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You can install MiniBook by using the PV Application manager (or File Transfer Manager for PV-S1600). You need to install the MiniBook.bin (or MiniBook.pva for PV-S1600) to pocket viewer. For details of how to install PV application to pocket viewer, please read the manual of PV Application Manager/File Transfer Manager. PV Application Manager/File Transfer Manager can be found in the CD that comes with your pocket viewer. After installed MiniBook, you will find the MiniBook icon apears in your pocket viewer menu.
You can download MiniBook Partner free of charge. MiniBook Partner is needed to send e-books to pocket viewer. After you download it, extract the zip file to a folder (e.g C:\MiniBookPartner).
Double click the CReaderPartner???.exe (??? is the localized version you choose) to launch the MiniBook partner.
PartnerCL.exe is the command line edition of MiniBook Partner. You may need it if you want to create scripts to send book to MiniBook.
Resource file is used to translate MniBook menu to your preferred language. English and Chinese resource files are integrated in MiniBook, and will be created automatically the first time you run MiniBook. However, if you want the menu and messages of MiniBook to be displayed in other language, you need to install third-party resource file of that language.
Resource file is named as xx.res. xx is the two-letter lower-case code for the language, as defined in ISO 639. Please refer to Appendix A for the lanugage codes. e.g. German resource file is named as de.res.
You can also create your own xx.res file by translating all the strings at the right side of = in en.res and rename it to your language code. If you want to share your res file with other users, please send me an email
You need MFSTool and MFSClient to install the localized resource files to pocket viewer. Both of the packages are free of charge. Please read the MFS Tool/Client manual for details of how to install and use them.
To install resource file, follow these steps:
Launch MFSClient from Windows. Select COM/USB port that connected to your pocket viewer.
In MFS Client "Local Disk" file list, browse to the folder conatins the resource file (e.g. de.res) in your PC.
Launch MFSTool from your pocket viewer, touch "MFS Server" to start the file server.
Click "Connect" button of MFSClient. (The "Pocket Viewer" file list will be active if the connection is established. If the "Pocket Viewer" file list remains inactive for a long time, click "Close", and click "Connect" to try again.)
Brower to "/MiniBook/Res" folder in the "Pocket Viewer" file list of MFSClient.
Select the resource file (e.g. de.res) from "Local Disk" file list, and click "->" button.
After the transmission complete, click "Shtdwn" button of MFSClient to shutdown file server and disconnect.
Touch "Exit" of MFSTool to exit the MFSTool application.
Perform a "select language" operation in MiniBook
The external font comes with MiniBookParter is Chinese font GB2312X16.fft. You must install Chinese font before you can read Chinese (GB2312) e-book, or use Chinese resource files.
You may also want to install other external fonts. To install external font, just copy it to the "font" folder of MiniBookPartner. They will become availble to the MiniBookPartner. Once you select the external font and send a book to MiniBook, MiniBookPartner will transfer the font file to your pocket viewer, if it not already exists.
Just touch the icon of MiniBook to launch MiniBook in your pocket viewer. The first time you launch MiniBook may take a long time. Because MiniBook has to create file system(if not already exist), MiniBook folder, preference files and resource files.
A MFS icon will be displayed when MiniBook is performing file system operation. It may take a long time the first time you run MiniBook, please wait patiently.
After that several progress screens for resource loading may be displayed. If running MiniBook the first time you will be prompt to select language.
Touch screen to bring up the language list.
English and Chinese are integrated resources in MiniBook. However Chinese language may not be avaiable if you have not installed Chinese font. If you have installed resource files for other languages, these languages will be listed here also.
If every thing is OK, a welcome screen will be displayed. Touch screen or push action key to dismiss it.
You can pop up the menu of MiniBook by touching the "Menu Bar" hard icon or push the action key. For all menus in MiniBook, you can touch "ESC" hard icon to close the menu.
You can use either action key, or touch screen to access the menu.
Scroll up the key will move the highlight up 1 item. If it reaches the top of menu, it will jump to the last item of menu.
Scroll down the key will move the highlight down 1 item. If it reaches the end of menu, it will jump to the first item of menu.
Push action key will select the highlighted item
If the menu has scroll bar, touch scroll bar to scroll menu
Touch the menu item to select it.
To download book,
Connect your pocket viewer to PC.
Pop up MiniBook menu. Select "Book..." to pop up book menu.
Launch MiniBook Partner from PC side. Select serial/USB port that connected to your pocket viewer.
Input the book file name in Partner. You may click "Browse" button to browse to the file.
Input a name for the book. This step is optional, but strongly recommanded. If this step is skipped, the book name will be "Book"
Select the encoding of the file from "code page" combo box. (From MiniBook partner 2.40 on, you can select which font to use for the book. Refer to appendix B for sample)
Click "Send to pocket viewer"
In pocket viewer, touch "Download book..."
A progress bar will be displayed while transfering the book. And the new book will be open upon the transmission completes.
To cancel the download process:
Touch ESC hard icon
If no Partner is running, or Partner is not sending file, step 1 is not necessary. This can be used to quit the communication when "Download book..." is selected accidentaly.
