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dxbook(1X)							    dxbook(1X)

NAME
       dxbook - Invokes Bookreader.

SYNOPSIS
       dxbook [flags ] [ bookshelf book [ section ] ]

PARAMETERS
       Specifies  a  bookshelf	file.	If  you	 do not include this argument,
       Bookreader uses the file specified by  the  DECW_BOOKSHELF  environment
       variable.   If  DECW_BOOKSHELF  is  not	defined,  Bookreader  uses the
       default bookshelf file, /usr/lib/dxbook/library.decw_bookshelf.	If the
       argument specified is a book file, Bookreader first opens the bookshelf
       file as if no argument were specified, but the Library window starts up
       iconified.   Bookreader	then  opens the specified book.	 Specifies the
       symbol name for a Topic to be opened in the specified book file.	  Sec‐
       tion  is a symbolic name that the book's author has defined to be asso‐
       ciated with a section title.  This is useful for books  that  you  have
       written or whose source files you have access to.

FLAGS
       Specifies  the display screen on which dxbook displays its windows.  If
       the display flag is not specified, dxbook uses the display screen spec‐
       ified  by  the  DISPLAY environment variable.  The display flag has the
       format hostname:number.number.  Using two colons (::)  instead  of  one
       (:)  causes  DECnet  to be used for transport.  The setting :0.0 is the
       default.	 For more information, see X(1X).  This flag is	 the  same  as
       the -d flag.

DESCRIPTION
       Bookreader lets you read online documentation.

       The  dxbook  command  runs  Bookreader.	You can also run Bookreader by
       selecting the Bookreader item from the Applications menu of the Session
       Manager.

       Bookreader  has	three  windows: Library window, Navigation window, and
       Topic window.  The Library window lists the libraries, bookshelves  and
       books available to read.	 The Navigation window displays a book's table
       of contents, index, and other directories such as tables and  examples.
       The  Topic  window  displays  the contents of the book section you have
       selected to read.

       A library is a group of bookshelves and books.  A bookshelf is a	 group
       of  related  books and possibly other bookshelves.  To view a book that
       is in a shelf, you first open the shelf by double clicking MB1  on  the
       shelf  title  in	 the Library window.  When you open a shelf, a list of
       the books and bookshelves in that shelf appears in the Library window.

       You open a book by double clicking MB1 on the book title in the Library
       window.	 The table of contents for that book appears in the Navigation
       window.

       You can move through a book's contents in the Topic  window  using  the
       scroll bar and the Go Back, Topic, and Screen buttons.

       In  the	Topic window, a reference in the text to a figure, a table, or
       an example is a hotspot.	 That is, if you position the pointer  at  the
       reference  and  double click MB1, the figure, table, or example is dis‐
       played in a separate window.  A figure, table, or example can  also  be
       displayed by selecting it from the book's table of contents in the Nav‐
       igation window.

       Cross-references to other sections of text are also  hotspots.	Double
       click  on  a reference to another section to display the new section in
       the Topic window.

       Hotspots are normally highlighted only when you move the	 pointer  over
       the  reference.	 You can cause hotspots to be continuously highlighted
       by choosing the Hotspots menu item from the Topic window View menu.

   Specifying Libraries
       When you first run Bookreader, the list of bookshelves and  books  that
       appears in the Library window is the top-level library.	A special file
       called the bookshelf file contains an entry for each bookshelf and book
       that  appears  in the top-level library.	 You can specify the bookshelf
       file explicitly, using the bookshelf argument on the command line.   If
       the  bookshelf argument is not included or does not contain an explicit
       pathname	 specification,	 Bookreader  uses  the	environment  variables
       DECW_BOOK  and  DECW_BOOKSHELF to locate the bookshelf file.  Specifies
       the search path for book and bookshelf files.  Separate multiple	 path‐
       names with spaces.  If DECW_BOOK is not set and no explicit pathname is
       specified on the command line, Bookreader looks for book and  bookshelf
       files in /usr/lib/dxbook.  Specifies the bookshelf file.	 If DECW_BOOK‐
       SHELF is not set and the bookshelf argument is not included on the com‐
       mand    line,   Bookreader   looks   for	  a   bookshelf	  file	 named
       library.decw_bookshelf.

	      If DECW_BOOKSHELF is not set, but DECW_BOOK is, Bookreader looks
	      for  bookshelf  files  named  library.decw_bookshelf  using  the
	      search path specified by DECW_BOOK.

       The environment variables allow you to have Bookreader recognize	 addi‐
       tional  books  or  bookshelf  files.  You can store bookshelf files and
       their associated book files in different directories, and set the envi‐
       ronment	variable DECW_BOOK to specify all the pathnames.  For example,
       you have the  default  bookshelf	 and  books  in	 /usr/lib/dxbook,  and
       another bookshelf with its books in /usr/local/lib/localbooks.  You set
       DECW_BOOK to specify both pathnames:

       setenv DECW_BOOK ""/usr/lib/dxbook /usr/local/lib/localbooks""

       All titles appear in the Library window when you run Bookreader.

