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    Field Supervisor 500+ Posts Scott_Lewis's Avatar
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    Question Still use paper manuals?

    I was just wondering how prevalent paper manuals are. Is everyone but us using laptops for their manuals, now?


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    Vulcan Inventor of Death 1,000+ Posts Mr Spock's Avatar
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    I use both pdf for searching and basic info and hard print for wiring.

    And Star Trek was just a tv show...yeah right!

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    It's not easy being green 1,000+ Posts Cipher's Avatar
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    I always use a laptop now, it's just so much more convenient.

    But we do have a old school tech that just cannot get to grips with using a computer, so he still keeps his own personal library of printed manuals.

    - I know what I need to know as I need to know it, but knowing is not enough I must understand what I know.

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    Still use paper manuals?

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    we have pdf for the field and always end up printing a hard copy for the shop. I also have some old school tech's to work with.


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    we use both laptop and paper..mostly laptop now but still have the "library" for shop .


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    i use both, cd in the field and hard copy in the shop.

    i like to use the hard copy for training and test, i feel more comfrontable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_lewis View Post
    I was just wondering how prevalent paper manuals are. Is everyone but us using laptops for their manuals, now?
    97% Laptop. I have my most common machines on my hard drive and everything else on 3 CD's.


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    Yeah much the same as you guys, got an external hdd with everything backed up onto it so much easier to find something on pdf, but have got most of the main manuals on paper as well. Still like to be able to use a paper manual at times.


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    All our Techs have laptops. We still use paper manuals in shop. Mostly because they're for dinosaur equipment. Soon that will be history. I'm scanning any old manuals to pdf's.

    My mission here on Earth is to help all you Dum-Dums!

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    I use both, laptop in my van since allows more space for parts, but I prefer hard copy since they are much easier to "flip" through.


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