Easy Index Generator:Description


The program has a visual interface, that makes it easy to design and create index files. You get the output file as you design it. You can specify the types of files that should be indexed, sort project items by moving them up and down, creating logical sections etc.

The same time you can select one of the following supported output file types:

  1. As a single HTML file with the list of the indexed files;
  2. As frameset consisting of HTML file with the frame structure description and HTML file of contents. These present the hierarchy of files in the left frame so that you can view their contents in the right frame;
  3. As HHC file (HTML Help Contents File) which is used in CHM (HTML Help) files. For further editing of HHC and compilation of CHM you will need the free distributed application pack "HTML Help Workshop" (download);
  4. As a combination of HHC and single HTML file of contents with placing of generated HTML file in the beginning of HHC list.

Easy Index Generator can create two types of tree menus of indexed files in a target HTML file: static menus and click-to-open menus. In static menus all sections are displayed as simple text, and all items as simple links. When user clicks on a static menu item the linked page opens.
Click-to-open tree menus are the type used in Windows Explorer for displaying folders: they open when clicked, and remain open until clicked again. This kind of menu allows you to sort items in different logical sections which display their contents when user clicks on a section header. These tree menus work in Internet Explorer, Mozilla and other browsers. You don't need to do any javascript programming; the software does all the work.

The program allows to set different options not only to operate the creation of index files, but also to influence on program functionality. All the options are located on three separate tabs of 'Options' dialog box.

The first tab (General) contains options which are directly influencing on creation of contents files and program settings.

The second tab (Appearance) contains options which are influencing on appearance of your output files. Here you can set the font type, font color, images (can be used instead of list markers), background color, background image, frame width.

The third tab (Processing) contains options for batch processing of the indexed files. E.g. while indexing process you can automatically remove built-in iFrames (usually being used for online advertisement, calling the dial-up every time you open saved web pages on your machine), rebuild external links (making them opening in new browser window), add links on indexing pages to the generated HTML Index, etc.

All the established settings upon program termination are remembered and on the next program start are restored.

Generated files are automatically placed in the indexed folders.

Easy Index Generator PAD File in XML is here: PAD XML

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System and Hardware Requirements:

  1. Windows 98/ME/2000/XP without any additional requirements;
  2. Windows 95/NT4 MS Internet Explorer update to version 4.0 or higher required;
  3. Monitor: 15' (800x600px) or higher;
  4. Pentium 200 CPU;
  5. 64 MB RAM;
  6. 1,0 MB free space on hard drive.

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Easy Index Generator is distributed on shareware basis. You can download its copy from our website for free evaluation without any time limit. If you decide to keep the software, you must register your copy paying $29.95 US dollars for single user license or $59.95 US dollars for corporate license.

See License Agreement for details.

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Limitations of unregistered copy

Unregistered copy of 'Easy Index Generator' is freely distributed. You may use it without registration for acquainting purposes only. It has no time limitation but has some functional limitations which do not interfere with acquaintance:

  1. Every time when starting the program the Nag-Screen is displayed;
  2. Program settings and options are not remembered on exit;
  3. You cannot turn off the Tips Displaying on Program Start;
  4. Only files of the HTML group types are indexed;
  5. Project size is limited by fifteen files; otherwise you will get the matching warning.

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Version History

+ feature added; ! bug fixed; * other changes

Version 3.0.1 (March 17, 2006)

  • + Added Czech interface language;
  •  ! Fixed bug with adding new files to project after pressing "Reopen Folder";
  •  ! Fixed bug with displaying files selection checkboxes in subfolders;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 3.0.0 (March 12, 2006)

  • + Added Korean, Portuguese, Portuguese Brazilian and Swedish interface languages;
  • + Added support for some new encodings (GB2312, Big5, Shift_JIS, EUC-KR, etc);
  • + Default interface language is now detected from the setup language;
  • + The project can be saved in a special format and later opened in program for further working with it;
  • + The names of four last opened projects are remembered in program history in 'File' menu;
  • + Added support for navigation with keyboard;
  • + Added support for context help;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.1.0 (June 24, 2005)

  • + Added Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian and Polish interface languages;
  • + Now the program allows to add navigation links (Previous, Contents, Next) to indexed Web pages;
  • + Both text and graphical navigation links types are now supported;
  • + Distribution pack comes with 7 ready-to-use graphical sets with different colors for navigation links;
  • + Added feature for automatic renaming of topics with the same name from the same section;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.0.0 (May 11, 2005)

  • + Arabic, Catalan, Romanian and Turkish interface languages added;
  • + Completely changed the structure of templates for generated HTML pages with dynamic tree structure for providing the full compatibility with other browsers and for feature support for changing of list images;
  • + Added features for changing of each list image for topics and sections, changing file path;
  • + TITLE tags reading is now supported in PHP and SHTML files too;
  • + Substantial increasing of program working speed during scanning and project creation due to initial folder scanning and project creation procedures optimization;
  • + Added feature for changing the process priority of the program work;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.4.0 (January 15, 2005)

  • + Added French interface language;
  • + Added 'View' menu with 'Expand All' and 'Collapse All' commands for project tree;
  • + Added support of visual XP Style interface;
  • + Adding of 'Open in Easy Index Generator' command to folders context menu is now optional;
  • + 'Delete IFrames' option now also removes all the code after closing </HTML> tag;
  •  ! Fixed bug with checking of non-supported types of files in File Selection Frame;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.3.0 (October 26, 2004)

  • + Added Greek and Italian interface languages;
  • + Folders containing checked files are now displayed in Built-in Explorer Frame with check-sign on their image;
  • + Status of 'Processing' tab is now displayed in status bar;
  • + Improved procedures of loading folder on program start, changing file types and files selection type;
  •  * Added feature for displaying bullets in project tree for index files without images;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.2.0 (August 12, 2004)

  • + Added German and Spanish interface languages;
  • + During working with project items, the path to matching file is now displayed in Status Bar;
  • + Improved Filter Dialog Box;
  • + Improved sorting algorithm for numbers (now is 1, 2, ..., 10, 11, ... instead of 1, 10, 11, ..., 2, ...);
  •  ! Fixed bug with displaying files from different subfolders in File Selection Frame;
  •  * Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.1.0 (June 08, 2004)

  • + Added feature for remembering of 10 last opened folders;
  • + Added support for 'Open in Easy Index Generator' command in folders context menu;
  •  ! Some small bugs fixed.

Version 1.0.0 (April 28, 2004)

  •   Official Release.

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