Cover of: Understanding HyperCard | Greg Harvey

Understanding HyperCard

2nd ed.

Published by SYBEX in San Francisco .
Written in English.

About the Book

The complete hands-on introduction to HyperCard is now in its Second Edition - with full details in version 1.2!

Perfect for beginners - even if you're new to the Macintosh - Understanding HyperCard uses structured tutorials and engaging examples to answer all your questions about HyperCard: what it is, how it works, and how to make it work for you. This up-to-date, expanded new edition includes:

  • a guide to using HyperCard on CD-ROM, networks, and protected discs
  • highly accessible coverage of new version 1.2 features
  • new information on bringing external resources - new commands, utilities, icons, and more - into HyperCard
  • complete details on updating your stacks and scripts to make them fully compatible with version 1.2

Learn to make immediate use of existing HyperCard stacks - both the stacks bundled with your software, and other widely available "Stackware" applications. Part 1 shows you how to:

  • get started in HyperCard, and get help when you need it
  • browse through a stack, or seek out specific information
  • add to and edit information in an existing stack
  • print reports from selected information

Create your own information management solutions. Part II shows how you can use this highly flexible system to meet your own information-handling needs. You'll:

  • author an entirely new stack, to your own specifications
  • use Buttons to create high-speed links between cards
  • use the Painting program to put graphics in your stack

Use Scripting to make your stacks come alive. Part III is an introduction to HyperTalk, the Scripting language that lets you build action into your cards - with routines that play music, perform calculations, interact with users, and perform a variety of specialised functions.

Edition Notes

"For version 1.2"--Cover.


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QA76.8.M3 H374 1989

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