askSam lets you search and
organize your information. You can even put your
databases on a Web server where others can access and
search from their Web browsers. askSam helps you unlock
the valuable information in your word processing
askSam is a
different kind of database... a database made to organize and search information...
a database designed not for programmers, but for
information professionals (researchers, writers,
librarians, journalists, students, anyone who works with
Import Word Documents
into a Searchable Database.
Import the information you collect into askSam. Rather than hundreds of
Word files scattered about your
hard drive, you'll have a searchable collection of
Import a Single File, Multiple Files, or an Entire
askSam lets you import a single file, multiple
files, or an entire directory of files. In addition
to importing Microsoft Word documents, askSam can
also import Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Word Perfect, Text,
Web pages (HTML), Email message, and more.
- Divide Long Documents into
Multiple Database Records.
To make long documents more manageable, askSam lets you divide
them into separate documents as they are imported. This is useful
when bringing in policy manuals, technical documentation, books,
and long reports. Each section or chapter can be its own record in
the askSam database.
- Attach Original Word Documents
to the Database.
Attach a copy of the original Word document (in its native
format) to the database. You can export the original file from the
database at any time. This is great for archival purposes -
for example, taking a decade of meeting minutes or contracts and
archiving them onto a CD.
Type in Your Notes, Comments, and Other Information.
askSam lets you enter your own descriptions, notes, and
Create Entry Forms with fields.
If you need to classify and categorize the information you import,
askSam lets you define fields for your database (e.g. Title, Author,
Keywords). askSam does not require fields, but for many
applications they can be useful. askSam comes with pre-defined
templates for over 40 different applications.
- Automatically Recognize
"Fields" in Your Word Documents.
askSam can automatically identify words that provide structure
in your Word documents, and askSam can use these words as
fields. For example, if your documents contain words such as
"Date:", "Subject:", "To:", and
"From:" (as many memos or faxes do), askSam can use
these words as fields. You can search on the contents of these
fields, sort on these fields, and even output reports from these
Instantly Find What You're Looking For.
Once your information is in askSam, you're ready to search.
- Simply type the word(s) you're looking for and askSam instantly finds the
documents containing the information.
- Search the full text of your documents, or,
if your database contains fields, restrict searches to specific fields (e.g. Title, Keywords, or Notes).
- Search by date, use wildcard searches, fuzzy searches, even proximity searches.
- askSam lists the documents containing your information and even shows the context of hits from the documents.
askSam offers you a powerful set of tools to organize and analyze the information you collect.
Output lists of your documents sorted by title, author, or any other fields. Reports give you an overview of your information, and in askSam, no programming is necessary to create great looking reports.
Create hypertext to navigate between your documents.
You can use askSam's hypertext features to set up a
table of contents or index for manuals, documentation,
or e-books. You can use hypertext to create links that connect bits and pieces of information or provide an overview of your documents. You can even link to external documents or Web sites.
- Output specific text fragments
askSam's show command lets you search your documents and output text fragments containing a word or phrase. For example, you could generate a list of every paragraph from every document containing the phrase "international aid".
Publish on the Web.
Web Publisher lets you publish your database of Word
documents on the Web. Users can browse and search your
information from any Web browser. The askSam Web
Publisher automatically and dynamically translates your
documents into HTML - so you have no HTML coding, no
programming, and no scripting. This is an easy, but
powerful way to share the knowledge you have locked in
your word processing documents with your organization.
- Turn reports, memos,
faxes, meeting minutes, and more into searchable databases.
- Create knowledgebases
from technical memos, reports, company newsletters,
- Put policy and
procedure manuals and other documents on-line in a
- Create a searchable
repository for contracts.
- Archive resumes and
- and much more.
Get started today...
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we know that once you get familiar with askSam, you'll
wonder how you got along without it.
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