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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.
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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 publication.
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.
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: STEP 1 ACTION 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 IMI main menu toolbar 2 press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + O. select Oversized Table. select the Oversized Table icon.2
Result: The Oversized table appears. 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
3 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.
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Figure 2.1 Example Picture Insert
Hyper.Net also handles inserted objects form Excel, Visio and other Windows applications.
THE HYPER .NET CONTENT AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK
Document Documents are managed in a scalable content source manager with intuitive library services, review/approval workflow , version control, document profiling (metadata ), search, security model and archiving .
Authors contribute and maintain web content using standard business tools like word processors , spreadsheets , presentation applications , drawing tools and graphics editors .
Document Management System File System Connector
Documents are automatically transformed , published and maintained according to predefined templates and rules . Multi-queue processing with fail over support Transformation and hyperlinking for web-deployment Compound document assembly Metadata field mapping Publication preview and approval
Preview/ Staging Area
End users access up-to-date, dynamic and secure content using any web client. Content - in multiple formats - is available via easy to navigate structures , views, keyword indexes and intelligent search . Support for personal profiling and subscription services.
Portal Consumer Browser
Published content is managed in secure web databases with web design separated from content . Templates and a rapid development architecture allow easy customisation to conform with coporate style guidelines and specific business application requirements .
3Automated On-Line Enhancement and Hyperlinking
Hyper.Net not only brings your word processor documentation into the Web, but makes enhancements for online 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 Formatting
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. 2. 3. 4. 5. Remove empty paragraphs (blank lines) above a certain number Remove any space before and space after greater than a specified amount Map hard to read fonts into fonts that are easy on the eyes on a screen Adjust margins for optimal on-screen presentation 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 Microsoft.com – in a full window. - This standard http link: www.ibm.com 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 site. - 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 informations
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
For more information see (Topic "Introduction" in "Microsoft Solution for Intranets/Prescriptive Architecture Guide").
refer to (Topic "Implementation Considerations" in "Content Management and SPS whitepaper") done.
See also (Topic "Summary" in "Capacity Planning for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001") done.
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 whitepaper”)
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 Popups
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 Replication
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.