Digital FAQ Page

11/12/2008


Consulting Specifying Engineer is using new technology to convert its print edition into a digital format. The digital edition is an interactive format that will be delivered via the internet and can be read on your desktop or laptop computer. There is no software installation required and the download time is just seconds. Best of all, the digital edition preserves the look and contents of the print edition.

The digital edition of Consulting Specifying Engineer will offer subscribers a chance to view full page ads, just as they appear in the magazine, with the added benefit of getting information regarding the company or product instantly via an active link. The digital edition also offers subscribers ANYWHERE access to their issues of Consulting Specifying Engineer .

All digital issues are fully archiveable, include search capabilities and allow readers to share articles with coworkers, without losing their own copy.

Benefits of electronic delivery include:

  • Faster delivery service

  • Move from the table of contents to the article you want to read with just one click

  • Quick link to advertiser sites

  • Download a PDF to your computer for offline reading or easy archiving

  • No software installation

How does the digital edition work?
In one word - Click!

  • CLICK on the email link for access

  • CLICK to browse the issues

  • CLICK on advertisements to learn more about products

All you need is a web browser and you can receive your subscription to Consulting Specifying Engineer digitally.

How do I get my issues?
Once you choose to receive Consulting Specifying Engineer in digital format, you will receive email notification concerning each new issue, the moment it becomes available. You can instantly access your copy by clicking the link. You can save your issues to your hard drive by clicking on the FILE tab on the toolbar and selecting the Download PDF option. You can then read the digital edition at your leisure - just as you would with a traditional printed magazine.

What is the minimum operating system?
Any computer that is capable of "surfing" the web can generally access the publications. We strongly recommend using a broadband connection for the best connectivity an enjoyment of your subscription.

Can subscribers save their issues on CDs, zip disks or floppies?
Yes.

Can a user print just one page?
Yes.

Can I email interesting articles to a colleague?
Yes.

If I convert my subscription to electronic delivery, can I ever change back to print?
Absolutely! If you are a subscriber to Consulting Specifying Engineer , you can switch back to print or choose to receive your issues electronically at any time.

Do I have to be connected to the internet to read my issues?
No. The digital version allows offline viewing via a PDF download. Subscribers only need to be online when they download the issue or to click a link for more information.

Who do I contact if I have a problem?
If you have any problems, you can contact the print customer service department at subsmail@reedbusiness.com .





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