FAQs for Digital Editions

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff February 28, 2005

Consulting-Specifying Engineer ( CSE ) has partnered with NXTbooks 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 computers. 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 CSE 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 CSE .

All digital issues are fully archiveable, include search capabilities and allow readers to share articles with co-workers, 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

  • Portability and convenience of issue storage on computer

  • 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 CSE digitally.

How do I get my issues?

Once you choose to receive CSE in digital format, you will receive email notification concerning each 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 SAVE icon on the tool bar for fast and easy accessibility. You can then read the digital edition at your leisure just—as you would with a traditional printed magazine. What is the minimal operating system for NXTbooks? Any computer that is capable of “surfing” the web can generally access the publications. It is suggested that readers have at Can subscribers save their issues on CDs, zip disks or floppies? Yes. Subscribers can save their issues by clicking on the SAVE icon on the tool bar. Can a user print just one page? Yes. Subscribers can print a single page or a range by clicking on the PRINT icon on the toolbar. Can I email interesting articles to a colleague? Yes. Subscribers can email an article by clicking on the EMAIL icon on the toolbar. If I convert my subscription to electronic delivery, can I ever change it back to print? Absolutely. If you are a subscriber to CSE , 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, without having to download software. 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 are having a problem accessing your issue, please click on the link below and follow the instructions .

If the problem persists, you can contact the customer service department at subsmail@reedbusiness.com .