Originally Posted by aukc
welcome, now if I could just find the Service Manual online, and the parts diagrams and part# lists online, I'd be set
*gack* Not if they're in the same form of PDF as these things, you won't.
I downloaded the '93 manual and it'* 16 Meg in size, just for 322 small pages. The mind boggles at what the service manuals (two for 1993, each the size of a fat telephone book) would be like in this same format.
I mean, I'm grateful to get them in PDF form at all, of course, but the way these were done is really inefficient. They're basically scanned, rasterized images rather than actual PDF _documents_ and have none of the really useful PDF features (indexing, hyperlinks, etc.) that could easily be added. In this current form they're essentially no better than color faxes.
They were not generated from the original document files; they appear to be scans that were processed via Acrobat Capture, with PDF generated via an older version of the Adobe PDF Library. This is better than nothing at all, but could be a lot better than this. We do contracted sales, distribution and Tech Support of the Adobe PDF Library as our business, so in a way it'* kind of painful for me to look at this and see how close this comes to being a useful solution, if they'd only done a proper conversion in the first place.
What'* the story behind these things, anyway? Were they done by some branch of GM, or by a third-party outfit?