How To Use JBook
To install JBook, follow these steps:
- Download and install a Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
- Download JBook
- Extract and Run JBook:
tar zxf ../jbook.tgz
- Unzip jbook.zip into a new directory called
- Run jbook.bat
Opening a local text
Type 'o' or choose 'Open' from the 'Book' menu. You will see a list
of texts available in the current directory. Select a text and
click 'OK'. That book will be displayed.
Downloading and opening a text from Project Gutenberg
Type 'g' or choose 'Open Remote Book' from the 'Book' menu. You
will see a list of texts available from Project Gutenberg. Select a
text and click 'OK'. That book will be downloaded and displayed.
Scrolling the text
To scroll the text line by line, use the up and down arrow keys. To
scroll the text down a page at a time, use Page Down or the
space bar. To scroll the text up a page at a time, use Page Up, or 'b'.
The text can be made to scroll automatically at a user-controlled
rate. 'a' turns autoscrolling on or off. 'i' increase the scrolling
rate, 'd' decreases it.
Changing the Font
Type 'f' or choose 'Choose Font' from the 'Settings' menu. You will
see a list of available fonts. Select one and click 'OK'. The text
will be redisplayed in that font.