). You will see an anchor icon. If you select it with the right mouse button you can edit its properties. A number is assigned to each anchor.  
Now select the text block or the image you want to link, and use “Insert >Special link” (on an image, click the right mouse button, “Define special link”). Click on OK in the window that will be shown. Then you will see a dialog where you can select the destination Anchor. Click on the anchor, then click OK. You can test the result in “read only” mode (Hypertext >Read only). 
 
How can I link to an anchor placed in a different page? 
Select the text block you want to link, then “Insert >Special link”. In the dialog that will be shown, do not choose the first tab but one of the others (e.g. second tab “Normal”), then OK, and select the destination page. Within the preview of that page you can click on the destination Anchor (the number will be copied in the box that’s on the right at the bottom of the window). 
 
Can I insert an alternate text on a link, like I can do for images? 
Select the text and apply the link with "Insert >Special link" (or F5). Then click on the "HTML" tab. In the box insert the following tag: TITLE="insert here the tooltip text". Then click on the first tab and choose any of the link types (for example the second sub-tab, "Normal", then OK). 
 
What should I do to save a single page? 
You can use "File >Save as...", or "File >Export pages". In this way you can obtain single Rtf or Html pages. 
 
I've not been able to find out if I can have different colors for links in the same page... How can I change the link color? 
You should define different text styles. Each text style can have its own color/style for the links. Use "Format >Styles", then the last tab ("link"). You can also set up the style of the link (underlined, bold, or so). 
 
On the Web, can I change the link color when the mouse is over? 
Yes, use “Insert >HTML” within the page and insert this code: 
<STYLE> 
a:hover { color: #FF8020; } 
</STYLE> 
This will act on all the links on the page. If you want to touch only one style, you may use: 
<STYLE> 
a.s0:hover { color: #FF8020; } 
</STYLE> 
this will affect only the style # 0 ([no style]). Please notice that the change won’t affect the editor. You need to Publish or to preview with the Publish menu. 
 
Where can I find information about pages contained in an hypertext / site /catalog? How can I manage pages? 
Creation: "Insert >New page", "Insert >Link", "Insert >Special link".  
Deletions, management: "Hypertext >Images - files - link archive and erase". 
Access: "Hypertext >Go to page", the bottom center page number box, click the right mouse button on this box. 
 
When I'm editing a *.aeh file, how can I delete a page (in my case page 0 as it is empty)? 
Page 0 can't be deleted. For other pages, use "Hypertext >Images - files - link archive and erase". You can also cut & paste another page to fill the page 0. 
 
I don't understand how to insert a link. 
Select a text block, then press the button with a page and chain. In the window displayed, you can link to an existing page in the hypertext, or to a newer one - more options are also available. 
If for example you choose "new page", then press OK, HyperPublish will create the new page for you, and will show the page in the editor. If you link to an existing page, you can choose it from an active preview - active means that you can navigate through it like in a browser. When you press OK, the link is made and HyperPublish shows the destination page in the editor. See also the tutorial (F1, then "Tutorials"). 
 
How can I link an external Html page, for example an Html page that already exists on my Web site? 
Select a block, chain button, choose "Internet", click the “Add” button and write in the left box the address (e.g. "http://mysite.com/ mypage.htm"), then press "OK". 
 
How can I manage the pages different from the main one? Just with links? 
In the bottom center there is a box with the current page number. Click on it with the right mouse button, you will have a list of the most recent visited pages. You can also use “Hypertext >Images - files - link archive and erase”, “Hypertext >Go to page...”, “File >All pages...”. 
 
How can I copy a page within another in same hypertext (with Html I can do it with "save as", then "open". Is there another way in HyperPublish)?  
"Insert >New page", then "New page by copying existing one"; or "New page by copying from another hypertext", ... 
You can also use "Edit >Paste page from...". 
 
How can I manage headers and footers? 
If you use F1 and search for the keyword "header" or "footer" ("Search >Keyword search") you'll get the answer. 
In short, you can use any page as header or footer for any other page, i.e. if you want a global header for the whole site: 
- create a page and insert within it everything you want in your header (a logo, a sentence, etc.). 
- choose "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties", second tab, and press the "browse..." button near “header”. In the window that appears, choose the page you just created. 
With “Format >Current page properties” you can define a private header (or no header) for any page. 
 
Do you have some step by step guidelines on how to create, open, and close popup windows? 
To open a popup, select a text block, "Insert >Special link", 3rd tab (independent window or popup). To close a popup, in the page where the popup should be closed, use "Insert >Page functions >Open/close windows", then specify the name of the popup. The popup is closed on entering the page. You can open the .aeh files used as examples (speciallinks.aeh). 
 
I can only get to non-linked pages when I am in the "edit/preview" mode, by using the page scroller (the box at the bottom of the screen, with the page number) or CTRL+-. Is this normal? Will normal keyboard/mouse paging work when the Web site / CD is "published"? 
No, you have to place links. The other ways to manage pages are only active in the editor (this simplifies the creation / management of pages). 
 
Is there a limit to the length of the URL you can insert with "Insert >Link", 3rd tab? 
Yes, there is an internal limit. You can insert longer links very simply, by using the "Long link plugin": it will install a new menu under "Insert >Link to". Click here for the download (save somewhere on the desktop and double click to install; click here for more plugins). 
 
What is the maximum number of pages I can use? Is there a maximum size? 
Each AEH file can contain up to 260000 pages. The maximum overall size is 4GBytes. 
 
Will your program allow me to create an index at the top of a page, create a paragraph or graphics several lines down the page, use the indexed item as a heading for the paragraph or graphics and link to it, also add a 'return to top of page' at the end of each paragraph? 
You can insert any kind of links but you have to insert links manually.  
You can use "anchors" for links within the page. The program can create an automatic linked index with "Insert >Contents". To repeat a block on the top of a page, use the Header function (Format menu). 
 
 
 
TABLES 
Does percent % size mean the table will automatically be sized to the content? 
It means the table will fit the screen pixel width, using a %. When you insert a new table, the software use 100% as the default. Unless you have a particular requirement, do not change this setting. It will fit automatically any browser window. 
 
I inserted an image in a table. Why does it appear in all cells? 
Perhaps you inserted the image as the table “background”. If you want to insert an image as a single “cell” background, use the right mouse button on the cell, “Properties”, second tab, then click the Sun and Cactus icon. 
 
When I have to write words in 3 columns do I have to insert a table or can I just use the space bar? 
It is better to use a table. Never use the space bar as, if you view the page from another PC, the size of the space might be different and you will lose the alignment. 
 
How can I create a table with more than a column within a row? 
You can insert a new table with any rows or columns within a cell of another table. 
 
How can I delete a table? 
There are many ways. For example put the cursor on a cell, press the right mouse button, then choose "Select table", then press DEL. 
 
How can I copy a table? 
Select the table as above, then press CTRL+INS. Move the cursor to the destination, then press SHIFT+INS. 
 
