Standards on Disc

    Do I need to install ASTM Standards on Disc?

    Yes. Each time you insert your CD-ROM, the install.exe program will attempt to autorun. After the first successful install, you can let the re-install run or cancel it.

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    What are the system requirements for ASTM Standards on Disc?

    ASTM Standards on Disk requires a Windows PC with one DVD/CD-ROM drive; a current version of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; and Adobe Reader. For MAC users: This product is designed for PCs, but MAC users can use it. Open the TOC_MAC.htm file on the CD, agree to the license agreement, and find standards by using the Table of Contents link.

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    What do I need to view documents from ASTM Standards on Disc?

    Using ASTM Standards on Disc requires having both an up-to-date Internet browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) and Adobe Reader installed on your PC. The software will automatically open using Internet Explorer or Firefox, usually whichever you have set as your default browser. If you use Internet Explorer, and encounter any problems with ActiveX content, make sure your security settings in Internet Explorer are checked to allow active content from CDs to run and allow active content to run in files on My Computer.

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    Why do I need a web browser to use the ASTM software? Does the software operate over the Internet?

    ASTM Standards on Disc software uses a web browser interface to view and operate the software. It is absolutely neccessary to have an up-to-date version of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox to properly use the software. However, at no time in the search or viewing process of the software will it be neccessary to have an Internet connection.

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    Where can I obtain information about copying or distributing copies of ASTM standards?

    ASTM International provides the ability for customers who have already purchased an individual ASTM product or subscription service to get authorized permission to share content or make reproductions of its copyrighted materials in two offerings: PAY PER USE and ANNUAL LICENSE. For more information, go to http://www.astm.org/COPYRIGHT or contact ASTM Sales at 877-909-ASTM (2786) or sales@astm.org.

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    Are Admin Rights required for installation?

    Yes, in order to install the Standards on Disc software the user has to be an administrator of the computer in which they wish to install. If their company or industry has restrictions on admin rights, a user with admin rights will have to install this software for them. In many cases, this is IT staff. However, the Mac User install instructions will allow access to the Table of Contents containing standards without software installation. This is an alternative if the user does not have admin rights.

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    Why can’t I access any standards from the Main Menu?

    Unfortunately this is due to improper installation. The Main Menu of the CD will display implying installation was completed properly. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case and the user will not be able to access any files. Please unistall, and refer to the installation instructions to assist in re-installation.

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    Do I need to re-install the disc software every time I want to access my standards?

    No, once the CD is properly installed, re-installation is not necessary on the same computer, however the software will not run unless the CD is in the user’s CD drive. If the user is prompted to reinstall after the CD is reinserted, on the same computer, please choose Cancel. It will not affect software functionality.

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    If I installed the software on my PC and want to use my disc at another time, how do I access my standards?

    Once the disc has been reinserted in the computer CD drive, choose the ASTM BOS Volume XX.XX file.

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