HotMetal Pro 5.0 (PC, CD-ROM) SoftQuad - 1998 USA, Canada Release

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HotMetal Pro 5.0
Packaging cover HotMetal Pro 5.0.
Product ID 11278-54900
Product UPC 611278549001
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1998
Publisher(s) SoftQuad
Category(s) Internet, Authoring Tools
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Professional Websites made easy.

The only tool you need to create, manage and publish dynamic Websites.
HotMetal Pro 5.0 is the most flexible Web creation tool available. Perfect for both the seasoned professional and people new to Website development, HotMetal Pro 5.0 gives you all the tools you need to create, publish and manage great Websites, quickly and easily.

Work the way you want to work.
Both professionals and novices can quickly build great Websites. Use Site Maker to build a complete site automatically or build it your own way from scratch. Seamlessly switch between WYSIWYG view for quick page prototyping, HTML Source view for total control over your HTML, and Tags On view to combine the precision of source editing with the convenience of WYSIWYG display. You can customize your most-used views, toolbars and documents to suit the way you work.

Advanced features for everyone.
HotMetal Pro 5.0's Resource Manager provides drag-and-drop management of all your Web assets including images, applets, JavaScripts, animations, multimedia files and more. Now new users can easily add special effects and more to their sites without programming. For Power users, HotMetal Pro 5.0 supports the hottest Web technologies such as DHTML, Cascading Style Sheets and more.

Perfect HTML, every time.
Why settle for invalid HTML? HotMetal Pro 5.0 writes 100% valid HTML 100% of the time. No badly-written HTML code will ever make your sites display incorrectly in different browsers. Whether you're an old hand or new to Web development, HotMetal Pro's clean HTML will make you look like a seasoned professional all the time.

Integrated site management tools.
HotMetal Pro lets you easily manage and publish your site without switching applications. See your entire site with simple-to-navigate site views. Search and replace text and HTML tags on a page or across your site. Print site summary reports that include file size and download times. Automatically check and fix broken links. And HotMetal Pro 5.0 offers one-button publishing of your entire site or just changed pages.

New features:

  • Fully integrated page editing and site management tools.
  • Resource Manager: Manage and use web assets with drag and drop ease.
  • Drag and drop frame creation: Easiest in the industry!
  • Fully-featured WYSIWYG table editing.
  • Integrated browser preview.
  • Customizable toolbars and window layout.
  • HTML wizard to help fix bad HTML and create browser-safe pages.
  • Site-wide search and replace for text, tags, URLs and meta data.
  • Unique Page Link view to navigate site and find broken links.

Easily add commerce, customer service and other interactive content applications to your site.
Install the free HotMetal Pro Power Pack and quickly create secure, interactive Web applications. Using the easy to master, tags-based Miva Markup Language, the Power Pack provides all the tools you need to develop dynamic Web applications. Whether you want to add an e-commerce storefront, deliver personalized content or enhance customer service, the HotMetal Power Pack is the only tool you need. Join thousands of other Web developers and hundreds of Hosting Providers in delivering state-of-the-art web solutions. Visit to join the HotMetal Developer Program.

Create great Websites... in just five easy steps.

1. Point and Click to create your site.
Hot Metal Pro's Site Maker wizard lets you choose what you need from a variety of site types, page layouts and graphic decors, and then automatically creates the pages and links you want.

2. Add your copy.
Now, add your own text as easily as using a word processor in the WYSIWYG editing mode. Or import content from many of today's popular business applications.

The unique Tags On view combines the precision of source editing with the convenience of WYSIWYG display.

Or if you need greater control over your HTML code, seamlessly switch to HTML Source view.

3. Add sizzle to your site.
Use HotMetal Pro's Resource Manager to drag and drop effects and graphics directly onto your pages without knowing a word of programming. The Resource Manager gives you a pre-built library of images, JavaScript, Dynamic HTML, animations, and other special effects; or, create your own graphics using Ulead Systems' integrated PhotoImpact SE, included free in HotMetal Pro.