I'm having a problem formatting text in a table. The table text automatically formats itself to Times New Roman (my default font is Arial) and I also can't select the entire table, column or row to apply the required formatting. 
The table default style is "[no style in tab]". Simply change that style's properties with "Format >Styles". 
 
 
 
IMAGES, AREAS, HOT SPOTS, BACKGROUNDS, THUMBNAILS, ICONS 
How can I manage a rollover (mouse over sensitive) image? 
On an image, click the right mouse button, "Properties", then select the "Low res and mouse" tab and press the icon with the cactus and sun. 
 
Animated GIFs don't play in the editor! 
Move to preview mode (Hypertext >Read only). 
 
How can I move images and position them somewhere in the page? I can’t position an image as I would like. 
The “fixed” position for an image is good when you create a text that will be printed on paper, but makes no sense for a site or a CD, where the reader can see your work inside an unknown width window. Your user might use a 600 pixel or a 1200 pixel width window, and you don’t know that. The best thing to do then is to create a work that will be seen well on any PC, in other words a work that all readers will like. To do this, simply use “invisible” tables (i.e. tables without any border) to position images on the page. 
 
If I want to add a caption near an image is it better to use tables or frames? 
Better to use a table. 
 
How can I delete an image inside a table? 
Select the image and press DEL two times. If the image is a background, choose “Table >Properties”. To delete the table, right mouse button, “Select table”, DEL. 
 
Can I write some text over an image, similar to using layers in a graphics program? 
No, you should use PaintShop PRO or a similar graphics program to achieve this. 
 
Is there a fast way to change the image background for all pages of a site? 
There are two ways. If the background is already an image, use “Hypertext >Images - files - link archive and erase”, select the image, then press “Replace...”. Otherwise there is a button in the bottom right of the second tab of “Hypertext >Current hypertext properties” dialog. 
 
How can I place text beside an image? 
Create a simple table with one row and two columns. Inside the first column, insert the image. Inside the second one, insert the text. 
 
I am having trouble inserting an image with transparent background. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. 
It should work for the large majority of GIF images. However, not all images are suitable to be automatically converted using the included transparent-color processor, so you may have to proceed manually with paint programs such as Paint Shop PRO or Corel Photo Paint. 
 
Is it possible to add more than one clickable area (hot spot) on an image? 
You can insert up to 20 areas per image. If you need more, you can split the image into different sections with a paint program. 
 
I see the "paste from clipboard" can perform the automatic conversion of a WMF to a GIF / JPG format with a lower byte size. As I already inserted WMF images, can I convert them to GIF in some way or must I reinsert them? 
Unfortunately, you must reinsert. 
 
I can't insert animated GIFs with "Insert >Animation"! 
Please use "Insert >Image". 
 
Where can I find the included clip art? 
In the “Insert >Images” dialog, “From disk”; click on the icon with the mountain and the sun. 
 
In a hypertext with lots of images, it seems as though there are problems with previews. 
Use “Tools >Program options” to increase the image cache settings. 
 
How can I insert pictures that will be enlarged in a separate window when you click on them? Should I use the click area / hot spots? What can I do with a click area? 
A click area is useful when you want to assign different destination links to different sections of a single image. For example let’s say you have a picture of yourself. You can assign an area to the eyes, an area to the mouth, and so on. A click on the eyes may display a page where you talk about your wonderful blue eyes and so on... 
If you want to create a gallery with some thumbnails linked to larger images in a separate window, you don’t need to use hot spots. You may use the “Insert >Image gallery / photo album” automatic feature. 
Or simply create a page containing a series of small images, then insert a new page for each enlargement and assign links to each small image (click on the image with the right mouse button, “Define special links”). Inside the “special link” dialog you can specify to use a popup to display the destination link (the page containing the larger image), and you can specify a name for the popup. 
 
Is there a way to place icons or thumbnails on my page, then click to view a larger image? 
Yes, you may use the “Insert >Image gallery / photo album” automatic feature. 
Or just insert a little image (you can do it with a paint program) then insert a link (click on the image with the right mouse button, "Define link") to a page that contains the larger image. If you use "Define special link" you can also show the larger image in a popup. 
 
How can I set a background image or a background color for a page?  
“Format >Page properties”, then click the icon with the cactus and the sun. You can also insert tables using an image as the background (click on a table or on a table cell with the right mouse button, then "Properties"). 
 
I designed a navigation bar in Paint Shop PRO, how do I insert that into page and add links to each button? 
Use "Insert >Image" then add hot spots (clickable areas): select the image and use th "Image" menu or click the image with the right mouse button. Then define links with right mouse button. 
 
I have an image and some text on one page.  I want the text to line up on the right of the image, and I suppose using a frame will do it, but I can't get my image into a frame. 
Better to use a simple table, rather than a frame. Just use "Insert >Table" then use a table with 2 columns, 1 row (if you want to create frames, simply drag the top or left border of the edit window). 
 
I imported a picture into my document. Is there any way to add a border or is that something only available in the full version? 
You can do this with a paint program. The normal HTML border facilities are too limited so they are not included at all. 
 
Is there any way to assign an image as a border for a page?  I have an image that is about 1 inch wide and I want it wrapped around the page. Can this be done? 
You can create a table with 3 rows x 3 columns, and use the image as the background for the 8 externals cells (click the right mouse button from within the cell, then select "Properties"). If you edit the Style of the paragraph that contains the table ("Format >Styles"), you can eliminate the upper and external borders that this solution often leaves. 
 
I have included a background picture but when the page first comes up on the Internet, you get the gray background for a split-second until the picture loads. Is there anyway to eliminate the gray from occurring? 
Yes, in "Format >Page properties" (and maybe in "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties") please set up a color that is closer to the color of the picture. 
Both the color and the picture are used by the browser. We do this for www.visualvision.com (if you clear the browser cache, you might notice that for a second the background is sky blue, then you see the real background). 
 
 
 
STYLES, FONTS, CHARSET 
If I change the font height, it sometimes gets lost when I write additional text. Why? 
Do not move the cursor after changing the font style. 
 
Can I save a style? 
Yes. Simply write its name in the styles cell, then press ENTER, and the settings of the current paragraph will be saved as style. You can also import styles from another hypertext. For creating new styles you can also choose “Format >Styles”. See also the manual for more info! 
 
How can I recall a style I saved? 
Simply click on the styles cell and select the required style! 
 
How can I change the style of the links within a table? 
Like any style, i.e. by using "Format >Styles". The default style for tables is [no style in table] 
 
I have created a Website / CD and used some of the fonts installed on my computer for the document. The problem I have is when other people view it, the fonts are not the same as the ones I used to create the document. Should I use just fonts that are universal on all computers?  
Yes, Times New Roman, Arial and Courier New. If the user has MSWindows+Office usually also Verdana and some others. If you want to use a fancy font for titles, you may use transparent images - we have a free "plugin" that permits you to do this automatically (you select a text, you click a button, the text is instantly transformed into an image by using the current font). The image will be identical for all the end users. Please see www.visualvision.com/plugin/ "text to image" plugin. 
There is also a non standard way to force the end user PC to automatically download the font. You should use “Insert >HTML >Within text” and write: 
<STYLE> 
@font-face { font-family:NomeFont; src:url(http://www.yoursite.com/fontname.eot); } 
</STYLE>  
As you can see you should convert the font you used from the usual TTF (True type font) for Windows to the Eot format, and you should transfer the file somewhere on the server (maybe using the “generic FTP”). To converto to EOT you need the WEFT software: 
 
Can I change the charset such as for Russian / Greek / etc? It seems I see strange chars... 
Within "Hypertext >Current Hypertext properties" you can change the charset of the site (within the proper box, enter for example windows-1251 for Russian; iso-8859-7 for Greek). Please do this just *before* starting a new work, as the charset must be configured before entering the text. 
 
