System documentation
for end users, administrators and developers


User documentation is available as PDF download.

BSCW version 5.0

PDF BSCW User Manual (english, 5 MB)

PDF BSCW Handbuch (german, 6 MB)

PDF BSCW Manuel (french, 7 MB)

PDF BSCW Admin Manual (english, 2.4 MB)

There is also a spanish user manual available, provided by our partner Ivan Andrade.

Note:  to view PDF files you need the Acrobat Reader.


The BSCW help is available as online-help (in HTML format). You can also install the BSCW help locally. Note that starting with BSCW 4.5 the help is included in the distribution and therefore already available to your users at your site (when operating your own BSCW server).

BSCW Version 5.0

ZIP BSCW Help in HTML format (Zip archive, 4 MB)

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API – Docs for Developers

Developer documentation is available as PDF document introducing the BSCW API concepts and a complete API reference.

BSCW version 5.0

PDF BSCW API introduction (English)

ZIP BSCW API reference (English)

ZIP BSCW API Clients (source code samples in Java and Python)

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