How to Use
On the touch panel, you can perform various functions by using
your ꢀnger or the supplied stylus.
The Reader comes installed with a built-in rechargeable battery.
First, charge the Reader battery, as battery power may not be
sufꢀcient immediately after purchase.
The Reader has various advanced features to enhance its
usability. You can use them from the menus displayed by pressing
the SEARCH button, the (Size) button or the OPTION button.
Reader (with Soft cover and
Quick Start Guide (this
You can purchase (download) eBooks from the online eBook
Store from Sony to your computer.
Turn on the Reader.
By tapping on the touch panel, you can select an item on the
menu or list, etc.
USB cable (1)
eBook Library software
Memory slot protective
When you turn on the Reader for the ꢀrst time after purchase,
the touch panel calibration screen appears. Follow the on-
screen instructions and complete the calibration process.
• Search menu: The Search menu enables you to ꢀnd a book or a
• The following explains how to import/transfer/read eBooks. For
details on other content formats supported by the Reader, refer to
the User’s Guide included on the CD-ROM.
• Size menu: The Size menu enables you to adjust text size, and
zoom in/out Book page.
• Option menu: The Option menu enables you to create Notes, jump
to page, etc.
Connect the Reader to your computer via USB cable.
Connect the Reader to your computer using the supplied USB
cable. The indicator lights up red while charging, and goes off
when charging is complete.
This CD-ROM will not play in an audio CD player.
• To purchase (download) eBooks, you need to prepare an Internet-
accessible environment on your computer.
You can adjust the text size to enhance the readability from the
Size menu. In the Size menu, tap the desired size icon.
Slide POWER switch
Turn on the Reader, then connect it to your computer
using the supplied USB cable.
Book page in “S” size
Book page in “L” size
Slide POWER switch.
By tapping twice (double-tap) on the touch panel, you can create
bookmarks, select a word on a Book page to search in the
Search menu, etc.
Quick Start Guide
Guide de démarrage
To USB Connector
To USB connector
You can annotate a book by creating a bookmark, a highlight or
To create a bookmark or a highlight, use the tool bar, which can
be displayed by tapping “Create/Edit Notes” in the Option menu.
To create a comment, use the Comment editor, which can be
displayed by tapping a bookmark or a highlighted word.
When you connect the Reader to your computer,
USB) is displayed on the Reader’s screen. If the
When you connect the Reader to your computer with eBook
Library started, the date and time of the Reader is automatically
synchronized with your computer clock.
Portable Reader System
battery has been fully depleted, it takes approximately
until is displayed, during which time you will not be able to turn
on the Reader by the POWER switch. In this case, wait until
Click the Start menu, then select “All Programs” –
“Reader” – “eBook Library” to start eBook Library.
By dragging on the touch panel, you can turn a page, drag a
magniꢀed page in Zoom mode or select a word to highlight.
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The charge indicator lights up in red while
while the Reader is charging.
is not displayed,
Click “eBook Store” in the Source view of eBook Library.
The eBook Store page appears.
• If the remaining battery power of
is low, charging via USB connection may not be possible.
• If you connect the Reader to notebook computer which is not
connected to an AC outlet, the battery of the notebook computer will be
drained. Do not leave the Reader connected to notebook computer
which is not connected to an AC outlet for an extended period.
connected notebook computer
Displays the Option menu.
Follow the instructions in the store to authorize the
Reader and your computer.
The serial number provided for this unit is required for customer registration. The
label on the back of the unit. Do not remove the label.
Authorization is required only on the ꢀrst visit to the eBooks
Store from Sony.
Displays the Size menu.
number is on
Displays the Search menu.
The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the unit. Record them in the
space provided below. Refer to these numbers in the spaces whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ___________________________
Serial No. ___________________________
Follow the instructions in the store to purchase
Displays the Home menu.
The Reader can also be charged by connecting to an AC outlet
using the AC Adaptor for Reader (AC-S5220E) (optional).
Downloaded eBooks are automatically imported to “Library”
in the Source view of eBook Library.
For more details about the advanced features, refer to the User’s
The touch panel gives you simple access to the various
functions on the Reader.
• You can reverse the direction of dragging in the Settings menu. For
details, refer to “Changing Settings” in the User’s Guide.
The Reader has a Power Management feature to avoid
unnecessary battery consumption.The Power Management
operates as follows:
Replacement or repair of a broken or scratched touch panel is not covered by the
Do not drop or submit the Reader to excessive shock.
Do not poke people using the supplied stylus.
Do not treat or use the supplied stylus roughly by bending it, or scratching the touch
panel with it.
Use the supplied stylus only for the operation on the touch panel.
The supplied stylus enables you to perform precise
operations such as highlighting, on the touch panel.
After 60 minutes of inactivity, the Reader enters sleep mode
automatically while the battery power is consumed slightly.