 
 
FRAMES 
How can I delete some frames I inserted? 
You should delete them frame by frame. To delete a frame you should move its border to the top or to the left (depending of the kind of the frame). It may be faster to choose “Format >Advanced frameset manager”, to load a simplest frame set from a template, then press OK. 
 
How can I remove the frames border? 
Choose "Format >Page properties >Frame properties" (or use the right mouse button). In the dialog, uncheck the box “show rectangle border” and write 0 inside the “border between frames" box. 
 
I am working with frames and I noticed that the frames will not allow me to align text/images to the top right-hand corner. It looks like the frames have a top margin of about .5". Can I get rid of this? 
Yes, define a style where the top margin of the style is something with a negative number (-0.01 should be sufficient) and apply that style to the first paragraph, then you may insert a table within that paragraph and experiment within it. 
 
I want to add a page with frames. I want to use as an existing page as a frame. 
Create a new frame set. Within a frame, use the right-click mouse menu to select which page will fit the frame. You can also use "Format >Advanced frame set management". See the chapter about frames in the PDF manual. 
 
I have a page with too many frames. I went to "Hypertext", then "Images - files - hyperlink archives and erase" and tried to delete the pages with the frames. When I go back to the page, the frames are still there. What am I doing wrong? 
You probably deleted another page. When working in the page with the frames, press the "no frame" button at the bottom of the page. That switches the view to "no frame" mode, (note: it doesn't actually delete the frames, it is just a display option). This way you will see which is the master page for the frame set. Delete it and the frame set will be deleted. Another way to delete a frameset is to replace it with another, (Format >Advanced frame set manager). 
 
 
 
TEMPLATES 
The templates seem to be in a foreign language, maybe Italian! Where could I get English ones? 
The templates are not in Italian. It is a dummy latin-like language that has no meaning. The text is there purely to fit the page for demonstration purposes. You can replace it with anything you like. To edit the images, right click then choose "Edit...". To put your own text on some buttons please use "Insert >Image" then search for an empty clip art button (for the regular edition, see the Clipart folder, there are several empty buttons), then you may right click the image and use "Edit..." in order to superimpose a text with your default graphic / paint program. Alternatively, you may get the 3D Buttons software
 
When working from a template, I am unable to edit any of the links to change their appearance or function. Clicking on a link and then right-click, "Edit" sends me to Tools, Program Options, where there is no info on editing 
If you have a recent edition, right click then use "Link properties", otherwise just use "Insert >Link" (or right click then "Define link" on an image) and the link will be deleted and / or replaced. 
If you choose "Edit" on an image, the program will attempt to run your default graphic / paint program (if any). 
 
 
 
SPELL CHECK 
I can't get the spell check working! 
The application uses the MS spell check engine (this way you share the custom dictionary with MSWord and other applications). Some installations of Office 2000 / XP mess things up. A practical solution to get things working quickly is to install an old MSWord release (for example Word 7). Another solution (for English MSWindows editions only) is to download this ZIP (click here): first close all programs, then extract the .dll .dic and .lex files to the directory shown in the ZIP archive. Then double click the SpellFix.reg file, this will update the registry file. 
 
 
 
INTERNET PUBLISHING - FTP 
I had difficulties while completing the fields needed to publish my Web site. 
To publish on the Web you first need to buy a Web space or find a free one (click here for a special offer for VisualVision customers). After you subscribe to a Web service, the Web host gives you the parameters you have to insert within the HP's FTP setup tab. Use F1, then "Tutorial", then "Internet FTP publishing tutorial" to see the tutorial and more detailed instructions. 
If you need some basic info about the publishing of a Web site, click here ("How to create a Web site"). 
 
How can I just send completed pages to my Web site? 
HP automatically detects which pages have been modified since the last time you edited the file, then marks them with a check mark. If you don’t want to publish a particular page, simply uncheck it. 
 
My ISP has no idea what the FTP server parameters are...nor does my host...so I don’t know how to publish...also it says the www. parameter is not mandatory...so then where do you send the finished pages??? 
Your ISP or host MUST know your FTP server, user name and password. If he doesn't, please change your provider. It is like using an electrician that doesn't know what a lamp is! You can tell your host to download the free trial so they can see where to insert their parameters and help you. If you have no luck with that method, drop us an email and we will help you. Please see the FTP publishing tutorial first! Every FTP server has a server name: it is quite logical you should insert that name in the field named "server FTP". Every server requires a user identifier/ username, it is logical you should insert that in the field named "user identifier". Every server requires a password. Only these 3 parameters are mandatory. Your providers server may require you to enter an additional directory such /www or perhaps /public_html to enter the area that will provide your web presence: HP gives you the opportunity to enter that directory path, so that when you connect, you automatically enter that directory. This may be inserted in the field named "Initial remote directory", but this is not mandatory. If not required you can leave this field as it is. 
 
I’m getting errors when I try to publish! 
Error #500: the FTP server name you used is wrong or the program can’t connect to the server due to a network overload. Note that you should omit the prefix ftp://; Other FTP problems might be caused by Firewalls, Firewall programs, Antivirus programs 
Error #530: the username and/or the password is wrong; 
If you are a registered user and you are unable to publish, send us your parameters and we will attempt to connect for you. This should help to track down your problem. Please note that some "free" servers (geocities, freeservers) have recently disabled the FTP access, and you'll receive error #530. 
Error #550 or 403 or Access denied: It is likely the “initial remote directory” parameter is wrong. Please ask your host, it should be something like /www or /public_html or /web or /htdocs or /yourusername or something else... 
 
You say you have an FTP "engine" included......what is an engine in this case? I have an FTP client and a server service that I already use...but they don’t know what you mean by "internal ftp engine". 
There is an internal FTP function, i.e. the FTP resides within the program. You can publish on the Internet using "Publish >Internet -FTP >Publish on the Internet". Other programs require an external FTP program to put the pages on your site. Our program includes the publishing function (the publishing engine) internally. To configure the FTP publisher, please see the tutorial. 
 
I can see my site with Explorer but not with some other browser. Why? 
This can happen if in the "Hypertext > Current hypertext properties" dialog, under "Export prefix" you use a name that includes spaces or special chars. Spaces must be avoided if you don’t want problems on certain browsers and operating systems. 
 
