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Net Features

This document provides an introduction of some of the more important features of Hyper.Net, and also to serve
as an example document for publishing on the Hyper.Net Live Demo Site.
Many word formatting conventions have been used in the formatting of this document so that it is easy to
demonstrate the features Hyper.Net specifically provides to process legacy documentation, which is almost
always formatted for paper appearance, and often contains structure, inconsistent formatting, and inconsistent
use of styles.1
Quick reference to Complex Table Formatting.

This is the text in the footnote under introduction.
2Preservation of Formatting

Hyper.Net preserves formatting in Lotus Notes Client and the Web Browser better than any other Content
Management application. In addition to simple formatting like fonts and colors, Hyper.Net can preserve bullets,
graphics, paragraph spacing, and even complex table border formatting.


Fonts are reproduced word for word, font by font, font size by font size. Fonts in your source not on the
machine on which Hyper.Net is being run are mapped into the closest font by font family, in order to help retain
the look-and-feel of the original document.
Fonts in your source that may look good on paper may be impossible to read on a screen. Hyper.Net allows you
to convert all of the fonts in a source document into a single, consistently used, easy to read font in your

2.2Colored Text

Colors used in text are also reproduced by Hyper.Net in the publishing process. You can publish standard colors
like red, green, and blue, or you can get more specialized with colors like dark green, dark red, and dark cyan.

2.3Bullets and Other Characters

All of the characters you think you’ve had problems with in the past, like bullet symbols, WingDings, and other
non-standard symbols that seem to disappear in Lotus Notes and on the Web or get mismapped on different
platforms, no longer present a problem. You won’t have any problems with a bullet looking like Æ on UNIX, or
with trademark and percent symbols just disappearing. This is a change.
Try to get import or cut-and-paste the following characters into Lotus Notes. The ones you can create won’t
look right on Lotus Notes clients different from the one you’re using. Others you just can’t create at all. And
these symbols get used quite a bit in existing word processor documentation.

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Hyper.Net detects all of these characters and publishes them so that what you want is what you get, on all Notes
client and web platforms.
Also bullet lists and numbered lists like these are supported in the Notes and Web clients:
• Bullet text 1 Bullet text 1 Bullet text 1
 Bullet text 2 Bullet text 2
 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3
 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text
 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3
 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3 Bullet text 3
• Bullet text 4 Bullet text 4 Bullet text 4 Bullet text 4 Bullet text 4
• Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5 Bullet text 5

2.4Complex Table Formatting

You won’t believe it, but Hyper.Net can reproduce very complex tables with near perfection. Note the complex
borders on the following table:

1 Place the cursor outside of a Block and the grid lines where you want the
Oversized table to appear.
Use the table below to determine your next step.
IF you are using... THEN...
key commands press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + O.
IMI main menu select Oversized Table.
toolbar select the Oversized Table icon.2
Result: The Oversized table appears.
2 The bullet text in the table
• Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table
• Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table
• Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table
• Bullet text in Table Bullet text in Table

Close the application by clicking on the button:


The differences in graphic support between the various client platforms sometimes causes serious problems
with graphics. It could be a minor problem like incorrect sizing. Other times it’s more serious. For example, on
UNIX platforms, graphics tend to come out "blackened," that is, anywhere in the graphic where the color was
white the color is now black, and the graphic is visually useless. Hyper.Net manipulates graphics on the fly so
that they will look right on every platform.

This is the text in the table footnote.
Figure 2.1 Example Picture Insert

Hyper.Net also handles inserted objects form Excel, Visio and other Windows applications.


Documents are managed in
a scalable content source
manager with intuitive
library services,
review/approval workflow ,
Authors contribute and maintain Index version control,
web content using standard document profiling
business tools like word (metadata ),
File System
processors , spreadsheets , search, security model
presentation applications , Hyper.Net and archiving .
drawing tools and graphics
editors .

Documents are automatically Preview/
transformed , published and Staging Area Database
maintained according to Editor
predefined templates and rules .
Multi-queue processing with fail -
over support Application
Transformation and hyperlinking
for web-deployment
Compound document assembly Framework Front-end
Metadata field mapping
Publication preview and approval

End users access up-to-date, Published content is managed in
dynamic and secure content using secure web databases with web
any web client. Content - in multiple design separated from content .
formats - is available via easy to Consumer Templates and a rapid development
navigate structures , views, keyword Browser architecture allow easy customisation
indexes and intelligent search . to conform with coporate style
Support for personal profiling and guidelines and specific business
subscription services. application requirements .
3Automated On-Line Enhancement and
Hyper.Net not only brings your word processor documentation into the Web, but makes enhancements for on-
line presentation and use as well. First, it removes paper-based formatting like wide left margins and maps fonts
that are hard to read on a computer screen to fonts that look great on a screen. Second, it re-engineers your
documentation into hypertext, similar to what you find in Microsoft Windows Help or Lotus SmartText. This
makes your documentation easy to navigate in its on-line form. The primary feature of hypertext is the
hyperlink. For information on how Hyper.Net can automate the creation of hyperlinks, see Automatically
Detects and Creates Hyperlinks below.

