Hi Lab

Hi Lab screen shot Hi, these pages give an overview of Hi Lab version 1.1
Last updated: 6 February 1998


Hi Lab is a visual design tool to set up Hi HelpIndex for your site. It creates help index data files and help index language files.

Hi Lab runs in Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT/2000/XP, or later.

Hi Lab can scan your existing web site automatically. All the linked pages are traversed to build an initial Contents and Index. You can then modify these using the highly flexible visual editor.

Hi Lab will then build your first Hi HelpIndex web search page and let you test it straight away.

Hi Lab allows you to add or edit language files. These provide the prompts used by Hi HelpIndex.

If Internet Explorer is available, Hi Lab uses it to display its context-sensitive help text, using Hi HelpIndex for the help Contents and Index.


Hi Lab installs itself automatically when you run SETUP.EXE from the unzipped hi230win.exe development kit.

You may uninstall it using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.


Please see the context sensitive help for detailed information on how to use Hi Lab.

The normal view (see screen shot above) is similar to Hi HelpIndex's Contents, ie the URLs in a logical arrangement.

Index keywords referencing a URL are found in the URL's properties, as shown in the screen shot below. These may be edited, deleted or new ones added.

Index keywords screen shot

Language files may be edited easily, as shown in the screen shot below. The English is shown on the left and the new language strings on the right.

When a line is selected the new language string may be edited.

Language edit screen shot

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