If I choose "automatically select modified items" when publishing, the program doesn't seem to select them... 
This setup only works with subsequent connections, it will work the next time you choose "Publish >FTP". If the list on the right is already filled, you should press the reload button – the circular one - to force the program to select just the modified pages. 
 
After putting a form on my Web page, I tested it using the browser. After the ‘Submit’ button was hit, a pop-up box appeared saying: 'This form is submitted using e-mail. Submitting this form will reveal your e-mail address...' etc. What can I do to remove this message? Usually, when I fill a form in on the Internet, I never see this message. 
To remove this message you need to use a "formtoemail" script. Ask to your host / Internet provider how to do so. Usually that form is managed by a "POST" or "GET" script (your host will tell you the URL of this script, you should enter it in the form start marker), and you should insert some form element of the "hidden" type to specify the real destination email. 
 
I published a page. Then I have gone online to my homepage and tried double clicking on a link but nothing happens. I have to right click on it then click open. 
Once a page is published, just ONE click on a link is sufficient. Try to restart Windows if not. 
 
I have created 2 different .aeh files and have created links back and forth to the different files. With HyperPublish, is it possible to publish both of these files to my Web site without them overlaying each other? I've searched through "help" but can't seem to figure out how to do it. Each time I "publish" I only get one file or the other. 
Yes, simply change the name of the main file (the cover) for the second .aeh hypertext. From the main menu, choose "Hypertext", then "Current hypertext properties", then the cell "Cover file name" (or de-select the cover file name check box). 
 
Can HyperPublish insert my site on the search engines? 
HyperPublish is used to create sites, CDs, catalogs and manuals. If you want your site to be listed on search engines, you must submit its address to each search engine: enter the search engine (i.e. www.altavista.com) and search for "submit your site". There are also programs or services for doing this automatically. 
 
My search engine company states I have no META TAGS appearing on my site. Can you explain where and how this can be accomplished. Please bear in mind, I only have a basic knowledge of what META TAGS are used for. 
For each page, choose "Insert >HTML >At page start", then you can write any META tag, e.g.<meta name="keyword" content="games, super games, ultra games"> 
<meta name="description" content="This page is about games"> 
It is not mandatory to have META tags. Most search engines can index your pages without them. 
 
Can I "Publish" onto the Internet with the trial version? 
Sure. Have you read the FTP publishing tutorial? Hit F1, then click on "Tutorials". 
 
I have about six pages constructed on a website, and I need to have one of the pages replace my 'home' or 'page 0' page, and move the present page 0 to page 1 or 2. 
There are two ways: 
1) in "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties", choose the second tab. Then, on the left, you can choose the "cover" page and the "summary" page. The "cover" page is the homepage (default page 0) 
2) use the "copy and paste" and paste the new home page inside page #0 (you can also use "Edit >Paste page from..."). 
 
I published to the Internet but it seems that not all pages have been updated. 
First verify that your browser cache has been updated (use SHIFT + Reload button). If this does not cure the problem, the fastest thing to do is to force the program to update all of the Web site. Before pressing "Publish", simply press the "All" button that's on the bottom left. The Internet is not perfect, so this may be needed occasionally. Be sure you are publishing in the right folder, too. 
 
I found out that it's possible to upload an HP file with WS FTP if I save it as HTML. Could you tell me the process of FTP'ing with WS FTP? 
To get the HTML from HP simply choose "Publish >Export pages" then HTML as format. To choose the destination path for the export (c: , c:\temp or whatever you want) click on the "Path" tab. 
By the way, it is better to use the INTERNAL FTP function, that has an "optimizer" that reduces the transferred byte size (in other words, with the internal FTP the publishing is faster) 
 
I have made several updates on my web site but now have many unused pages on my Website. 
How do I remove the unused pages to clean up my site? 
Just select the page in the right box (FTP dialog) and press DEL (or click the right mouse button on it). By the way, the program automatically replaces the old pages any time you insert a new page, so this process isn't necessary in the long run... 
 
When I publish the Website I am working, it seems the back button does not work for users viewing the pages. 
The back button usually works. For example, please see the http://www.hyperpublish.com web site, and browse it. The site is entirely created with HyperPublish. 
However, there are some limited cases where the back button doesn't work: 
1) If you manually assign filenames to the pages (the automatic redirection process is done through a meta-refresh that makes it difficult to use the back button) 
2) If you use special links and you forget to select the option "frameset" and instead use "single frame" (top left). There is an automatic script that makes it sure that if a search engine enters in a framed page, the master frameset is shown: this script seems to disable the back button. 
 
I want to set up a Web site is there a monthly charge? 
We just sell some Web site creator programs. A Web site space is not included: you need it too, and you can rent it for a monthly (or yearly) fee. There are a lot of different hosting companies that you can use. The Web site creator program is a one time fee, while the hosting service is monthly or so, so we keep things separated. Our partner DewaHost is reliable and has a special offer for our customers. To view the offer, click here
 
 
 
CDROM PUBLISHING 
Can I create a CD with HyperPublish for a third party? Are there some royalties to be paid? Should I include any license information? 
You have no royalties to pay if you distribute works created with HyperPublish, any CD created with HP may be freely distributed. You are more than welcome to include a logo or link. You can find some icons at: http://www.hyperpublish.com/linktohp 
 
I can't understand how to create a CD. 
Please read the proper tutorial (F1 then "Tutorials"). It is really simple. In the paper manual provided with the regular edition you will find step by step instructions. 
 
If I have an existing Web site that I would like to put on CD-ROM for distribution with search features, can I import the site into Hyper Publish and then tweak it to use your built in search engine? 
You can import HTML files in Hyper Publish, but often you need to reformat them, as HP removes some incompatible tags that some other editors use. Some editors generate codes not compatible with all browsers. The best way to use HP is starting from scratch. We suggest you to create a document then publish it on the Web and on CD, using HP for both purposes. 
 
Does HP support database files when on CD? 
No, HP does not support / can not directly read database files on CD. But you can import in a quick and handy way (see below). 
 
Can I import from a database? Oracle, Access, DB2, DBase, Paradox, FoxPro, Excel, Informix, Fulcrum, MySQL, SQL server, Interbase, Firebird, Fox Pro? 
Yes, save the data as CSV (comma separated values) + images, then use “File >Import from database / CSV”. 
 
I have several PDF files that I would like to place on a reference CD. Can Hyper-publish import PDF files? If not, how can I link to PDF files? 
You can't import PDF but you can simply link them with the "run:" command, i.e. you can place links like "Click here to read document #1", where a click will launch the PDF (search for “Advanced CD functions” in the online help). You may also include the Acrobat Reader on the CD and run it with the same "run:" command, i.e. you can place a link such as: "please click here to install the Acrobat Reader if you don’t already have it". 
 
Can I use a Java Applets, Active X controls, Javascript, VBScript or ASP when creating a CD?  I added an applet and I can view it in the browser but when I build the CD the applet doesn't show. 
The HP internal browser can't run Applets, Active X or Javascript. You can however export as HTML files (File >Export) then create an HTML CD. 
 
Can I use forms on CD? 
Yes. Both email forms and also post/get forms. 
 
