The software is born from a research work performed in 1995/96 at Politecnico di Torino and has been designed and optimized for hypermedia and hypertext management, focusing on Web content development and CD authoring.
- HTML; direct Web publishing
- CD-ROM, DVD with internal search engine
- Microsoft WinHelp
- Microsoft Compressed HTML Help
- Rich Text Format (RTF)
HyperPublish works with a document that encapsulates a set of pages and images, instead of working with single HTML pages/files, so its design is different from traditional HTML editor programs: the user does not have to manage / memorize single filenames; with the editor it is possible to revise, browse, and search within the whole hypertext without the need to continuously save and load the information. The software includes an integrated all-in-one environment that permits both automated Web publishing and automated CD publishing.
The ancestor of HyperPublish, iPer (that is also the common ancestor of PaperKiller), was created in 1996 at Politecnico di Torino and was presented at the ED-Media 97 EdMedia World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications in Calgary.