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Fishbowl uses a Book Creator that allows users to create, save, share, print, and download their very own customized manual! The Book Creator allows users to add their own pages to a book, providing each user with a personalized manual that suits their job description and needs perfectly. Fishbowl also provides some default saved books, such as a Complete User Manual and more.


Saved Books

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Saved books can be viewed in Category:Books. To the right of every saved book are several links that will allow the book to be downloaded, printed, or edited.

Create a custom book

The following instructions will help users to create, share, or print their own customized user manual. Users will have the ability to add and delete pages as desired. Multiple books may be created per user and may also be shared or downloaded via PDF format.

Enable the Book Creator

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Add/Remove pages

Add pages

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Remove pages

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Organize a Book

A book may be created by choosing the Show Book link on the Book Creator toolbar. The user will then be taken to a page titled Manage your Book. Here the user may create a title for their book, as well as organize their book by creating chapters, alphabetizing, and moving pages around to be seen in specific order. When a book is created, we recommend to either save and share the book, print, or download it PDF immediately as the Book Creator does have a time limit. After a couple hours of inactivity, the pages put on a book that have not been saved will be removed.

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Print, Download, and Save a book

The Manage your Book page is also where users may order a printed copy of their book, download in PDF format, or save and share their book. Using the Save and Share option saves the book to Fishbowl's wiki. Books will be saved in Category:Books where they may be viewed by other users. Downloading a PDF version is done quickly and efficiently, only taking a few minutes to completely generate. If a user wishes to print their manual, they may do so through PediaPress. Simply choose the Preview with PediaPress option to view formatting, choose colors and binding style for the book.

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Disable the Book Creator

The book creator may be disabled by simply choosing the disable option next to the Book Creator toolbar shown on the top of each page. If the Book Creator toolbar is not visible, than the Book Creator has not yet been enabled. Once the Book Creator is disabled, all books that have not been saved will be removed. Books that have been saved through the Save and Share option will still be able to find them in Category:Books, even after the Book Creator has been disabled.

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