What the new Digital Editions have to offer:
Your community newspaper's new Digital Edition is an important part of our mission to provide the best possible local news coverage to our readers and subscribers. Our website is not like other newspaper websites where the stories are buried deep within the pages of a difficult-to-manage interface. This site offers a vibrant, interactive digital edition in two high-tech formats. It’s not a watered-down version of your weekly newspaper. It is the exact same product, complete with all the same stories, information and advertisements that are in the print edition. You’ll get exactly the same newspaper, arranged in the same familiar format, in an easy-to-use Digital Edition.

Two Formats, One Great Product!
Our Digital Editions are like no other. Each local newspaper is delivered to our subscribers through this website in two high-quality formats: The Current Issue Quick Viewer and The Current Issue PDF. By providing two formats, each subscriber is able to choose the one that works best for them. Never again will you not have access to the latest edition of your weekly community newspaper.

The Current Issue Quick Viewer:
One format you will see once you have become a digital edition subscriber is the Current Issue Quick Viewer. This format is a flash-based publication that allows subscribers to view the current issue of The Courier Herald in several ways.

You can quickly flip through the pages, in thumbnail size, right on the website. Try it out on the sample viewer below. Click on the arrow next to the front page to flip pages. Once you get to the section that you are looking for, you can click on the middle of the "Quick Viewer" box (you’ll see a black box with the words “View in Full Screen” appear) and enlarge the newspaper on your screen.

In Full Screen mode, you can flip pages by using the arrows on the left and right of your screen, or zoom in simply by clicking on the page ONCE with your mouse. Once zoomed in, you will notice a black menu bar at the top of your screen. There you can adjust the amount of the zoom and you can switch between different viewing modes. The “drag” viewing mode is recommended for beginners, but you should feel free to try them all out. Once you get a little practice, you’ll be a pro!

Here is a sample Quick Viewer for you to try:

Also read our Quick Tips for using the Current Issue Quick Viewer.

The Current Issue PDF:
We also offer online is the Current Issue PDF. This format allows subscribers to download a PDF version of their community newspaper for extended reading with Adobe Digital Editions (Strongly recommended) or other PDF viewer that they may have installed. The PDF version takes longer to download than the Quick Viewer, but it is a format that offers its own unique advantages. In the PDF format, subscribers can scroll up and down to view content and can access advanced features, like the zoom tool, usually by right-clicking on the page. The menu that appears will provide a variety of options that will enhance the reading experience.

Please Note:The PDF format can be saved to your computer for reading any time and with Adobe Digital Editions, can be added to your ebook library. It is also the version that is archived on our website. If you are looking for a past issue of your community newspaper, it will be in this format. Each subscription includes the past 26 issues (one year) in pdf format of that newspaper, so that you have the power to choose when to read your newspaper.

Here is a sample PDF for you to try:

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So why does Herald Publishing offer such a different online product than other newspaper websites I have seen?

The first reason is this method gives our digital edition subscribers the same product as our print edition subscribers. We believe that our newspaper is one of the best in the state, and we think that our online subscribers should get exactly what our print edition subscribers get each day.

The second reason is that we believe that other newspapers are shortchanging their readers, their subscribers and their advertisers by not offering the same exact product online as they do in print. When a reader subscribes to one of our community newspapers online, they should get the exact same newspaper that all print edition subscribers recieve. When an advertiser buys an ad in one of our community newspapers, they know that every single reader of our newspaper will have access to that ad. No other newspaper offers that promise to their subscribers or their advertisers. We do!

What do I get when I subscribe to the digital edition of my community newspaper?

Digital edition subscribers get access to the most recent issue of their community newspaper 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the website. This issue comes in both the Quick Viewer and PDF formats. Also, all digital edition subscribers get free access to a printable version of the weekly King Crossword, archived for 15 weeks.