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How to Download

Don't know which format to choose?

You can download the book in as many formats as you wish. For new e-book customers, we recommend HTML.

HTML is one of the easiest, since the book will open in your browser window. You do not need to download any sort of software or reader to access the e-book.

MS Word e-books are good if you have MS Word.

Zip format is also good, but you must have Winzip first. See info below on downloading Winzip for free if you don't own it already. Zip files are compressed so the file size you will be downloading will be much smaller than the actual files once they are decompressed. This means that download speed/time will be faster. Recommended if you have a slow connection. Unzipped files will be in either Word, HTML or pdf formats, as indicated on the e-book's download page.

Downloading an HTML E-Book

Using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator:

1. Click on your chosen e-book format, HTML.

2. The e-book opens in your current browser window.

Since you may want to save it to read later, click on File near the top right of the browser window. Then click on Save as.

3. Another dialogue box pops up that says "Save Page/File As..." It has a spot where you can designate a folder for the e-book. Sometimes it may be simpler to place the e-book file on your desktop (it will be easy to find later.) Make sure you remember where you put the file. You may change the name of the file if you like, but do NOT change the extension (i.e. .html.)

Some browsers will not let you 'save as...' If yours is one of these, on the e-book download page, right-click on the format you want. Then click 'Save Target As...' Follow the instructions above, in step 3. You can then click the HTML file name again (not right-clicking this time) and read the e-book on your screen.

4. Opening the saved e-book

Find where you put the e-book and double-click it or click Open.

5. Enjoy your E-book!

Downloading in Word

For Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator:

1. Click on your chosen e-book format.

2. A dialogue box pops up that asks what you want to do with the file. Choose "save this program to disk." Then click OK.

3. Another dialogue box pops up that says "Save File As..." It has a spot where you can designate a folder for the e-book. Sometimes it may be simpler to place the e-book file on your desktop (it will be easy to find later.) Make sure you know where you put the file. You may change the name of the file if you like, but do not change the extension (i.e. .doc.)

4. Opening the book

The dialogue window will usually remain open, and you can then click on Open to open your e-book.

If not, you need to find the folder where the e-book is and open it. You can do this by locating the folder (or going to your desktop) and double-clicking on the e-book file. You may need to minimize the browser to do this.

Double-click on the file name of the e-book or right-click on it and choose Open.

5. Enjoy your E-book!

Zip file:

Note: If you do not have a copy of Winzip™ , you can get a free trial version by clicking HERE.

1. Click on your chosen e-book format. A Winzip™ * box will now appear. You may have to minimise the browser, as sometimes the box will have opened behind it.

2. Open the "Browse" button on this box and find your "Library" folder (or any other folder where you can keep your ebooks for now).

3. Click on that folder and then "Okay".

4. Click "Unzip".

5. When it tells you this is finished, click "Okay" and then "Close". (You may disconnect the internet at any time after the Winzip™ box appears.)

* Winzip ™: Think of it as a Jack-in-the-Box. Bobbing around at full height it is a clumsy load to transport. Lock it down and it becomes a compact box; to spring out into it's original form again when the lid is next unlocked, unzipped.

Your ebook is now ready to open!

6. Minimise or close the browser window from which you downloaded.

7. Now go to "Windows Explorer". Open the "Library" folder (or the folder in which you put the download temporarily) and double click the new file called ebook.exe

If, at this point, you get an error message saying Winzip™ cannot open your new ebook, simply "Okay" that message; close the Winzip™ box, and (assuming you have a copy of Winzip™), right click the ebook file, and select; "Open to Folder/***. Click "Okay" and continue.

8. Enjoy your E-book!

Problems?

What if....

You can't find the new file?

No problem. Go to your "Start" "Find File" and type in the file name. When it is found, double-click it to open it.

Other Problems?

Contact us using this form.

Modified from EPC E-book Tutorial, Copyright Electronic Publishers Coalition, 2001.

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