General

The electronic formats offer a number of useful features, such as hyperlinks and instant search capability (see "Searching"), that are not possible with the paper format, while preserving the same layout as the printed documents.
Now also available from eVantage in eBook format:

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is used to protect copyrighted material from reproduction and redistribution.
  • Copy and paste function for text excerpts is enabled (5 page limit)
  • Limited printing (5 pages per print request) is permitted
  • Searching – content can be searched within a single eBook or across your entire collection
  • Table of Contents navigation for ease of use
  • Annotate and share your comments with other users
  • On-line and off-line access (maximum 4 devices permitted: 2 PCs and 2 mobile):
    • Off-line access can be achieved by downloading and installing a free DRM reader on to a maximum of 2 computers per user account.
    • eBooks can be accessed on-line on PCs via your favourite browser and on mobile devices by installing an app from the appropriate App store (Android, iOS, Chromebook).

For product details, to order and for support, visit the eVantage on-line store.

Secure PDF Files (Windows and Mac OSX only)

The 2005, 2010, and 2015 Code documents are available as secure PDF files (Single user, online; Single user, downloadable offline):

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is used to protect copyrighted material from reproduction and redistribution.
  • You will need to install a free DRM tool, FileOpen Plug-In for Adobe Acrobat or Reader, in order to view the documents.
  • Copy and paste function for text excerpts is enabled.
  • Limited printing is permitted. See "Printing" for details
  • The downloadable offline, single user file is locked to an individual computer and cannot be transferred. It cannot be installed on a network drive.

Preview a sample document (to view Secure PDF files go to http://www.adobe.com to download and install Adobe Reader and download and install the FileOpen plug-in (http://plugin.fileopen.com)).

NEW: Secure OPN Files (Windows, Mac OSX, and Android only

The 2005, 2010, and 2015 Code documents and Historical Codes are also available as secure OPN files (Single user, online). The CODES-GUIDES documents are provided in OPN file format as an alternative to PDF:

  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology is used to protect copyrighted material from reproduction and redistribution.
  • Copy and paste function for text excerpts is enabled. Please note that selecting content is limited for some older scanned publications in Historical Codes Collection. Use your operating system tools (such as Snipping Tool) to select content from pre-1995 Code documents.
  • Limited printing is permitted. See "Printing" for details
  • OPN files can be opened with Adobe FlashPlayer in a browser (PC/Mac/Win 8 tablet) (they do not require Adobe Reader/Acrobat and the FileOpen plug-in):
    Preview a sample document.
  • OPN files can be viewed on mobile devices using FileOpen Viewer (Android tablets only):
    Preview a sample document.

Updates

With the CODES-GUIDES Online Library subscriptions, you always have access to up-to-date publications, including any approved revisions and errata. Your main Library page shows the latest printing of your publication along with the previous printings. A Revisions and Errata section at the beginning of each Code lists the changes that have been made since the text was first published.

Searching

You can search for terms and phrases within your publications using the built-in search functionality of Acrobat Reader or FileOpen Viewer (not available in FileOpen Viewer on iOS/Android; use fully linked Index on these devices).

Printing

Limited printing is permitted for subscriptions as described below:

Codes - electronic products

  • Printing is permitted for downloadable offline PDF files (Single Download PDF) of the Codes publications.
  • Limited printing (20 pages per print request) is permitted for Single Online (PDF and OPN files) subscriptions to the Codes publications.

User's Guides - electronic products

  • Printing is disabled for downloadable offline PDF files (Single Download PDF) of all User's Guide publications.
  • Limited printing (20 pages per print request) is permitted for Single Online (PDF and OPN files) subscriptions to the User's Guide publications.

You can also copy and paste excerpts into a word-processing application, such as MS Word, and then print the page.

 

Copying

The publications to which you have subscribed are copyrighted by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and protected by Canadian Copyright Law and international treaty provisions. Your right to reproduce portions of the documents is limited by the license agreement: please read it carefully before copying any extracts. Extracts may only be incorporated into a single new document and must not be altered in any way that could affect their meaning. The source of extracts must be acknowledged.

You can copy document extracts (text, tables, figures and intent statements) into any word-processing or clipboard software using the Adobe Reader/Acrobat or Operating System built-in functionality:

  1. Text only: highlight the extract with the cursor and press the "Ctrl" and "c" keys simultaneously, or select "Edit" then "Copy" from the menu bar. This method does not preserve exact formatting of the content.
  2. Text, tables, figures, equations, etc.: scroll to the page/content that you want to copy and use your OS screen capture tool, such as Snipping Tool (Windows 7). This method copies content as an image and preserves the formatting of the extract as it appears in the document.
  3. Please note that selecting content is limited for some older scanned publications in Historical Codes Collection. Use your operating system tools (such as Snipping Tool) to select content from pre-1995 Code documents.

Product Comparison

2005 - 2015 Codes (see full list of available documents)

Features Single User, Subscription Single User, Downloadable eVantage Single Online/Downloadable eBooks
Access while connected to the Internet yes yes yes
Access while not connected to the Internet no yes yes
Term: Effective in perpetuityFootnote 1 yes yes no
Requires Username and Password yes yesFootnote 2 n/a
Requires Network Address Registration no no n/a
Computer-specific (not transferable and not accessible on another device) no yes yes
File Format: PDF yes yes n/a
File Format: OPN yes no n/a
Accessible on tablets yes no yes
Printing yesFootnote 1Footnote 3 yesFootnote 1 yesFootnote 1
Commenting yes yes yes
Content Copying yesFootnote 1 yesFootnote 1 yes
Updates (Revisions and Errata) included yes yes yes
Access to previous printings yes yes no

2005 - 2015 User's Guides (see full list of available documents)

Features Single User, Subscription Single User, Downloadable Concurrent User, SubscriptionFootnote 1 eVantage Single Online/Downloadable eBooks
Access while connected to the Internet yes yes yes yes
Access while not connected to the Internet no yes no yes
Term: 1 year yes no yes n/a
Term: Effective in perpetuityFootnote 2 no yes no n/a
Requires Username and Password yes yesFootnote 3 no yes
Requires Network Address Registration no no yes no
Computer-specific (not transferable and not accessible on another device) no yes noFootnote 4 yesFootnote 6
File Format: PDF yes yes yes n/a
File Format: OPN yes no yes n/a
Accessible on tablets yes no yesFootnote 6 yes
Printing yesFootnote 2Footnote 5 no yesFootnote 5 no
Commenting yes yes yes yes
Content Copying yesFootnote 2 yesFootnote 2 yesFootnote 2 yes
Updates (Revisions and Errata) included yes yes yes yes
Access to previous printings yes yes yes no

Historical Collection Codes and Guides (see full list of available Historical documents)

Features Single User, Subscription eVantage Single Online/Downloadable eBooks
Access while connected to the Internet yes n/a
Access while not connected to the Internet no n/a
Term: 1 year yes n/a
Requires Username and Password yes n/a
Requires Network Address Registration no n/a
Computer-specific (not transferable and not accessible on another device) no n/a
File Format: PDF yes n/a
File Format: OPN yes n/a
Accessible on tablets yesFootnote 3 n/a
Printing yesFootnote 2 n/a
Commenting no n/a
Content Copying yesFootnote 1Footnote 4 n/a
Updates (Revisions and Errata) included yes n/a