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About Rocket eBook
   Technical Details
   A History of Publishing
   Using the Rocket eBook
   Maintaining Your eBook

   About the RocketWriter
   Creating From a File
   Creating From a Website
   Image Design
   Reading a RocketEdition
   Getting Comfortable
   Using Reference Features
   Building Up Your Library
   Managing Your Library

   User's Guide

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Managing Your Library


As your library grows larger, you may find it helpful to use some of the management facilities that the RocketLibrarian™ provides. You can have it save your markups, or use it to transport your RocketEditions to another computer, or perhaps share RocketEditions you created from your own documents. You can use it to remove RocketEditions you no longer need on your disk. You can even use the RocketLibrarian to help you get the latest software so you can get the newest Rocket eBook™ features.

Synchronizing and Saving Your Markups

Whenever you seat the Rocket eBook in its docking cradle, if the RocketLibrarian is running it will check to see what's on your Rocket eBook. By default, the RocketLibrarian displays a dialog box each time to ask whether you'd like it to update its information regarding what titles are present on the Rocket eBook and save any markups you have made. This is called synchronizing your RocketLibrarian with your Rocket eBook.

If you answer Yes, the RocketLibrarian will save all markups on your Rocket eBook and update its display to show which titles are present. If you'd prefer to keep this information private to your Rocket eBook, you can answer No. For example, maybe you will be docking your Rocket eBook on someone else's system and you don't want them to see your titles or have your markups.

You can check the "Do not ask me again" box to have the RocketLibrarian keep your current answer in effect from now on, without prompting you for a reply. If your answer was Yes, the RocketLibrarian will always update the "on Rocket eBook" title information and save your markups whenever your Rocket eBook is docked. If your answer was no, it will never do it.

RocketLibrarian remembers the synchronization setting for your Rocket eBook (always, never, or prompt) and uses it every time your unit is in the docking cradle. You can, however, change the synchronization setting at any time.

To change the current synchronization setting,


1.  Start up the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
2.  Place your Rocket eBook in the docking cradle.

When the green connection "Ready" indicator appears in the message area at the bottom of your RocketLibrarian, you can continue with the following steps.

3.  Select Settings from the RocketLibrarian menu bar.
4.  Choose Rocket eBook.
5.  Click on the misc tab.
6.  Select the synchronization setting you want.
7.  Click OK.

RocketLibrarian will use the synchronization setting you selected whenever your Rocket eBook is placed in the docking cradle.


Transporting Your RocketEditions

At some point, you may want to make some of your RocketEditions available on another computer that is also set up for use with the Rocket eBook. For example, you might want to send an imported RocketEdition document to a colleague. This is like making the title available at another library, or at a branch library, if the other computer also belongs to you. There are several options available for doing this.

If the RocketEdition is a purchased title and the other computer has an Internet connection, you can always download the title to the other computer from your Rocket Account, as described in Your Rocket Account. However, if the other computer doesn't have an Internet connection, or if the RocketEdition is one of your own imported documents, you won't be able to download it from your Rocket Account. Instead, you can export it to a file that you can send via email, or whatever file transfer method you normally use.

Exporting Your RocketEditions

When you export a RocketEdition, RocketLibrarian creates a file on your disk. You can send this file to someone else who has a Rocket eBook via email, or whatever way your normally exchange files. The person who receives it can add it to his or her RocketLibrarian by double-clicking on the file.

To export a RocketEdition,

  1. Open the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
  2. Select the RocketEdition you want to export.
  3. Select Title from the RocketLibrarian menu bar,
  4. Choose Export to File.

    RocketLibrarian displays a file dialog box.

  5. Choose a location where you want to save the file.
NOTE: You save a RocketEdition on a floppy disk or other removable storage medium by selecting that drive to be the exported file's location.

RocketLibrarian saves the file with the name and location you requested. You can now send the exported RocketEdition file to someone else.

