The news never stops. Now you can get evening sports scores and late-breaking national and international news in our e-Edition! If you are new to the e-Edition, this step-by-step guide is designed to help you learn what it is and how to use it. The e-Edition is free for all subscribers.
What is the e-Edition?
The e-Edition is several products in one:
It is a digital replica of the print newspaper. It is published 7 days a week.
It also includes a digital replica of the print edition of USA Today, Monday-Friday.
It also includes a “Late Extra” section with national and international news that developed past our print deadline.
Starting March 5, it also includes a “SportsExtra” section with scores and results from evening competitions.
It includes past issues of the paper going back 30 days.
It includes digital replicas of over 200 other local newspapers in the USA Today Network, including the Arizona Republic, Palm Springs Desert Sun, Austin-American Statesman and many more. (Desktop and Android versions only.)
How can I access the e-Edition?
There are multiple options for accessing the e-Edition:
On your laptop or desktop: Visit vcstar.com and click on “e-Edition” on the black bar at the top of the page.
On your Android phone: Download the “Ventura County Star eEdition” app from the Google Play store.
On your iPhone or iPad: Download the “Ventura County Star Print Edition” app from the App Store.
Once you have downloaded the app or clicked on e-Edition via our website, you will be asked to enter your user ID and password. This is the same user ID and password you used to register for your subscription. If you have not activated your online access, you will be prompted to do so — it’s free for subscribers. If you are having trouble signing in, please call 805-437-0000.
What can I do on the desktop/laptop version?
Read today’s newspaper
Read papers going back 30 days
Search for keywords/terms
Read public notices
See comics and puzzles
Read USA Today
Read 200+ other local newspapers
How do I navigate through the e-Edition on my laptop?
Once you click on e-Edition, you will see today’s edition of the newspaper on the main screen.
You can start reading by simply clicking on the articles you see on the left side of screen.
Or you can navigate by section on the right side of the screen.
At the far right of the screen, there is a black bar that has navigation buttons. Your options are:
Browse: Flip through the newspaper page by page
Pages: See thumbnail photos of all pages of today’s newspaper
Index: A listing of all stories on each page by headline
Options: Customize your settings
Universal: Read newspapers from around the country, for free
Search Archive: View editions going back one month
USA Today: Read that day’s USA Today
Help: Answers to common questions
E-notify: Receive daily email notifications of articles containing search terms you define
Puzzles and Games: Crosswords, sudoku and more
Fit: Expands the page to fit your screen
Below we will explain what each of these options allows you to do.
Q: What does Browse Mode mean?
Click this icon for a picture view of each page — it’s just like looking at the print edition newspaper! Use the left and right arrows to browse through the pages. Click the Browse icon a second time to zoom in on a page.
Hover over the Browse icon to access a menu where you can further control your Browse viewing mode. Select the 1x or 2x viewing option; optionally also “lock” that option.
1x: Single click/tap on the page image will zoom in or out. Double click/tap will open the content in Index viewing mode.
2x: Double click/tap on the page will zoom in or out. Single click/tap will open the content in Index viewing mode.
Locked: Enabling the “lock” will prevent your ability to click/tap on content in Browse mode and have it open in Index mode. If you prefer to read all pages in our graphical Browse mode, you may choose to “lock” the mode so that you do not accidentally cause the system to switch to Index viewing mode. Even if “locked,” you can still open content in the Index viewing mode by selecting the Index icon from the main control bar on the right.
Q: How do I switch pages in Browse Mode?
Press the arrows on the right and left sides of the page to switch pages. You can also use the scroll wheel on your mouse or touch pad to scroll the page and it will change pages once you reach the bottom of the current page.
Q: Can I print, email, or download articles from Browse Mode?
Yes! By selecting the Page Number then the Share icon in the top left or right corner of the displayed page, you can print, email or download a portion of the page to anyone you choose.
Q: How do I load an article for viewing?
Clicking on an area of the page image displayed on the left side will load that content into the right side. Pressing the arrows on the right and left sides of the page image will change pages.
Q: Can I print the article I’m viewing, or share it with someone else?
Yes! When an article is loaded for viewing in the right side of the screen, several control icons will appear above it. The Print icon offers a quick way to print. The Share icon will open a Sharing menu that allows you to select from several methods (Email, print, Facebook, Twitter, etc).
Q: How can I change the text size or alter the way the article is displayed?
In the same control area as the Share icon you will find icons to decrease or increase the text size, to listen to the article, and to switch between graphical and text displays of the article.
Q: What is Index Mode?
This is the default view of the e-Edition. It allows several options for formatting content for reading, printing or sharing.
Q: How do I print puzzles and other content?
In Index mode, select the content you want to print so that it is displayed in the right side of the screen. Click the Print icon directly above the content.
If you prefer to define the area of the page that is printed, use the Share icon to the right of the Print icon, selecting the Clip option on the Sharing menu.
In Browse mode, select the Page Number in the top left or right corner of the displayed page. Then select the Share icon and follow the instructions to highlight/clip the area to be printed.
Q: How do I download articles or pages as PDF files?
The Pages Mode allows you to quickly download the entire edition — or only selected pages — as a PDF file. You also can download selected content as a PDF file from the Browse, Index and Search Archive mode
Q: What is the Pages icon for?
From the Pages Mode you can see small images of all pages in the edition you are viewing. This is an easy way to quickly scan through the entire publication. Click on any page image to open it for viewing.
Q: How do I search in the e-Edition?
To search, press the Search Archive button along the right side of the screen. Insert the word or text to search and click on the Search button
Q: How do I search in past dates of the e-Edition?
Press the Search Archive button along the right side of the screen. Insert the word or text to search and select the date or the period using the field ‘From period:’ and ‘To:’. Click on the Search button to begin the search. Once the search results load, click a page number to view that entire page. Click an article title or ad image to open it for reading.
Q: How do I view older dates?
Older editions can be viewed by pressing the Editions icon along the right side of the screen, then selecting a date from the displayed editions. They also may be accessed using the Search Archive icon.
Q: How do I change my password for the e-Edition?
Clicking on the Settings icon then clicking the Account tab will allow you to change your password or manage your account. This will change your password for all digital access sites.
Q: When will you stop making a print version of the Saturday newspaper?
Our last day for Saturday print delivery will be March 12.
Q: So will there be an e-Edition with fresh news on Saturdays?
Yes, e-Editions will be produced every day of the week.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Ventura County Star: How do I use the e-Edition? Here’s what to know