Blue Book

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PART A: Perform "Search" command using the index

The Blue Book has been indexed as follows:

  1. Complete indexing : This is to help the users find a word throughout the Blue Book. If you want to search the documents containing a specific word in all IACS Resolutions, please use the index named "index.pdx".
  2. You may be asked to choose where you would like to search. Select "In the index named index.pdx".

 

PART B: ZIP file

Due to the large file size the ZIP file will take some time to download depending on your internet connection speed. Below is a table to give you some idea how long this may take, these times can obviously vary due to fluctuations in connections.

File Size Transfer Speed Time to download
858 Mb 512 Kbps 3 hrs 54 mins
1.544 Mbps T1/DS1 1 hr 18 mins
10 Mbps Thin Ethernet 13 mins
44 Mbps T3/DS3 2 mins 41 secs
100 Mbps Fast Ethernet 1 min 12 secs 


Depending on transfer speed at your location and assuming large data transfer taking place during working hours, it is recommended that you commence downloading of the Blue Book package zipped file before you go to lunch in locations where your transfer speeds are fast to very fast. In locations where the speeds are medium to slow, it is recommenced the download of the relevant file is carried out after office hours or overnight.

To assist you with this activity we have included a table above showing time taken to download for various transfer speeds.

Please note, once the file is downloaded to desktop or laptop, there is no need for internet connection as all files will reside on the local disk and there will not be a need for downloading any further files until the next revision (circa a year's time).

Using a program such as WinZip or WinRAR extract the folders and files contained within to your own computer or tablet.

To view the Portable Document Format (PDF) files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Exchange installed on your system.

If not already installed on your system, please install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software from the Adobe website (www.adobe.com) or App Store/Marketplace etc.

After installing Adobe Acrobat Reader, open the file entitled "Welcome.pdf" to begin to view the IACS Blue Books. Then follow the links as required.

 

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