Quick Guide to ActivePaper Daily

CONTENTS

Main Screen 

Article Window  

Table of Contents

Search  

MyCollection

MyPaper  

Preferences

NOTE: This site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (and above), for Microsoft Windows. 
(See note)

Main Screen

Access useful tools provided by ActivePaperClick the Previous icon to jump to the previous page.Click the Next icon to jump to the next page.

Toolbar

Access useful tools provided by ActivePaper (see below).

Previous

Click the Previous icon to jump to the previous page.

Next

Click the Next icon to jump to the next page.

Click and select the issue that you wish to view. You can select the current issue and six previous issues. The date of the issue that you are viewing is displayed in the toolbar.Select the section that you wish to view. The first page of that section will appear.Select the page size for the issue that you are currently viewing. You can select five sizes (Smallest to Largest).Use the More Options menu to select additional features.Click the buttons to jump to the previous or next page. In the page number text box, type the number of the page that you wish to view and press Enter.Display a list of articles in the newspaper.Click either the small, medium, or large icons to set the page size of the issue that you are currently viewing.Display this page.

Issue Selection

Click and select the issue that you wish to view. You can select the current issue and six previous issues. The date of the issue that you are viewing is displayed in the toolbar.

Section Index

Select the section that you wish to view. The first page of that section will appear.

Page Size
(menu)

Select the page size for the issue that you are currently viewing. You can select five sizes (Smallest to Largest).

More Features

Use the Features menu to select one of the following options:

  • Search - search for specific items of text. (See below.)

  • MyCollection - view articles, pictures and ads that you have saved in your personal collection.

  • MyPaper - personalize your newspaper by automatically highlighting items that interest you. ( - feature may be unavailable for Netscape or Macintosh)

  • Preferences - define your personal display settings.  

  • Go to Archive - view past issues of the newspaper. (if available.)

  • Download Newspaper - download a PDF file of the issue that you are currently viewing. (You must have the Acrobat reader installed.)

  • Help - view this page.

  • About ActivePaper - view version information and other details about the ActivePaper software that you are using to view the newspaper.

Page Selection

Click the buttons to jump to the previous () or next () page. In the page number text box 
(), type the number of the page that you wish to view and press Enter.

Table of Contents

Display a list of articles in the newspaper. (See below)

Page Size
(buttons)

Click the left icon () to decrease the page size, or the right icon () to increase the page size. Click the middle icon () to open the page in its default page size.

Help

Display this page.

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

Article Window

Opens when you click a title in the main screen.

Allows you to read an article.

In an open page of the newspaper, click an article title to display the article in the Article window.

Jump to a related article (not visible if no related articles were specified at publication time).Jump to the next article segment located on another page. (Available only if article is produced in multiple segments.)Access useful tools provided by ActivePaper.

Toolbar

Access useful tools provided by ActivePaper. (See below)

See Also

Jump to a related article (not visible if no related articles were specified at publication time). (for Netscape or Macintosh, See Also may be located on the Toolbar.)

Continue

Jump to the next article segment located on another page. (Available only if article is produced in multiple segments.)

From the Article menu, you can Add to MyCollection, Send by Email, Print, Jump to Continuation, and Close. Jump to Continuation is the same as clicking the Continue icon (see above).From the View menu, you can view the selected article in Newspaper View or Quick View; select a Text Size; or view the article in PDF format.Add the selected article to MyCollection (see below). Clicking the Add Item icon is the same as selecting Add to MyCollection from the Article menu.Send the selected article to an email address. Clicking the Send Article icon opens a dialog box allowing you to specify your name, email address, recipient address, and a message. The Send Article icon provides the same functionality as selecting Send by Email from the Article menu.Print the selected article on a printer installed on your system. Clicking the Print icon opens the print dialog box. The Print icon provides the same functionality as selecting Print from the Article menu.Close the Article window.

Article

From the Article menu, you can Add to MyCollection, Send by Email, Print, Jump to Continuation, and Close. Jump to Continuation is the same as clicking the Continue icon (see above).

View

From the View menu, you can view the selected article in Newspaper View or Quick View; select a Text Size; or view the article in PDF format.

Add Item

Add the selected article to MyCollection (see below). Clicking the Add Item icon is the same as selecting Add to MyCollection from the Article menu.

Send Article

Send the selected article to an email address. Clicking the Send Article icon opens a dialog box allowing you to specify your name, email address, recipient address, and a message. The Send Article icon provides the same functionality as selecting Send by Email from the Article menu.

Print

Print the selected article on a printer installed on your system. Clicking the Print icon opens the print dialog box. The Print icon provides the same functionality as selecting Print from the Article menu.

Close

Close the Article window.

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

Table of Contents

Opens when you click the Table of Contents button, or select Table of Contents from the Index menu, in the main screen.

Displays a list of articles in the newspaper. (The number of articles displayed in the table of contents is determined by the newspaper at publication time.)

  • Click article titles to open articles in the article window (see article window).

  • Click section headings open the newspaper to the first page of the selected section.

Open the newspaper to the page where the article is located, with the article selected.Adds the article to MyCollection and opens the MyCollection window (see below)

Go to Full Page

Open the newspaper to the page where the article is located, with the article selected. ( - feature may be unavailable for Netscape or Macintosh)

Add To

Adds the article to MyCollection and opens the MyCollection window (see below).

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

Search

Opens when you select Search from the Features menu in the main screen.