To add an exported file to your library, you can simply double click on the file, or drag and drop the file into your RocketLibrarian. Alternatively, you can use the RocketLibrarian Title menu:

  1. Open the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
  2. Select Title from the RocketLibrarian menu bar.
  3. Choose Import From File.
  4. Select the RocketEdition file that you want to restore to your library.
  5. Click on Open to add the file to the RocketLibrarian list.

Freeing Up Space on Your Computer

The number of RocketEditions you can save in your library depends on the amount of hard disk space you have in your computer. To conserve space, you can remove them from your hard disk. If you'd like, before you remove them you can save them, to floppy for example.

Even if you don't save the RocketEditions you've purchased, you can always reclaim them by downloading them again from your Rocket Account.

Deleting RocketEditions from Your Hard Disk

CAUTION: If you delete a RocketEdition from your hard disk, you'll also lose any markups you may have saved. None of the markups will be present if you download the title again. (This assumes that you also removed the previous marked up version from your Rocket eBook.)


1.  Open the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
2.  Select the RocketEdition(s) that you want to delete.
3.  Select Title from the RocketLibrarian menu bar.
4.  Choose Remove From Library.

RocketLibrarian displays the Confirming Book Deletion screen.

5.  If you want to delete the catalog reference, check the Remove all book information box.

NOTE: Although you can delete a RocketEdition from your computer, it's a good idea to keep a record of it in your RocketLibrarian. Keeping a reference in your RocketLibrarian reminds you which titles you've already purchased for your Rocket eBook.

If you don't check this box, RocketLibrarian will continue to list the RocketEdition in its display, but the "not on disk" indicator" will be present.

6.  Click Yes to delete the RocketEdition.

You can click on Yes to All to delete all selected RocketEditions, if you selected more than one.

RocketLibrarian deletes the RocketEdition along with its markups from your hard disk.


Deleting Markups from Your Hard Disk

If you've saved markups for any of your RocketEditions, you can delete them from your hard disk if you no longer want them. This frees up some disk space without requiring you to delete the RocketEdition itself. The next time you send the RocketEdition to your Rocket eBook, it won't contain any markups. (This assumes that you also removed the previous marked up version from your Rocket eBook.)

To delete a RocketEdition's markups:


1.  Start the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
2.  Select the RocketEdition(s) with the markups you want to delete.
3.  Select Title from the RocketLibrarian menu bar.
4.  Choose Delete Markups.

RocketLibrarian asks you to confirm your request to delete the markups.If you're sure you want to delete the markups, click Yes. Otherwise, click No.


Getting the Latest Software

Periodically, new software becomes available both for the RocketLibrarian and for the Rocket eBook. As a Rocket eBook owner, you have the right to update your software free of charge. When you update your software, you have access to all the current Rocket eBook features and functionality, along with the latest additions.

We encourage you to get the latest software:


1. Connect your Rocket eBook to your computer.

Make sure that the docking cradle is still connected to your computer and that the AC power adapter is plugged in. Then place your Rocket eBook in its cradle.

2. Connect to the Internet as you usually do.
3. Start the RocketLibrarian on your computer.
4. Select Online from the RocketLibrarian menu bar.
5. Choose Update Now.

This sends the latest firmware to your Rocket eBook, launches your Internet Browser and connects you to the Rocket Support site.

NOTE: If you get the latest firmware, it is important to continue with the following steps to download the latest RocketLibrarian software.

6. On your browser, click on Software Updates.
7. Click on the RocketLibrarian software link.

Your browser will display a download dialog box. Choose a location on your disk where you want to save the file.

8. Close the currently running RocketLibrarian.
9. Run the installation program for the latest RocketLibrarian software (the file you just downloaded).

To run the RocketLibrarian installation program, open Windows Explore (right-click over the Start menu) and go to the location where you saved the downloaded file. Double click on the file to run it.

10. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

NOTE: Since a previous version of the RocketLibrarian was already installed on your system, you'll see a dialog box when the RocketLibrarian starts up. The dialog asks if you want to reinstall the three preloaded titles.

If you reply Yes, you will get the latest versions of the titles that came with your Rocket eBook. Be aware that when you get the latest version of a RocketEdition, you'll lose any markups you may have saved for that title.


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