At 03:30 PM 9/16/97 -0700, you wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to access the IBM books through a browser. Is there any
> way I can dump all the books required on the intranet server and
> access it. The idea is to make all the books available to all the
> users throughout the network. Thanks for any help.
> Best regards,


I see a couple of possibilities for this. Two could be used in a browser, but I don't think the third could.

1. IBM has a Web site that has the manuals in HTML format. It look a lot like the Library Reader interface on the SoftCopy CD. You can use a tool like NetAttaché or AnaWave to get all the HTML pages and supporting files from this site. Then you can install this on your server. Take a look at and see what's there.

2. IBM also has the manuals in PDF format (Acrobat Reader). You can download these, install on your server, and build a Web page that lists them. Maybe use the technique in 1. to retrieve the list as well as the PDF files. Most browsers can use Acrobat Reader as a helper app. Look at

for a starting point.

3. This is the one that doesn't use the browser. Put the books from the SoftCopy CD on the AS/400 or a network server. Then install the Library Reader on any PC's that need access, mapping a drive to the location of the books.

Hope this helps

Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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