I have created a CD with the internal CD Wizard, but when I install it on a PC, it transfers all AEH files to the users HD. Is there a way to avoid this? 
Yes you can instruct the program to leave the main part of the files on the CD, (this way your user will need to keep the CD inserted to see your work). You might also want to get CDFrontEnd, a product that can create a CD that will run "on CD", without any install on the user's PC. 
 
Can I protect the CD with passwords? 
No. You should use CDFrontEnd for doing this. There is a discount for HyperPublish owners (A software bundle of HyperPublish & CDFE is available at a discounted rate, so if you want to get both, just click here).  
 
I'd like to be able to have one link on a page that says "Available documents" and when the user clicks it, a window will open showing file folders and available files to use. There will be around a hundred files on this resource disk, and to create links to all of them would be too much work. 
Select a text block, choose "Insert >Link" from the main menu, choose the 3rd tab, then the "Add +" button, then instead of "http://.." enter "run:c:\path" or "run:cddrive:\path" (in the latter case, the program autodetects the CD-drive when the Reader is installed from the CD-ROM, and automatically replaces the cddrive keyword). 
 
Does your software support PDF files or can I convert them into something else? The manufacturers we represent have all of their product sheets in PDF format. 
With HyperPublish you can create a hypermedia CD with links to PDF files. You can also include on the CD a page where the user can install the Acrobat Reader (see run: function in Advanced Functions Chapter). 
HyperPublish can't import PDF files, but many clients are using the handy HP interface to manage collections of PDF files on CD. 
 
To my understanding (correct me if I'm wrong), HyperPublish would allow our company to create "Web CDs".  My definition of a "Web CD" is a CD that is an exact copy of a published web-site or multiple web-pages. This CD would have all of the "bells and whistles" such as JPEG's, Frames, XTML, HTML, Java-script and searchable databases found in its entirety, on its exact copy web-site. 
The purpose of HyperPublish is slightly different. With HyperPublish you can edit a single hyperlinked document (information pages, catalogs, art shows books,...), THEN publish it on both Web or to autorun CD. The autoinstall CD will include an internal search engine (full text search, keyword search), but cannot run database / Javascript. It will support rollovers, frames, forms and all internal visual functions of the program. In short HP is a program for doing both things, as this is simpler than grabbing an existing Web site and putting it on CD (too many incompatibilities / issues, because a generic Web site is not usually designed for the CD). 
 
I have spent some time trying to publish my finished .aeh files to a workable CD. This is my biggest problem: every time I want to reconfigure a new version of the CD, the CD wants to continue using my settings. I've tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it, but they're still there. Where are these preferences being stored?  
If you are creating different CDs, the only important thing is you must configure the parameters in the wizard properly. See the tab "customize" then the subtab "reader settings". 
The parameters in this subtab MUST be different for different CDs, to avoid problems / superimpose of different CDs. If you use identical parameters for 2 CDs, you tell to the program that 2 CDs are identical, so the install will treat them as identical. 
The settings are saved in a .wzz file (see "Save" and "Load" buttons in the first Wizard tab; use "New" button to start a new CD project). 
 
How can I run a HyperPublish document from a CD without installing it first? How can I run the HyperPublish Reader without installing it? The reason I'm asking this is because clients may be deterred from viewing the CD if it involves adding a program to their computer, so for me it is very important to run the programs off the CD. How can I change the autorun file so that it runs the reader off the CD? 
This is not possible with HyperPublish. We have another product with this feature, it is called CDFrontEnd. There is a special price for HP owners ( http://order.kagi.com/?U2WD
 
I want to create an autorun CD but NOT an autoinstall CD. In other words I don't want anything installed on the user's HDD. Is HyperPublish ok for this? 
 
 
 
WINHELP AND HTML HELP 
I'm having trouble getting *.HLP export. What is the difference between *.HJP and *.HLP, as I only seem to get *.HJP to export, and this certainly doesn't work as a *.HLP file 
HJP (and other files generated by Hyper Publish) must be compiled with the free MS help compiler (HPC) in order to obtain the HLP file. Hyper Publish can launch it automatically but HPC should be installed. Click here for more info. 
 
I have problems creating a .CHM file (HTMLHelp)... 
First verify that the Microsoft HTMLHelp Workshop is installed (click here for more info). If ok, choose "Publish >Export pages", then, from the pull down menu at the top, choose "HTMLHelp" as the format. In the "path" tab please choose a temporary directory for the temporary files needed during the process, e.g. c:\temp. Then press "Ok". If the Help compiler doesn't automatically start, select the c:\temp folder within Windows Explorer and double- click on yourfilename.hhp (if file extensions are disabled on your PC, you should see 3 yourfilename files, in this case please click on the one shaped like a grinder). Once the HTMLHelp Workshop is started, choose "File >Compile", and you'll get the .chm file.  
 
After I compile as HTMLHelp, a page doesn't show in a Window. When in simple HTML or while in HyperPublish it works... 
You should include that page somewhere in the TOC ("Hypertext >Predefined page order - TOC"), so the Microsoft Compiler is able to find it. 
 
Can I use a .CHM for context sensitive Help? 
Yes you can. The Context-ID (or Topic ID) for each page is the page number. See your programming environment manual to see how to call an HTML Help topic by Topic ID. 
 
What if I want to call context-sensitive Help (i.e. I want to call a chosen page when the user hits F1), in Delphi? Visual Basic? 
Delphi: download this unit (click here), and add it to the “uses” section. Then use “Project >Options” to assign the name of your .CHM file as Help File name. Then insert the page number you want to call in the “HelpContext” section of each control (as you did for WinHelp).  VB: click here. 
 
 
 
HTML - APPLETS - AEH - ASP 
How can I modify the HTML of a page? 
You can just add code, you can’t modify the automatically generated HTML. HyperPublish is designed with an internal optimizer that works well both with IE and Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox... As it is a bit possessive, it doesn’t allow external interference. If you want to add code manually, use "Insert > HTML", or, with any object selected, use the right mouse button, "Properties", and the HTML tab. 
 
I want to name the home page as "index.htm", how do I do that? 
Use "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties", second tab "Page settings, background", then edit the box called "Cover page name (HTML)". This is already the default setting. 
 
I want to supply the Html file name for a page. For example "mickey.html" instead of "nameaeh_000002.htm", how is that done? 
(improved) Use "Format >Page properties", and the center left gray box. Please notice that unless you enable the setting "file html / no auto" within the "Options" dialog (Options button, on the top left within the FTP publishing dialog; also available within the Export dialog) this does not cancel the automatic naming, but it only adds/create a redirection file. If you enable "file html / no auto", then the name in the gray box will be the actual HTML file name for the page. Remember that the automatic naming optimizes the transfers through the automatic FTP and avoids broken links, so use it unless you really have the need to do differently. 
For the home page, the HTML file name must be index.htm or index.html, this is the default setting under Hypertext >Current hypertext properties, second tab, the box "Cover file name (Html)". Do not change unless you know what you are doing. 
 