3.1Removes Cumbersome Paper-Based

In addition to reproducing the look and feel of your original document in Notes, Hyper.Net makes various
enhancements to help maximize the on-line effectiveness of your publications. These enhancements usually
include stripping or replacing formatting that looks good on paper but does not work well on a computer screen.
Some of these enhancements are:
1. Remove empty paragraphs (blank lines) above a certain number
2. Remove any space before and space after greater than a specified amount
3. Map hard to read fonts into fonts that are easy on the eyes on a screen
4. Adjust margins for optimal on-screen presentation
5. Ignore page breaks and instead publishes by topic

3.2Automatically Detects and Creates Hyperlinks

Hyper.Net can detect and create hyperlinks that represent both verbal cross-references in the source and
structural hyperlinks to related topics and subtopics based on the source's table of contents hierarchy. In
addition, Hyper.Net can turn Microsoft Word cross-reference fields and http links into hyperlinks automatically.
All you have to do is check a box!
Some hyperlink examples:
- Click here to go to the MSDN Library on – in a full window.
- This standard http link: will pull the IBM Web Site into the current content frame of the
Hyper.Net Demo site.
- Click on this link to read the latest whitepaper on Content Automation from the Coextant Web site. This link
will launch a specific document from the Coextant web site in the current content frame of the Hyper.Net Demo
- Using Words standard cross reference is another way to create links - for example: See also Introduction in
this document.
- Mail to Webmaster for more information.
please read the follow information (Topic "HN4 Architectural PPT" in "HN4 Architectural Overview")
or Siehe auch ("Architectural Details and Main Product Components", in "Hyper.Net Overview") for more
3.3Reflecting Verbal Cross References

Verbal cross references like "See also Chapter 4, Preserves Graphics" are published by first removing page
references and then by adding an actual hyperlink to the document containing the referenced topic. The next
sentence is another example. For more information on preservation of graphics, refer to Graphics.
Hyperlink references in the publication are maintained and updated, as appropriate, when the source document
is revised and re-published.
Some examples
Link 1:
For more information see (Topic "Introduction" in "Microsoft Solution for Intranets/Prescriptive Architecture
Link 2:
refer to (Topic "Implementation Considerations" in "Content Management and SPS whitepaper") done.
Link 3:
See also (Topic "Summary" in "Capacity Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001") done.
Link 4:
See also (Topic "Introduction" in "Building a Corporate Portal using Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft
SharePoint Portal Server 2001") done.
Link 5:
See also (Topic “Scenario 1: Intranet Site with Comprehensive Search” in “Content Management and SPS

3.4Reflecting The Document’s Structure

Hyper.Net will also automatically create sections at the bottom of each published document that contain lists of
hyperlinks to related topics and subtopics. Related topics are all topics at the same hierarchical level who share
the same parent topic. Subtopics are all child topics of the current topic.

3.5Automatically Detects and Creates Footnote

Hyper.Net converts footnotes and endnotes into pop-ups. You can choose the way Hyper.Net indicates a
footnote popup by changing an option on the user interface. This is an example footnote.3 Also Hyper.Net
converts MS Word comments like this one.

3.6Automatically Creates Glossary Popups

You define a list of glossary term-definition pairs at the Hyper.Net user interface. For each occurrence of a
defined term, Hyper.Net creates a popup that contains the term’s definition. You can use the import and export
feature to share entire glossaries between different sets of related documentation. This is an example of the
glossary entry for topic document. Just click on the term, and the definition pops up.

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4Manages Revisions to Minimize
Hyper.Net allows you to take advantage of one of the most powerful features of Lotus Domino, replication, to
distribute and maintain documentation throughout an organization.
Initially, you would publish a hypertext database, and install replicas of it at remote sites. When you modify
your source, you can tell Hyper.Net to publish revisions. This has the effect of only modifying those topic
documents in the publication database that contain information that has changed. Other topic documents in the
database remain untouched. Then, only these changed documents will replicate throughout the network, saving
on replication costs and time.
The other payback of this approach is that these updated documents will show up in reader’s desktops as unread
documents. Using this approach, readers now know what topic has been modified, and if it is important to them,
they can read it.
This helps keep the most recent information available to all readers at all times, and even apprises them of new
changes to this information. All transparently, and through Lotus Notes Client.
5Performs Field Mapping

When using the Field Mapping feature, you can control where and what Hyper.Net publishes to the Web
database. For instance, you can specify that whenever a certain style is encountered, the content of that style is
to be published into a specific field in the document currently being created. For each style, any content having
that style is published into the specified field.
This feature allows you to create custom views of your Web publication databases. For instance, say you have a
document that contains product reviews. In each review, there is content having the character styles Author,
Subject, Product, CompanyName, and BodyText. If content in each of these fields is "mapped” into fields of the
same name in Web database, you will end up with a publication whose topic documents each have fields that
are correctly populated with the information from the source document. Topics in your publication can now be
categorized and viewed by Product, Author, Subject, CompanyName, etc.