Q&A about: Reading Interface

In this post, I’ll share with you some answers to questions PressDisplay.com users asked about our reading interface.  Feel free to suggest other questions for this post and we’ll do our best to answer them. Also, don’t forget to check out the help files on PressDisplay.com related to this area.

1. I’d like to print out the whole paper.  How do I do that?
In PressDisplay.com a subscriber can print a single article (using the print icon in the tool bar at the top of the text view window) or a full page (using the print icon in the bottom tool bar).  So the only way to print the whole paper is to print it a page at a time.

I realize this is rather inconvenient, but it is designed to protect our publishers.   If we supported full paper printing, a monthly subscriber paying less than $10 per month could print an unlimited number of copies of a paper and sell them on the street, with no revenue going to the publisher.   We need to discourage this behavior, while still providing some printing capabilities to our subscribers.  So we compromised by offering page and article printing.

However, we do have other services at NewspaperDirect for people who want to print full newspapers.  Just check out our Print On Demand service for more information.

2. When will you offer Safari support?

We are pleased to share with you that Safari support is just around the corner.  Look for an announcement in the coming weeks.

3. What is SmartNavigation?
Our proprietary software processes newspaper files as they arrive from the publishers and intelligently recognizes images and articles. These files are then presented to readers in an interactive format, allowing readers even greater functionality from their selected publication. Coupled with the existing digital tools, SmartNavigation provides readers with advanced digital tools such as:

  • Table of Contents
    A table of contents will appear on the upper right hand side of the page. By simply moving your cursor over “A1 Front Page” a complete list of articles, by section, will appear. For fast linking to a specific article simply select the article and you will be automatically be directed to that article.
  • Article Text View
    Each article is recognized as unique object within the newspaper. This means that by simply selecting the title of any given article a plain text view will appear. This makes copying-cutting-and-pasting articles very efficient.
  • Article Jumps
    If an article is divided onto more than one page, simple click on the “See Article Y, Page X” and you will be immediately brought to the remainder of the article.
  • Instant Translation
    When an article is in a text view, readers have the option to translate the text into one of several major foreign languages. Simply select the desired translation language from the drop down menu. NewspaperDirect’s translation feature provides a general interpretation of an article’s content, but does not represent an exact translation. Please note that NewspaperDirect is not liable for the accuracy of any translation as all text are automatically translated without manual verification of correctness.

4. What is Article Rank?
Article Rank is the most innovative way of assessing the interest of any given article by our reader. The more time readers spend reading a given article, the higher the Article Rank of the article. By ranking articles this way, PressDisplay displays the articles that readers believe are most interesting. The Article Rank fluctuates though out the day; thereby, reflecting reader habits.   

5. Are there any translation capabilities on this site, or is every newspaper only readable in its native language?
All newspapers are published in their original language. NewspaperDirect’s proprietary SmartNavigation allows supported titles (distinguished by )to be translated into one of several major foreign languages. Simply click on the article title for a text view. Within the text view a toolbar will appear along the top of the article under “Translate to.” Simply select the language in which you wish to read the current article. An automatic translation will appear. This translation is a general interpretation of an article’s content, but does not represent an exact translation. Please note that NewspaperDirect is not liable for the accuracy of any translation.