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 Book Manager?

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> > First of all, you are either looking at graphics or you aren't.  When you
> > say they get "squeezed into 80-byte chunks", that leads me to believe you
> > are not viewing graphics.

Thanks for the various responses, but I remain confused.

No, I am _not_ looking a graphics.  Bookmanager, as I have it (via TSO)
yields plain character images on old style 3270 text terminals.

My question is:  If I were to download a book to a PC that has Windows,
would I then get to see an easier-to-read image of the book, and something
easier to page through?



Fri, 17 Dec 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Book Manager?


: No, I am _not_ looking a graphics.  Bookmanager, as I have it (via TSO)
: yields plain character images on old style 3270 text terminals.

: My question is:  If I were to download a book to a PC that has Windows,
: would I then get to see an easier-to-read image of the book, and something
: easier to page through?

On the PC, if your resolution is relatively high (e.g. 1024x768) then you
*will* be able to see more of the non-graphical (text) data because you
will simply have more columns available.  Also, BookManager for Micro$oft
Windoze uses a proportional font to display text other than example text.
(I think I said this before).

Whether it's easier to "page through" or not is a matter of personal
taste.

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Fri, 17 Dec 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Book Manager?


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Quote:
>No, I am _not_ looking a graphics.  Bookmanager, as I have it (via TSO)
>yields plain character images on old style 3270 text terminals.

>My question is:  If I were to download a book to a PC that has Windows,
>would I then get to see an easier-to-read image of the book, and something
>easier to page through?

You'll see the graphics, with a certain amount of scrolling. You'll
also get varied fonts, and a local response time ( though your TSO
could be quicksilver on searches for all I know). Whether ease-of-use
will be improved I'm not sure as I don't use the 3270 version, and
even then it's probably a matter of taste.

There is an OS/2 version, which, IMHO, is not as good as the Win
version.  

I  quite *like* BM for Windows - even as a diehard 3270 user  -  I can
do most of the navigation from the kbd, which is a plus, and I can get
a groaning-deskload of docs on  CDs and search them easily.

Install BM/Win  from a recent SRL CD  (MVS Collection is an obvious
start for TSO users), some earlier versions were a little
temperamental. I'm on S9603ENU, which seems reliable.

Geoff
Macro4 plc
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Sun, 19 Dec 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 Book Manager?



: No, I am _not_ looking a graphics.  Bookmanager, as I have it (via TSO)
: yields plain character images on old style 3270 text terminals.

: My question is:  If I were to download a book to a PC that has Windows,
: would I then get to see an easier-to-read image of the book, and something
: easier to page through?

If your MVS system is running OS/390 then by using GDDM & BookMgr you can
display pictures on most terminal emulators or a 3278G terminal. A file needs
allocated to your TSO session to support the GDDM interface. The setup is documented
but a little hard to find.

Regards,
Neal Kostanski
Software Specialist
Ross Product Division of Abbott Laboratories



Fri, 24 Dec 1999 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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