By holding on the touch panel after dragging, you can turn
Included with the Reader is this Quick Start Guide and the User’s
Guide. Additionally, after installing the supplied eBook Library, you can
refer to the Help within eBook Library.
days of inactivity, the Reader automatically
shutdown and stops consuming the battery power.
If the battery power is at a low level, the Reader will shutdown after 60 minutes
The supplied stylus is stored on the right side of the Reader. Pull
it out from the top when you use it.
Do not use
damaged or deformed stylus.
The contents of each book pre-installed on this product are copyrighted works, edited
with the cooperation of the publisher and editor hereto mentioned.
Copyright laws prohibit copying the data of this product or the contents of this manual
illustrations, related documents, etc.) in whole or in part without the permission of the
Contains instructions for advanced features of the Reader and
You can shutdown the Reader in one of the following ways.
• eBooks can be read in eBook Library using your computer. For
more information about using eBook Library, refer to the eBook
Slide the POWER switch and hold it for more than 3
copyright holder. Additionally, use of the data of this product or the contents of this
manual is not allowed without Sony’s permission except for personal use.
Use “Device Shutdown” in the Settings menu. For details,
refer to the User’s Guide.
SONY and the SONY logo are registered trademarks of Sony Corporation.
BBeB, BBeB Book, and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“Memory Stick”, “Memory Stick Duo”, “Memory Stick PRO”, and their logos are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
The PDF ꢀle of the User’s Guide is
provided on the supplied CD-ROM.
Click the Start menu at the bottom
left of the Desktop, then select “All
Programs” – “Reader” – “PRS-700
User’s Guide” to start Adobe Reader
and open the User’s Guide.
Check that eBook Library is running and that the Reader
is connected to your computer using the USB cable.
“Reader” appears in the Source view of eBook Library.
registered trademark, and Dutch, Font Fusion, and Swiss are
trademarks, of Bitstream Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are trademarks or registered
Turn on the computer and start Windows.
Log on using an account with administrator privileges and
connect to the Internet with your computer.
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into your computer’s drive.
The launcher appears and prompts you to conꢀgure your
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or other countries.
Adobe, the Adobe logo, Reader and PDF are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
For details on how to use Adobe
Reader, refer to Adobe Reader Help.
When you put the supplied stylus back into the holder, make sure
to insert it fully to the bottom of the holder.
Click “Library” in the Source view, then click (List view).
The View area is switched to the List view and all the content
in Library is listed.
• To view the User’s Guide,
Adobe Reader or Acrobat
needs to be installed.
Adobe Reader can be
downloaded by selecting
“Get Adobe® Reader®”
on the launcher.
SD Memory Card slot
Used to insert a SD Memory Card (optional).
Select “Install eBook Library.”
The Install Wizard screen appears. Follow the on-screen
instructions to install.
Subsequently, install the User’s Guide as well by selecting
All other system names and product names appearing in this document are generally
the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective manufacturers. Further, the
and registered trademark
symbols are not indicated throughout this
“Memory Stick Duo” slot
Used to insert a “Memory Stick Duo” Memory Card (optional).
Install PRS-700 User’s Guide” on the launcher.
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Documentation ©2008 Sony Corporation
Switches on/off the Reader.
If the installation is not successful, refer to “When installation is
not successful – Q&A” on this Quick Start Guide.
Provides detailed information about using eBook Library and the
Lights up in red while charging, and goes off when charging
Flashes orange while the Reader is accessing your computer
ꢀDouble-click the eBook Library icon ( ) on theWindows
What You Can Do with Reader
Click “Help” − “eBook Library
You can also start eBook Library by clicking the Start menu and
then selecting “All Programs” “Reader” “eBook Library.”
In the Home menu, tap
The Book list appears.
Thank you for purchasing this Sony Portable Reader System PRS-700.
Read through this Quick Start Guide to prepare the Reader for use.
Once initial preparation is complete, you can transfer content from your
computer to the Reader to take it anywhere you wish.
Also ꢁashes in orange while switching the Reader on or off.
• When you click “Books,” “Audio” or “Pictures” in the Source
There is an index bar on the right side of
the list, in which books are sorted
alphabetically. If your desired book is
not displayed in the list, tap the initial
letter of the book.
Holes for soft cover attachment
view, only their respective content types are displayed.
numyobuncaliilcsk. (Thumbnail view), content can be displayed
> (Page Turn) buttons
You can also turn pages using the touch panel.
Select the content you want to transfer from the list.
To select multiple content, click the content while holding
down the Ctrl key.
Returns to the previous menu.
It is recommended that you perform customer registration by
registering your contact information, which enables Sony to send you
information regarding technical support, software updates, etc.
If you want to continue reading from the
If you encounter an issue, try the following.
