The Interpreter's Companion on CD-ROM
The Interpreter's Companion on CD-ROM contains two distinct versions of The Interpreter's Companion, Fourth Edition:
- The Interpreter's Companion/PDF
- The Interpreter's Companion for Palm
The Interpreter's Companion/PDF
The Interpreter's Companion/PDF is a CDROM-based version of The Interpreter's Companion, Fourth Edition. It is a Portable Document Format (PDF) file that contains all the text and graphics of The Interpreter's Companion, Fourth Edition. Also included in the PDF folder of the CD-ROM is Adobe®'s Acrobat Reader software, which allows you to display, navigate, search, and print The Interpreter's Companion/PDF.
- i486 or above processor
- Windows 95 or higher operating system
- 16 MB RAM
- 10 MB free hard disk space
- CDROM drive
The Interpreter's Companion/PDF can be copied onto your hard disk or run directly from the CDROM.
The Interpreter's Companion for Palm
The Interpreter's Companion for Palm is a text-only version of The Interpreter's Companion designed for use on Palm Pilot hand-held computers. This version uses the iSilo viewer software to let you display The Interpreter's Companion on your Palm device. All the files necessary for installation of the iSilo software and The Interpreter's Companion on your Palm device are included in the Palm folder of the CD-ROM.
You must have a Palm device in order to use these files. And you must have the software accompanying that device installed on a Windows-based computer.
6-6-05: The version of the iSilo viewer supplied on the CD-ROM is no longer compatible with the most recent versions of the Palm-OS. If you encounter problems installing and using the Palm version of The Interpreter's Companion, you can download an updated version of the iSilo viewer from the iSilo web site at www.isilo.com.
iSilo Viewer Trial Version
The version of iSilo included on the CD-ROM is a fully functional trial version, which functions for 30 days. If you want to continue using iSilo after the 30-day evaluation period, you must purchase a license from iSilo. You can register your copy at www.isilo.com for a nominal fee ($19.99, as of 6-6-05). When the 30-day trial period expires, if you have not registered your copy, iSilo automatically transitions to "free" mode. In free mode, iSilo does not support hyperlinks, which are necessary for practical use of The Interpreter's Companion for Palm.
Additional Materials Included on the CD-ROM
In addition to the two versions of The Interpreter's Companion described above, the CD-ROM also contains a variety of miscellaneous materials in the HTML folder:
- Articles by Holly Mikkelson
- List of Recommended Reference Works
- Tips for Taking the Federal Court Interpreters' Exam
- An Original Piano Composition by Gahan Willis
Most of these materials are identical to or derived from materials on this web site.