Creating Hypermedia Messages
Hypermedia message is a
complex collection of a variety of objects.
It is an integrated message
consisting of text, rich text, binary files, images, bitmaps. voice and sound,
and full motion video. Creating of a hypermedia message requires some
preparation. A hypermedia report is more complex. It requires the following
Creating each component
The planning phase for
preparing the hypermedia message consists of determining the various sources of
input. These can include any of the following:
A text report prepared in a word-processing system.
A spreadsheet in a spreadsheet program.
Some diagrams from a graphics program. 4 .. Images of documents.
We should determine which
components are required for the message, in what sequence should they be, and
where in the text report they should be referenced. The length of each
component should be determined. Careful planning is necessary to ensure that
the capabilities of the messaging system are used appropriately.
Each component must be
created using the authoring tool provided by the application used for creating
it. All applications Involved in creating various components must have common
formats to allow combining these various components. The various components
must be authored, reviewed, and edited as needed, checked for smooth flow when
the user launches an embedded object and stored in the final format in which it
will become a part of the hyperrnedia message. The final step in this process
is mailing the hypermedia message.