More info: Hypercard
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Date: September, 1987
Keywords: hypercard release information info announce announcement
Text: HyperCard software enables Macintosh users to easily customize storage and retrieval of both text and graphics, making organization of large amounts of information easy. HyperCard allows users to organize information the same way the human mind does--by association. Using HyperCard is as easy as using file cards. Stacks of cards contain the text and graphics. To find information, just sort through the cards with the mouse or cursor keys. Entering text or adding graphics with HyperCard is also easy. Just use themouse to point and click where ever text or graphics are needed. Or, if you prefer, text and graphics can easily be copied and pasted from other Macintosh applications or desk accessories. HyperCard features the ability to organize important concepts by linking a card to any other card by the use of "buttons." These buttons let you organize facts, concepts, and images the way they naturally are associated--just call up a single card to get all the related information. But there's more to buttons than just linking information. Buttons can be used to perform such tasks as dialing the phone, performing a lookup, or printing a report. And the number of buttons in HyperCard is unlimited. Users can purchase third-party commercial card stacks and if they like,customize them or create their own with an easy-to-learn scripting language that is included with HyperCard. A user's information base can even be linked to a commercial information data base for almost unlimited data availability.The number of stacks and cards per stack is limited only by available disk and file server storage capacity. The following features come standard with Hypercard: -- "Desktop Stacks" for an address file, datebook, "To Do" lists, calendars, and filing cabinet. -- A phone dialer for the Apple Personal Modem or any push-button telephone. -- A stack of U.S. and Canadian area codes with major cities and time zones. -- Idea stacks with hundreds of stack templates, card designs, and clip art. -- Complete on-line help stacks. -- User tutorial and reference manual. HyperCard is currently available and is compatible with Macintosh Plus, Macintosh SE, and Macintosh II CPUs with a minimum of 1MB RAM. Two 800K floppy disk drives, or one 800K floppy disk drive and hard disk are also required. HyperCard is also compatible with the AppleShare FileServer. HyperCard is now being included with every Macintosh CPU purchased. Current Macintosh owners can purchase HyperCard separately.
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