Modify print settings if printed page spills to second page, or printed text too small

Printing is browser-based, so the print quality and features can vary from browser to browser.  Changing the print settings needs to be done via the browser tools, not the print menu when you initiate the print.

If your printed pages are spilling onto a second page, try the settings below regarding maximizing space.  You might also try setting the zoom to 90 or 95%.

If the text on your printed pages seems too small, try setting the zoom to 125% and the settings below regarding maximizing space.

In Firefox (version 11):

  • Under the small FireFox menu up at the top-top-left
  • Under “Print…” select “Page Setup…”
    • You can change the zoom
  • Click on the “Margins & Header/Footer” tab
    • To maximize space, set each header and footer field to blank
    • To maximize space, set the margins to .3 all around

In Internet Explorer (version 9):

  • Under the gear icon
  • Under “Print” select “Page Setup…”
    • To maximize space, set each header and footer field to empty
    • To maximize space, set the margins to .3 all around
    • If the problem is text spilling onto two pages, you can try making the left and right margins larger, like .75 inch, while making the top and bottom margins smaller, like .25
  • There doesn’t appear to be any way to affect the zoom

In Chrome (version 18):

  • Under the wrench icon or 3-lines icon
  • If you change the “Zoom”, it affects both the screen and the print zoom
  • Under “Print…”
    • To maximize space, set “Margins” to “Minimum”
    • To maximize space, de-select “Headers and footers” so none are included
    • Must click “Print” to print this page if you want the settings to stick

ADMINS: ebrary’s MARC records are not “Authority Records”, but they’re based on Authority Records

“Authority Records” are different from the bibliographic MARC records that describe titles. They are records that document the “official” way to represent names or subjects for creating searchable headings. The Library of Congress maintains authority records, and those headings are used in the subject and main entry headings of our MARC records.

So in summary, ebrary MARC records are not authority records, but we use authorized headings from Library of Congress authority records in our MARC records.

Admin: Pulling out certain publishers from profiles and collections

With the recent increases in loan rates by certain publishers, you might want to pull out certain publishers from your profiles and collections, and then build new collections to handle those publishers differently.

To exclude certain publishers from your existing profiles, you need to:

STEP 1:  change the search criteria, search, then save (the steps to do this are different depending on how your profile search criteria are set)

STEP 2:  remove any titles already in the profile that are by that publisher

STEP 1 when your profile was set up by clicking to select the publishers to include,  just click “Edit Publishers” and deselect the publishers you don’t want to continue including.  Instructions:

  1. Admin tab > Profile tab
  2. Click “Edit Profile”, scroll down to see “Edit Search Criteria” button, click it
  3. Click “Edit Publishers” down at the bottom
  4. Deselect any publishers you don’t want to continue including, Click “OK”
  5. Click “Search” button below the search criteria (very important!  otherwise you won’t truly save the changes)
  6. Click “Update Search Criteria”

STEP 1 when you haven’t restricted the publishers to a specific set, just add a search line for NOT “publisher xyz” for the publishers you don’t want included in that profile.  Instructions:

  1. Admin tab > Profile tab
  2. Click “Edit Profile”, scroll down to see “Edit Search Criteria” button, click it
  3. Add a search line:
    Publisher for NOT “publisher xyz”
    Or to exclude multiple publishers:
    Publisher for (NOT  “publisher xyz”) AND (NOT “defg abc”)
  4. Click “Search” button below the search criteria (very important!  otherwise you won’t truly save the changes)
  5. Click “Update Search Criteria”

STEP 2: To remove titles (by those publishers) that are already in the collection:

  1. Admin tab > Profile tab
  2. Click “View Collection”
  3. Click “Search Collection” (top right)
  4. Add a search line:
    Publisher for “publisher xyz”
  5. Click “Search” down below
  6. Click “Select all”
  7. Click “Remove selection from profile”

STEP 3 if you want to create a new profile and restrict it to just those publishers that you want to handle differently:

  1. Create a new profile
  2. In addition to the other search criteria you want to use, restrict the publisher set by clicking “Edit Publishers” down at the bottom
  3. Select the publishers to include, Click “OK”
  4. Click “Search” button below the search criteria (very important!  otherwise you won’t truly save the changes)
  5. Click “Update Search Criteria”
  6. You’ll also want to run the search and populate the profile’s collection with the results so that they will be among your active PDA discoverable titles.

New to downloading entire documents as ebooks? Get started as follows.

If it’s your first time downloading a document via Adobe Digital Editions, we recommend setting up your Adobe Digital Editions account on your computer before you attempt full-document downloading:

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions:

  1. From your computer, go to
    http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html
  2. Scroll down and click: “Download Adobe Digital Editions” for the type of computer you have
  3. Follow the steps as prompted

2. Create an Adobe account:

  1. From your computer, go to
    https://www.adobe.com/account/account-information.html#myadobeid
  2. Click “Create an account
  3. Fill in at least the starred fields…
  4. Click “OK

3. That’s it for setting up Adobe Digital Editions!

4. You’re now ready to download ebrary documents as ebooks onto your computer as follows:

  1. From your computer, go to your ebrary site
  2. Sign in to your personal ebrary account  (Don’t have one?  Create one as described here http://support.ebrary.com/kb/to-create-ebrary-account/)
  3. Find the document you want to download
  4. Click the “Download” button and follow the prompts

 

To upgrade to the newest version of Adobe Digital Editions, proceed as if to install Adobe Digital Editions, and it will detect that you’re upgrading:

  1. From your computer, go to
    http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html
  2. Scroll down and click: “Download Adobe Digital Editions” for the type of computer you have
  3. Follow the steps as prompted

Note, this article refers to full-document downloading.  These types of downloads are accessible for 7-14 days, and then they expire.  7 days for single-user books, 14 days for multi-user books.

Duration for downloaded ebooks

Full-downloads of ebrary books are only available to you on a temporary basis.

Multi-user books = 14 days

If your ebrary site has multi-user access to an ebrary document, your downloaded ebook of that document will be accessible for 14 days.  Note, all ebrary documents in subscription collections on your site are multi-user. Some multi-user books are not available for full download.

Limited-user books = 7 days (if at all)

If your ebrary site has limited-user access to an ebrary book, you might not be able to full download it (it depends on your administrator’s settings).  If you can full download it, it will be accessible for 7 days.  While you have it downloaded as an ebook, other users on your ebrary site cannot access that copy of the book – not even for online viewing – so consider returning it as soon as you’re done with it.

After the designated download period, the download will become unreadable (think Mission Impossible’s self-destruct) even though the pdf file will remain.

You can full-download the same book again and again, once you return it or once it expires.

Returning a downloaded ebook

  • You don’t need to return an ebrary downloaded ebook.  But since you can only have 10 full-downloads at a time, you might want to return downloads early so you can download others.  And returning a single-user-only downloaded ebook will make it once again available to others on your ebrary site.
  • If a book’s full-download period is running out and you plan to full-download it again, we recommend returning the book instead of waiting for it to expire.
    • If you return a book, it should be downloadable again right away.
    • If a book expires, the system may take up to a day to process the expiration and recognize that it is available for download.

 

Note, creating an image PDF of a chapter or a page range is a different process; the image-PDF files created by chapter or page-range downloads do not expire.