I am a new admin user of CiviCRM and want to know how to download a copy of the latest Admin Guide rather than view online? This is referred to in the introduction and refers to the chapter 'History of this Guide' but I can't find a link to a file anywhere.
What follows are steps to download and view the User Guide offline using the MkDocs software.
Caveats: this solution (a) requires some technical skill to set up, and (b) still requires a web browser to read (though not an Internet connection).
Install pip (python package manager)
- OS X:
brew install python
sudo apt-get install python-pip python-wheel
- OS X:
sudo pip install mkdocs
Download the source files for the guide from GitHub.
git clone https://github.com/civicrm/civicrm-user-guide.git cd civicrm-user-guide
View through your browser at http://localhost:8000
More information about the process is available on the documentation page within the CiviCRM Developer Guide.
I'm not sure how you can get a download version of the Admin Guide other than to Copy and Paste.
On the CiviCRM Documentation wiki page at https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/CiviCRM+Documentation, in the bottom left hand corner, there is reference to some CiviCRM books that are available for purchase. I believe that if you use a discount code PACKT20, you can get a 20% discount but I haven't personally tested this out.
Hope this helps.