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1 Conversion of Text to Hypertext

In recent years, there has been a great amount of enthusiasm in converting every printed document into hypertext form. Though the rationale behind this is not always correct, manual hypertexts such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, training manuals are very well suited for hypertext conversion. These reference materials are not used the same way as other books. They are highly cross-referenced and are used in a non-linear fashion. Readers look for various structural cues such as table of contents, indexing by subject, keywords, authors, page numbers, sections, see-also listings etc.