What should I do if I want many Html pages, or I want to see a preview? 
Use the "Publish" menu. You can also publish directly with FTP. 
 
I downloaded a copy of Hyper Publish and found in testing that it would only load one HTML page. Not a very useful demo. How does your company expect people to preview what your program can do if you can't even get past the first HTML page? 
Hey, slow down! This is not true. 
First, Hyper Publish is not an HTML editor. 
Second, Hyper Publish manages a whole site in a single solution. 
Third, the program can support up to 260000 pages. 
If you import some HTML pages, try CTRL+ and CTRL- to switch between pages, then take a look at the online Help (hit F1)... it contains many tutorials and may be of use to you... 
 
What can I do with an "AEH"? Can I only see it with HyperPublish? 
You can see an "AEH" with almost all Visual Vision products, and with HyperPublish Reader (works on the same principle as Acrobat Reader: it is automatically included by the CD Wizard). An AEH file contains a whole hypertext, so your work becomes easy to share. With the "Publish" menu you can convert into Html or Rtf files anytime you want. 
 
How do I attach Java Applets to a page? 
With "Insert >HTML" insert the HTML code related to the applet. Instead of the class name, i.e. where you find the classname="appletname.class" part in the code, just write classname="", then place the caret inside the brackets and press the button "Insert page or file ref", then choose the 3rd tab and search for the .class file in the HD. 
 
Can I manage ASP pages with Hyper Publish? 
Certainly. You can use "Insert >Html >Within text" to insert ASP code. You can also take advantage of custom components ("Tools >Custom components prototypes") creating custom components libraries (every component can have parameters, so you can reuse it with ease in the text). As Hyper Publish PRO uses ".htm" or ".html" as the file extension, you may have to ask to your server administrator to enable these extensions also for ASP pages (usually ASP pages are named ".asp", but it is easy to override this setting). 
 
 
 
DOWNLOAD / DOC / ZIP / PDF / FLASH / SWISH / INTERNET SERVICES / COUNTERS / FORUM / IMPORT FILES 
How can I insert a file download on my site? For example a ZIP? 
The best way is to upload the file directly to your http:// site with an FTP program such as WS_FTP, then within HP, select a text block, use "Insert >Link", 3rd tab, "Add +", and type the Web address of the file, such as http://www.myaddress.com/myfilename.zip  
 
How can I insert a directory in the server? 
Inside the publishing window, there is a button similar to the MS Windows new folder button. 
If you want to use the directory for downloads you should use an external FTP program (such as WS_FTP). It will be configured like the internal FTP, it has buttons for creating directories.  
 
Does HP have a function that will allow the Web site visitor to download information from my Web site? 
Is the format of the intended "information" to be additional ZIP, DOC, PDF files...? If so, you can certainly do this with HyperPublish. Simply place the files on your server using an external FTP program such as WS_FTP for example, then you can link to these files from any HP page using "Insert >Link", 3rd tab, and inserting the direct link, e.g. http://yourserver.com/yourfilename.doc 
 
I have a .doc file that I don’t want the browser to open, I want to start a download when the site visitor clicks on it. 
Follow the same steps described above for the download. In most cases the best solution is to "zip" the .doc and make the .zip file available as a download. It isn't possible to force the browser to start a download instead of to show, it depends from the browser's setup (the end user decides this). 
 
Why does the size of the AEH remain the same even if I delete some multimedia files ? 
It is not sufficient to delete a link, a button or a video with the DEL key. To enable a fast reuse, HyperPublish archives each thing you use in an internal archive or “album”. If you delete the link, the file remains inside the album. If you want to delete the file, please choose “Hypertext >Images - files - link archive and erase”, search the file then delete it with DEL. 
 
Can I save in PDF format? 
Yes, indirectly. If you have the Adobe product installed, choose "File >Print" then print to the "Acrobat Distiller". You "print" to this printer, you actually get a PDF file.  
If you don't have Adobe, there are also other products that works same way (= do install a "fake" PDF printer under MSWindows). One is "PDF camp" (click here); another one is Go2PDF (click here). 
There is also a more complex way by using the free "Ghostscript" (you can find it on google): you should install a fake PostScript printer (an Apple LaserJet for example), print to FILE: (instead of LPT1), save the file as filename.ps then use Ghostscript to convert from PS to PDF. A correct Ghostscript command on the DOS prompt is gswin32c -q -d -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer -dCompatibilityLevel=1.3 -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=c:\nomeoutputfile.pdf nomefile.ps). 
 
Any examples for interacting with Flash / Swish? 
Just use "Insert >Flash" to insert SWF files. 
There are also a few other ways for inserting Flash. Click here for a simple example with external Flash files (your .swf has to be uploaded separately on the site). The samples work only when published. It is really simple to edit them: just replace the sample flash files with your flash files. Click here for the same simple example, but with Flash files embedded in an AEH hypertext; Click here if you want to see the sample while working. We have also a simple swish sample (click here to download; click here to see it). 
 
How can I insert a counter? 
A counter is typically a piece of HTML code. You can insert it with "Insert >HTML". The program will insert an icon to mark the point where you insert the HTML. If you want to change the code, select the icon, use the right mouse button, "Properties". If you need code for a counter or for other useful stuff, see www.visualvision.com/utils
 
I am trying to insert a form for users to be able to complete and submit. I would like other users to be able to view what everyone has submitted, but I do not know how to do this? 
You need a guestbook or a forum tool. These kind of interactive tools are available from lots of sources. 
You'll find some free tool links in www.visualvision.com/utils/ 
 
How can I insert a chat? A forum? 
You will find info in www.visualvision.com/utils/ 
Chat, forums, etc. are server side functions. If you do not have direct server access you should use third party services. These third parties usually provide all the needed instructions. Usually you have to insert an HTML code: HTML codes can be inserted with the "Insert >HTML" menu. 
 
How can I import files? 
To import, use "File >Import" and choose a file format (RTF; HTML; ASCII), then search for the files you want to import in the file system (shown on the left) and drag them to the right. The program can import multiple files at one time and automatically divide a single file into pages. Use CTRL+ CTRL- after the import to see the pages. 
The program is designed to be used for creating BOTH Web site and CDs; the import functions sometimes discard the text format, so it would be better to use the native program functions once you have learned them. 
 
When I import RTF, how does the system split a single file into multiple pages, how does it decide when to end a page and start a new one? 
It uses an internal criteria. 
You can choose (in the import format menu) one file/one page or one file/multiple pages. The latter option ensures that page breaks in the existing document are maintained in your created pages. 
 
I have imported RTF pages, but most of them do not include the "continue" link on the new pages. 
You are supposed to write the pages INSIDE the program. If you import the pages from another program, you will need to add the links. The program can place very powerful links, not only the sequential links expected for a sequential piece or book. 
 
After importing, the very first page is blank and I can not get rid of it. 
Simply copy another page inside it. Alternatively, change the settings of the program so that the cover page and the summary page are not using the first page ("Hypertext >Current Hypertext properties", then second tab, then click on the left on "cover" or "summary" and choose the required page). 
 
