TRELLIX CAN CREATE THE DOCUMENT, AND MAP IT OUT AT THE SAME TIME

TRELLIX CAN CREATE THE DOCUMENT, AND MAP IT OUT AT THE SAME TIME

Creating documents for the World Wide Web can be a tedious task, especially if you're using a word processor.

Granted, most, if not all, of the newer word processors will translate any document into hypertext markup language (HTML), but as with anything in this world, it's not perfect. Things will be missed - or worse.What we need is an HTML editor that thinks it's a word processor - something like Trellix ($99) from Trellix Corp.

Actually this program creates documents that can be linked together using ''maps.'' This allows the reader to navigate easily through a document, only accessing the information he needs.

For example, let's say you wanted to create a document on Puerto Rico. Normally, you'd begin with an overview and then expand into such areas as restaurants, hotels, entertainment and sights to see, probably using headings for each subject.

Trellix will create a new map for each heading, making navigation through your document only a point and click away. The maps also can be used to reorganize the information in your document simply by moving them on the screen.

You can also import documents composed in Microsoft Word, again creating a map for each heading. Plus you can modify the document by creating hypertext links to pages related to specific words. All you have to do is highlight the word and right click on the map to which you want it linked.

These documents can also be exported to the World Wide Web for everyone to see or be distributed via e-mail, which can be read using a free Trellix Reader.

GALE RESEARCH PUTS

IT ONTO 1 COMPACT DISK

World Country Analyst from Gale Research packs 25,000 pages of data on more than 200 countries onto one compact disk.

Virtually any information you need is easy to find, either by conducting a ''search'' for specific topics or by clicking on a location on a map. Easy!

Included on the disk is data on:

* Economic trends and outlooks.

* Market analyses.

* Trade regulations and standards.

* Foreign trade barriers.

* Commercial overviews.

* Investment climates.

* Trade and project financing.

* Leading trade prospects.

* Human rights practices.

* And background on the 65 top U.S. trading partners.

Add Gale's Import Export U.S.A. and its World Market Share Report compact disks, which show what's been moving where among U.S. trading partners, and you have quite a powerful tool in your constant quest to fend off the competition in the world trade arena.

YOU DO THAT VOODOO

THAT YOU DO SO WELLIve been playing with the new Intense 3-D Voodoo video card from Intergraph Computer Systems ($299.95).

This card comes with six megabytes of EDO DRAM, a 128-bit graphics engine and is one of the few new-wave video cards I've tested that had no problems working with MPEG-2 cards needed to play digital video disks (DVD).

There are a lot of other so-called 3-D cards on the market that aren't able to take advantage of all the effects contained in the new line of three-dimensional games and Web pages featuring 3-D graphics. And, believe me, there is a difference!

In fact, the 3-D effects were better with this card than with eight-megabyte cards I've used.

BILL GATES WALKS SOFTLY

AND SWINGS A BIG BERTHA

Does Uncle Bill really need the money?

I was flipping through the channels on Sunday and what did I find? Bill Gates talking about how bad he is at golf and hyping the Big Bertha driver from Calloway Golf.

C'mon Bill, wouldn't your time be better spent concentrating on how you'll fend off your rivals in Congress and the mounting antitrust suits?

ADD THESE TO YOUR

COMPUTER VOCABULARY

Our Microsoft Press Computer Dictionary defines EDO DRAM as ''extended data out dynamic random access memory'' that allows for faster read times than conventional DRAM allowing for faster system performance.

DVD is defined as ''digital video disk'' technology that allows for the storage of up to 17 gigabytes of data using both sides of one disk compared with the 640 megabytes storage capacity of a traditional compact disk.

And it describes MPEG-2 technology as Moving Pictures Experts Group technology designed for broadcast television using a higher bandwidth, five audio channels, a wider range of frame sizes and interlaced video. This basically allows you to view the multilayered video and audio stored on DVD disks.