RE: Authoring Tool Called BEAM

Subject: RE: Authoring Tool Called BEAM
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "CapDev Communications" <capdev -dot- communications -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 10:57:20 -0600

CapDev Communications wrote:

> Has anyone heard of an authoring tool called BEAM? Just
> crossed my desk.

I googled "beam author tool" (sans quotes) and spent a couple of minutes
looking at the results. It's actually called Beam Splash, and it's a
shareware HTML editor from 1998. The home page linked in the shareware
directories ( is for sale, suggesting the company is no


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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