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    2017 NEC PDF or EBook

    I have used the PDF version of the NEC for many years. Last cycle I got the redline version which was handy for me, as I am an instructor.

    What is the Ebook, and what are the advantages of it>
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    I am clueless, just use PDFs myself.

    NFPA has this, whatever it means:

    Enhanced eBooks

    NFPA is pleased to announce that many of our most popular documents are now available in an enhanced eBook format. This interactive technology brings our documents to life on iPads, iPhones, Androids, and most Web browsers.*

    Enhanced eBooks make it easy to search and scroll through documents, highlight specific content, bookmark pages or sections, and enlarge image views. You can also add private user notes — or make them public to solicit feedback from colleagues and subject matter experts. One enhanced eBook purchase gives you access to that title on up to three devices. You can view your eBook offline on your mobile device using the free Inkling app or access your eBook online through a Web browser. Watch the video below to learn more.
    http://www.nfpa.org/ebooks/?p=1
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    It sounds like the eBook format gives you back the ability to highlight and bookmark passages which they removed from the PDF version by locking it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    It sounds like the eBook format gives you back the ability to highlight and bookmark passages which they removed from the PDF version by locking it.
    I can highlight and comment in the 2014 pdf version. Bookmarking is locked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    It sounds like the eBook format gives you back the ability to highlight and bookmark passages which they removed from the PDF version by locking it.
    Is this new for the 2017 pdf?
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    I thought the ebook was for smart phones. Actually it may be for iphones and ipads also
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    Does the 2017 pdf limit any of the functionality of a normal pdf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Does the 2017 pdf limit any of the functionality of a normal pdf?

    I haven't noticed any issues
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    I have (and have had since near the release of 2014) the 2014 E book.

    It gives you a lot of the functionality that the older CD ROM versions had. All places where another code section is mentioned is a link that you can click on and go to that section. Most instances where a word appears that is defined by NEC is bold faced, and you can click on that word and a pop up bubble gives you the definition. It also has links for pop up bubbles in places where there was a change from 2011 that tell you what was changed.

    I found it easier to navigate then the PDF I had for 2011. The navigation pane breaks down to the 225.30 level and not just to Art 225, Art 230 level. Art 250 is a long section and is nice to break that one down further then just the title.

    It is also an on line application, not limited to one PC or other device, you can log in with your user name and password from any device. Get a new computer or smart phone - just log in, no reinstalling or dealing with additional licenses for more then one device. There is special app for smartphones that is better tailored for the phone - but is a free app. The app is for Inkling, which is a third party that hosts other E books, not a specific app for NEC itself. Otherwise the base version is a web browser based application.

    Not sure what changes may come with 2017, for the E-book or the PDF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    I have (and have had since near the release of 2014) the 2014 E book.

    Not sure what changes may come with 2017, for the E-book or the PDF.

    I think Teor was talking about changes from the 2014 to the 2017
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