X DEFAULTS
       The dxbook application reads the .Xdefaults  file  during  startup  and
       uses the appropriate resource specification to customize the appearance
       or characteristics of its displayed dxbook window.  The	format	for  a
       resource specification in the .Xdefaults file is:

       [name*]resource:	  value	 Specifies  the	 application  name or the name
       string that restricts the resource assignment to that application or to
       a  component of an application.	If this argument is not specified, the
       resource assignment is globally available to all X applications.	 Spec‐
       ifies  the resource.  Specifies the value that is to be assigned to the
       resource.

       For more information, see X(1X).

       Because each toolkit-based application can consist of a combination  of
       widgets	(for example, push buttons and a scroll bar), you can form the
       name string by adding widget class and name identifiers to the  string.
       For  further  information  about adding class and name identifiers, see
       X(1X).

       For dxbook, the application class identifier is	DXBookreader  and  the
       application name identifier is dxbook.

       Bookreader  has	three class names: Specifies resources for the Library
       window.	Specifies resources  for  the  Navigation  window.   Specifies
       resources for the Topic window.

       The following resources are available for dxbook: Specifies the Naviga‐
       tion window background color. Use only  with  the  BookreaderNavigation
       name  identifier.   The default is white.  Specifies the Navigation and
       Topic window foreground color.  Use only with the  BookreaderNavigation
       and BookreaderTopic name identifiers.  The default is black.  Specifies
       the x-coordinate for the top left corner of  the	 specified  Bookreader
       window.	 The defaults are 3 for the Library and Navigation windows and
       408 for the Topic window.  Specifies the y-coordinate for the top  left
       corner of the specified Bookreader window.  The defaults are 25 for the
       Library window, 80 for the Navigation window, and  75  for  the	Topic
       window.	Specifies the width in millimeters of the specified Bookreader
       window.	The defaults are 98 for the Library window, 101 for the	 Navi‐
       gation  window,	and 159 for the Topic window.  Specifies the height in
       millimeters of the specified Bookreader window.	The defaults  are  100
       for  the Library window, 145 for the Navigation window, and 178 for the
       Topic window.  Specifies whether Bookreader starts up with the  Library
       window  displayed,  or starts up as an icon.  Setting the initial state
       to 3 causes Bookreader to start up as  an  icon.	  The  default	is  3.
       Specifies  a  top level shelf to expand when opening the Library window
       at startup.  The default is the first top level shelf.  Last  and  none
       can  also be specified.	Specifies the number of pixels to offset the x
       coordinate of subsequent Navigation windows when more than one is open.
       Use only with the BookreaderNavigation and BookreaderTopic name identi‐
       fiers.  The defaults are 0 for the Navigation window  and  35  for  the
       Topic  window.	Specifies the number of pixels to offset the y coordi‐
       nate of subsequent windows when more than one is open.  Use  only  with
       the  BookreaderNavigation  and  BookreaderTopic	name identifiers.  The
       default is 35.  Specifies the maximum default Topic window width.   Use
       only  with  the	BookreaderTopic	 name identifier.  The default is 765.
       Specifies the maximum default Topic window height.  Use only  with  the
       BookreaderTopic	name  identifier.   The	 default is 645.  Specifies if
       hotspots are turned on by default.  Use only with  the  BookreaderTopic
       name  identifier.   The	default is false.  Specifies if extensions are
       turned on by default.  Use only with the BookreaderTopic	 name  identi‐
       fier.  The default is true.

       Bookreader  does not save any of its resources, so it is safe to modify
       all of them locally.

       In all cases, .mm_width	and .mm_height are specified  in  millimeters.
       The  .x_offset  and  .y_offset specify the relative placement of subse‐
       quent instances of the same type of window.

EXAMPLES
       To change the foreground color of the Bookreader windows, add the  fol‐
       lowing entry to your .Xdefaults file:

	      dxbook*foreground:   yellow  To cause Bookreader to always start
	      up as an icon, add this entry to your .Xdefaults file:

	      *BookreaderLibrary.initialState: 3  To  reposition  the  Library
	      window to the bottom right corner of your screen, add this entry
	      to your .Xdefaults file:

	      dxbook.BookreaderLibrary.x:     -0   dxbook.BookreaderLibrary.y:
	      -0  To  implement	 tear-off menus in each of the Bookreader win‐
	      dows, add these entries to your .Xdefaults file:

	      *BookreaderLibrary*tearOffModel: XMTEAR_OFF_ENABLED *Bookreader‐
	      Navigation*tearOffModel:	   XMTEAR_OFF_ENABLED	  *Bookreader‐
	      Topic*tearOffModel: XMTEAR_OFF_ENABLED

FILES
       Bookreader binary Default bookshelf

RELATED INFORMATION
       Bookreader Online Help

       Using Bookreader

       To use Bookreader online help, choose an item from the Help menu.   The
       Using Bookreader document is available in the default bookshelf.

								    dxbook(1X)
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