System Support Products, Inc.

BookReader for the AS/400

Softcopy Book Viewer

BookReader provides AS/400 users with the ability to view IBM BookManager® compatible softcopy books at any AS/400 display station.


  • Displays online books at any AS/400 display station

  • Coexists with IBM BookManager

  • Work with Books display

  • Flexible book scrolling, hypertext link support, go to, print, and string search functions

  • Ease of operation

  • Multiple user support

  • Description

    BookReader has the following features:
  • Displays online books at any AS/400 display station. Eliminates the requirement of a personal computer for users who need to access online books.

  • Coexists with IBM BookManager. Book files residing in AS/400 folders can be used concurrently by AS/400 BookReader and PC BookManager users.

  • Work with Books display. A Work with Books display shows all of the books in a folder, allowing the user to select the books to display or register.

  • Flexible book scrolling. Commands are available to scroll one page forward or backward, one line forward or backward, to the next or previous topic in the book, and to the left and right on the page.

  • Hypertext link support. To display the text connected to a hypertext link, the user presses Tab to move the cursor to the reference point, then presses Enter. After the user has read the text, a function key is available to return to the previous reference point.

  • Go to. The user can go to a specific topic in the book by entering the topic ID.

  • Print. Topics from the book may be printed. The user enters a from and through topic ID. Additional print formatting options can also be specified.

  • String search. The user can search for character strings in the book. A search option allows the specification of same case or ignore case string matching.

  • Ease of operation. BookReader has been designed to be easy to learn and use by the AS/400 display station user, with a minimum of training required. The user may press Help on any display for an explanation of the various functions and options available.

  • Multiple user support. BookReader may be used by any number of users concurrently.

  • Technical Information

    Specified Operating Environment

    Hardware Requirements: BookReader requires the following minimum AS/400 configuration:

  • AS/400 (any model)
  • One display station
  • One printer
  • 0.6MB of auxiliary storage
  • Software Requirements: BookReader requires the following software to be installed on the AS/400:

  • Operating System/400 (5738-SS1), Version2 Release 2.0 or later
  • Planning Information

    Limitations: The following differences exist between using BookReader on the AS/400 and IBM BookManager on a personal computer:

    Ordering Information


    Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, specify system type/model and distribution medium:

  • 8-inch diskette 2D
  • 5 1/4-inch diskette 2HC
  • 1/4-inch tape cartridge
  • 1600 bpi open reel tape
  • This program is distributed as object code only. Diskettes and tapes are provided by and remain the property of SSPI.

    Documentation: One copy of the BookReader Guide will be supplied with the basic machine-readable material.

    Charges: One-time charge: $395

    Licensing: This program is licensed under the terms and conditions of a Program License Agreement. A separate license is required for each designated machine on which the licensed program materials will be used. A copy of the agreement is included in the program package.

    Trial Period: 30 days

    Order Form: To order, download this Order Form and return the completed form to:
    Fax to:
    (703) 642-8767
    Mail to:
    System Support Products, Inc.
    7620 Arlen Street
    Annandale, VA 22003

    BookReader is a trademark of System Support Products, Inc. AS/400 and BookManager are registered trademarks of the International Business Machines Corporation.

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