Drag the content from the list to “Reader” in the Source
last displayed page, tap
Hole for hand strap
Used to attach the hand strap (optional).
Reading) in the Home menu.
If you cannot install eBook Library
Refer to “When installation is not successful – Q&A” in this Quick Start
Read this manual for initial preparation.
Charge the Reader.
Select “Product Registration Website” on the launcher.
The content is transferred to the Reader.
Install eBook Library on your computer.
Switches on/off the built-in light.
Tap the desired book in the list.
The cover page of the book appears.
If you have read the book before, the
last displayed page of the book
For other issues
Refer to the “Troubleshooting” section in the User’s Guide.
DC IN jack
The following are requirements to use eBook Library.
Used to connect the AC Adaptor for Reader (AC-S5220E)
If the issue persists
Import eBooks from an online eBook store, or
from your computer.
Used to connect the USB cable (supplied).
Windows Vista Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Home Basic
Visit the support site.
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/readersupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
Used to connect headphones (optional).
Windows Vista Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
VOL –/+ button
If the issue still persists
On the Book page, drag on the page
Resets the Reader if no operation is possible.
• Do not disconnect the USB cable from the Reader while data is
• Safely disconnects the Reader from your computer once all
transfer activity has been completed. Before you disconnect the
Reader, click (Eject) button, and then disconnect from the
or press the
turn a page.
> (Page Turn) button to
Contact Sony Support.
For customers in the USA:
To return to the previous page, drag the
opposite direction or press the <
(Page Turn) button.
800 MHz Celeron class processor or better
picture fles, etc.)
128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows Vista)
Phone number: 1-877-899-7669
For details, refer to “Troubleshooting” in the User’s Guide.
Free space on 20 MB or more
Depending on the content amount, more space may
Online eBook store
Do not leave the Reader connected for extended periods to a
notebook computer that is not connected to AC power, because
the Reader may drain the computer’s battery.
Content that you already have can also be transferred.
For details on content type compatible with the Reader,
refer to the User’s Guide.
High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels or more (True
Color, 1280 × 1024 pixels, or more recommended)
• If the computer enters
power saving mode, such as the system
Press the (Back) button.
suspend, sleep or hibernation while the Reader is connected to the
computer directly, the Reader battery will not be charged. Instead,
the Reader will continue to draw power from its battery, discharging it.
Other devices CD-ROM drive, USB port, pointing device such as
mouse or track pad
Internet connection (broadband recommended, some fees may apply) is
also required on your computer.
Press the HOME button.
On transferring via
• To transfer eBooks to
memory card in the Reader, then follow the above steps (except
drag and drop the content on “Memory Stick on Reader/SD Card
on Reader” in step 4). For details, refer to “Transferring content via
a memory card on the Reader, insert the
Transfer content from your computer to the
Reader using eBook Library.
This software is not supported by the following environments:
An operating system other than those included above
Personally built computer or operating system
Upgraded manufacturer-installed operating system
With memory card slot on your computer or a memory card
memory card” in the User’s Guide.
reader, you can also transfer content directly to the memory card
and then insert it in the Reader.
If a memory card is inserted in your computer or a memory card
reader, the memory card icon appears in the Source view. Follow
the above steps (except drag and drop the content on “Memory
Q1Does your computer meet system requirements?
A1 Check that your computer meets the system requirements listed above.
Stick on PC/SD Card on PC” in step 4) to transfer to
a memory card.
• When inserting the memory card into the Reader, it may take time
for the Reader to recognize the content ꢀles in the memory card if
the capacity of the content ꢀles stored on the memory card is large.
Q2Were you logged on as an “Administrator,” did you close all running
software programs before beginning the installation?
A2 Log on as “Administrator.”
Close all running soꢀtware programs, including background programs such as
• You can also purchase and transfer Adobe DRM protected content
using Adobe Digital Editions 1.5 or later.
For details about usage or support, refer to the Adobe information
page at the following web site:
Enjoy content on the Reader.
Q3The set-up program does not start automatically.
A3 Iꢀ the set-up program does not start automatically when you insert the CD-ROM,
click “Start” on the Windows taskbar, click “My Computer,” and then double-click
the optical disc drive icon to start the program.
Q4Is the progress bar in the installation window moving, and the access
lamp of the CD drive ꢀashing?
A4 When the bar is moving and the lamp is ꢁashing, the installation is still in
progress. Please wait ꢀor the installation to fnish.
If the solutions listed here do not resolve the issue, refer to “Support” in
this Quick Start Guide.
For the latest information on eBook Library and to download any software
updates, visit the Web site:
For customers in the USA: http://www.sony.com/readersupport
For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
The Reader is pre-installed with sample data.
If you delete the sample data, you cannot restore it, and nor will be
supplied with any replacement data.