Why you should try eEdition, ac­ti­vate dig­i­tal sub­scrip­tion

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Stay Connected - BY JOE KI­ETA jki­[email protected]­nobee.com Joe Ki­eta is edi­tor of The Bee: 559-441-6307, @josephki­eta

We re­cently made some changes to The Fresno Bee’s eEdition that en­hances the user ex­pe­ri­ence. If you’ve yet to use it, now’s the time to give it a try.

This “dig­i­tal replica” edi­tion – ac­cessed at fres­nobee.com/eedition – is pop­u­lar be­cause it pro­vides an on­line rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the printed pa­per in an easy-to-nav­i­gate dig­i­tal for­mat. It also adds a bunch of fea­tures, in­clud­ing the abil­ity to en­large type and to look back at the past two weeks of edi­tions.

The new ver­sion makes the eEdition faster and eas­ier to use.

Chang­ing to a new for­mat with dif­fer­ent func­tion­al­ity never is easy, and we’ve had a few hic­cups along the way. Some read­ers are frus­trated be­cause it’s un­fa­mil­iar. And we also had a few glitches that made the ex­pe­ri­ence less than per­fect in its first few days.

But we’ve worked through all of these is­sues. When you log in to­day, here’s what you will find:

More speed and re­spon­sive­ness. The loss of the red high­light­ing that read­ers said was frus­trat­ing. You can now sim­ply zoom or click once on the story to read an ar­ti­cle.

The elim­i­na­tion of the “help” over­lay that read­ers said re­ally wasn’t much of a help. To find help on nav­i­gat­ing, just go to the ques­tion-mark sign in the up­per right-hand cor­ner.

Easy ac­cess to past is­sues, which in­cludes a “News” area that can take you to the lat­est head­lines on the live web­site.

One but­ton to more games and puz­zles, and an easy crop tool that will al­low you to print the cross­word and Su­doku in the daily pa­per.

Ac­cess to the eEdition on your com­puter, tablet or phone. Imag­ine, we used to de­liver to your porch. Now, we de­liver the printed pa­per to your pocket.

Ac­cess to dozens of ad­di­tional pages of news, fea­tures and sports sto­ries and scores on the Ex­tra Ex­tra and Sport­sX­tra pages.

The eEdition works best with the lat­est ver­sions of Chrome, Sa­fari, Fire­fox or Edge browsers.

HAVE YOU AC­TI­VATED?

Many of The Bee’s print cus­tomers do not know that dig­i­tal ac­cess is in­cluded in the cost of a sub­scrip­tion. All you have to do is ac­ti­vate it and en­joy ac­cess to the eEdition and all con­tent posted at fres­nobee.com. We also of­fer apps for iPhone, iPad and An­droid smart­phones. When your sub­scrip­tion is ac­ti­vated, you can ac­cess all of The Bee’s con­tent on all of these plat­forms at any time.

I know change is dif­fi­cult, even when it re­sults in im­prove­ments. We will con­tinue to make The Bee’s dig­i­tal prod­ucts even bet­ter – in­clud­ing the abil­ity to watch videos di­rectly from the eEdition. We will keep you posted on the lat­est up­dates to be sure you’re fully in­formed.

If you’re hav­ing prob­lems, drop us a note at [email protected]­nobee.com and we will get you in touch with some­one who can help.

As al­ways, thank you for read­ing The Bee – and I wel­come your feed­back.

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