• Subject: RE: Your Views on the Mapics Manuals?
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 09:18:37 -0400

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I created a directory 'mapicsbooks' on IFS and made it shared with Read
Then I installed the books on my PC
and copied the pdf files and index to the IFS.  I kept a sub-directory FILES
all the pdf files.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 is installed on each person's PC .  The PC user is
given instructions to MAP the drive to 'mapicsbooks' using Windows Explorer.
Then open Acrobat Reader and select the 'mapicsbooks' directory and open

It is not as fast as having it installed locally, but slow is better than
So far our people are happy with it.

Bryan Burns <burnsbm@echoincorporated.com> on 08/28/2000 02:48:59 PM

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cc:    (bcc: Gail L Crane/Johanson/JMC)

Subject:  RE: Your Views on the Mapics Manuals?


We are also on 5.5 and I would like to put our manuals on the IFS, but my
only experience with IFS is using it for PTF's.  Can you tell me how to get
the manuals on the IFS or point me to some reference manuals?  Also, how do
your users access the manuals once they are in the IFS?

Thanks in advance.

Bryan Burns
System Operator
Echo, Inc.
Lake Zurich, IL
847-540-8400  x493
620 V4R4

-----Original Message-----
From:     gcrane@johansonmfg.com [SMTP:gcrane@johansonmfg.com]
Sent:     Saturday, August 26, 2000 11:41 AM
To:  MAPICS-L@midrange.com
Subject:  Re: Your Views on the Mapics Manuals?

I rate them Very Good.
I usually find alot of what I need.  If not, I do search support ....great
improvements on the web for finding info.
I feel compared to some other documentation I have seen that MAPICS is
Evolved improvements....we are at 5.5 and these manuals are much better
than the
earlier versions.
I still would like to see logic manuals as part of the mapics books rather
thru CAS.
We do keep the manuals on-line (installed on IFS) for access by all users.
has been very helpful.  The old hard copy books and earlier CD's were only
available if the user went to the Library.

Overall, MAPICS has done a lot of work on these and like the balance of
they are continually improving.  Just my opinion.

Gail Crane
Johanson Manufacturing Corp.

"aldg" <aldg@mail.rvi.net> on 08/24/2000 12:08:21 PM

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cc:   "Gershen, Al" <aldg@mail.rvi.net>, "Gershen, Al" <aldg5@webtv.net>
      Gail L Crane/Johanson/JMC)

Subject:  Your Views on the Mapics Manuals?

Hi Mapics ML:

I was at a meeting this morning at work and one of our bookkeepers who runs
A/P Mapics module made the comment, "I don't understand anything when I
look in
a Mapics manual."

Can you give me your opinion of the Mapics manuals in terms of:

1. How do you rate their general readability and understandability?

2. Do they usually meet your needs when you research a topic in them?

3. How do they compare to manuals of other ERP programs you may seen in

4. Have the Mapics manuals improved as they evolved thru the enhancements
of the
program over the years?

5. What other comments would you like to share with the Mapics ML about
experiences using the Mapics manuals?

I hope that many of the Mapics ML members will take the time from their
schedules to share their experiences on this topic.


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