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Is the system easy to use?

The batch news conversion utility was designed in conjunction with publishers of small to medium size community newspapers to leverage the newspaper’s content with minimal effort on the part of the publisher, editor, and sales and creative staffs. Here is the time budget allocation of a typical weekly newspaper once set up: Newspaper Function Web duties Est. Time Spent Weekly Editor Upload all files used to print the paper to […]

Can I have my news automatically emailed to readers that want it?

After entering his/her email address in a small form available on every page, within seconds of the web publication of each edition, the reader will receive an email that contains: the top story and associated picture from each section of the online newspaper; links to the full online edition; and 4 display ads Readers are able to easily remove their email from the list at any time.

Should I put all my news online ?

We highly recommend putting most, if not all of, your news, letters to the editor, editorials, schedules and other content that appears in your newspaper on your website. The more information you provide your readers, the more valuable is your site. Additionally, the more pages you have, the higher your chances of being found on a search engine. Even though we suggest you put all or most of your news […]

How are stories entered ?

Our Batch News Conversion service converts your files to HTML, uploads them to your website and indexes and archives them. The service accepts QuarkXPress, InDesign, Pagemaker, MS Word, Word Perfect and many other formats. Regardless of pagination and file structure, the services will convert your files into a sleak and easy to use online format. It works perfectly with newspapers that paginate, have a file for each page or section, […]

How do I add a video to a story?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Navigate to the story you wish to add the video to. In other words, click on the story’s headline so that you are viewing the full text of the story. Click the Edit tab that appears above the story’s headline. On the Edit page, scroll down to the bottom of the page. There […]

How do I send an announcement of a specific story to my e-mail mailing list?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Navigate to the story you wish to announce to your mailing list. In other words, click on the story’s headline so that you are viewing the full text of the story. Click the Shout It Out tab that appears above the story’s headline. You will be shown a preview of the announcement e-mail. […]

How do I allow free access to an entire category?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In your Site Settings menu, select Subscriptions – Online Subscription Settings. On the Online Subscription Settings page, scroll down to the Unrestricted Categories selection box. Click on the category that you wish to make free access. It will become highlighted blue. If you wish to select multiple free access categories, hold down CTRL […]

How do I allow free access to a specific story, if my website is password-protected?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Navigate to the story you wish to make free access. In other words, click on the story’s headline so that you are viewing the full text of the story. Click the Edit tab that appears above the story’s headline. Check the Free Access checkbox, which appears just below the Categories selection on the […]

How do I delete a story?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. Navigate to the story you wish to edit. In other words, click on the story’s headline so that you are viewing the full text of the story. Click the Edit tab that appears above the story’s headline. If the story contains any photos, click on the Options menu beneath each photo’s thumbnail and […]

How do I change the order of stories within a category?

Log in to your website by clicking the Login button at the top of your newspaper’s homepage. In your Site Settings menu, select Content – Articles. Using the dropdown menus at the top of the Articles page, select the desired Edition date and Category. The page will refresh to show the headlines of the stories in the chosen category for the chosen issue date. You may change the order of […]

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