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#88904 - 08/13/04 08:53 PM Code book on CD  
priserelectric  Offline
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St. Charles, IL
Does anyone know if a copy of the code book/s are/is on CD or in PDF Format. I carry a handheld and would like to have the code on it.


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#88905 - 08/13/04 09:31 PM Re: Code book on CD  
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IIRC, the NFPA offers a Code on CD, but I'm not sure of the format.
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?category%5Fname=NEC+%2F+Electrical+Products&pid=70CD05&target%5Fpid=70CD05&src%5Fpid=&link%5Ftype=category%5Ffp&src=catalog


#88906 - 08/14/04 09:44 AM Re: Code book on CD  
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It comes as "Folio Views" and as PDF on the same disk.

The Folio Views include the handbook and are easy to navigate.

The PDFs are just the code exactly as it appears in the paper version.

You must keep the CD-ROM in the drive to use Folio Views.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#88907 - 08/14/04 11:48 AM Re: Code book on CD  
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Might be a little too big a file for a palm device or the like..... In pdf 4,500kb for 2002, 5,200kb for '99.

The handbook 37,000!

You'd eat up a bit of memory.... you'd need a card just for it.

Laptop no problem.

Personally, I like the Handbook version... htt p://www.nfpa.org/catalog/prod...ink%5Ftype=cross%5Fsell&src=catalog#


iwire:
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You must keep the CD-ROM in the drive to use Folio Views.

I don't have to... It gives you an option on install full or partial, or something like that, but you can install Folio Veiws with it, and not have to have the disck in.

Speaking of Folio Views, wish it were easier to export the pictures in it. It's good for seaching, and printing, but have a hard time e-mailing or say posting some of the pictures in a jpg format.
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Like this one: 3 steps to do it?!
[Linked Image]

iwire, this one you posted recently.

[This message has been edited by e57 (edited 08-14-2004).]


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#88908 - 08/14/04 12:38 PM Re: Code book on CD  
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This seems to be a problem with, or a change to the CD-ROMs.

The majority of people that responded on another thread about this stated like myself that they could not do the 'full install', you are only the second person that I know that has managed to do it. [Linked Image]

One person (a inspector that wanted it on his desk PC and Laptop) also responded that installing the program on two machines was against the licensing agreement. [Linked Image]

As far as posting pictures I agree, I have to cut and paste to 'Paint' then save as a jpg.

All that aside I really like having the NEC on disk along with my book.

Bob [Linked Image]


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#88909 - 08/14/04 01:09 PM Re: Code book on CD  
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One person (a inspector that wanted it on his desk PC and Laptop) also responded that installing the program on two machines was against the licensing agreement.


That was pretty frustrating when I found that out. As Bob was saying, I wanted a copy on both of my computers. I wanted on my desktop for when I create teaching materials and on my laptop for when I teach. Not only could I not do it due to some sort of protection on the disk, but, as Bob stated, I found out that it is unlawful to do that with a single user license [Linked Image]


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#88910 - 08/14/04 02:44 PM Re: Code book on CD  
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I take it that the draft PDF that's online as a free download isn't going to be updated to reflect the final 2005 Code?


#88911 - 08/14/04 03:28 PM Re: Code book on CD  
DougW  Offline
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I suppose that depends on how far that Texas (?) lawsuit goes, now doesn't it? [Linked Image]

(that's the case that stated if a printed document (the Code) is adopted as local law, it must be made available free of charge - big questions for copyright and publication $$)


#88912 - 08/14/04 06:06 PM Re: Code book on CD  
CharlieE  Offline
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For what it is worth, I have a copy of the handbook on my laptop and have had no problem with it working without the CD-ROM. The Folio Views work well as a stand alone copy. [Linked Image]


Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis Utility Power Guy

#88913 - 08/14/04 08:00 PM Re: Code book on CD  
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Doug, I like the sounds of that lawsuit. I have real a problem with the concept of "ignorance of the law is no excuse" being combined with "you have to pay through the nose to a private company to find out what that law is."

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