Special note on CDs and Formats

Book Formats

These books are available in three different formats: WordPerfect 5.1, WordPerfect 6.1 and Adobe PDF.

The WordPerfect 5 versions of the books are designated with a "5" following their names, the WordPerfect 6 versions will have a "6" following their names and the Pdf versions will have a "pdf" following the names.

For example, the WordPerfect 5 version of the partnership book will be listed as Partnr5.wpd, the WordPerfect 6 version as Partnr6.wpd and the Adobe PDF version as Partnr.pdf.

The NAFTA WordPerfect 6.1 book contains an Appendix of reference forms not present in the WordPerfect 5.1 version because the forms could not be put into that format. Likewise, the Limited Liability Company Book is the same for each format except that the WordPerfect 5.1 version does not contain the California and Idaho forms for Articles of Organization which can be obtained from the Secretary of State. These forms are present in the WordPerfect 6.1 format.

WordPerfect Formats

The WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.1 formats are word processing formats. As such, the books are designed so that the forms contained therein can be completed on the computer and then run off on a printer thereby giving them a professional finish. Many word processing programs will convert these WordPerfect books into their formats but, in doing so, they may change the margins or fonts which might thereafter require some editing of the forms to once again give them a professional looking polish when printed. The word processing system, Word, for example, will convert WordPerfect 5.1 but will not convert WordPerfect 6.1. It is unknown if later Word versions will convert WordPerfect 6.1 as well as WordPerfect 5.1. Before ordering you should be aware of the capabilities of the word processing program which will be used to read these books.

The WordPerfect books were formatted using the Hewlett-Packard IID, III laser printers. Using a different printer will change the formatting a little so the index or table of contents may be off.

The NAFTA WordPerfect 6.1 book contains an Appendix of reference forms not present in the WordPerfect 5.1 version because the forms could not be put into that format. The forms are also present on the Adobe PDF version.

The Limited Liability Company Book is the same for each format except that the WordPerfect 5.1 version does not contain the California and Idaho forms for Articles of Organization which can be obtained from the Secretary of State. These forms are also available on the Adobe PDF version of the book.

PDF Formats

Besides the WordPerfect 5.1 and 6.1 formats, these books are also being offered in the PDF format. The PDF format is one recently developed for transmitting written material over the Internet. The PDF format basically presents the information in a completed page form. As such, each page of the book is just that, a completed page, which can not be altered by the computer. One advantage of this format is that the book always looks the same regardless of the computer or printer used run the page off.

Another advantage of the PDF format is that the customer does not need a word processing program to view or read the book. The book is viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which Adobe gives away absolutely free, on its web page, in order to get businesses, like Attorney Et Al., to use its software. When a person wants to complete a form or run off a page of the book, that form or page is simply printed. Blanks in the form can be filled in by hand or by typewriter, there is no editing done whatsoever on the computer.

The Acrobat Reader is provided free on the CD and is installed with a push of a button if it is not already on the useršs computer. Click here to download Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web page.

The following books are only presented in the Adobe PDF format:

The reason that these books are presented in the PDF format is that they contain large number of Official Forms. It was determined that the Adobe PDF format was the best one to use for their presentation in order to provide the easiest viewing and to avoid having the forms distorted by the reformatting of a printer. A Form directory is provided wherein the Forms for the Bankruptcy Books are presented in three subdirectories, PDF, Microsoft Word, and WordPerfect. So it is possible to complete the forms using either the Word or WordPerfect word processing systems.