Pop up the MiniBook menu, select "Book..." to pop up book menu. Select "Select book..." to popup the book list. After you selected the book, the book will be opened, and the page you read last time (if you are reading the book first time, the first page) will be displayed.
Pop up MiniBook menu and select "Current book information". The book name, total pages and current page number will be diplayed.
Touch screen, or push action key to dismiss it.
You can turn to next page by scroll down action key, or touch the lower half of the screen.
You can turn to previous page by scroll up action key, or touch the upper half of the screen.
If you want to turn to a specific page, pop up MiniBook menu, and select "Turn to page..."
Input page number and touch "NEXT". If you want to stay in current page, just leave the input box empty, and touch "NEXT".
To place bookmark, pop up the MiniBook menu and select "Book mark...".
The Bookmark menu will pop up.
Select "Place book mark..." to bookmark current page.
You will be prompted to enter the bookmark name.
Touch "NEXT" when you have done. If the input box is empty when you click "NEXT", the bookmark will be given a name "Unnamed".
To turn to a bookmarked page, select "Turn to book mark..." in the Bookmark menu.
All available bookmarks will be listed. Bookmark is listed as bookmark name followed by the page number of that book mark.
If the book is created by MiniBook Partner 2.37 or higher, there will be a menu item "Remove bookmark...". This item will pop up the bookmark list for you to select the bookmark you want to remove.
Beside the bookmarks above, there is an "auto bookmark". MiniBook will remember the page you are reading when you close the book (you close a book when you select other book or exit MiniBook). The next time you open this book, you will be taken to the same page you read last time.
To search a keyword, pop up MiniBook menu and select "Search...".
"Find down..." to search a keyword in down direction from current page.
You will be prompted to enter the keyword. Touch "NEXT" after you input the keyword.
"Find up..." to search a keyword in up direction from current page. You will be prompted to enter the keyword. Touch "NEXT" after you input the keyword.
"Find next" will be activated if you have searched a keyword before. Select this item will search the next occurence of the same keyword.
"Find previous" will be activated if you have searched a keyword before. Select this item will search the previous occurence of the same keyword.
"Find from begining..." to search a keyword in down direction from the begining of the book. You will be prompted to enter the keyword. Touch "NEXT" after you input the keyword.
When you select any of above item, a progress window will be displayed while pages are scaned. If the keyword is found, the page contain the keyword will be displayed, and keyword be highlighted.
And you are now in search mode. Touch lower half of screen or scroll down the action key will perform a "find next" action. Touch upper half of screen or scroll up the action key will perform a "find previous" action. Touch "ESC" hard icon, or push action key will take you out of search mode.
Since the search command will take you from current page to the page that contains the keyword, it is recommanded that you bookmark current page before you do a search. So that you can return to current page easily.
To cancel the search process, touch ESC hard icon.
To change the localization of menus and messages, pop up MiniBook menu and select "Select language...". MiniBook will scan for installed language resource files. Touch screen as promted to bring out the list of available languages to select from. After you selected language, all menu and message strings will be displayed in that language.
To delete a book from your pocket viewer, pop up MiniBook menu and select "Book..." to pop up book menu. Select "Delete book...". List of availble books will be listed, select the book you want to delete. As usual, you can touch "ESC" hard icon to close the menu, if you don't want to delete any book.
If you select to delete the book you are reading, after the book is deleted, the first book in the book list will be opened.
You can exit MiniBook in several ways:
Select "Exit Mini Book" in MiniBook menu
Touch "ESC" hard icon when you are in reading mode.
Touch "Menu" hard icon when you are in reading mode.
In reading mode, you can touch the light hard icon to turn on/off the back light. (For PV-S660/S460/S1600, left push the action key also toggle the light). The light will not automaticly turn off by time out.
Select Date/Time in MiniBook menu to display current date and time. You can also touch "Schedular" hard icon to do so. (For PV-S660/S460/S1600, right push action key also has the same effect)
You can touch "Memo(Sync Start for PV-S1600)" hard icon to display current book information.
When select book, the folder inside the /MiniBook (except Res) will also be listed. The folder name is enclosed by '[' and ']' in the book list. Selecting the folder name will take you to that folder, and all books inside the folder will be listed for selection. "[..]" is the parent folder, selecting this folder will take you to the parent folder of current folder.
You can create/delete folder by using MFSTool and MFSClient.
To download book to a folder:
Do a "Select Book" to browse to the destination folder. Then touch "ESC" hard icon to close the book list.
Download book from PC. The book will be stored in the folder.
If the book you are reading is in internal encoding (i.e. Latin1), "Copy to clipboard" menu item will be enabled. Selecting this item will copy current page to clipboard. You can then paste the contents to Memo, by touching "Menu Bar"->"Edit"->"Paste".
When flash if full, simply deleting files alone may not free up flash memory. Besides deleting unneeded files, you must do a "File system management" This item is available in the main manu
Since this process will take a long time, a confirm dialog will pop up, to perform the file system management, touch "Yes".
The management progress has two steps. The first step is to free up all deleted files blocks:
The second step is to perform a system memory managment:
You may touch the "ESC" hard icon at any time to terminate the process. If the process is terminated this way, it may not fully free up the memory, thus you may need to do it again later.
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