What is the difference between downloading "Individual
Articles" or the "Entire Issue"?
In the menu for a newsletter issue, you may see both "Individual Articles"
and "Entire Issue" categories listed. Depending on the copyrights
your subscription allows you (you'll also see a link to review your copyrights),
you may want to work with just a few articles per newsletter issue or the
"Individual Articles" appear as separate HTML files with very
little formatting. Each headline you see in the menu for that newsletter issue
is a link to the file containing the text for that article. These files also
contain source attributions for you to use.
The entire issue can be downloaded as one PDF file. This file is personalized
and encrypted, so it cannot be altered once it has been downloaded.
What is my ID #?
Your ID # is printed on the mailing label on the envelope in which
your newsletter is mailed. It takes one of two forms:
the letter "X" "B" "E" or "V" followed by an eight-digit number (follow
the letter with a zero, not an 'O'), or
a six-digit number with no preceding letter.
What may I do with downloaded "Entire Issue"
"Individual" and "Bulk" subscribers may download
a PDF copy of their newsletter issues for personal reference only.
Those with "Ready-to-Reproduce" subscriptions can download
a personalized PDF, which, according to the subscription size they have paid
for, they may post on a website, attach to emails, or copy in print. These
PDF files are encrypted and cannot be altered once they are downloaded.
Who may personalize their newsletter(s)? All downloaded newsletters from The Parent Institute carry personalization.
"Individual" and "Bulk" subscriptions include the
message, "Reference Copy Only. Not for Reproduction or Distribution."
These subscriptions do not include the right to reproduce or distribute the
entire newsletter in print, via email, website or other electronic means.
For complete copyright information, click here.
"Ready-to-Reproduce" subscribers may set their own personalization
using the "Personalization Manager" tools in the blue box at the
top of the page that displays available newsletter issues. Click
here to review the Personalization Rules & Guidelines.
How do I change my personalization? Only those with "Ready-to-Reproduce" subscriptions may change
their personalization. Immediately after successfully logging into the system,
a page listing available newsletter issues will be displayed. At the top of
this page will appear a blue box labelled "Personalization Manager."
Listed among the options are "Edit current personalization," "Add
new personalization," and "Select a different personalization from
a list of those previously set up."
The personalization feature can also be used to remind parents of upcoming
school meetings or programs. Storing different personalizations allows subscribers
to use one of several possible special personalizations or revert back to
"the regular" personalization.
How do I get individual articles into my own publications? Since "Ready-to-Reproduce" newsletters are intended to be reproduced
in their entireties, only newsletters that are available as "Individual"
and "Bulk" subscriptions list individual articles as separate HTML
files from which you can copy and paste. If this is the case, you will see
a category heading called "Individual Articles" displayed in the
newsletter issue menu, under which there is a list of article headlines. Each
headline is a link to the HTML article containing that article's text.
Click on the headline for the article you wish to insert into your own
On the resulting page, use your mouse to highlight the article text.
Copy this selection into your clipboard using Control+C or by selecting
"Copy" from the "Edit" menu.
Open up the document into which you wish to insert the text and paste
it in, either by using Control+V or by selecting "Paste" from the
"Edit" menu in that program.
You may need to reformat the article to conform with your text and column
styles, but you won't have to type the whole article in!
How do I download/use the illustrations that
accompany individual articles?
Only a few articles per newsletter issue are illustrated (discounting recurring
graphic icons). If an illustration appears in an individual article file,
you can download that illustration file and insert it into your own publications.
Right-click on the illustration (click-and-hold for Mac users).
Choose the "Save Image As" (Netscape) or "Save Picture
As" (Internet Explorer) option from the popup menu.
A dialogue box should appear. Choose where on your computer you will
save the file and remember this location.
Open up the document into which you wish to insert the illustration
file and use whatever image insertion tools are available to insert the file
you just downloaded.
Why aren't all of my newsletter issues showing
up as available for downloading?
If you are successfully logging in to our system and seeing some issues in
the menu of available newsletters but don't see as many offered as you believe
there should be, there could be a number of reasons.
Because we mail newsletters so far ahead of the date on the issue, there
is sometimes an inconsistency between the actual dates on your account and
the newsletter authorization process. If it happens, it usually affects your
first issue. If you encounter this problem, please call customer service at 1-800-756-5525 and we will establish access to that
issue for you.
The rest of your newsletters could be listed under a different
ID #. Sometimes subscriptions to newsletters are placed at different times
or on different purchase orders. Sometimes orders have to split into multiple
order numbers, each of which is assigned a separate
ID # . If this is the case, you will need to log back in under the other
ID #(s) in order to view those other newsletters.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-756-5525 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern
time. Please be prepared to offer as many details of your account (name
of subscriber, name of newsletter, zip code, ID #) as possible so that
we can quickly look up your account record.