When you’re scanning an IBM 6747 instruction guide with 150-plus pages it helps when those pages are hole punched in a ring binder …

No mold, no yellowed pages, no rusted staples, no dramas getting the pages to lie flat and flush on the bed of the scanner …

The original guide has five sections:

  • Setup Instructions
  • Basic Features
  • Advanced Features
  • Storage
  • Reference

From this I compiled two PDFs:

I excluded the Setup Instructions which, apart from three pages that show you how to remove and insert the batteries/battery holder (below), are non-essential pages related to unpacking the boxed typewriter.

A few more page previews …

Keyboard Height Adjustment …

Printwheels …

Printwheel keyboard IDs (a full list of alternate keyboard IDs/layouts is included in the Advanced Features section of the guide) …

Syllable and Permanent Hyphens …

 

Required Spaces …

Erasing in Proportional Spacing (PS) …

IBM EASYSTRIKE ribbons …

Separating the cassettes …

Latching the cassettes together …

Ordering Printwheels …

Storage …