This may be a bit obscure....but here goes..
A guy that I have been tutoring in I.T. has acquired an old Compaq laptop 'to practice on'. It is actually rather good (in this situation) but he needs a bit of technical know-how.
I have downloaded a 'user manual' which is a PDF file on a floppy disc.
Problem is, he has ONLY a floppy disc drive for input and NO internet access. I have tried Adobe website to see if I can get a PDF reader that will be small enough to go on a floppy, but they are no help at all!
Can any of you wise-guys point me in the right direction.
A PDF reader that I can download onto a 1.44Mb floppy and pass on to load into his laptop?
How could I accomplish this?
Would it be possible to link from MY USB to HIS printer port?
If so...then what? How do I transfer the files?
Connections and set-up issues are not really my sort of thing! Anything more complex than bunging a floppy in is a bit too technical
He hasn't got an unzipping program either, so that would be another thing to install!
I think I may just give up on this one.
I could always go through the 133 pages of the booklet and print out the ones that say anything useful!
Thanks for the suggestions, anyway.
Don't give up! There are numerous freeware programs which will not only span a zip across multiple floppies, but also make it self-extracting so you don't need a separate unzipping program. Have a look here http://www.a1b2c3.com/free/comp06.htm for some links.
Chainsaw (104K) http://download.com.com/3000-2248-10....html?tag=free Splits large files for easier transfer and recombines them with a batch file. The setup file for Adobe Reader 6.02 is only 16 Mbytes. If the laptop is really old, he might be better off with version 5.0
Probably your best bet will be 'Foxit PDF Reader', forget the bloated Adobe one. You can download it at http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php - it downloads as a 800 KB zip file and extracts to require 1.6MB of hard drive space.
If you don't have an unzip program on the laptop, I'd suggest converting the .zip to a self extractor using your own Winzip installation - it'll still fit onto a floppy. Drop me an email if you'd like me to make it into a selfextractor.