Search for a term in the newspaper.

Type the word or words you want to search for.Click Search to search for words entered in the textbox. Clicking Search extends the Search window with the first ten results of the search. Click an item in the search results table to open the article/ad in a separate article window.Select Articles if you want to search for items contained in articles, or Ads for items contained in ads.Select This Newspaper for items in the displayed issue, or Whole Week for items in all issues of the past seven days.

Text:

Type the word or words you want to search for.

Search
(button)

Click Search to search for words entered in the textbox. Clicking Search extends the Search window with the first ten results of the search. Click an item in the search results table to open the article/ad in a separate article window.

Search in:
(radio buttons)

Select Articles if you want to search for items contained in articles, or Ads for items contained in ads. ( - feature may be unavailable for Netscape or Macintosh)

Date:
(radio buttons)

Select This Newspaper for items in the displayed issue, or Whole Week for items in all issues of the past seven days.

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

My Collection

Opens when you select the MyCollection from the Features menu in the main screen, or when you add an item to MyCollection from the article window or Table of Contents.

Save articles, pictures and ads to your personal collection, and access them later.

Select/deselect an item by selecting/deselecting the associated checkbox.Remove checked items from MyCollection.Remove all items from MyCollection.

Click a title to open the item in a separate article window.

Select Items

Select/deselect an item by selecting/deselecting the associated checkbox.

Remove Items

Remove checked items from MyCollection.

Remove All

Remove all items from MyCollection.

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

MyPaper

Opens when you select MyPaper from the Features menu in the main screen.

Opens minimized to the toolbar. Click Show Details to maximize the MyPaper window.

MyPaper:

  • Finds articles according to keywords you specify.

  • Highlights the title of each article that interests you.

  • Takes you to the page where each article is located.  

- MyPaper may be unavailable for Netscape or Macintosh

Access useful tools provided by ActivePaper (see below).Add/remove keywords to select articles that interest you.Limit the sections where the articles originate. Hold down the SHIFT or CTRL key to select more than one section.Submit keywords and selected sections and minimize MyPaper to the toolbar.Discard all changes and minimize MyPaper to the toolbar.

Toolbar

Access useful tools provided by ActivePaper (see below).

Article Keywords

Add/remove keywords to select articles that interest you. 

  • To add a keyword - In the first keyword textbox, type a keyword and click Add New. The keyword will appear in the keyword list box, below the keyword textbox. Repeat until you have entered all of the key words that interest you.

  • To remove a keyword - In the keyword list box, select a keyword and click Remove. The keyword will be removed from the keyword list box.

Select Sections

Limit the sections where the articles originate. Hold down the SHIFT or CTRL key to select more than one section.

Submit
(button)

Submit keywords and selected sections and minimize MyPaper to the toolbar.

Cancel

Discard all changes and minimize MyPaper to the toolbar.

Open the previous page containing an article/ad of interest.Open the next page containing an article/ad of interest.Switch between full-window and toolbar-only mode.Close MyPaper.

Previous Page

Open the previous page containing an article/ad of interest.

Next Page

Open the next page containing an article/ad of interest.

Toggle Details

Switch between full-window and toolbar-only mode.

Close

Close MyPaper.

Main Screen Article Window Table of Contents Search MyCollection MyPaper Preferences

Preferences

Opens when you click Preference in the main screen.

Define your personal display settings.

Select the default view for each article that you select.Select the default page size, which will be used every time you enter the newspaper, and can be recalled by pressing the default page size icon in the toolbar of the main screen.Select Enabled to include a help bar under the toolbar. The help bar displays hints and instructions on accessing the Washington Post. 
Select Disabled to remove the help bar.Immediately implement any changes when you click Submit. Otherwise, any changes will only be active the next time that you log on.Save any changes and close the window. If you enabled Apply to current session, the current page will refresh according to selected preferences.Discard any changes and close the window.Greek Page is way of displaying a page with just the headlines and images available - and the text grayed out. Loading in Greek Page format allows you to load a page more quickly, without losing the ability to view each article individually. (availability determined by publisher)

View Mode

Select the default view for each article that you select. Select:

  • Newspaper View - view articles as they originally appeared in the printed version of the newspaper. Articles will be segmented according to the continuations in the printed version.

  • Quick View - view articles as running text. Articles will be viewed as a whole, regardless of continuations.

Page Size

Select the default page size, which will be used every time you enter the newspaper, and can be recalled by pressing the default page size icon in the toolbar of the main screen.

Greek Page Type

Greek Page is way of displaying a page with just the headlines and images available - and the text grayed out. Loading in Greek Page format allows you to load a page more quickly, without losing the ability to view each article individually. (availability determined by publisher

Help Bar

Select Enabled to include a help bar under the toolbar. The help bar displays hints and instructions on accessing the newspaper.

Select Disabled to remove the help bar.

( - feature may be unavailable for Netscape or Macintosh)

Apply

Immediately implement any changes when you click Submit. Otherwise, any changes will only be active the next time that you log on.

Submit
(button)

Save any changes and close the window. If you enabled Apply to current session, the current page will refresh according to selected preferences.

Cancel
(button)

Discard any changes and close the window.

NOTE: This site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 (and above), for Microsoft Windows. Depending on your Internet browser and operating system, there may be a slight difference in how you view and access your newspaper. Those features that might be affected are marked on this help page with the Internet Explorer icon () and a short explanation.