I imported an .rtf document and set up some links to certain portions of it (hypertext?). The links work fine, but in the non-edit, preview mode, I can only get to the linked pages, not the ones without links. 
This is normal, as the preview mode is designed to work as if published, and no pages would be available in a live situation, unless linked. 
 
We have user manuals which were created using another program. If we choose to use your software, will we be able to maintain/edit/revise the old manuals in it, or will they have to be recreated? 
If your other program is able to save in RTF, HTML or ASCII formats, or at least allows copying to the clipboard, you will be able to import the data to our software (possibly some reformatting will be required). 
 
Can your program import Word Perfect format (WPF files)? 
No, but within Word Perfect you can choose "Save as..." then save your file in RTF format, that can be imported by our program. 
 
It is vital that visitors to my WEB site can choose and hear between 5-10 different twenty second previews of music. The music is currently in WAV or MP3 format. I can understand the file being available to download, but I would prefer a streaming format. With your product, is it possible in some way? 
Of course, but streaming is a server side function, so your server should support streaming. Then you will place the file somewhere with a FTP program, and you will place a link with Insert >Link 3rd tab such as "real://theserver/therealaudiofile" or so... 
 
 
 
SHOPPING CARTS, E-COMMERCE, PAYPAL, ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS 
Can I add a shopping cart to my site? 
Yes, there is an internal visual shopping cart ("Insert >Link to shopping cart" - "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties" for properties). 
You can also find a lot of free shopping carts on the Internet. Usually you should insert the provided HTML code with "Insert >HTML >Within the text". You can also use some registration services, and PayPal. One way is using the Pageville shopping cart: it can insert Paypal and Pageville "buy" and "checkout" buttons (click here for more information). 
 
Can I add a shopping cart to my CD / DVD / CDROM? 
Yes, there is an internal visual shopping cart ("Insert >Link to shopping cart" - "Hypertext >Current hypertext properties" for properties). 
 
Does the HyperPublish have a function to accept credit cards online? 
This is a function provided by various credit card services. With a direct account you can insert a form or some code in your page that will allow you to take orders (this code may be inserted on your page using "Insert >HTML", and is typically provided by the company you elect to use). Some third party services that enable you to accept credit cards are: PayPal, Clickbank, Kagi, SWREG and a lot more, (you can use search engines to find others). 
 
I am in the process of using the PayPal shopping cart Generator using HTML, and am making a Buy Now cart for each item I sell. The Generator states: “make a copy of the first box by pressing Ctrl+C and choose copy. Then it says in your web site files, open the code for the web page from which wish to collect payment. Paste the code you just copied into your Web page file wherever you would like the image to appear...” Since I was not using HTML, I'm not sure how to do this, can you help me? 
In HP, place the cursor where you wish to insert the code in the page. Then, use "Insert >HTML >Within text". The program will show a dialog where you can paste the PayPal code using CTRL-V (or SHIFT-INS). Then press OK. You will see that HP will place a small icon on the page. On future occasions, should you wish to edit the code, place the mouse arrow over the icon and click the Right mouse button, then "Properties". 
You may also use the Paypal / Pageville shopping cart
 
I haven't worked out yet how the shopping cart lists the number of items chosen by the customer before they submit their order. It seems to want to submit each item individually. If this software has the facility to create a customer shopping list before it is submitted, could you let me know what I need to do to make it work? 
Simply place links to the shopping cart ("Insert" menu) and give a different "id" to each item. As the customer clicks on an item (text or image link), it will be added in the shopping cart window. If the shopping cart window is closed, all items are deleted. 
 
 
 
GENERIC QUESTIONS 
I can’t find the answer to my question! 
No problem, just write to us! As you see... we respond to all! 
 
I can't delete some objects with DEL. 
Use DEL twice. 
 
The XYZ window displays too small for me! 
Please resize the window. HyperPublish stores and remembers window settings. 
 
How can I see the hypertext on a browser? 
Use "Publish >Browser preview" 
 
I'm writing a manual for an application and I need to include multiple copies of the application logo and application name. Is there a quick way? 
Create a new page, insert the name and the logo of the application.  
Then you can use "Edit >Paste page from..." to insert the logo anywhere you want. You might also use Headersand Footers 
 
I can't use tabs! 
You can use the "reduce indent" and "increase indent" buttons. 
 
The copy and paste procedure sometimes discards the text format. 
This can happen for short text, as Hyper Publish tries to use intelligent behavior when you cut & paste. Sometimes the behavior is not exactly as you might expect. 
 
Can I insert the same text and/or image group in multiple pages, like a "C include"? 
Yes, simply create a new page and enter the required text and images. Then, for each page that will contain the text, use "Insert >Html >Within text", then use the "insert page in text" button. A window will display allowing you to select the page to insert. Note: This is not a fully visual operation, and works only for Html publishing. For a fully visual system, see another FAQ in this page. 
 
I can't do some things like in Front Page. 
HyperPublish is not Front Page, HyperPublish is an hypertextual editor, with its own philosophy (at present, a unique one). HyperPublish may be compared to "Wordstar" at the time when "word processors" were new, and the typewriter the norm. Wordstar was similar to a typewriter, but obviously couldn’t be identical without losing its main advantages and added features! 
 
How can I make floating windows? 
When a user browses your site / hypertext, there are two ways a window can show: 
- when user clicks on a special link ("Insert >Special link") 
- when user enters a page that contains an "open window" component ("Insert >Page functions >Open / close windows" 
You can see some samples in the es_aeh folder. 
 
In a hypertext with lots of images, it seems as though there are problems with previews. 
Use “Tools >Program options” to increase the image cache settings. 
 
I can’t “minimize” the application. 
Select “Tools >Program options” then “Reset dialogs settings”, then exit from the application. 
 
I have a problem with the program locking up. It seems to be related to the file I am working in because I had a few other files I was working with and I am not having the problem there. If the file is corrupted in some way is there anything I can do about saving some of the pages? Help! I don’t want to start over! 
When a file is corrupted the most practical way is to open a new file, and copy the pages (the non-corrupted ones) from the old file, using "Edit >Paste page from...". 
 
How can I protect some Internet pages with a password? 
This is a server side thing, your host (or Internet Provider) should be able to provide the information required. 
 
What is the difference between HyperPublish and EasyWebEditor? 
EasyWebEditor (EWE) is purely for Web design; HyperPublish (HP) can also create auto-install CD-ROMs, has more functions, and has no limit to the maximum number of pages in each file (click here for a comparison table
 
I have EBooksWriter. What is the difference with Hyper Publish PRO (HP)? 
The EbooksWriter can create self-extracting ebooks, i.e. it can transform an AEH file to an EXE file that a user can click and see (without anything else installed). With EbooksWriter you can also password protect pages or set of pages (they will be encoded with a strong 128 bit encryption). You can also disable print or clipboard copy. The interface is very similar to HP, and you can read HP files. 
 
I have an old 200MHz PC, is this sufficient? Can I manage a high traffic site with this PC and HyperPublish? 
Do you mean "host" a site? To manage a Web site "in house" is quite expensive. You might want to take a look at the various hosting offers that can be found on the open market. Apart from that, your PC is certainly OK for running HP. 
 
