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Printing from Recent Issue

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 10:32 am
by Jon Elion
What is the status of printing from a recent issue? Searching the forum, I have seen several status reports, but uncertain what should be possible.

I am trying to print 2 pages from August 2016 to PDF on Windows 10 using Chrome browser. I got to the issue from the main page of the magazine using the "Issues" button on the top navigation bar. The resulting navigation bar on the right has "hover help" or "tool tips" if the mouse cursor hovers over an icon. Hovering over the Contents icon shows: View/print/email/download complete articles in several formats. View index of the edition. The first sentence is not implemented or possible. Hovering over the Pages icon shows: View thumbnail images of all pages in the publication. Download pages as PDF files. The first sentence works, there is not such functionality for the second sentence.

Clicking with the magnifying glass icon on a page produces four icons in the upper right corner, the first one of shows: Print, email or download selected content. Aha! Progress! That produces the familiar single-page screen to select the rectangular region of interest to be downloaded. Clicking the Download/Print finally downloads a PDF file. Alas, that file is 0 bytes long and useless.

I tried getting to old issues via the Issues icon on the right-hand navigation bar, but that went nowhere except to show "Waiting for" forever, and never did fill up with back issues to choose from.

Is this a known situation that is being worked on? Ignored? Is there simply no way to convert pages from a recent edition to PDF? Something else I should be doing instead?


Re: Printing from Recent Issue

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 12:01 pm
by Richard Kaufman
Thanks for the note: the "Print" button seems to have vanished from the tool bar! Since it's July 3, it will take some days to get it fixed.

Re: Printing from Recent Issue

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 12:07 pm
by Bill Mullins
I was able to make it work this way.

First, get to the page with the thumbnails for every page in the issue.
Select a page to print (I'll use p 75, the portrait of Derek DelGaudio, as an example). Click it once, and you should get a screen where p 75 is on the left, and the table of contents of the issue is on the right. OR you should get a screen with the double spread of pp 74 and 75.

Either way, DOUBLE click on p 75 and hopefully you get a magnified image of the page (expanded to fill the screen in width, and the top and bottom are cut off), with a small icon at the top right that has a circle containing an "is less than" symbol. Hover over that icon, and it should say "Print, email or download selected content."
Click that icon. You get a box with the page on the left, and another box with a small box that says "Download/Print" and instructions below it.
Click the "Download/Print" box and it should download a PDF of the page, which you can print at your leisure.

Re: Printing from Recent Issue

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 12:40 pm
by Jon Elion
Well, I got it working (but the icon/hover help issue persists).

It all seems to hinge on how one gets to the issue. Getting there directly (as a recent issue) means that printing simply won't work (even though it looks okay, as Bill's instructions suggest). The PDF that gets downloaded is empty.

I started by getting into any issue, then selected Issues from the vertical navigation bar on the right. This was not working when I wrote my initial post, but it is working now. This enabled me to select the issue I was interested in (August, 2016) and opened it that way.

NOW the print function works AND the resulting PDF file is correct.


Re: Printing from Recent Issue

Posted: July 3rd, 2017, 1:11 pm
by Richard Kaufman
When you are in Flip Mode, hover your cursor over a page and you will see that the text becomes highlighted. Click on it and an enlarged version of the page will open in a new window. There are two buttons in the upper right corner: the upper button which is a "<" sign is the correct button. Click on it and you will be given the options to print or download that page.