Using ASTM Standards Source DVD software requires having both an up-to-date Internet browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) and Adobe Acrobat 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 ActiveX content from CDs to run and allow active content to run in files on My Computer.
ASTM Standards Source DVD 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.
Yes, with each quarterly update the latest version of the software will need to be installed. A complete installation is necessary so that not only are the latest versions of all ASTM standards available, but that also new software enhancements will be added to your system.
ASTM makes every effort to have the very latest standards on each DVD update. Unfortunately, due to the time it takes to edit, print, publish and convert to DVD, occasional standards will miss the deadline for DVD distribution but will still be available through other ASTM document delivery systems. In these cases the updated standard will be on the next DVD edition.
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You must contact ASTM to purchase the networked version of the software. At that time you will receive support on configuring the network version.
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