Do you have a Mac edition? 
No. 
 
I have an icon for email - I've checked the tutorial and can't find out how to make this work! 
Very simple: select the image, click the right mouse button on it, choose "Define link", 3rd tab, "+ Add" button, then enter mailto:youraddress@aol.com 
 
In a hypertext with lots of images, it seems as though there are problems with previews. 
Use “Tools >Program options” to increase the image cache settings. 
 
The program says “Access Violation XXXX”, then hangs... 
You have too many applications opened (”too many” may mean 4-5 in Win98/ME...!). Close some applications or restart the computer. 
The error numbers like 00231245E are of no use to us at all. 
If this happens and you are able to provide us with step by step instructions on how to reproduce the error, (e.g. open the program, write "mickey", press "save" and the error ALWAYS happens) we can correct the problem. Often it is not a problem with the program, but a problem of limited handles within MSWindows. 
 
Can I show an external URL in a frame or a pop-up? 
Yes, create an empty page / frame / popup then use "Insert >HTML >Within text" and insert this code: 
<script language=javascript> 
<!-- 
location.href="http://www.abc.com" 
//--> 
</script> 
The empty page will be replaced with the external URL (http://www.abc.com). Use parent.location.href="" in case you want to replace a whole frame set.  
 
My popup window works fine in preview, but does not work at all in browser preview or on the net. Do you have any ideas as to what is wrong? 
This can happen if you use a window name that includes spaces or strange characters. Please use something like "Mickey" as a window name (without the quotes). "Mickey Mouse", "123bcd" or "Mi$%/&" for example, are not valid identifiers. 
 
If I switch to “read only” (Edit/Preview button), the slides don’t appear to work. 
You have to use "Hypertext >reload page" to start the slide sequence. To obtain this at load time, configure the hypertext as "Read only" using "Hypertext >Options". 
 
I have noticed that in some of my work, when I resize the windows (larger or smaller), some tables or images move and don't retain their position. Is there a solution to this problem? 
This isn't a "problem". You would benefit from practising with the "invisible" tables, and learning how to use them to correctly position images and text. You must remember that the final users screen and window sizes are unknown. At the end of the PDF manual you will find some useful suggestions on how to create this kind of positioning. 
 
Our primary interest in Hyperpublish is initially to use it to print manuals & catalogue price list and to the migrate that to CD's. Is this ok? There is not much mentioned on the Web site that I could find on Printing... 
As said on the Website, HyperPublish is for CD and Website output, not printing. However the software can quickly export all pages in RTF format. You then open them in MSWord or Corel Ventura or XPress or Publisher, adjust/page them, and print. Video manuals/catalogs and printed manual/catalogs are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT worlds (the paging is different, relative vs. fixed, the paper doesn't support image hot spots and hyper links etc...) so a program that claims to be suitable for both worlds can not be real. But an approach like the one explained above is realistic and actually used by some clients. 
 
 
 
PURCHASE - REGISTRATION 
I created some pages with the trial version, can I use the project with the regular edition, without having to redo it all? 
Yes, sure. 
 
As I have now purchased HP, I want to remove the sentence "VisualVision HyperPublish..." that is inserted on the bottom of the pages. 
This is a simple change. When you first use of the full registered program, and before pressing the big "Publish" button, select "All" in the bottom left of the internal FTP dialog. This way the program will refresh all pages (not only those modified) so the sentence will be deleted. 
 
I have some registration problems. 
Write to the address provided in the registration email. Be sure to include your order # and possibly attach the receipt of the payment so we can proceed faster. 
 
How can I get HyperPublish? 
See below: 
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Get HyperPublish and create professional quality business catalogues catalogs, CD, hypertext documents: large professional Web sites, Internet and Intranet pages; multimedia CD DVD (with automatic install); create a catalog; create policy and procedure manuals; ebooks; rule-books; huge and small catalogs, on CD or Web site; law books, with cross references; create a multimedia catalog catalogue; build health and safety manuals; training manuals, create a technical catalog; software user guides, online help systems; firm jewelery catalog, jewelry catalog, parts catalog, tool catalogue, specifications, company minutes; create a web page; multimedia e-books; Html documents; schools-related hypertext or catalogues; create a Web site.  
HyperPublish is an affordable and productive WYSIWYG visual professional Web and CD DVD software, designed for everyday work. Hyper Publish includes a wizard for the automatic creation of an auto-install multimedia CDROM product catalogue, populating the catalog with database / CSV import, with categories, subcategories, automatic thumbnail images also with automatic image / photo resize. The CD comes with a built-in internal full text search engine. Perfect for building a item parts commercial business industrial industry catalog / catalogue.  
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HyperPublish is OK for for Antiques and Collectibles catalogs, CD and Web sites, Furniture, House and Household Items, Jewelry Beadwork and Watches and Accessories product catalogs, Military, Police and Weapons catalogs and Web sites, Paper, Pottery Modelmaking and China, Textile Arts, Sewing, business Fabric Crafts CD catalogs and Web sites. 
You can create Toys Doll and Miniature-Making catalogs, Art, Architecture and Photography, Fashion, Design, Architects and Buildings, Artists and Photographers, Medical, Sports, Business and Money, Employment, Real Estate, Childrens, Baby and Preschool, Africana, Animals product catalog, Cooking and Food and Wine CD Web catalogs, Counting, Fiction movies and Literature catalogs as well as Folklore and Mythology... 
But this is not everything. It is suitable as well for making Games and Activities web sites, Health Medicine Natural Healing Web and CD catalogs, Biotech, Beauty Nutrition and Grooming, Transportation, Travel catalogs, Computers, Hardware catalogs, Baking Desserts, Home and Hobbies product catalogs, Gardening, flowers and decoration products catalog, Painting, Stamping and Stenciling. 
You should not forget that with Hyper Publish you can do also Academic school and educational CD, Web sites and products catalog, Nature, Environment, Environmental, Ecology electronic product catalog, Web sites and product catalogs, Family and Wedding products and Web sites, Pets, family Pregnancy product web sites and CD DVD.  
Birds, Cats, Dogs, Fish, Horses, Mice, Rabbits, Pigs: people with jobs, firms and activities with these animals can use Hyperpublish with success, as well as people doing Reference, Almanacs, Maps, Consumer Guides, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Religion, Spirituality CD and Web sites, Science, Engineering, Technical, Technology CD and product catalogs, Agricultural, Astronomy, Biology and Life, collections, CD, Web sites, product catalogs... 
Engineers and technicians can exploit the HP power for creating documents for Civil Structural Construction, Electrical and Electronic product, Industrial, Mechanical product CD catalogs, Telecommunications, Chemical, Chemistry and Biochemistry documentation, Aviation, cars, Motorcycles, Trains, Ships documentation, data sheets, parts, Woodwork and Carving, Glass and Metal product catalogs. 
Any kind of large work that will benefit from the hypertext form will benefit from the Hyperpublish added productivity and ease of use. 
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