4. Site management made easy.
HotMetal Pro's integrated Site Management tools save you hours of tedious maintenance. Use the Web view to see a snapshot of your site and navigate effortlessly between pages. Use the Page Links view to check links, both into and out of your pages.

Find and replace text across your entire site. And use the Site Doctor to find and fix broken links automatically.

5. One-button publishing.
When you are ready to go live. HotMetal Pro will publish your entire site- or just changed pages- to the Web with the click of a button.

Power... You can use right out of the box.
HotMetal Pro 5.0 delivers the ease of use you want, the power you need and the control you demand to create great Websites.

WYSIWYG Editing.

  • Accurate WYSIWYG display.
  • Improved WYSIWYG table editing.
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) display.
  • Integrated browser preview.

HTML Source Editing.

  • Full featured HTML Source view for total control over HTML.
  • Optional line numbering with dynamic line wrapping.
  • Auto formatting and color coding.
  • Automatic tag completion.

Tags on Editing.

  • Unique view combines the precision of source editing with the convenience of WYSIWYG.
  • Tags On WYSIWYG table editing.
  • Tag tips let you instantly view all attributes set on a tag.

Attribute Inspector.

  • Complete access to all element attributes.
  • Context sensitive display shows valid element attributes.
  • Drag and drop text, effects, URLs, and more.

Site Maker.

  • Site Maker wizard builds an entire linked site.

Choose from Business, Intranet, or Personal Websites.

  • Select a variety of layouts and decors.

Create Great Looking Graphics.

  • Includes Ulead Systems' award winning PhotoImpact SE.
  • Easily add graphics, and create drop shadows, buttons, textures, and more.
  • Create animated GIFs with Ulead's GIF Animator.

Resource Manager.

  • Manage and use images, site files, code, and other components on your computer or network.
  • Create and manage your asset pages with drag and drop ease.
  • Pre-packaged effects include graphics, backgrounds, templates, Java Applets, DHTML.
  • Add components to existing categories or create new ones.

CSS Support.

  • CSS editor supports external style sheets, style elements and style attributes.

Support Latest Web Techniques.

  • Supports: CSS, frames, Dynamic HTML, Java JavaScript, VBscript, Miva, XML, WebTV, ActiveX, Shockwave, Flash, QuickTime, RealAudio, streaming audio and video, and more.
  • JavaScript and VBscript-based Macro support.

Database Import Wizard.

  • Create queries without knowing SQL.
  • Supports Microsoft Access, Excel, other ODBC sources.
  • Import and convert files from Word, WordPerfect, Ami Pro, RTF, ASCII and more.

Frame Editor.

  • Easily create, edit and import sophisticated frames with drag and drop ease.
  • Pixel perfect frame editing.
  • One-button creation of borderless frame sets.

Always Valid HTML.

  • Writes 100% valid HTML.
  • Optional rules checking and validation ensures clean HTML.
  • Extensible rules file allows new tag definitions.

Integrated Site Management Tools.

  • Site wide visualization in Web View.
  • Easily find and fix broken links.
  • Site summary pages provide site statistics such as file sizes and download times.
  • Site wide search and replace of text, HTML tags and attributes.
  • One-button publishing for an entire site or just changed pages.
  • Publishing to multiple servers.
  • Automatic link updates when moving files.

New Improved Interface.

  • Enhanced drag and drop functionality.
  • Customizable workspaces and toolbars.
  • Workbook mode features tabs for open documents.

Accessibility Support.

  • Support for Visual Dynamic Keyboard and screen readers.
  • Validate pages for accessibility.
  • Authoring assistance to ensure accessibility.

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 16MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows 98
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 16MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color
PC Windows NT 4.0
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 24MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color

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Retail Box cover HotMetal Pro 5.0. Retail Box back HotMetal Pro 5.0.



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